News About Marco Botti

Allen Thrilled to Take Memsie Stakes Ride on Dandino

Allen Thrilled to Take Memsie Stakes Ride on Dandino

Irish expat John Allen is largely known in Australia as a leading jumps jockey, but is thrilled to have been given the ride on notable import Dandino in Saturday’s featured Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, and is hopeful he can repay the faith shown in him by trainer Darren Weir. Dandino stormed onto…

Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

The now Darren Weir-trained import Dandino has taken the next step to a spring return where the multiple Group 1 placegetter will track towards a 2015 Caulfield Cup run. Formerly prepared overseas by Marco Botti, the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned Dansili stallion hasn’t raced since September last year when fourth in a Group 3 at Kempton…

Lindsay Park Debut for Guest Of Honour in Futurity Stakes 2015

Lindsay Park Debut for Guest Of Honour in Futurity Stakes 2015

Lindsay Park’s Tom Dabernig is confident the stable’s recent import Guest Of Honour has what it takes to surprise a few when the stallion steps out at Caulfield in Saturday’s 2015 Futurity Stakes. After nominations were extended, a total of 12 early entries were received for this weekend’s $400,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) –…

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Eight-year-old entire Dandino has yet to race for new trainer Darren Weir after he was ruled out of the spring carnival due to an injury in his off foreleg. The former Marco Botti-trained horse as runner-up to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) back in 2013 before finishing a solid fifth in that…

Dandino Joins Weir for 2015 Caulfield Cup Bid

Dandino Joins Weir for 2015 Caulfield Cup Bid

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned import Dandino has joined the Victorian stables of Darren Weir ahead of a spring comeback next October targeting the Caulfield Cup 2015. The former Marco Botti-trained European was scratched from this year’s edition of the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) having pulled up lame in his off-foreleg…

2015 Adelaide Cup will be Main Target for Renew

2015 Adelaide Cup will be Main Target for Renew

Despite the confirmation that Irish import Renew would be transferred to Chris Waller’s stables following the spring racing carnival, connections have decided to leave the four-year-old gelding in the care of Archie Alexander, who took over from Marco Botti when Renew debuted in Australia last month. Renew’s owners OTI Racing had committed to sending him…

2014 Melbourne Cup Trainers to Back

2014 Melbourne Cup Trainers to Back

Behind every Melbourne Cup winner is a Melbourne Cup winning trainer and with the countdown on until the 2014 Melbourne Cup lights up Flemington Racecourse as Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon, here we take a look at the trainers to get behind for the win. There are 22 horses left after two early…

Varian Won’t Begrudge Red Cadeaux’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Win

Varian Won’t Begrudge Red Cadeaux’s 2014 Melbourne Cup Win

It would appear Red Cadeaux is the sentimental favourite to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup among the other trainers. Marco Botti, who will saddle up Seismos, has already stated he would be happy to see the Ed Dunlop-trained British stayer win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday if his own horse couldn’t…

Seismos Can Make Presence Felt in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Seismos Can Make Presence Felt in 2014 Melbourne Cup

Trainer Marco Botti is confident his ex-German stayer Seismos will perform better in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday than when he finished 15th behind Admire Rakti in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time out. In fact, the trainer claims the 2014 Caulfield Cup was never going to be a good result for…

Red Cadeaux Can Deliver First Melbourne Cup Win

Red Cadeaux Can Deliver First Melbourne Cup Win

Ed Dunlop is confident Red Cadeaux can shake his Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup “bridesmaid” tag on Tuesday and deliver his first win in the race, following three unsuccessful tries since 2011. The British stayer finished runner-up in the $6.2 million feature race in both 2011 and 2013, bookending an unplaced run in 2012. This…