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Pair of OTI chances in the Ballina Cup (Big Dance Qualifier)

Last year’s road to the Big Dance was a highlight for connections of Cepheus, who finished 2nd in the $3m feature race on Melbourne Cup Day at Randwick, carrying top weight. Now, connections of both Stuck With You and Eaglemont could take their first step towards the race in November by competing in the Ballina…

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Good first up performance from Currumbin

Recently introduced 3yo gelding Currumbin made his race debut at Dundalk last Friday, expected to run well. Currumbin finished third in a field of 14, beaten just 1.5 lengths. “It was an encouraging effort. He got cover throughout the race, gradually improved from the rear and finished off strongly. He is still doing a few…

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Exciting 3yo Tournelle is ready to make her debut

3yo filly Tournelle, trained by George Boughey in the UK, has come back to full training in great order and is ready to make her race debut this Tuesday at Newcastle (UK). Purchased back in late 2022 as a yearling, forming part of OTI’s Eurolink, the filly has shown good improvement in her work to…

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Overshare Mare Makes Magic

Lady Laguna raced her way into the $1 million TAB Magic Millions Fillies and Mares (1300m) with a wildcard and raced away with the bounty at the Gold Coast on Saturday when easily accounting for her rivals in the final race on Magic Millions Raceday. While she wasn’t offered for purchase via a Magic Millions…

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OTI Gazette | Issue 107

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we speak with Dr. Pieter Ramzan, clinical director at Rossdale Veterinary Surgeons in the UK and author of the published book The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual. We discuss the best time to purchase racehorses, look at recent winners and assess our weekend chances as well as chat about…

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When to Buy – Yearlings, Breeze Ups or Tried Horses?

With the yearling sale season now in full swing, the age-old question on when best to buy a racehorse is raised again. At OTI, we make no excuses for our long-held policy of trying to buy ‘going’ horses. By ‘going’ horses, who have showed some ability in a race, jump out or breeze up. Given…

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Interlinked continues his path towards a Derby tilt

Unbeaten 3yo gelding Interlinked could make his way back to his “home country” in March to take on the Group 1 New Zealand Derby as part of his current racing campaign. The son of Savabeel was purchased by the Busuttin Team and OTI at the Ready To Run Sales in New Zealand in 2022 and…

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Lady Laguna is chasing Magic Millions success on Saturday

A win in the Listed Magic Millions Fillies & Mares over 1300m at the Gold Coast this Saturday could boost Lady Laguna’s prizemoney to over $1m, and make it a ‘magical’ moment for OTI and her connections. After winning the Listed Nudgee Stakes last start at Doomben, the 4yo has trained on well under the…

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Mark Twain ready for second up test at Wanganui

After a good return run at the end of November, Mark Twain is due to race again on Thursday at Wanganui, New Zealand for his second up quest over 2040m. After showing some early talent in his trials and first win at only his second career start, Mark Twain quickly climbed up the grades and…

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OTI reaches another milestone

As we celebrate 25 years of OTI this year, we have acheived many significant milestones in that time. As we near 1,000 overall winners since establishment in 1999, our 400th individual winner was recorded on Sunday at Warrnambool with Kimmorley. Included in those memorable moments are over 130 wins at Group and Listed level and over 400 stakes performances. Our 14 Group…

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