Thank you Stepitup & Ortensia

Leah Gavranich didn’t need to name the horse in her heart-breaking tweet on Monday evening: I will miss you my girl, forever in awe of your achievements 3 G1s, 3 countries, 9 months. Until we meet again.

There’s only one horse that Leah, the highly regarded foreman for trainer Paul Messara, could be describing: the magnificent sprinting mare Ortensia, who was euthanised at the weekend after developing a lung tumour.

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