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Aust-Bred Ortensia Wins UK Gr2 King George Stakes
In the UK, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a Gr2 triumph when Australian-bred 7YO mare Ortensia (Testa Rossa-Aerate's Pick, by Picnicker) vindicated trainer Paul Messara's decision to keep her in England when she scored by 1.25-lengths over 4YO gelding Spirit Quartz (Invincible Spirit-Crystal Gaze, by Rainbow Quest) & 6YO gelding Masamah (Exceed and Excel-Bethesda, by Distant Relative) in the £100,000 Gr2 King George Stakes (5 furlongs) at Goodwood. Placed 4th at her most recent start in the Newmarket Gr1 July Cup (6 furlongs), Ortensia took her record to 12 wins & 7 placings from 33 starts for $2,250,983 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.