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The Black Opal Stud

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

    Baron Alco and Rather Be
    headline 18 confirmations for
    Gold Cup

    BetVictor Gold Cup hero Baron Alco remains on course for a rare double as he features among 18 five-day confirmations for the £130,000 G3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday,
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Buick appeals Sha Tin
    suspension

    Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards' advised on Monday that UK jockey William Buick has lodged a notice of his intention to appeal against the severity of the penalty of suspension from riding in races from 17 December 2018 to 27 January 2019 and a fine of $20,000 imposed by the Hong Kong Racing Stewards
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    LONGINES Hong Kong
    International Races in
    pictures

    A pictorial of the 2018 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Pumpkin Rumble outduels
    Melmich in a 1-2 Valedictory
    finish for Attard

    The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Artilena gives Day Phillips
    second straight victory in
    Ontario Lassie

    With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Beauty Generation
    breath-taking in Hong Kong
    Mile repeat

    Superstar Karaka graduate Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) has produced another breath-taking performance, brilliantly defending his title in Sunday’s HK$25 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Forjatt lands the listed
    National Day Cup

    All eyes were on Muntazah, runner-up in the 2018 Godolphin Mile (G2) on the Dubai World Cup card on his previous outing and one of the 15 runners in Sunday’s 1600m Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan National Day Cup (Listed) for Thoroughbreds at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    In the United States, it was a good weekend for trainer Gausto Gutierrez in the Caribbean Classic at Gulfstream Park and a great weekend for trainer Bob Baffert's 2-year-olds in California. Those outcomes, of course, were both odds-on.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Jim Bannon's Journal for
    Woodbine - Sunday

    Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race programme featuring the $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 5.00am AEST Monday in Australia. Races 7 to 11 are broadcast on Sky Racing commencing at 8.07am AEST Monday morning on Sky Racing2 and from 9.40am AEST on Sky Racing1
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Sir Winston shines in Display
    Stakes

    Sir Winston forged to the lead in the final turn and held off a familiar foe to earn his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Display for two-year-old's on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Awesome Altior extends winning
    streak to 15 with easy victory

    With respect to the undercard – third Saint Calvados and last-placed Sceau Royal – the Tingle Creek bout between reigning champion Altior, unbeaten in nine previous chases, and Un De Sceaux, the 2016 race winner, served up another mesmerising encounter.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Doctors continue to monitor
    condition of all-time great
    Lester Piggott

    Legendary jockey Lester Piggott remains in hospital with doctors monitoring his condition, although on Saturday the 83-year-old was reported to be "in pretty good form".
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Deputise qualifies for Good
    Friday with Wolverhampton
    success

    Deputise (William Haggas/Tom Marquand, 4/1) qualified for All-Weather Championships Finals Day when successful in the £14,000 Ladbrokes Conditions Race at Wolverhampton on Saturday

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