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2017 Al Quoz Sprint Considered for Malaguerra

2017 Al Quoz Sprint Considered for Malaguerra

Stable manager Manny Gelagotis has confirmed the Dubai World Cup Carnival’s Al Quoz Sprint 2017 could be on the cards this March for the team’s Group 1 winning sprinter Malaguerra. Speaking to Racenet this week, Gelagotis said organisers of the international Dubai World Cup Night had approached the stable in regards to nominating for Malaguerra…

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 returned to racing in spring following a lengthy spell for a fifth win at the highest level in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) in early…

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. The veteran sprinter from Brisbane continued to make history in his international debut…

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. The eight-year-old son of Mossman entered a very exclusive thoroughbred racehorse club with his $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate (1300m) win last Saturday, his…

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 went into the Magic Millions QTIS Plate as a clear favourite on the back of his typically tough victory in…

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. A winner of over $5.8 million in prize money, this weekend Mossman eight-year-old Buffering will make his Gold Coast debut at his…

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. Eight-year-old Mossman gelding Buffering has been the stalwart in Heathcote’s stable amassing over $5.8 million in prize money over his 50 start career…

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. Trainer Paul Messara will delay making a decision on the seven-year-old’s program until after Saturday’s first-up test in the Group 1 2013…

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. Messara is set to be the only Australian trainer to take…

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…