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    ‘Blackie’ is our Ultimate Inter Dominion Virtual Champion ‘Blackie’ is our Ultimate Inter Dominion Virtual Champion

    OUR ULTIMATE CHAMPION: Blacks A Fake with Natalie Rasmussen aboard.

    IT takes at least three gruelling weeks of harness racing to win an Inter Dominion series. And it’s fair to say Queensland champion Blacks... ‘Blackie’ is our Ultimate Inter Dominion Virtual Champion

    IT takes at least three gruelling weeks of harness racing to win an Inter Dominion series.

    And it’s fair to say Queensland champion Blacks A Fake, a four-time winner of the great event, never shirked his task and his trainer-driver Natalie Rasmussen was never frightened to travel near and far to show Australasia just how great her standardbred gelding was between 2006 and 2010.

    Now Blacks A Fake has added another notch to his belt this week, capping two weeks of match racing before being declared the winner of the inaugural The Ultimate Inter Dominion: Virtual Series.

    For the past three weeks, 16 of the greatest Inter Dom performers in history have slugged it out head-to-head in a series of match races that eventually led into a dream grand final, which pitted ‘Blackie’ up against Western Australia’s mighty three-time Inter Dominion winner Im Themightyquinn.

    And it was the sheer weight of public voting that got Blacks A Fake over the line as the virtual series champion.

    That was great news for Kathryn Clennell, who correctly selected Blacks A Fake as The Ultimate Inter Dominion: Virtual Series champion.

    Kathryn won the grand prize, which included two VIP tickets to the 2021 Inter Dominion, valued at $500.

    So how would the grand final unfold?

    When the green light twinkled on the mobile, Im Themightyquinn, with Greg Hall junior in the bike, used a strong display of gate speed to cross to the pegs and keep his rival at bay.

    But in what could only be described as the toughness of a ‘Maroon’, the Queensland champion, Blacks A Fake overcame a difficult trip outside the leader to sprint away to a dominant victory.

    Naturally, as these two champions returned to scale from their match-race, the crowd erupted in cheers as a tribute to two of the best . . . two pacers that earned more than $4million apiece and won seven of the eight Inter Dominion contested between 2006 and 2013.

    Amazingly, they never faced each other once . . . until now in The Ultimate Inter Dominion: Virtual Series Grand Final.

    Blacks A Fake now reigns not only as a four-time Inter Dominion winner but also as the champion of champions as decided by harness racing fans from across Australasia in The Ultimate Inter Dominion: Virtual Series. A testament to his determination, stamina and grit that was adored by his legion of supporters.

    The Ultimate Inter Dominion Virtual Series was a tribute to the great history of harness racing.

    It was a fantastic series to pull together and watch the passion of the fans shine through.

    With fans unable to attend tracks across the country, this was a way to enhance the love of the sport and connect the wider harness racing community.

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    Michael Court

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