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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

    Circus Maximus proves king of
    Ascot

    Circus Maximus (10/1) became the first horse since Dawn Approach (2013) to run in the 12-furlong Investec Derby before winning the £538,750 G1 St James's Palace Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Blue is on Point for Godolphin

    Godolphin's Blue Point became the 12th dual winner of the £500,000 G1 King's Stand Stakes with a gutsy display in the five-furlong contest at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Glitter Lords it up in Queen
    Anne

    The David O'Meara-trained Lord Glitters (14/1) captured the opening race of Royal Ascot 2019, the G1 Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Moore finds right tempo for
    Arizona

    Arizona, the 15/8 favourite trained by Aidan O'Brien, provided Moore with victory in the £150,000 G2 Coventry Stakes over six furlongs for two-year-olds at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UPI Royal Ascot Day One
    Roundup

    Circus Maximus and Arizona gave the Irish raiders a double on the first day of Royal Ascot 2019 while Lord Glitters earned a Breeders' Cup berth with an upset win and Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin got on the board as Blue Point got the better of old rival Battaash in the featured sprint.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Declared runners for Day Three
    of Royal Ascot

    Declared runners for Day Three of Royal Ascot
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Lester Piggott statue unveiled
    at Ascot

    Legendary jockey Lester Piggott had a statue unveiled at Royal Ascot on Tuesday in his honour.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Going news from Royal Ascot

    Showers and longer periods of rain could not dampen spirits at Royal Ascot today, although they did lead to two changes in the going during the afternoon - the first to Good to Soft after the fourth race and then to Soft after the fifth contest.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Addeybb relishes the rain

    Addeybb's impressive success in the £100,000 Wolferton Stakes was trainer William Haggas' ninth Royal Ascot victory, and his first in the 10-furlong Listed race on Tuesday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Royal Ascot weather watch

    Ascot's forecast leading into the five day Royal Ascot meeting beginning on Tuesday - rain forecast for Tuesday, showers for Wednesday, partly cloudy for Thursday and Friday and mostly sunny for Saturday
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UK racing looks at Royal Ascot
    Day One

    On to the racing and what a cracker to start with as up to sixteen go to post over the straight mile for the Queen Anne Stakes - at the risk of looking stupid(er), I cannot really see why Le Brivido trades as the favourite even if he was unlucky in running when behind four of these at Newbury last time out and if there was any value, we are too late to take advantage
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Oisin Murphy's failed breath
    test unlikely to threaten
    title aspirations

    Oisin Murphy's failed breath test is understood to have fallen well within the BHA's 'lower level' for the offence, in which case the matter is likely to be fast-tracked for resolution without a disciplinary hearing and without further penalty.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Rail strike latest: see the
    revised Waterloo to Ascot
    train timetable here

    Racegoers travelling by train to Royal Ascot this week face travel disruption after it was confirmed on Monday afternoon that a five-day strike will start at midnight, although a spokesperson said the service from London Waterloo would be relatively "comprehensive".
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Classic hero Phoenix Of Spain
    looking to follow up in St
    James's Palace Stakes

    As a two-year-old Phoenix Of Spain was very good. As a three-year-old he could be much more than that. He seeks to hammer home that point when venturing to Royal Ascot with the chance to stamp himself king of the Classic milers.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Blue Point bidding to join
    exclusive list of dual winners
    in King's Stand

    Blue Point carries Godolphin's highest hopes as he bids to become just the fourth dual winner of the King's Stand Stakes in modern times and the second in that period to win the race in successive years following Sole Power's brace in 2013 and 2014.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Lockinge fifth Le Brivido
    treads familiar path for Aidan
    O'Brien in Queen Anne

    Aidan O'Brien's three previous winners of the Queen Anne Stakes were well beaten before their Royal Ascot victories and the trainer is hoping it will be a familiar story in the royal meeting's curtain-raiser with Le Brivido.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Arizona another Coventry
    favourite for a race Aidan
    O'Brien has made his own

    Aidan O'Brien's first two Royal Ascot wins were both in the Coventry Stakes, a race he has come to dominate with eight victories. Harbour Master, his first winner in 1997 in a list that includes Fasliyev, Henrythenavigator, Power and Caravaggio, was a 16-1 chance despite arriving unbeaten.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Royal Ascot: straight course
    now good with drying
    conditions set to continue

    Conditions are continuing to dry out in the lead up to Royal Ascot with good now prominent in the going descriptions for both the straight and round courses, although thundery showers are forecast for day one of the prestigious meeting.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Royal Ascot: confirmed runners
    and riders for the Prince of
    Wales's Stakes

    The Prince of Wales's Stakes looks set to live up to its billing as the race of Royal Ascot 2019 after a stellar field of eight was confirmed for Wednesday's highlight.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Global broadcast reach for
    Royal Ascot

    Entries from nine countries have helped boost global interest in Royal Ascot 2019, which will be broadcast in around 200 countries and available in over 650m homes worldwide.

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