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Rare 10 out of 10 Achieved by Blackfriars
Champion stallion Blackfriars had won seven WA sires' premierships in a row when he died in December 2017 and he will make that 10 titles at the end of this month, reports tbwa.net.au. The Scenic Lodge champion remains as dominant as ever and he can stretch that sequence even further in the seasons ahead. He won't have a 2YOo crop as from 2021-22 but juveniles have never been a point of difference during the record-breaking winning streak. The 3YO gelding Carnamah is a case in point. He cost $95,000 at the 2018 Perth Magic Millions and was given plenty of time to mature at Bellarine Peninsula Agistment Park by trainer Matt Cumani and managing part-owner Peter Diamond. Runner-up on debut at Ballarat on June 11 he returned to the synthetic surface on Sunday for a comfortable victory over 1500m. Meanwhile, Blackfriars had sired Divine Shadow to win his second city race this prep on Saturday for trainer Brett Pope. The consistent 4YO was bred and sold by Scenic Lodge for $30,000 at the 2017 Perth Magic Millions. Divine Shadow's dam Idyllic Doll (Scenic) is a half-sister to Group 1 racehorse and sire Playing God (Blackfriars). Her most recent foals are a Blackfriars 2YO filly named Miss Voodoo, with Jason Miller, and a Blackfriars colt to be trained by Fred Kersley after being knocked down for $67,500 at this year's Perth Magic Millions Sale.