News About 2012 Black Opal Stakes

Black Opal Stakes Winner Epaulette a 2012 Golden Slipper Chance

Black Opal Stakes Winner Epaulette a 2012 Golden Slipper Chance

After preparing the second and third placegetters in the Canberra Guineas ace Sydney trainer Peter Snowden won the very next race on Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park card on Sunday with Epaulette taking out the Black Opal Stakes 2012, earning the two-year-old a possible start in the coveted 2012 Golden Slipper in Sydney.

Peter Snowden and Kerrin McEvoy will vie for ...

Faustus Leads Black Opal Stakes 2012 Field

Faustus Leads Black Opal Stakes 2012 Field

The final field for Sunday’s marquee race at Canberra, the 2012 Black Opal Stakes, has been revealed with the John O’Shea-trained Sydney youngster Faustus a surprise acceptor for the lucrative juvenile’s feature.

Unbeaten More Than Ready colt Faustus, winner of an 1100-metre Rosehill handicap on debut last November, is out to maintain their flawless record first-up on ...

Golden Slipper 2012 – Pierro on Top of Order of Entry

Golden Slipper 2012 – Pierro on Top of Order of Entry

Pierro has shot to the top of the 2012 Golden Slipper order of entry, gaining automatic qualification following his Group 2 Silver Slipper win on Saturday.

The Gai Waterhouse trained son of Lonhro overtook Blue Diamond Stakes champion Samaready on the order of entry for the $3.5 million race.

The Golden Slipper is the richest race for two-year-olds in the ...

2012 Black Opal Stakes Nominations – Layt’s Local Excitement

2012 Black Opal Stakes Nominations – Layt’s Local Excitement

Local Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt remains hopeful his smart young colt Red Excitement can keep the Black Opal Stakes 2012 trophy at home in Canberra this Sunday despite the talent-riddled list of Sydney raiders nominated for the feature.

KLast year's shock beaten favourite in the Black Opal Stakes Karuta Queen

The headline event on the Canberra racing card this Sunday, ...