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Sunday, March 7, 2010

One for the Ages - Blacks A Fake

Early this morning (EST), Blacks A Fake marked himself as the king of Australasian harness racing with his victory in the $1 million (AUS) Inter Dominion Pace held and Menangle Park, winning the 2,300 meter race in a world record 2:42.6 (mile rate of 1:53.8), defeating Monkey King NZ (2nd), and Smoken Up NZ (3rd.).  Last year's victor, American Import Mr Feelgood finished ninth in this years final.

With Blacks A Fake victory, he sets himself as a horse for the ages, winning his fourth Inter Dominion.  As if to show this nine year old is in a class all alone, driver Natalie Rasmussen had Blacks A Fake racing three wide the last 800 meters.  Blacks A Fake has now won over $4 million (AUS) in his career.

For more regarding Blacks A Fake's victory, you may read a report provided by Harness Link.  While a complete replay of the Inter Dominion is not available as of now, here is a replay of the half mile of the race.

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