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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

    Inquiry hears brother of
    Mullins vet stood to win
    a‚¬3,342 from Faugheen lay
    bets

    The brother of the main vet used by Ireland's champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins placed a series of lay bets on Faugheen to lose the 2016 Champion Hurdle 48 hours before the horse was ruled out of the race.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Dettori appeals 10 day
    suspension

    Frankie Dettori will appeal against the ten-day ban he received for careless riding at last week's July festival at Newmarket, with bookmaker Paddy Power making it odds-on the suspension will be reduced.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Camacho excited about
    unleashing fast and fiery
    Judicial at the Curragh

    In-form Julie Camacho will take the next step this weekend with Judicial, the progressive sprinter who is too explosive to work at home but but has been a revelation on the track - she is eyeing the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    Elate won the Delaware Handicap and Axelrod flew in from California to upset the Indiana Derby in the highlights of weekend racing action - two-year-old action started to heat up from coast to coast with even some of the state-bred races worth a look.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    de Sousa appeal dismissed

    Independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority dismisses the appeal lodged by Silvestre De Sousa against his suspension at Chelmsford City on July 6th
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Special Stone romps to seven
    length victory in Korean Oaks

    Special Stone, sent off a 22/1 chance among a sixteen-strong field, raced away to win the KRW 600 Million, KOR Grade 2 Korean Oaks (1800m) at Busan Racecourse on Sunday afternoon, registering a first Classic success for Seoul Jockey/Trainer pair Kim Jeong-jun and Kang Hwan-min
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Gamblea€™s Ghost defeats
    Casse crew in Ontario Matron

    With a well-timed stretch run, favourite Gamble’s Ghost powered up on the far outside to prevail by a neck in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on the mid-July Sunday program at Woodbine Racetrack.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Boudot hit with 15-day
    careless riding ban for
    incident after the winning
    line

    International jockeys have long known the perils of veering off a straight line when racing in the United States, but Pierre-Charles Boudot has discovered that stewards will take an extremely dim view for any such manoeuvre even once the horses have crossed the line.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Gyllen and Barzalona outbattle
    Crossed Baton to headline
    Godolphin double

    Gyllen and Mickael Barzalona proved too tough to pass as the pair held off a determined challenge from the John Gosden-trained Crossed Baton to win the Prix Eugene Adam at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Jim Bannon's Journal for
    Woodbine - Sunday

    Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race turf programme featuring the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) as race eight on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Sunday - watch the online meeting broadcast
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Injury ends Masar's campaign
    but connections eye
    four-year-old career

    A leg injury has ended Derby hero Masar's season, but Godolphin's new pin-up boy is set to return to the racecourse next year.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Big Drink of Water floats to
    Victoria Stakes victory

    Endeavor Bloodstock’s two-year-old gelding Big Drink of Water floated to his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Victoria featured Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Kew Gardens caps great day for
    Ballydoyle and now has King
    George on agenda

    Kew Gardens capped a splendid day for Ballydoyle by winning the Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp on Saturday evening, fending off the persistent challenge of Neufbosc to justify favouritism.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    US Navy Flag set for Everest
    challenge after completing
    unique Group 1 treble

    US Navy Flag carved himself a niche in racing history when completing a Newmarket Group 1 triple crown of the Middle Park, Dewhurst and Darley July Cup on Saturday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Trainers warn political party
    to stay out of wage disputes
    after strike violence

    Johannesburg trainers have chosen to take on the might of the Economic Freedom Fighters political party and have issued a warning to its leaders to stay out of future wage negotiations.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Quorto steps up in style for
    Godolphin to advertise Classic
    claims

    Quorto had the layers inking in Classic prices after Godolphin's homebred maiden winner took the step up to Group 2 company in his stride at Newmarket on Saturday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Fascinating Korean Oaks at
    Busan on Sunday

    The Korean Oaks will be run at Busan Racecourse on Sunday afternoon and all the ingredients are in place for it to be a fascinating affair.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Busan's Sunday meeting preview

    Busan's Sunday meeting preview - Race 5: Class Open (1800M) The Korean Oaks - Yeongcheon Derby – half-sister to 2015 Korean Derby winner Yeongcheon Ace. Four wins from five starts with her only defeat coming in the KRA Cup Mile, the first leg of the Triple Crown against the colts - the six race broadcast commences at 1.40pm AEST on Sky Racing2
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

    Seoul's Sunday meeting preview - Race 11: Class 1 (1200m) Handicap / KRW 150 Million - Final Boss was very good 4th in the SBS Sports Sprint on June 3rd at this distance having already won the Segye Ilbo Cup earlier in the year - the 2017 Korean Derby winner is reinventing himself as a sprinter

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