Andrew Black

Seven Days: Juveniles in the Spotlight

With the leaves on the turn and rugs back on the horses after the hottest summer in many a year, it may feel as though we are coming to the end of the season but by juvenile Group 1 contests in Europe we are really only halfway through. So far, No Nay Never's sons Little Big Bear (Ire) and Blackbeard (Ire) (No Nay Never), both trained by Aidan O'Brien, have claimed three between them - the Phoenix S., Prix Morny and Middle Park S., while the Joseph O'Brien-trained Al Riffa...

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'You Can't Afford To Be Risk Averse In This Game And I'm Not That'

   Andrew Black is renowned in the gambling industry, being co-founder of Betfair, one of the biggest exchanges in the world.     However, there is much more to the 59-year-old than being the man who revolutionised betting; he is also hugely passionate about breeding and playing cards.    Black got to the semi-finals of the world Bridge Championships last week and his breeding endeavors at Chasemore Farm continue to go from strength to strength.     He will bid for Group 1 glory at Haydock on Saturday when homebred Brad The...

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Great Gran To The Rescue At Chasemore

Most young mothers call on their own mothers or even grandmothers for help with childcare but that is rarely the case with Thoroughbred mares. At Chasemore Farm, however, a slightly unusual solution has been found to help a foal rejected by her first-time mother four days after she was born.  The mare in question is the G3 Prestige S. winner Boomer (GB) (Kingman {GB}), whose maternal role has now been taken on by her grand-dam Veiled Beauty (Royal Academy). The 22-year-old was one of the earliest broodmare purchases by owner/breeder...

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Manor House Stables Partners With NAF

Michael Owen and Andrew Black's Manor House Stables has partnered with equine nutrition and care product supplier NAF as an official yard sponsor. "As a former elite sportsman, I am fully aware of the fine margins that can be the difference between success and failure," said Owen. "In the same way that footballers need to get the right nutritional balance between fuel and hydration for optimum performance, it's important that horses get the right balance too. This is why I am delighted to welcome NAF onboard as a main sponsor...

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