Ortem Fire to Stud ..
Ortem Fire, the 2012 South Island Filly of the Year for White Robe Lodge, has been retired to the broodmare ranks of the stud.
"She had just lost her enthusiasm for racing and was striking wet tracks,'' said co-trainer, Brian Anderton.
The daughter of Gallant Guru - Emerald Fire won the listed New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes (1600m) for 3yr-old fillies at Riccarton in 2012. She won four other races and placed second in the listed Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton, NZ Bloodstock Airfreight Stakes (1400m) at Wingatui and Southland Guineas when raced on lease to White Robe clients.
She is a half sister to Inferno (by Yamanin Vital), the dual Canterbury Gold Cup winner.