Black Caviar Cruises to Win Number 24

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Black Caviar takes command of 2013 William Reid Stakes Black Caviar takes command of 2013 William Reid Stakes

A Friday night sell-out crowd got to enjoy another superb performance by Black Caviar as the talented mare cruised to an easy four-length victory in the William Reid Stakes (Aus-I) at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

It was the 24th consecutive victory for the Peter Moody trainee, who remains undefeated in her career. The win in the William Reid gave Black Caviar her 14th career Group 1 victory, tying her with the Aussie legend Kingston Town for most wins at the highest level.

Always traveling comfortably under jockey Luke Nolen, Black Caviar cruised past leader Karuta Queen at the top of the stretch and began to pull away, winning by four lengths while under a hand ride.

Final time for the six furlongs was 1:11.08 over a firm turf course.

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  • Black helen

    She is simply grand, what a joy to watch.

    Her number of wins are equivalent to the careers of about four American runners.

    Sound and happy to run, that’s what it is all about.

  • ziggypop

    US racing needs a “Nellie” about now. Impressive.

    • jack

      ever heard of zenyatta?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paula-Esposito/100001620845560 Paula Esposito

        Zenyatta was great but she can’t compete with this mare although I think Rachel could have given her a nice little run for her money.

        • LongTimeEconomist

          There’s no way you can compare a dirt router with a grass sprinter. Let’s just be happy that our game has created such great runners as Zenyatta and Black Caviar. Rachel, too.

  • Nucky Thompson

    What a great way to start a Friday , a glass of champagne and a generous helping of Black Caviar. How I wish we had a horse of her caliber and longevity over here.

  • FIVE2_THREE

    This becomes a bit of a joke after awhile, step the horse up in distance.

    • SPORTYJ

      I am not impressed with Black Caviar. She keeps beating the same group of overmatched horses. Send her to the Breeders Cup Sprint (turf, dirt, or Filly Sprint) or Dubai Sprint and her undefeated status will vanish. Just another Peppers Pride.

      • Istabraq

        14 G1s won. 35 G1 winners of 66 G1 races beaten. Been to Ascot, won despite injuries and a terrible ride. Rarely out of second gear. Peppers Pride she ain’t.

      • FIVE2_THREE

        I don’t think she has to go to the Breeders cup, she is a fine horse and a champion, but more so of a distance specialist

      • http://deafequinefanatic.blogspot.com/ Heidi Carpenter

        Not impressed? Are you aware that the sprinters in Australia are the best in the world? She would win the BC Sprint by 15 lengths. Her connections have no reason to ship her to the US.

        • SPORTYJ

          You couldn’t possibly be serious! She is a good, and she is the best in Australia, but not in the world. You say that “her connection have no reason to race her in the US”. I find that hard to believe, since the primary motive for her connections continuing to race her is strictly for the money that her connections collect from the purses in the races that she wins. Oh, I forgot, they don’t run for MONEY in America, or Dubai for that matter. Do they???? The truth is the truth, like it or not. I was really a fan early on in her career. But at some point, it get ridiculous when you continue to run in races with horses that have absolutely no shot whatsoever in beating her. She could have probably beaten THAT field by two lengths running backwards on glass. What can she do with the best sprinters in the world? I for one don’t think that she could handle them. Once again, I will say it, Black Caviar is good. I will even say that she is very good, but she is not the best sprinter in the world, period. .

          • SPORTYJ

            Also, I was wrong for comparing Black Caviar to Peppers Pride. Peppers Pride is not anywhere near Black Caviar’s league. For that, I apologize. Black Caviar has accomplished a great deal All I am saying is lets see what she can really do.

          • LongTimeEconomist

            Who is the best sprinter in the world then???

          • http://deafequinefanatic.blogspot.com/ Heidi Carpenter

            It is fact that Australia has the best turf sprinters in the world. I’m unsure why you are debating this. Black Caviar already traveled to Royal Ascot to face the best Europe has to offer, and won. Her connections are considering sending her there again this year. I don’t see any avoidance on their part here. It makes me LOL that you are turning this into a debate. I would personally consider it avoidance if she traveled to the US for the Breeders Cup solely for purse money, as you are implying she should do–she will not be facing any competition here.

  • Beachy

    So, I wonder when she gets her date with Frankel?!! :-) He did a better job proving his mettle, though, as they(ie Sir Henry and co.) stretched him out over some distance. Still, she’s a talented beauty…

    • http://deafequinefanatic.blogspot.com/ Heidi Carpenter

      She’s a born and bred sprinter–no reason for her to extend distance. As for mettle–I think she proved that in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot last year

  • Tinky

    It’s interesting to see how many people can’t recognize true greatness when it’s staring them in the face.

    There has never been a sprinter remotely like her, given the breathtaking ease with which she consistently wins her races.

  • Elizabeth

    WOW! What a terrific mare she is. I just hope she stays as sound as possible and her connections decide to breed her before it’s too late.

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