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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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  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Cheltenham king John just fine
    says Harrington despite
    Betfair Chase drift

    Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power insist Sizing John is in great shape for Saturday's Betfair Chase despite a significant market drift and concerns over the fact the jump racing heavyweight had three hard races last season
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Stormy Antarctic and
    Accidental Agent among 14 for
    Fast-Track Qualifier

    Stormy Antarctic heads a maximum field of 14 for an excellent renewal of £40,000 Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes at Kempton Park on Wednesday
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Tokyo Trackwork - Monday

    Training report of foreign entries for the 37th Japan Cup (G1) - Boom Time - “His condition has been very good since he came to Japan and everyday he’s getting better, he’s back to his old self now. He’s used to travelling long distance and the two-hour ride from the quarantine center was no problem for him"
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    BHA Appeal Board dismisses
    Gibbons appeal

    The BHA Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal of Graham Gibbons against the penalty of 2 years prohibition from applying for a licence imposed by a Disciplinary Panel for breach of Rule (A)30 of the Rules of Racing
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Mullins not ruling out return
    to hurdles for dual festival
    hero Yorkhill

    Willie Mullins has suggested that all options are on the table for last season's JLT Novices' Chase winner Yorkhill, including a potential return to hurdles.
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Hills report worldwide growth
    in latest trading update

    William Hill have announced growth across the group in a trading update released on Monday.
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    Walsh will 'definitely' be fit
    for Cheltenham Festival says
    Turf Club doctor

    Ruby Walsh is home, does not require surgery and will most definitely be back in time for the Cheltenham Festival, according to Turf Club chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    BHA a€œFast tracka€
    protocol for lower level rules
    breaches

    “Fast track” protocol document published as part of ongoing implementation of recommendations from recent Integrity and Quinlan Reviews - aim to ensure a more efficient regulatory function to benefit stakeholders
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    Weekend thoroughbred action centered on Asia as Persian Knight, a 3-year-old son of a rising sire, won the Mile Championship in Japan while Hong Kong's finest sorted things out in preparation for their upcoming international races.
  • 20
    Nov 2017

    A a€˜Gloriousa€™ victory
    for Win the War

    Win the War powered by the favoured filly Grace and Dignity down the stretch to win her stakes debut in the $100,000 Glorious Song on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Stakes winner Be Vewy Vewy
    Quiet making some noise

    Be Vewy Vewy Quiet delivered on his pari-mutuel promise winning the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-old's in a photo finish over Silent Sting on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Another big sprint win for Mr
    Stunning

    Karaka graduate Mr Stunning (Exceed and Excel) continued his rise to the very top of Hong Kong’s sprinters with victory in Sunday’s HK$4 million BOCHK Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin.
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Cheltenham stewards' report

    BHB stewards' report from the meeting at Cheltenham on Sunday - crowd attendance figures
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Faugheen soars in Morgiana
    Hurdle

    The G1 Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday turned out to be one of the most straightforward of Faugheen's 13 wins to date, with the 16-length winning margin over Jezki the widest since he destroyed Josses Hill by 22 lengths in his bumper at the track in 2013.
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Elgin on top in Greatwood

    Trainer Alan King was delighted with the performance of Elgin, who ran out the neck winner of the feature £100,000 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    Fox Norton will hunt for more
    big-race glory

    Fox Norton, the 4/5 favourite, took the G2 two-mile Shloer Chase for the second year in a row, beating Cloudy Dream by eight lengths.
  • 19
    Nov 2017

    North Hill Harvey Arkle-bound
    for the Skeltons

    North Hill Harvey, who won the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle on this day last year, laid down his challenge for the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at The Festival in March by winning the two-mile Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase by 18 lengths from the evens favourite, River Wylde.

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