Ten Successive Jump Wins - Black and Bent

Date of Record: 22/05/2013

Black And Bent galloped his way into turf history claiming an Australian record tenth successive jumps win with a nine-length success in the Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle (3300m) at Sandown, passing the 1969 feat of nine straight by Lots Of Time.

The seven-year-old, who had come back from a career-threatening injury and was making his first appearance over the jumps in more than a year, was the highlight of a treble for trainer Robert Smerdon."I was thrilled to see the hurdler (Black And Bent) do what he did today," Smerdon said about the one-time Cheltenham Festival possible.

Leading jumps jockey Steven Pateman said the champion hurdler had returned to jumping "better than ever".

Picture: Michael Dodge