News About Black And Bent

2013 Grand National Steeplechase Nominations Released

2013 Grand National Steeplechase Nominations Released

The nominations for the 2013 Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) are headlined by undefeated jumper Bashboy who will be aiming for his second straight victory in the $250,000 race at Sandown on Sunday. Bashboy will face a maximum of six other runners with the reigning Australian Jumper of the Year appearing to have a stranglehold on the…

Black and Bent Records Famous 2013 Grand National Hurdle Win

Black and Bent Records Famous 2013 Grand National Hurdle Win

Jumps racing champion Black and Bent recorded a famous victory in the Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown yesterday, smashing the weight carrying record for the race that had stood for over seventy  years. Black and Bent was allocated 72kg for the 2013 Grand National by the handicapper and it looked as though the weight was…

2013 Grand National Hurdle – Don’t Rule Out Black and Bent

2013 Grand National Hurdle – Don’t Rule Out Black and Bent

Leading jumps jockey Steve Pateman has warned punters not to rule out Black and Bent in the Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown Park on Sunday. Black and Bent won the Grand National Hurdle in 2011 and earlier this year scored an Australian-record tenth consecutive jumps racing victory with his win in the Jack Dow…

2013 Grand National Final Field And Barrier Draw Released

2013 Grand National Final Field And Barrier Draw Released

Jumps racing champion Black and Bent is set to take on several challengers to his throne in this Sunday’s Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown. The 2013 Grand National Final Field and Barrier Draw was released this morning with Black and Bent the top weight at 72kg. Trainer Robert Smerdon believes the seven-year-old is good enough…

2013 Grand National Nominations Stacked With Talent

2013 Grand National Nominations Stacked With Talent

The 2013 Grand National Hurdle (3900m) is set to be the most exciting Hurdle race of the season with eight talented jumpers nominated to run in the $200,000 race at Sandown this Sunday. The field is headlined by superstar Black and Bent who will be aiming to bounce back up after two surprise losses over hurdles…

Black And Bent Breaks Record – 10th Straight Jumps Win

Black And Bent Breaks Record – 10th Straight Jumps Win

Gun Victorian jumper Black And Bent has pencilled his name into the history books, winning his 10th consecutive race over the hurdles at Sandown today. The $100,000 2013 Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle was the seven-year-old’s first jumps race in more than a year but it was just like riding a bike. The Robert Smerdon-trained gelding…

Banca Mo Shortens Following Scratchings – 2013 Warrnambool Cup Betting

Banca Mo Shortens Following Scratchings – 2013 Warrnambool Cup Betting

Already a short-priced favourite in a big 2013 Warrnambool Cup (2350m) field, Tasmanian gelding Banca Mo has shortened further following some key scratchings from the $200,000 event. Mick Kent’s import Tac De Boistron has been withdrawn from the race as has Robert Smerdon’s Black And Bent. The scratchings have seen Banca Mo firm into $2.80 as…

Warrnambool Cup 2012 Nominations

Warrnambool Cup 2012 Nominations

Two time Group level winner Larry’s Never Later heads nominations for the Listed $200,000 2012 Warrnambool Cup (2350m) that will take place as the feature event on a 10-race card this Thursday. The versatile Jim Conlan-trained gelding is a regular metropolitan runner and will head to the Warrnambool with promising form on his side after…

Americain Heads Sydney Cup 2012 Nominations

Americain Heads Sydney Cup 2012 Nominations

One of the country’s few remaining true, two-mile showdowns will be next month’s 2012 Sydney Cup, nominations for which have now been received by Racing New South Wales with former Melbourne Cup winner Americain the headline entry. Due to light-up Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday April 28 as one of the most popular betting opportunities…

Helmet & Co Star in Tonight’s Cranbourne Trials

Helmet & Co Star in Tonight’s Cranbourne Trials

Tonight Cranbourne Racecourse will be host to a bumper 13-hitout trial program, stars entered appear under the lights ahead of their autumn returns including Darley-owned superstars Sepoy and Helmet, as well as Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker. Trials are a great way for punters to get an idea of how their favourite horses are progressing,…