Fortuna Three Year Old Filly DANCARINA records her first race day win at Ruakaka 9th February

DANCARINA (the 3yo Filly by Sebring out of Dance For Me), sent out a $1.90 favourite by Punters, did not let her backers or connections down when producting a strong winning effort, in the hands of Opie Bosson, in the Bream Bay Maiden 1400m at Ruakaka 9th February. Having just her 2nd race day start after producing a fast finishing and close up 3rd placing at Matamata 12th January, DANCARINA was away quickly from her mid field draw and was part of a line of four horses all contesting for the lead. Rider Opie Bosson was content to let her slide forward to sit outside the leader however and traveling sweetly in the run, gathered in the leader on turning for home and set sail for the winning post, going to the line a length clear of 2nd placegetter, Destiny’s Girl.

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Trainer, Jamie Richards, on course to watch his team of runners race, was quietly satisfied post race “She really deserved that win, she was great at Matamata on debut and she has been showing us a lot at home – she has been a slow maturing Filly who has had a few issues along the way, but we have taken our time with her and I am sure she has a lot more to give yet – lovely ride by Opie and well done to John Galvin and his Fortuna Team of Owners, they have been very patient”

 Dancarina – Victorious at Ruakaka 09 February 2022

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, watching from his Hamilton home, was also very pleased “That was great to watch – I was sure she would run well today off the back of her strong debut run at Matamata and so it proved. Her draw was slightly tricky, but Opie summed it up perfectly, he was happy to have her use up a bit of petrol early knowing that he had some horsepower under him – and well done to Jamie, this Filly has had him scratching his head a few times with some of her physical issues, but it has all come together of late”

DANCARINA was acquired by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast January Sale for A$100,000 from the draft of Widden Stud. She is raced by the Fortuna Dancarina Syndicate, an ownership group comprising 60 individuals