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Messara not concerned with Ortensia’s outside draw at Haydock

Messara not concerned with Ortensia’s outside draw at Haydock

8 Sep, 2012

Ortensia’s outside barrier doesn’t concern trainer Paul Messara, declaring that the in-form mare is 100 per cent heading to Haydock today looking for her second Group 1 win on English soil at her last run in Eurpoe before returning home to Australia.

Ortensia drew the outside in the fifteen horse field but with William Buick …

Messara confident of another Group 1 win for Ortensia

Messara confident of another Group 1 win for Ortensia

6 Sep, 2012

Australian trainer Paul Messara’s confidence of winning another Group 1 on English soil with his top sprinting mare Ortensia was boosted with the confirmation that local top jockey William Buick would ride and the Haydock track was likely to be good for Saturday.

Messara sees Buick’s engagement as a bonus after the successful English rider …

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

4 Sep, 2012

A forced change of rider for Ortensia would be very disruptive for the chances of the Group 1 winning mare in the Sprint Cup at Haydock this weekend if top English jockey William Buick became unavailable due to his commitment to the John Gosden stable.

Buick has developed a great association with Ortensia while she …

Arc still on the agenda for Dunaden after Ascot flop

Arc still on the agenda for Dunaden after Ascot flop

23 Jul, 2012

The Prix De L’Arc De Triumph is still on the agenda for Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden after finishing unplaced in the Group 1 £1m The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Ascot on Saturday.

The Prix De L'Arc De Triumph is still on the agenda for Dunaden - photo …

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

9 Jul, 2012

Australian trainer Paul Messara has snapped up in from local jockey William Buick to ride Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

Ortensia (pictured) will be ridden by local jockey William Buick in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

Top Aussie jockey Craig Williams is Ortensia’s …