Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Black Heart Bart - Makybe Diva Stakes
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Black Heart Bart is set to take a step forward when he competes in a jump-out at Ballarat

The resumption of the racing career of multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart is set to take a step forward when he competes in a jump-out at Ballarat.

Now in the care of Lindsey Smith at Warrnambool, Black Heart Bart has not raced since finishing last in the Group One Toorak Handicap at Caulfield in October when prepared by the now-disqualified Darren Weir.

Black Heart Bart pulled up lame in the off-fore leg and was bilaterally lame behind following that race while also showing signs of internal exercise induced haemorrhage.

Smith said the rising nine-year-old was progressing well but still a long way from making a racetrack return.

Black Heart Bart must undergo an official trial over at least 1000m before returning to the racetrack.

Stewards also require a specialist veterinary report that includes a lameness examination before he trials and another at least 30 minutes after the trial, along with a full body scintigraphy.

“First things first. We’ll get through tomorrow, see if he comes through it and see if he’s got the desire to be a racehorse,” Smith said.

“But his health is in excellent order.”

Smith has not made plans beyond Tuesday’s jump-out but says if Black Heart Bart makes it back to the races, he could be a contender for some of the lesser Group events in the spring.

Black Heart Bart has won 16 of his 53 starts, his latest win being in the 2017 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield, one of his five Group One successes.

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Popular female jockey could be forced to retire

Popular female jockey Nikita Beriman will miss the Spring carnival and may be forced to retired after battling an ongoing...

Mustajeer’s odds slashed for Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup

After winning the Ebor Handicap at York overnight, Mustajeer is now $15 equal favourite at TAB for the Caulfield Cup...

Samadoubt causes upset in Group One Winx Stakes

Tim Clark has pulled off a major upset in the first Group One race of the season with a bold...

Deprive wins controversial Show County Quality

Rachel King and Godolphin sprinter Deprive have renewed their winning association – but only just. In a finish that had...

The Everest could be an option for impressive Libertini

The return of boom filly Libertini was expected to be one of the highlights on Winx Stakes day at Randwick...

Social media blows up over photo finish decision

The controversy at Randwick has continued following an upheld protest in the Up And Coming Stakes a photo finish in...

Glen Boss blows up over protest decision

A protest which was upheld in the Up And Coming Stakes has caused a stir in the stewards room and...

TAB records their biggest ever winning price

One lucky punter has kicked off their Wednesday with an incredible win from a 50c bet on the Mohawk trots....

Officers bust participants in Queensland raids

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers have found five trackwork riders tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.