Watpac 2010 Inter Dominion Grand Final Results

Watpac 2010 Inter Dominion Grand Final Results

Outstanding Queensland pacer Blacks A Fake etched his name in the history books on Sunday when he claimed a brilliant victory in the $1million Group 1 Watpac Inter Dominion (2300m) at Menangle, becoming the only horse to ever win four Inter Dominion titles.

Blacks A Fake ($3.70), trained and driven by Natalie Rasmussen, defeated the $2.20 favourite Monkey King by 2.7m with the Lance Justice’s Smoken Up ($25.50) a further 3.2m back in third.

The impressive Fake Left gelding has now won 61 of his 82 career starts, with the lucrative $500, 000 first prize for Saturday’s win elevating his total prizmoney earned to an imposing $4, 179, 693. Blacks A Fake is hands down the richest Australian pacer in history.

Blacks A Fake has competed in five Inter Dominions over his dazzling career, narrowly missing out on a perfect record in the prestigious event when he ran a gallant second to Mr Feelgood last year.

This year Mr Feelgood went out as a $17.20 chance but failed to fire after being restrained at the start of the race, finishing a dismal second last in ninth.

The unprecedented number of Inter Dominion wins wasn’t the only record Blacks A Fake broke on Sunday, he also ran a world time record for 2300m after posting a scintillating gross time of 2:42.6 for a mile rate of 1:53.8.

Click here for the official HRNSW media release on Blacks A Fake’s sensational 2010 Inter Dominion win including details on how the race went down.

Also held at Menangle on Sunday was the $60, 000 Inter Dominion Consolation where Lance Justice’s Live or Die gelding Our Malabar ($7.10) claimed a close half-neck victory ahead of another pacer from the Natalie Rasmussen stable, Western Cam ($3.70). The warm pre-race favourite Sammy Maguire ($2.70) was a further 5.5m back for third.

The other great group pacing feature held over the weekend was the $30, 000 Group 3 Bullock Consulting Devonport Cup. The testing 3020m standing start event was won by five-year-old Panorama gelding Sky Tower in a surprise victory that saw the $1.90 favourite Our Sir Jeckyl finish well back in eight.

2010 Inter Dominion Results:

Place

Horse

Prizemoney

Row & Br.

Trainer

Driver

Margin (m)

1
BLACKS A FAKE
$500, 000 Fr3 N C Rasmussen N C Rasmussen
2
MONKEY KING (NZ)
$200, 000 Fr5 B R Hill R T May 2.70
3
SMOKEN UP (NZ)
$120, 000 Fr10 L J Justice L J Justice 5.90
4
CHANGEOVER (NZ)
$80, 000 Fr7 G C Small D J Butcher 7.10
5
BONDY (NZ)
$40, 000 Fr8 D J Butt D J Butt 8.10
6
BAILEYS DREAM (NZ)
$12, 000 Fr6 B R Hill T W Mitchell 13.70
7
ATOMIC ARK
$12, 000 Fr4 N C Rasmussen G W Dixon 14.60
8
WASHAKIE (NZ)
$12, 000 Fr1 J P McCarthy J P McCarthy 14.80
9
MR FEELGOOD (USA)
$12, 000 Fr9 T G Butt A M Butt 15.10
10
OUR AWESOME ARMBRO (NZ)
$12, 000 Fr2 G C Small P A Butcher 18.30
Scratched:
SAMMY MAGUIRE
BE GOOD JOHNNY