2013 Apollo Stakes To Feature Ortensia – Race Preview

February 12th, 2013

The Group 2 Apollo Stakes is due to run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on February 23, 2013, and a number of well-known gallopers are set to line up for the race.

Included in the 2013 Apollo Stakes will most likely be Ortensia, who will be having her first-up start for the autumn.


Ortensia is set to run in the 2013 Apollo Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse. Picture by Taron Clarke.

It will be the first time Ortensia will run in Australia since 2011 when she won the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot Racecourse.

Since then, she has gone on to win the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, as well the Group 2 King George Stakes and Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes in England.

The Testa Rossa mare has won 13 of her 35 race starts and has earned close to $2.5 million in prize money during her horse racing career.

Ortenisa was expected to take on Black Caviar in the 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes last start, however, was deemed not ready to resume by trainer Paul Messara.

Shoot Out is also set to run in the 2013 Apollo Stakes at Rosehill Garden Racecourse next Saturday.

The six-year-old has won nine of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $3 million in prize money during his career.

Shoot Out’s most recent race result was a fifth placing in the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley racecourse on October 27, 2012.

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