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Posted March 3, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story, Slideshow

Black Caviar has been entered for next month’s William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley   Leave a comment

Black Caviar nominated for William Reid Stakes

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Filled in: Australian Horse Racing | 18/2/2013 at 4:30pm

Champion Black Caviar has been entered for next month’s William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley which could signal her farewell to Melbourne racing.

The Moonee Valley Racing Club brought the nominations forward to Monday for the William Reid on March 22 to begin planning for the night meeting.

Black Caviar winning the Lightning Stakes at Flemington – photo by Race Horse Photos Australia (Steven Dowden)

“If Black Caviar was to contest the William Reid Stakes, the Club would expect a capacity crowd to witness one of the historic moments in Australian racing,” MVRC chief executive Michael Browell said.

The unbeaten mare returned with a track record-breaking win in the Group One Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) on Saturday, taking her record to 23 wins from 23 starts.

The William Reid or the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington, where she would have to carry 61.5kg, are considered the options for her next start. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 18, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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Peter Moody will be looking for the great mare to win by a big margin   Leave a comment

Peter Moody will be looking for the great mare to win by a big margin

MIDWAY through another interview yesterday, an ambivalent Peter Moody, having just talked up Black Caviar’s condition 30 hours out from her return to racing, flippantly remarked it might have been easier retiring her after Royal Ascot and letting her go out in a blaze of glory.

“That would have been the easiest thing done and would have got pats on the back for myself and the owners for a job well done,” Moody said before baring his soul.

“We’re risking everything by coming back to the races.

“She is a racehorse at the end of the day. We know things can happen. They’re not unbeatable. It can happen to the greats, but let’s hope that’s not the case tomorrow.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 16, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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Moody’s wish is a farewell fit for a queen   Leave a comment

Moody’s wish is a farewell fit for a queen

February 16, 2013Michael LynchMichael Lynch

Trainer Peter Moody.

Trainer Peter Moody. Photo: Getty Images

LIKE a diva returning to the centre stage, Black Caviar will command the eyes and ears of the world on Saturday when she resumes from the longest spell of her career in the race named after her at Flemington, the Black Caviar Lightning

There is no doubt that the queen of the turf – now in her seventh year – is ageing beautifully, the injury she sustained at Royal Ascot eight months ago a mere memory. Her gallop at Caulfield a fortnight ago blew out the cobwebs and indicated that she is at, or close to, the levels she reached before her English odyssey last June.

But, such is the attraction – and mystery – of the racing game, that no matter how big the certainty, nothing can be completely taken for granted. Not even for Black Caviar.

After all, the mighty Ajax, that hero of the 1930s, won 18 times in a row before being beaten at odds of 1-40 in a three-horse race at Rosehill. That price is $1.02.5 in today’s odds, so his loss was of seismic proportions. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 16, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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Racing folk bow before a champion   Leave a comment

Racing folk bow before a champion

February 16, 2013

Patrick Bartley 

Strapper Donna Fisher with Black Caviar at Caulfield.14th February 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.Holding court: Black Caviar draws a crowd at Caulfield this week ahead of her return to racing at Flemington. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

IT TAKES a lot to jolt the emotions of Peter Moody about the appeal of his world champion mare Black Caviar but at Caulfield two weeks ago the trainer was genuinely taken by surprise with the appearance of a photographer in the mounting yard ahead of the mare’s exhibition gallop.

After issuing instructions to Luke Nolen on how fast Black Caviar was to gallop, Moody was tapped on the shoulder by a woman with a camera quizzing him about this speed machine she had read so much about. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 16, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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Fans flock to feast on Black Caviar at Flemington   Leave a comment

Fans flock to feast on Black Caviar at Flemington

  • Herald Sunby:Peter Rolfe
  • From:Herald Sun 
  • February 14, 2013 12:00am
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Black Caviar fan Sally Lehnhardt at Flemington. Picture: Rob LeesonSource: Herald Sun

Black Caviar

Strapper Donna Fischer with Black Caviar at Caulfield. Picture: Jay TownSource: Herald Sun

BLACK Caviar is set for a hero’s welcome with crowds poised to cheer the mighty mare to a 23rd consecutive victory in Melbourne this weekend.

More than 25,000 fans – twice more than usual – are expected to flock to Flemington where they will be given free Black Caviar merchandise and encouraged to dress in her trademark salmon and black to help cheer the record-breaking horse to triumph. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 14, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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Moody warns Black Caviar may run her final race on Saturday   Leave a comment

Trainer Peter Moody warns Black Caviar may run her final race on Saturday

  • Herald Sunby:Michael Manley
  • From:Herald Sun 
  • February 14, 2013 12:00am
Black Caviar - Macca

Artwork: David ‘Macca’ McArthur.Source: Herald Sun

BLACK Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody last night said Saturday could be his champion mare’s swansong.

Moody’s statement came as bookmakers tipped big punters to back the superstar despite the tiny odds on offer in her comeback.

TAB opened unbeaten Caviar at $1.05 for the Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington — a return of five cents on the dollar if she wins.

Moody ruled out a return to Royal Ascot in June, but held some hope of the mare racing in Sydney and Brisbane before her retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted February 14, 2013 by belesprit09 in Pre-race story

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