News About Al Quoz Sprint

Buffering Primed for 2016 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Buffering Primed for 2016 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Trainer Rob Heathcote has rated star sprinter Buffering at 100% ahead of his run in Sunday’s Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecourse.

Buffering is at 100% fitness ahead of Sunday’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Photo: Daniel Costello

Buffering returned to racing in spring following a lengthy spell for a fifth win at ...

2016 Moir Stakes over Ascot for Buffering

2016 Moir Stakes over Ascot for Buffering

A return to Melbourne for a fourth Moir Stakes win in five years is the more likely option for Al Quoz Sprint winner Buffering post his Hong Kong run in early May over a trip to Royal Ascot according to Robert Heathcote.

International Group 1 winner Buffering is set to head back to Melbourne for a shot at the ...

Buffering Prepares for Dubai’s Al Quoz Sprint

Buffering Prepares for Dubai’s Al Quoz Sprint

Brisbane’s Robert Heathcote has confirmed stable star Buffering has undergone his required vaccinations ahead of the evergreen warhorse’s first international trip to Dubai targeting the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint.

$6 million earning eight-year-old Buffering travels to Dubai for the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint at the end of March. Photo: Steve Hart.

The eight-year-old son of Mossman entered a very ...

Buffering To Take On The World After Magic Millions QTIS Plate Win

Buffering To Take On The World After Magic Millions QTIS Plate Win

Buffering will head to Dubai and Hong Kong to take on some of the best sprinters in the world after he scored a convincing win in the 2016 Magic Millions QTIS Plate this afternoon.

Buffering made it two wins on the trot with a comfortable win in the 2016 Magic Millions QTIS Plate. Photo by: Steve Hart

Buffering went into ...

2016 Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate Confirmed for Buffering

2016 Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate Confirmed for Buffering

Brisbane’s Robert Heathcote has confirmed the Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate 2016 as the Gold Coast target for his six-time Group 1 champion Buffering over the Magic Millions Sprint this Saturday in Queensland.

Dubai-bound Buffering will headline Saturday’s 2016 Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate field at the Gold Coast looking to surpass $6 million in career prize money. Photo: Race ...

No Royal Ascot for Dubai-Bound Buffering

No Royal Ascot for Dubai-Bound Buffering

Brisbane’s Robert Heathcote has confirmed his star performer Buffering will head to Dubai next March but that the horseman’s dreams of a Royal Ascot bid have been scrapped due to timeframe restrictions.

Six-time Group 1 winner Buffering heads to the Gold Coast in January on Magic Millions Day before overseas runs in Dubai and Hong Kong. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Eight-year-old ...

2013 TJ Smith More Likely Than Dubai for Ortensia

2013 TJ Smith More Likely Than Dubai for Ortensia

The Group 1 2013 TJ Smith is shaping up as a more likely autumn option for Ortensia than a return to Dubai for a title defence in the Group 1 2013 Al Quoz Sprint.

Ortensia is unlikely to return to Dubai this year. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Trainer Paul Messara will delay making a decision on the seven-year-old’s program until ...

Ortensia Heads Messara’s Dubai Team

Ortensia Heads Messara’s Dubai Team

Globetrotting mare Ortensia is likely to be given the chance to defend her title in the US$1 million 2013 Al Quoz Sprint (100m) after trainer Paul Messara yesterday nominated her and two of his other charges to compete on 2013 Dubai World Cup night.

Ortensia is likely to return to Dubai to defend her title in the Al Quoz ...

Ortensia On Track For Group 1 Glory At York

Ortensia On Track For Group 1 Glory At York

Ortensia is set to continue her overseas campaign in the aim of claiming the third Group 1 of her career.

After an uncharacteristic ninth placing in the Group 1 King Stand Stakes at Ascot in June, Ortenisa went on to place a pleasing fourth in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket.

Perseverance paid off for Ortensia when she won ...

Dubai Winner Ortensia Off to Royal Ascot 2012

Dubai Winner Ortensia Off to Royal Ascot 2012

With the failures of both Helmet and Sepoy in their international debuts on Dubai World Cup Night over the weekend, the Aussie contingent did come good in one event with classy mare Ortensia earning a 2012 Royal Ascot bid with her smart Al Quoz Sprint win.

Al Quoz Sprint winner Ortensia will now head to Royal Ascot 2012

Paul Messara...