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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
    Sep 2017

    Major courses across Europe
    competing to attract Winx

    The race is on to attract Australia's wondermare to some of the biggest European contests of next summer as one major racecourse after another delivered the same cry, "We want Winx!"
  • 20
    Sep 2017

    More rain the better for
    Frankuus as he bids to bounce
    back

    Dark clouds are filling the skies over the south-west coast of Scotland, which is nothing but a plus for Frankuus and his chances of claiming a first prize of nearly £37,000 in the Listed Doonside Cup on the first day of Ayr’s Gold Cup meeting.
  • 20
    Sep 2017

    Betfred to close course shops
    and end sponsorship in A£6m
    blow to sport

    Betfred will in effect end their commercial relationship with British racing next July when their exclusive deal to operate pools betting expires, chief executive Fred Done has revealed, warning that the sport and his company "have got to learn to live without each other".
  • 20
    Sep 2017

    Ayr braced for downpours in
    build-up to three-day meeting

    Ayr’s three-day Gold Cup meeting could start on ground that is heavy in places on Thursday if up to 15mm of rain falls overnight at the track as forecast.
  • 20
    Sep 2017

    Gold Trail Stakes gets NZB
    Filly of the Year Series
    underway

    The 45th edition of the prestigious New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series will commence at Hastings on Saturday with the running of the Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m)
  • 19
    Sep 2017

    Brametot primed for Arc after
    impressing in Deauville gallop

    Dual Classic winner Brametot remains on course for a crack at the Arc with Jean-Claude Rouget and owners Al Shaqab optimistic that their colt can put a disasterous comeback run at Deauville well and truly behind him.
  • 19
    Sep 2017

    McConville's banned for three
    years in Cheltenham cobalt
    case

    The owner and trainer of the hunter chaser withdrawn on Cheltenham Gold Cup day after bloody syringes were found in a bag being taken into the course have been disqualified from racing for three years
  • 19
    Sep 2017

    Records broken on first day of
    Tattersalls September Yearling
    Sale

    A sparkling opening day of the September Yearling Sale produced a set of results not witnessed at the sale since the pre-recession year of 2006. ​
  • 19
    Sep 2017

    Caspian Prince ready to take
    on the world at Newbury

    Caspian Prince is set to contest the £60,000 Group Three Dubai International Airport World Trophy (4pm) over five furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, September 23, ahead of a potential tilt at the $1-million G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar, USA, in November.
  • 19
    Sep 2017

    Trenchard tops the Racing in
    Dubai September Sale

    Three year old bay Colt Trenchard (USA), purchased by leading South African and Dubai based trainer Mike de Kock, was sold for AED 700,000 and was the sales topper at the recent Racing in Dubai September Sale held at Meydan Racecourse. ​
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    Sunday Session at Book 3
    Keeneland September Sale

    The market continued to show strength during Sunday’s session of Book 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, headlined by the sale of a half-brother to recent Saratoga Special (G2) winner Copper Bullet for $625,000
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    Favourite Shanghai guaranteed
    shot at Ayr Gold Cup glory

    Ed Walker warned punters not to write off his Stewards' Cup runner-up Aeolus in Saturday's William Hill Ayr Gold Cup because of one bad run.
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    Winter in line to make it an
    Arc awesome foursome for
    Oa€™Brien

    Aidan O'Brien, who won his second Arc with Found last year, is tempted to put another filly in the firing line next month after admitting Europe's showcase race is under serious consideration for Winter, who could spearhead a four-pronged assault from Ballydoyle.
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    Whisky Baron team hoping for
    good ground in Joel Stakes

    The South African star, Whisky Baron, had his first public workout since arriving in Britain at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Monday morning.
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    Cardsharp and U S Navy Flag
    among 17 going forward for
    Mill Reef Stakes

    Cardsharp and U S Navy Flag could renew their rivalry in the £75,000 Group Two Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2.50pm, 17 confirmations) at Newbury on the second day of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, Saturday, September 23. ​
  • 18
    Sep 2017

    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    In an eclectic weekend of Thoroughbred racing: World Approval won the Woodbine Mile, The Tabulator won the first race on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Winx won her 20th straight race.
  • 17
    Sep 2017

    Capla Temptress triumphs in
    Natalma Stakes

    Capla Temptress stamped her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup with a victory in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Grade 1), one of two ‘Win And You’re In’ races for two-year-old's co-featured on Sunday’s program at Woodbine Racetrack.

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