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2011 Melbourne Cup Nomination for Black And Bent

2011 Melbourne Cup Nomination for Black And Bent

Melbourne Cup 2011 nominations are out this Thursday, September 1, and after another brilliant jumps win from Australia’s ace hurdler Black And Bent, it is looking more likely that the world’s richest handicap this year will have a jumper among the field.

Black And Bent is a double-figure roughie to win the Melbourne Cup 2011

Black Hawk six-year-old Black ...

Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

Grand National Hurdle Winner Bent on Melbourne Cup 2011

History and the odds on Australia’s champion hurdler Black And Bent to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup this November may be against them, but trainer Robert Smerdon believes the Flemington feature is more than just a pipe dream after the horse’s authoritative victory in the $200,000 Grand National Hurdle (3900m) at Betfair Park, Sandown Lakeside on Sunday.

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Black and Bent Still On Track For Historic Double

Black and Bent Still On Track For Historic Double

Champion hurdler Black and Bent has continued his build up to the Grand National Hurdle and the Melbourne Cup with an impressive win in the Kevin Lafferty Hurdle over 3600m at Warrnambool on Sunday.

Black and Bent remains on track to compete in the Grand National Hurdle and the Melbourne Cup

Black and Bent is attempting to become the first ...

Champion Hurdler Heading For Melbourne Cup 2011

Champion Hurdler Heading For Melbourne Cup 2011

History suggests it can’t be done but connections of Australia’s best hurdler have indicated they will target the 2011 Melbourne Cup with champion jumper Black and Bent.

Black and Bent will now target the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Just one horse in the history of Australian racing has managed to win both the Grand National Hurdle and the Melbourne Cup. ...

Free Entry For All on Underwood Stakes Day

Free Entry For All on Underwood Stakes Day

Punters will be able to attend this year’s spring carnival for free after the Melbourne Racing Club announced that the Caulfield gates would be thrown open on Underwood Stakes day.

MRC Chairman Mike Symons said he hoped for a crowd of at least 20,000 for the September 17 meeting.

“We want to promote the day and get people to focus ...

Mornington Lines Up For Piece Of The Caviar Pie

Mornington Lines Up For Piece Of The Caviar Pie

Black Caviar has dominated fields across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and Mornington could be one of the next stops as the show rolls on.

Before locals get too excited she won’t be in full flight, the Mornington Race Club instead trying to secure her for a track gallop during their meeting on Melbourne Cup Day.

Black Caviar is likely to ...