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OTI Gazette | Issue 109

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we chat to last year’s Everest winning trainer Joe Pride, who is also involved in our Eurolink ’23 initiative. We discuss the possible sale of Rosehill & Sandown Racecourses, look at Eurolink ’23, preview our weekend contenders and present an interesting story on the history of the photo-finish….

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OTI Blue Diamond Weekend Preview

We are heading into an exciting weekend of racing, which includes four black-type runners in quality races in Australia and New Zealand. Amade will kick off the action on Friday night at The Valley, before we continue with a busy Saturday at Caulfield, Rosehill, Doomben and across at Otaki. Watch the video below where Terry…

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Eurolink ’23 is in full swing

Our inaugural Eurolink initiative, launched in November 2022, has garnered positive results for its partners so far. It is achieving its goals, and all four horses are destined to come to Australia at the end of 2024. On the back of that success, our Eurolink ’23 partnership has commenced, consisting of an exciting group of…

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Five black-type runners in the Southern Hemisphere this weekend

While the autumn carnival has only just begun, we are eager to watch five of our ten weekend runners contest Listed or Group quality races in Australia and New Zealand. Starting in New Zealand with Mark Twain, who could take his place in the 2000m Listed Kaimai Stakes at Matamata (NZ). He has also been…

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Stokes Stayers about to start autumn campaigns

Phillip Stokes is eyeing two of Australia’s 3200m races in coming months with his stayers. Trainer Phillip Stokes is banking on residual fitness carrying two of his stayers a long way in brief autumn campaigns.  Amade and Daqiansweet Junior, who competed successfully during the spring, are close to starting their autumn campaigns in the coming weeks.  The Listed Torney Night…

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OTI Weekend Preview | February 16, 2024

We are heading into a rather quiet, but most exciting weekend which includes two runners at Group level. While Rivaport makes her black-type debut at Flemington, Interlinked heads back to his home country for the Group 2 Avondale Guineas. Watch the video below where Shayne takes you through our runners. We wish our connections all…

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Group runners on both sides of the Tasman this weekend

We look forward to an exciting weekend of racing with black-type runners in both Australia and New Zealand. Kicking off the day on Saturday will be Rivaport in the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes at Flemington. The 5yo mare heads into the race third up after a very impressive performance last start, winning the race…

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Mark Twain eyes off Auckland Cup following Te Rapa victory

Mark Twain successfully pierced his way through the field at Te Rapa (NZ) on Saturday in the 2100m Benchmark 75 Handicap and is one step closer to taking his place in the Auckland Cup in a few weeks. “The race didn’t go as we planned and there was a gap on the inside, so Masa…

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OTI’s Weekend Preview | Blue Diamond Prelude

We are heading into an action-packed weekend of racing with runners right across Australia. One of the main highlights for the weekend will be the debut of Vivy Air’s full-sister, Loafer at Group 2 level. Watch the video below where Gus & Shayne take you through our runners. We wish our connections all the very…

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Caracas looks a cracker!

Last night’s winner Caracas could not have been more impressive, winning at just his second start for trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman and connections at Pakenham. The 3yo son of Shocking was purchased by OTI after winning his only trial in New Zealand in November last year. With three trials and a promising debut race…

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