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Black Opal is dedicated to the breeding, raising and marketing of exceptional horses. The stud’s mission is to raise champion thoroughbreds that win major stakes world-wide. The management team is filled with successful professionals, including owners, breeders, managers, trainers, veterinarians, and jockeys with experience in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, United States, UAE and Hong Kong.
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  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Conghua - the way forward

    On Saturday the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), in collaboration with the Conghua District Government, held its first official race meeting on Mainland China - importantly horse racing is allowed, equine development and employment is encouraged and many officials were well acquainted with the possibilities on Saturday
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    O'Brien optimistic 'relaxed'
    Ten Sovereigns will get
    Guineas trip after workout

    Aidan O’Brien is optimistic that Ten Sovereigns, an intended runner in the 2,000 Guineas on May 4, will stay the mile trip at Newmarket.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    A new strategy for a better
    Pavel

    California-based trainer Doug O’Neill is hoping that fitting Pavel with blinkers when he runs in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday is going to bring out the best in the 5-year-old son of Creative Cause
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Meydan trackwork - Tuesday

    Audible hit the Meydan dirt track after 7:00 a.m. and put in a steady gallop under exercise rider Amelia Green, who is overseeing the colt’s preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher - news on Australian runners
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    'Stop the shouting' - John
    Gosden calls for calm heads as
    welfare row rumbles on

    John Gosden on Monday called for common sense and unity to prevail at a key meeting between trainers and BHA chief executive Nick Rust which is set to take place against a backdrop of hostility over the handling of equine welfare issues.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Korean racing's finest hour
    looms via Dolkong in DWC

    Just being part of the line-up for Saturday night’s Dubai World Cup is a dream come true for promoters of the sport in the American-bred’s adopted homeland.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    The Almond of Japan's Eye

    Instead of running in the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic like Gentildonna did, Almond Eye will head to the Dubai Turf instead - it has been a move that has been continually questioned by the media, but her connections had clear answers at the ready.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UK racing appoints independent
    Chair for Horse Welfare Board

    The former President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, Barry Johnson, has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board on behalf of the British Racing industry.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Dubai World Cup - trackwork
    notes -Monday

    Monday morning trackwork notes from the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    Another weekend, another pair of upsets on the Road to the Kentucky Derby -- this time War of Will struggling home ninth in the Louisiana Derby and Mucho Gusto effectively eliminated from the big show after a fading third in the Sunland Derby in New Mexico.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Big Wins for NZBa€™s
    Southern Graduates

    The tough southern-bred product has left impressions not only in the South Island racing scene, but further north in New Zealand and across the Tasman in Australia.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Ruby Walsh: Cheltenham
    officials 'condescending' in
    briefings at festival

    Ruby Walsh has described the daily briefings conducted by officials before racing at the Cheltenham Festival as "condescending".
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Part-owner Swann hoping Vegas
    is lucky again for
    Meydan-bound Sands Of Mali

    In a sequel to rival the Hangover films, Sands Of Mali’s superstitious part-owner Peter Swann is returning to Las Vegas, where he will watch the Champions Day winner attempt to add more Group 1 success to his CV in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Saturday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Grand National winner One For
    Arthur jumps to it in
    readiness for Aintree return

    One For Arthur reminded everyone that Tiger Roll is not the only former winner returning to Aintree next month with a tidy schooling session on Sunday.

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