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July Cup 2012 Next for Ortensia

July Cup 2012 Next for Ortensia

Paul Messara-trained mare Ortensia will be given the chance to avenge her disappointing ninth-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes in next month’s 2012 July Cup. Despite an excellent preparation, the Testa Rossa six-year-old was unable to produce her usual form as she laboured mid-field to finish seven lengths behind winner Little Bridge. Messara said…

Black Caviar Flies in Final Trial – Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2012

Black Caviar Flies in Final Trial – Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2012

Black Caviar has completed her final piece of work ahead of her international acid test in Sunday morning’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen both thrilled with the soaring time the mighty mare ran. Recording her fastest gallop since arriving in the UK, brilliant Bel Esprit five-year-old…

King’s Stand Stakes Results 2012 – Ortensia Runs 9th

King’s Stand Stakes Results 2012 – Ortensia Runs 9th

Australia’s first hope of securing Group 1 success at this year’s Royal Ascot Carnival in England failed overnight with Paul Messara’s Al Quoz Sprint winner Ortensia finishing midfield behind upset winner Little Bridge. Ortensia started favourite in the £350,000 Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m), the fourth leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, but failed…

2012 King’s Stand Stakes Odds & Betting Led by Ortensia

2012 King’s Stand Stakes Odds & Betting Led by Ortensia

Aussie mare Ortensia continues to sit at the top of the markets for the King’s Stand Stakes 2012, the classic sprint showdown to run at Royal Ascot at five past midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) tomorrow morning. It is going to be a late night for the Australian racing fans that stay up to watch…

2012 King’s Stand Stakes Field & Barriers – Ortensia Draws 5

2012 King’s Stand Stakes Field & Barriers – Ortensia Draws 5

Connections of top class Australian mare Ortensia were praying for a mid-field gate and came up with barrier five in the huge 23-horse field for the King’s Stand Stakes 2012 at England’s Royal Ascot on Tuesday, June 19. The official barrier draw for the £300,000 Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) was conducted overnight Australian…