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OTI Expands Irish Stable

Following the move to Australia by Mirann (John O’Shea) and Reve De Vol (Annabel Neasham), two exciting colts have been added to OTI’s arsenal in Ireland. Both colts will hopefully afford partners the opportunity of competing in the 3yo Classics in Europe before heading south.

When offered at the Arqana sales in August, Joseph O’Brien was very keen for Terry Henderson to retain his stunning looking yearling colt by Australia out of Dealbata (by Dubawi). Terry obliged, and the colt has now broken in beautifully for Joseph.

The Australia x Dealbata ’20 colt parading at the Arqana sales in August.

Vina Sena impressed in a recent public trial at Dundalk. As trainer Henry de Bromhead was not keen for the 2yo to leave his yard, OTI was quick to act and buy him on the basis that the colt would remain with Henry until mid way through his 3yo season.

Vina Sena finishes 3rd in his trial at Dundalk in August.

While the Australia colt is not likely to appear on a racetrack until mid next year, Vina Sena, a son of Vadamos, will run within the month. Henry believes that the form shown in the trial will be replicated in his first race, especially as he’ll be running over a distance more in keeping with the colt’s breeding and racing characteristics.

Ireland continues to be a fertile nursery for horses destined for long term careers in Australia. On the back of the exploits of Ottoman Emperor, Mirann and True Self, the relationship between Irish and Australian racing will continue to develop. These latest two colts are typical of horses that OTI believes can be successful in both countries.

Please contact oti@oti.com.au for further information on the plans for these colts.