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OTI Weekend Preview | Welcome to 2024!

While most took a little break over the Christmas/New Year period, our horses kept delivering great performances on the track, highlighted by Lady Laguna’s win in the Listed Nudgee Stakes last weekend. Looking ahead, we have a busy weekend in Victoria to kick off the New Year with a few exciting chances at Geelong on Saturday…

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Last start winners take on Geelong

A pair of exciting last start winners will compete this Saturday at Geelong, continuing their summer campaigns. Talented mare Fretta, who won on debut at Sandown over twelve months ago, made a winning return to the races in December 2023 at Bendigo. After a long spell between runs, due to the removal of a bone…

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Up-and-comer Krementz strikes at Flemington

Promising New Zealand-bred filly Krementz (El Roca) collected the second win of her four-start career with a determined performance in the Australian Trainers’ Association Plate (1400m) at Flemington on New Year’s Day. The daughter of El Roca was unplaced in her only appearance as a two-year-old at Geelong in July, but she has made giant strides…

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Lady Laguna Earns a Wild Card to Magic Millions

Never further back than third at her last eight starts, Lady Laguna reserves her best for Queensland, and the daughter of Overshare was a most deserved winner of Saturday’s Listed Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200m) at Doomben. Given a rails-hugging ride by Tyler Schiller, the Annabel Neasham-trained mare defeated Chinny Boom (Spirit Of Boom) by…

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OTI looking to end 2023 on a high

A busy weekend awaits OTI owners as we look to finish the year with a bang, then start it in a similar manner on New Years Day! Focusing on our runners from Saturday onwards, we’ve a number of competitors considered live chances. Doomben – Saturday Eaglemont will get things underway for us at Doomben, continuing…

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Summer Cup Racing

After a thrilling win in the Listed ATC Cup from Baby Rider a few weeks ago, we look forward to seeing him step out again at Randwick in the Group 3 Summer Cup. This time around, he will be joined by our Listed Ipswich Cup winner Regal Lion, who has also accepted to race. It…

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OTI’s Christmas Weekend Preview

We have a rather quiet few days over the Christmas weekend, but there are a couple of feature runners on Boxing Day at Randwick including Baby Rider and Regal Lion. Please find below a video where Gus and Terry take you through our chances. Wishing all those involved with our horses the very best of…

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Another NZ debutante to be unveiled at Seymour

Kooky might soon be one to add to our wave of future stars in the new year, if she can salute on debut this Thursday at Seymour. Kooky was brought over from New Zealand at the start of 2023 as a 3yo to join the team of Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. in Cranbourne….

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The Next Wave of Future Stars

As 2023 draws to close, we reflect fondly on the season that was. Group successes from older horses such as Cepheus, Selino, Athabascan, Timour and Amade in ’23 made for a wonderful year. However these grand campaigners can’t be expected to shoulder the OTI load preparation after preparation and that leads to further discussion –…

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OTI Gazette | Issue 106

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we speak with leading trainer Mark Walker, who is looking to make waves from Te Akau Racing’s new Cranbourne base. We take a look back on what was an interesting year for the racing industry, reflect on OTI’s 2023 feature winners and assess our weekend chances. We also…

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