News About: Ortensia

Futurity Stakes On The Agenda For Scissor Kick

Futurity Stakes On The Agenda For Scissor Kick

28 Jan, 2016

Bone bruising has kept Scissor Kick away from the races for over eight months, but trainer Paul Messara is hopeful that the talented entire will be able to return to the races in the 2016 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on February 27.

Scissor Kick defeated Delectation to take out the 2015 edition of the Eskimo …

Smokin’ Joey To Begin Familiar Spring Path In Gilgai Stakes

Smokin’ Joey To Begin Familiar Spring Path In Gilgai Stakes

30 Sep, 2014

Smokin’ Joey will return to racing in the 2014 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington on Saturday and trainer Wez Hunter has revealed that the Group 1 winner will follow the same spring path as he did last year.

Smokin' Joey scored a maiden win at Group 1 level in The Goodwood during the 2014 Adelaide Autumn …

Messara to wind down training operation

Messara to wind down training operation

25 Jul, 2014

Trainer Paul Messara is set to cut back his training operation to take up the position of Stud Manager for Arrowfield Stud at Scone.

Paul Messara with jockey Luke Nolen in the Arrowfield Stud colours. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Messara’s father John, the chairman and owner of the prestige New South Wales stud welcomed Paul …

Mahisara needs QTC Cup win to cement Stradbroke start

Mahisara needs QTC Cup win to cement Stradbroke start

31 May, 2013

Four year old Mahisara can cement a place in next week’s Stradbroke Handicap with a win in the Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions QTC Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Mahisara needs to win the QTC Cup to gain a start in the Sradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.…

Newitt to ride Better Than Ready in Stradbroke Handicap

Newitt to ride Better Than Ready in Stradbroke Handicap

28 May, 2013

Top Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt has picked up the ride on local fancy Better Than Ready in the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.

Melbourne jockey Craig Newitt to ride Better Than Ready in the Stradbroke Handicap. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Eagle Farm trainer Kelly Schweida was forced …

Group 1 winning mare Ortensia retired

Group 1 winning mare Ortensia retired

20 May, 2013

Paul Messara’s three time Group 1 winner Ortensia has been retired after finishing unplaced in the Listed $140,000 Prydes Easifeed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Scone last Saturday.

Three times Group 1 winner Ortensia has been retired. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Scone Race Club renamed the 1100m Quality Sprint to be called the Ortensia Stakes …

Snitzerland chasing Group 1 win in Sportingbet Classic

Snitzerland chasing Group 1 win in Sportingbet Classic

22 Apr, 2013

Trainer Gerald Ryan will venture to Adelaide this weekend searching for a Group 1 victory for his smart filly Snitzerland in the Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Classic (Registered as Robert Sangster Stakes) (1200m) at Morphettville.

Snitzerland winning the Group 2 Challenge Stakes at Warwick Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Last year’s Golden Slipper runner-up made …

Group 1 Awaits Snitzerland in Adelaide

Group 1 Awaits Snitzerland in Adelaide

18 Apr, 2013

Snitzerland heads nominations for the Robert Sangster Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Classy filly Snitzerland is poised to break through for her first win at Group 1 level in Saturday week’s $400,000 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphetville.

The three-year-old is the standout among 27 nominations for the Adelaide feature after opening her autumn campaign …

Hay List not a certain T J Smith starter

Hay List not a certain T J Smith starter

8 Apr, 2013

Group 1 sprinter Hay List is not a certain starter to take on Black Caviar in the Group 1 $1m Darley T J Smith (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Trainer John McNair will decide on a T J Smith start after Hay List gallops on Wednesday. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hay List fell short of …

Ortensia will be right for T J Smith

Ortensia will be right for T J Smith

15 Mar, 2013

Trainer Paul Messara is confident his Group 1 winning mare Ortensia will recover from a back problem to be fit to run in the Group 1 $1m Darley T J Smith (1200m) at Randwick on April 13.

Paul Messara says Ortensia will be right for the T J Smith at Randwick on April 13. Photo …