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Blacks A Fake Forced To Retire?


Published: February 14, 2011 11:17 am ET

Last Comment: February 15, 2011 6:18 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Although he is only 10, the racing career of the world's richest pacer, Blacks A Fake, could be over.

According to a report by The New Zealand Herald, the career winner of $4,366,707 in Australian dollars suffered an atrial fibrillation on Saturday, February 12 while training in Queensland.

The article states that it is the second time that the pacer has suffered the problem. His trainer, Natalie Rasmussen, went on the record as saying that retirement is being considered.

"We are not going to rush into any decisions but really he has nothing left to prove," said Rasmussen. "But I would say he is definitely out of the Interdominions."

In other Down Under racing news, Auckland Reactor, the much-hyped pacer that had zero impact when he came over to the United States for a failed North American campaign, won his first pari-mutuel race since 2009 when he set a new stakes record in the Ashburton Trotting Cup in New Zealand on Saturday, February 12.

'The Reactor's win prompted co-owner John Curtin to say "what dogged me all along was the stupidity of some people who kept saying the horse was over-hyped" in an article by

Auckland Reactor's return to form is being credited to a soft palate operation last year.

(With files from The New Zealand Herald and

February 15, 2011 - 6:18 pmOf course AR was over-hyped.

Tim Gillis SAID...

Of course AR was over-hyped. They basically told us he walked on the water all the way over here from Australia.

February 14, 2011 - 6:01 pmWell perhaps the comments

Well perhaps the comments that he was "over-hyped" were as Mr. Curtin says "stupid", but one thing is for sure he certainly under performed!

February 14, 2011 - 2:03 pmbring him back over then !!

Greg Judson SAID...

bring him back over then !!

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