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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 …

Ortensia off to Haydock after Nunthorpe Stakes win

Ortensia off to Haydock after Nunthorpe Stakes win

27 Aug, 2012

International Group 1 winner Ortensia will now head to Haydock Park in two weeks to try and add another top level Cup to her trophy cabinet after winning the Group 1 £250,000 The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (5 furlongs) at York last Friday.

Ortensia will next race in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park. Photo …

Frankel for Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

Frankel for Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

24 Aug, 2012

Super horse Frankel has tempted connections to head to France for the Group 1 €4m QATAR Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe (1 mile 4 furlongs) at Longchamp on October 7 after securing his thirteenth win at York on Wednesday.

Frankel retained his ‘best horse in the world’ tag when he careered away from the rest …

Wet Track Hinders Ortensia’s Nunthorpe Stakes Chances

Wet Track Hinders Ortensia’s Nunthorpe Stakes Chances

24 Aug, 2012

Ortensia will have to contend with a wet track at York Racecourse when she takes part in the Nunthorpe Stakes in England this weekend.

Due to run in the early hours of tomorrow morning Australian time, the Nunthorpe Stakes will be Ortensia’s opportunity to win her first English Group 1 title.

The Testa Rossa mare …

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

Sir Henry Cecil determined to be at York to see Frankel

21 Aug, 2012

Legendary English trainer Sir Henry Cecil is determined to pull out all stops to be at York on Wednesday to saddle up his unbeaten champion Frankel in the Group 1 £725,000 Juddmonte International Stakes (1 mile 2 furlongs 88 yards).

Cecil has been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer and had to miss Frankel keeping his …

Messara thrilled with Ortensia ahead of Nunthorpe

Messara thrilled with Ortensia ahead of Nunthorpe

21 Aug, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara is ecstatic with the condition of Ortensia in the leadup to the latest test of her overseas campaign.

The Testa Rossa mare will compete in the Nunthorpe (1000m) at York this weekend and Messara struggled to hold back his excitement ahead of the Group 1 sprint.

Paul Messara is ecstatic with Ortensia's …

Buick recommends Ortensia for Nunthorpe

Buick recommends Ortensia for Nunthorpe

6 Aug, 2012

Top English jockey William Buick will recommend to trainer Paul Messara to start his smart mare Oretnsia in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York after a return to form in the Group 2 £100,000 Gordon’s King George Stakes (5 furlongs) at Glorious Goodwood on August 3.

Buick was having his second ride on the Australian sprinter …

Ortensia to push ahead to York

Ortensia to push ahead to York

16 Jul, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara will push ahead to York with Ortensia after the mare ran a much improved race on a heavy track in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Group 1 £250,000 The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (5 furlongs) at York on August 24 is part of the British …