Blacks Are Fake
is a brown Standardbred
gelding that won the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 Inter Dominion
Championships, making him the only four-time winner of Australasia's premier harness race. He finished second, beaten by a long neck, in the 2009 Inter Dominion
to Mr Feelgood
(USA). His other achievements include wins in the Victoria Cup
and Hunter Cup
and three Australian Horse of the Year titles. He is Australasia's highest earning Standardbred, and (excluding exchange-rate considerations) is the world's highest earning pacer.
Foaled on 7 October 2000, Blacks A Fake is a son of the Little Brown Jug
Series winner and a Leading Australian Sire, Fake Left
(USA), out of Colada Hanover by Vanston Hanover
He was trained and driven by young Natalie Rasmussen throughout his entire career. Natalie has been very patient with the champion pacer. Blacks a Fake suffered a major injury in 2003 and it was only due to the outstanding faith and hard work from Natalie that "Blackie" was able to return to pacing history. Natalie has had to overcome crippling injuries in the early 2000s herself when it was thought that she would never be able to drive pacers again. Natalie is the first woman in Australia to have trained and driven an Inter Dominion winner and the first Queenslander to win four.