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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

    Admire Mars (JPN) in third
    Group 1 after Hong Kong Mile
    victory

    Three-year-old colt Admire Mars (JPN) under Christophe Soumillon claimed his third Group 1 victory when taking the HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday over the Hong Kong contenders Waikuku (IRE) and Beauty Generation (NZ) with fellow Japanese runner Normcore (JPN) fourth
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Glory Vase (JPN) in near
    Japanese clean sweep in Hong
    Kong Vase

    The Japanese took a near clean sweep in the HK$20m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday with the appropriately named Glory Vase (JPN) demolishing the field under Joao Moreira for trainer Tomohito Ozeki
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    The Moreira five - pictorial

    Hong Kong's leading jockey Joao Moreira took the LONGINES Hong Kong International Race meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday by storm winning five of the ten races
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Maystar makes all for
    Fast-Track Qualifier success
    under Hollie Doyle

    Fresh from setting a new record for British victories in a calendar year by a female jockey at Southwell on Thursday, Hollie Doyle made it win number 108 for 2019 when partnering the Archie Watson-trained Maystar to victory in the £14,000 Ladbrokes "Play 1-2-Free" On Football Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 7.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Irish and French raiders
    dominate entries for Cross
    Country Handicap Chase at The
    International

    Horses trained in Ireland and France account for 15 of the 24 entries for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, one of the highlights on day one of The International at Cheltenham, Friday, 13 December.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Seven jockeys banned for ten
    days amid chaotic scenes in
    finale at Sandown

    Extraordinary events at Sandown on Saturday in the closing London National left jockeys confused, punters bemused, the sport scratching its head as another major occasion was overshadowed by a fiasco and one of the trainers involved slamming the procedures.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Native River records
    wide-margin Many Clouds
    victory as old foe Might Bite
    exits

    The first big sporting rematch of the day was over before it started at Aintree on Saturday In scenes millions worldwide hoped would not be repeated hours later in Joshua v Ruiz part two, Might Bite was on the canvas early to leave Native River to claim his first winner's belt since the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Defi Du Seuil defies Un De
    Sceaux in Tingle Creek
    thriller

    Sandown's ageing concrete grandstand may lack the grandeur of Ascot or Meydan but when it comes to building a frenzied big-race atmosphere, few tracks come close to its spine-tingling acoustics and the decibels were off the scale as Defi Du Seuil repelled Un De Sceaux and Waiting Patiently in an epic running of the Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Defi Du Seuil ready to face
    classy field in Tingle Creek
    showdown

    Fast becoming one of the most popular and prolific performers in jump racing, Defi Du Seuil took his record to 12 wins from 18 starts – a magnificent 67 per cent strike-rate – when making a successful reappearance in Cheltenham’s Grade 2 Shloer Chase last month.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Frankie Dettori the 2019
    Longines Worlda€™s Best
    Jockey

    Frankie Dettori was celebrated as the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey on Friday night at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala dinner.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Native River and Might Bite
    set for another epic battle in
    Many Clouds Chase

    This race has been talked up as a match between Native River and Might Bite, but on their previous meetings the head-to-head is a little one-sided.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Kiltealy Briggs set to test
    mettle at The International

    Impressive Hexham winner Kiltealy Briggs looks set to tackle a rise in class and trip in the £32,000 G2 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday, 14 December, day two of The International.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UPI Horse Racing Weekend
    Preview

    The Longines Hong Kong International Races headline weekend horse racing, winding down the 2019 season while 2-year-olds from New York to Japan provide a preview of the year to come.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Sha Tin Diary

    A brisk wind kept the mind alert at Sha Tin on Friday as runners went through last minute pieces of work including the Kris Lee’s trained In Her Time (AUS) under Cameron Swan as the mare prepares for the Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on Sunday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    UK Racing this weekend travels
    to Sha Tin

    Four Group Ones deserve plenty of respect, and we have the almost prefect mix of a (possibly) over the top superstar, an up and coming would-be champion, International challengers, and to the best of my knowledge, the first Epsom Derby winner to compete in Hong Kong, certainly in my time
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Al Mheiri sweeps listed
    features at Meydan

    Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by The Entisar (Listed) and Garhoud Sprint (Listed), with the former over the same 2000m as the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) - both races were won by the 2014-15 champion trainer Mussabeh Al Mheiri in dominant fashion
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Aintree heroes return as 18
    declared for Randox Health
    Becher Handicap Chase

    Two previous winners and a Randox Health Grand National victor feature among a tremendous field of 18 for the £150,000 G3 Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase (1.30pm), highlight of Becher Chase Day at Aintree on Saturday.
  • 01
    Jan 1970

    Defi Du Seuil remains warm
    favourite as all eight stand
    their ground for Saturday's G1
    Betfair Tingle Creek Chase

    A field of eight goes to post in the £150,000 G1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park on Saturday, day two of the Betfair Tingle Creek Festival.

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