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The old V new

It’s the old versus the new on Sunday night at Sale with Jesaulenko going head to head with youngster Black Opium in race eight.

Black Opium is having her first race start over the 440 metres at Sale, whereas Jesaulenko has had a staggering 48 starts for 29 wins and 12 minor placings over the track and distance.


  • Jesaulenko is 41 months older (nearly three and a half years)
  • Black Opium is four months older than Jesaulenko’s first pup born (Jesaulenko x Abigail Rose)
  • Jesaulenko has had 103 more starts than Black Opium
  • There is only $139,662 in prize money difference
  • 7 starts into Jesaulenko’s career (current standing of Black Opium), he had won $16,355
  • in prize money. He has developed like a fine wine.
  • Both have finished second in a Melbourne Cup (2018 for Black Opium and Jesaulenko 2016)

Jesaulenko    Box eight
College Causeway x Elite Fairy
October 2013
120 starts; 51-27-15


Black Opium   Box two
Black Magic Opal x Captivating
March 2017
17 starts; 11-3-0

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