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2013 Crisp Steeplechase Results – Bashboy Extends Winning Streak

2013 Crisp Steeplechase Results – Bashboy Extends Winning Streak

Australia’s leading steeplechaser Bashboy has extended his winning streak over jumps to six races in a row with his comfortable victory in the Crisp Steeplechase (3900m) at Sandown on Saturday. Jockey Steven Pateman rode Bashboy just off the pace and the nine-year-old raced away when asked for an extra effort just after the penultimate jump to…

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…

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…

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…