Black Caviar Wins Again: 23-0

 

Australian phenom Black Caviar returned to the races on February 16 after a six-month layoff.  The 6-year-old dark bay mare, known affectionately as “Nellie,” ran in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes– a race named in her honor– and she won it again for the third time, setting a track record in the process.  She is now unbeaten in 23 starts, 13 of them G-1 stakes.

From the Bloodhorse.com:

Piloted by regular rider Luke Nolen, Black Caviar exploded to the lead and cruised to a 2 1/2-length win over stablemates Moment of Change andGolden Archer while covering 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) in :55.42.The time eclipsed the previous record of :55.50 set by Special in the 1988 Lightning Stakes.

“I’m just so proud of her,” trainer Peter Moody said. “I’m a little bit emotional for the first time. It’s just good to have her back. She’s just a good news story.”

 

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