Luke Nolen: Black Caviar’s jockey haunted by riding error
Several days have passed since the brilliant Black Caviar won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot to push her record to a perfect 22 for 22. Life, for all intents, still goes on.
For jockey Luke Nolen, however, time has, in a way, come almost to a halt. Before the Diamond Jubilee, Nolen was known as a top flight jockey and Black Caviar’s indispensable partner.
Since the well-publicized ‘brain fade’ near the finish line at Royal Ascot, however, he may forever be known as the jockey involved in the ‘Blunder from Down Under’.