Ortensia finally earned her first Group 1 win in the $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot last Saturday November 19, 2011.
The six-year-old mare won the Group 1 The Galaxy last year only to have her title stripped from her after producing a positive swab after the race.
Jockey Craig Williams was aboard Ortensia for her 2011 Winterbottom Stakes win.
“To win a Group One win on this mare is great,” Williams said.
“She deserved to have it. She had one and she lost it.
“She was awesome today. I have such a great relationship with her. I trust her and she was really good.”
Majority owner Alister Fraser was overcome with joy after the race.
“I’m overwhelmed,” Fraser said.
“I semi-retired her but I thought there was still something left.
“I wanted her to go out on top. I thought she deserved to go out a winner.”
Ortensia has now won ten of her 29 career starts and has earned more than $1.4 million in prize money.
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2011 Winterbottom Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||11||ORTENSIA||Paul Messara||Craig Williams||–||2||56.5kg||$2.20F|
|2||7||RAREFIED||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1L||7||58.5kg||$5|
|3||1||GRAND NIRVANA||Fred Kersley||Peter Hall||1L||10||58.5kg||$5|
|4||2||HADABECLORKA||Brent Larsson||Glenn Smith||1.75L||9||58.5kg||$41|
|5||4||WERD||Chris Gangemi||Craig Staples||1.75L||6||58.5kg||$21|
|6||9||ELUSIVE TOUCH||Shane A Edwards||Peter Knuckey||1.75L||12||58.5kg||$31|
|7||5||KID CHOISIR||Allen McNamara (Snr)||Paul Harvey||3L||11||58.5kg||$16|
|8||10||MORANT||Ross & Clint Price||William Pike||3.5L||4||58.5kg||$13|
|9||6||EGO’S DARE||Gerald Ryan||Shaun O’Donnell||3.5L||5||58.5kg||$26|
|10||14||AVANTE||Grant Williams||Ms Kyra Yuill (a)||4.5L||3||56.5kg||$19|
|11||3||ELLIOTTO||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||4.75L||1||58.5kg||$61|
|12||12||FOR YOUR EYES ONLY||Paul Jordan||Troy Turner||9.25L||8||56.5kg||$31|