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which may be a stallion to cover a mare Ortensia?
It was announced last week that multiple Grade-1 level winner Ortensia has beed retired upon her poor showing in a stakes named in her honor. Ortensia may be best remembered for her scintillating win in the Al Quoz Sprint in Meydan. Age was creeping up with the 8-yr old mae, and I for one was saddened to see her languish in 11th/12th place finishes in her last few starts. Wishing this great sprinter healthy and swift babies ....
Is Ortensia retired or active? And who will cover her? Answer me please.
Big race today for ortensia in the Oakleigh Plate carrying top weight she will come against barakey an unbeaten sprinter on 12 wins from western Australia hes being talked about as being superior to Miss Andretti and Scenic Blast. Also Shamal wind 3/3 with bottom weight should spice things up this is a massive race as one of these will probably be Black caviar's hardest test this year
More on Ortenisa's injury: Ortensia settled midfield and was unable to unleash her trademark sprint over the final 400 metres. But after the race it was discovered the mare had badly spliced her right fetlock. The injury means any chance of Ortensia pressing on to races in the US have now evaporated and she will return to Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-09/injury-thwarts-ortensia-hat-trick-bid/4249988?section=sport
Ortensia's trainer, Paul Messara, is currently reporting the Racing Post that Ortensia suffered a nasty 1 inch long cut on her right fetlock today at Haydock during the G1 Sprint Cup. Messara said he believes that has a lot to do with Ortensia finishing a disappointing 12th of 13 in today's Sprint Cup.
  • yukichan · Thanks for reporting ILTR--I thought something was amiss...she looked like she was ready to fire, but disengaged quite suddenly, didn't she....Let's hope a quick recovery for her... · 738 days ago
Two of my favorite mares racing tomorrow...Ortensia faces tough competition, again, in the Sprint Cup--and a tough barrier draw. Potential spoilers are Strong Suit and Bated Breath. I believe her devasting turn of foot will prevail. And in the Irish Champion Stakes, Snow Fairy faces a short, but simply stellar field which include Nathaniel, St. Nicholas Abbey, Born To Sea, Light Heavy and Daddy Long Legs. I look for a Fairy tale ending for her!
  • AmbitiousD · Yuki, who do you like in the Champion Stakes? I am really pulling for Snow Fairy, but my gut is saying Nathanial is just looking too sharp these days · 738 days ago
  • yukichan · Happy ending I believe for Snow Fairy who should appreciate Leopardstown's short home stretch and the drying ground. Nathaniel, I think, likes a bit more cut and more distance. Mile and 1/2 I feel is his best--but that short stretch also not in his favor. Gosden has been cautious saying the Arc is the goal... Go Snow Fairy! Watch out for Born To Sea--he should do much better going back to blinkers on. · 738 days ago
Way to lay down your head and drive for the win!! Awesome! Spirit Quartz, Hamish Mc, I believe for third. Brilliant riding by Buick in a loaded 19 horse field. Absolutely brilliant performance!
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  • yukichan · Bated Breath and Sole Power need a much faster going. I was very pleased that Ortensia covered the ground the way she did. She was flying the last furlong. · 753 days ago
  • yukichan · not faster pace wise--I meant firmer going. Turf too soft for either of them. · 753 days ago
Ortensia's win in the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes was nearly a carbon copy ride of her win in the G1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai back in March. Both were large field, 5f sprints, and in both races Ortensia was dropped out the back so as not encounter a lot of traffic problems. In both races, this mare really turned on the gas late in the final 100 meters and simply flew home!! Ortensia got an outstanding ride by jockey William Buick in this race at York today, IMO.
Fingers crossed that the rains stay away for Ortensia today. She faces stiff competition from Bated Breath in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
One for the Aussies! Ortensia powers her way home displaying her killer turn of foot I've been waiting to see again since Dubai to win the King George Stakes.
DubaiRaceNight.com's Pat Cummings called this outcome in the Al Quoz Sprint right down to the ground. He said all the rest were running for 2nd place $$$ behind Ortensia. Spot on Pat!!

Ortensia - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video03/09/13Ortensia12thFlem66 fTNewmarket Handicap-G1 3+ MShamexpressMoment Of ChangeAeronautical1:08.16
View DetailsView Video02/23/13Ortensia11thCau85 1/2 fTOakleigh Plate -G1 3+ MMrs OnassisFacile Tigre Spirit Of Boom1:03.16
View Details09/08/12Ortensia12thHay46 fTSprint Cup-G1 3+ MSociety RockGordon Lord ByronBated Breath1:10.20
View Details08/24/12Ortensia1stYor45 fTNunthorpe Stakes-G1 3+ MOrtensiaSpirit QuartzHamish McGonagall0:57.62
View Details08/03/12Ortensia1stGoo45 fTKing George Stakes -G2 3+ MOrtensiaSpirit QuartzMasamah0:57.24
View DetailsView Video07/14/12Ortensia4thNewJ46 fTJuly Cup-G1 3+ MMaysonThe ChekaSociety Rock1:15.90
View Details06/19/12Ortensia9thAsc25 fTKing's Stand Stakes-G1 3+ MLittle BridgeBated BreathSole Power0:59.69
View Details03/31/12Ortensia1stMey55 fTAl Quoz Sprint-G1 3+ MOrtensiaSole PowerJoy And Fun0:57.98
View Details12/12/10Ortensia5thSha76 fTHong Kong Sprint-G1 3+ MJ J The Jet PlaneRocket ManSacred Kingdom1:08.84
View DetailsView Video11/06/10Ortensia3rdFlem56 fTPatinack Farm Classic-G1 3+ MBlack CaviarStar WitnessOrtensia1:07.96