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Dubai Title Defence Likely for Ortensia

Dubai Title Defence Likely for Ortensia

30 Jan, 2013

Ortensia trainer Paul Messara has given every indication the multiple Group 1 winner will return to Dubai this year to chase back-to-back titles in the $US 1 million Al Quoz Sprint (1000m).

Ortensia is likely to head back to Dubai to defend her Al Quoz Sprint title. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

Ortensia heads a Messara-trained …

Messara to prepare Soft Sand for Oakleigh Plate

Messara to prepare Soft Sand for Oakleigh Plate

14 Dec, 2012

The Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 23 is the likely Autumn target for Soft Sand after the four year old was transferred to the Paul Messara stable.

Soft Sand has been transfered to the Paul Messara stable. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

A deal that saw BC3 Thoroughbreds …

Appearance Wins Myer Classic in Blanket Finish

Appearance Wins Myer Classic in Blanket Finish

3 Nov, 2012

Guy Walter-trained Appearance has upset fancied stablemate Streama to win the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) in another boil over at Flemington today.

Leading chances Streama and Red Tracer battled for the lead early, with the Stratum four-year-old having to work extremely hard to take up the running on the rail while Appearance was switched …

Gai’s Choice to Back Up in Tiara

Gai’s Choice to Back Up in Tiara

19 Jun, 2012

Just seven days after claiming her first Listed level victory, Gai’s Choice will step up to the elite level in Saturday’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Gai's Choice will back up in the Tattersall's Tiara - photo © Daniel Costello

The David Pfieffer-trained mare produced a remarkable victory when getting to the …

Soft Sand Set To Be Autumn Frontrunner

Soft Sand Set To Be Autumn Frontrunner

5 Jan, 2012

Trainer Colin Little expects big things from talented three-year-old filly Soft Sand in the upcoming autumn racing carnival.

The filly was sired by Danehill stallion Dansili, who is currently one of the best sires in the United Kingdom.

While largely unknown in Australia, Dansili stands at stud in Europe for approximately £65,000.

“He’s not really …