News About: Grand National Hurdle

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 …

Bashboy continues winning streak over the jumps

Bashboy continues winning streak over the jumps

15 Jul, 2013

Star jumps jockey Steven Pateman is looking forward to extending Bashboy’s latest winning jumps record to seven when he steps out in the $250,000 Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Sportingbet Park Sandown in a fortnight.

Bashboy (green, black cap) goes to the front as he clears the last jump to win at Sandown. Photo by …

Melbourne Cup Nomination Numbers Fall Short Of Expectations

Melbourne Cup Nomination Numbers Fall Short Of Expectations

1 Sep, 2011

There has been a smaller than expected number of nominations for this year’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington this November.

Just 163 horses have accepted for the first round of nominations, which is a far cry from last year’s 253.

As expected jumps champion Black And Bent features in the Melbourne Cup nominations after winning all …

Black And Bent Crosses Melbourne Cup Hurdle

Black And Bent Crosses Melbourne Cup Hurdle

15 Aug, 2011

Melbourne Cup hopeful Black And Bent won the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown

Robert Smerdon’s Black And Bent is on his way to a Melbourne Cup run after he won the Grand National Hurdle on Sunday.

The talented six-year-old gelding won the $200,000 Grand National by an unbelievable 12 lengths at Sandown Racecourse.

It was …

Black And Bent Left Vulnerable In Jumps Clash

Black And Bent Left Vulnerable In Jumps Clash

27 Jul, 2011

Trainer Robert Smerdon believes his jumper Black And Bent will be at his most vulnerable in the Lafferty Hurdle

Trainer Robert Smerdon feels that Black And Bent will be at his most vulnerable when he runs in the $100,000 Lafferty Hurdle at Warrnambool this Sunday.

The talented jumper will carry 4.5 kilograms less than he …

The Pentagon Orders Back To Back Grand National Wins

The Pentagon Orders Back To Back Grand National Wins

4 Jul, 2011

Mick Kent’s The Pentagon is on his way to contesting back-to-back Grand National Hurdles next month.

The trainer understands that gaining the win will not be easy with the likes of Capecover and Our Aristocrat in the field.

Kent believes that The Pentagon’s biggest threat will be Capecover, who is yet to be beaten over …

Jumps Racing Continues To Suit Capecover

Jumps Racing Continues To Suit Capecover

29 Jun, 2011

Capecover has continued his successful transformation from flat racer to jumps horse by winning his third start by seven lengths at Sandown today.

The eight-year-old gelding has now won all three of his jumps races, after finishing a career as a Group 2 winning horse over the flat.

Trainer Patrick Payne says that he gets …