$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Ronstar has lifted the spirits of his breeders and owners
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Ronstar has lifted the spirits of his breeders and owners with a successful start to his racing career at Rosehill.

The Zoustar two-year-old held off a late challenge from River Bird to claim the Abercorn Hall Of Fame Handicap (1200m) to give Ron Puiatti and Ron Burns a timely boost.

“They’ve been great stable followers of ours. They put a lot of money into the game, they’ve got broodmares and they bred this horse,” Portelli said.

“A little while ago he was having a conversation with Ronnie (Puiatti) and he was a little bit down and said ‘I haven’t been to Rosehill for about a year and a half with a horse.’

“It’s good to get these blokes back on the right foot.”

The gelding with a sway back led into the straight and then rallied when challenged by River Bird ($13) and won by a short half head.

Canyonero ($7) was 1-1/2 lengths back in third.

Portelli was impressed with $8 Ronstar ($8) after he completed his first gallop anywhere other than his base at Warwick Farm.

“It looked like they had him cold at the 200. He does that at trackwork when they go up to him he goes ‘I’ve got plenty left’,” Portelli said.

“When he turns three, he might be a good little horse.”

Jockey Winona Costin said Ronstar’s dip in his spine stressed her hips but she was happy to ride with the discomfort.

“He’s awkward, he hurts my hips a lot. When I get off him I’ve got to work out the kink,” she said.

“He was just fit enough today, very game and he’s going to get over a bit further in time.”

 
  • Deposit
    $20
  • Bet with
    $120!
  • Claim $100 in racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • Join now!
Claim $100 in racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Crikey! Top jockey sidelined by crocodile bite

Victorian jockeyย Chris Symons will be out of action for more than a week after being bitten by a 1.4-metre crocodile....

WATCH: Irish jockey holds on to score incredible win

Irish jockey Mikey Sweeney has held on to score possibly the most remarkable win you’ll see all year during a...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.