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Champion Jumper Black And Bent Retired

Champion Jumper Black And Bent Retired

4 Jun, 2014

Champion jumper Black And Benthas been retired after the veteran gelding suffered a minor tendon injury that ruled him out of the 2014 jumps racing season.

Black And Bent stamped himself as the champions jumps horse of his era with a string of dominant performances. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Black And Bent has not been …

Pateman After Another Grand National Record

Pateman After Another Grand National Record

25 Jul, 2013

Just a fortnight after setting a metric weight-carrying record on Black And Bent in the Grand National Hurdle (3900m), leading jumps jockey Steven Pateman is out to do it again with Bashboy in the Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Sandown on Sunday.

Bashboy will break a metric weight-carrying record if he wins the Grand National …

Bashboy to defend Grand National Steeplechase crown

Bashboy to defend Grand National Steeplechase crown

24 Jul, 2013

Reigning Australian Jumper Of The Year Bashboy will be lining up for his seventh straight jumps victory when he defends his crown in the $250,000 Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Sportingbet Park Sandown on Sunday.

Bashboy clears the last fence before taking out the Crisp Steeple at Sandown. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Bashboy …

Black And Bent wins second Grand National Hurdle

Black And Bent wins second Grand National Hurdle

15 Jul, 2013

Black And Bent continued his stellar jumping career by winning his second $200,000 Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Sportingbet Park Sandown on Sunday.

Black And Bent clearing the last hurdle before winning the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Robert Smerdon trained seven year old was a runaway winner …

Black And Bent Chasing 11 Straight in Bendigo

Black And Bent Chasing 11 Straight in Bendigo

13 Jun, 2013

Dubbed the “Black Caviar of jumps”, champion hurdler Black And Bent can further cement his star status when he chases an 11th straight win over the fences at Bendigo on Sunday.

Black And Bent Will Chase an 11th straight jumps win on Sunday. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

The seven-year-old heads an 11-horse field for the …

Perfect 10 for Black and Bent

Perfect 10 for Black and Bent

22 May, 2013

Champion jumper Black And Bent has made a record-breaking return to the hurdles at Sandown today, claiming an incredible 10th straight jumps victory.

Black And Bent entered the record books with a 10th straight jumps win. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

By notching up his 10th consecutive win over the hurdles, the Robert Smerdon-trained gelding etched …

Champion Jumper Out For The Year

Champion Jumper Out For The Year

15 May, 2012

Star jumper Black And Bent will miss the rest of the year’s racing after suffering a tear to his troublesome tendon that caused him to spend 11 months on the sidelines after originally injuring it in July 2010.

Black And Bent will not race again before May next year - photo © Taron Clarke

The …

Overseas Plans Left Black And Bent

Overseas Plans Left Black And Bent

10 Jan, 2012

There was plenty to like about the master plan of sending Black And Bent overseas to compete in the world’s biggest jumps races.

It would mark the complete turnaround of the Australian jumps industry with a genuine home grown talent rising through the grades to mix it with the biggest names on the planet.

There’s …

Fairytale Melbourne Cup Story Ends Up Black & Bent

Fairytale Melbourne Cup Story Ends Up Black & Bent

5 Oct, 2011

Jumps champion Black And Bent will not make the Melbourne Cup field

It was fun while it lasted but flat racer tuned jumper turned flat racer Black And Bent will officially not be a part of the 2011 Melbourne Cup field.

Connections acknowledged it was an unlikely dream when they first launched the audacious bid …

Jukebox Jury Leads Melbourne Cup First Declarations

Jukebox Jury Leads Melbourne Cup First Declarations

4 Oct, 2011

Last month’s Irish St Leger winner Jukebox Jury has been given the number one ballot for the Melbourne Cup ahead of last year’s winner Americain according to the first declarations that were released this afternoon.

The five-year-old has now won three of four races this campaign and is currently in quarantine at Newmarket in England.…