Black Caviar to make first public racecourse appearance Feb. 2

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Black Caviar, shown winning the Diamond Jubilee, is due to deliver her first foal in the next week Black Caviar, shown winning the Diamond Jubilee, is due to deliver her first foal in the next week

Black Caviar will make her first public appearance since her victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last June at her home track, Caulfield, on Feb. 2.

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), in conjunction with connections of the world’s greatest race mare and sprinter, confirmed Jan. 17 that Black Caviar will gallop in between races at the Club’s National Jockeys’ Trust race day.

MRC Chief Executive, Alasdair Robertson, expressed his delight at the prospect of welcoming Caulfield’s first lady back to the track for her final campaign, at her home course.

“We are so pleased to give the public of Melbourne the opportunity to come and see Black Caviar as she prepares to embark upon her final campaign,” Mr Robertson said.

“Caulfield has been Black Caviar’s home for four years, and was the scene of her first black type win.  It is most fitting that she be welcomed back to the turf from her memorable victory at Ascot, at Caulfield.”

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  • Dwnunder

    why are they doing this this great mare

  • Terri Zeitz

    How exciting is that. I am so happy for the Australians for them to be able to honor their queen of racing. In response to the comment, I think they were going to retire her and breed her after Ascot; however, one of the top mares in Australian died during giving birth. And they thought, if she’s healthy and still wants to run why not let her run for one more start. I can understand how her team feels. And they want to share her with her fans.

  • RedShoesGirl

    greed

  • Hazizaffieohome

    Don’t be so stupid!

  • RedShoesGirl

    name-calling has no place in a discussion, it just means you have no valid argument. would you like to elaborate?

  • Htdes8

    I think they have been careful with this mare and is managed wisely. She is treated as all race horses SHOULD be treated. Like a HORSE. An Athlete as well of course but a horse first and foremost. i would like to believe they are bringing her back because she is fit and happy and continues to enjoy her job. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing greedy there. At least I hope not. I only see good things surrounding her training and care.

  • Black Helen

     HOW MANY TIMES MUST PEOPLE BE REMINDED THAT WE BREED RACE HORSES TO RACE. THAT IS WHAT THEY LIKE TO DO.

    GO GET A  RABBIT TO PET IF YOU WANT IT ALL WARM AND FUZZY.

    I AM THRILLED THAT SHE IS TO RUN ANOTHER YEAR, SPORTSMANSHIP IS GENERALLY INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL WITH GREED, SO SIT BACK, SAY THANK YOU AND ENJOY THE SHOW.

  • Black Helen

     If you are a racing fan, you enjoy watching our superstars compete, not retired after 6 starts!!
    I would say greed comes in the form of Super Trainers with their disposable horses.

     These people have done a terrific job with this Mare and she means more to them than ALL the money in the world, once again, SAY THANK YOU AND ENJOY THE SHOW

    HATERS GO AWAY, WE LIKE RACING AND HORSES LIKE TO RACE!!!!

  • RedShoesGirl

    they raced BC in england knowing she wasn’t 100 percent. to me that says they may not always do what is best for the horse. she has physical issues. why race her until she drops? of course i love racing, not a hater — what a silly concept. questioning an issue is not hating, so don’t get your shorts in a twist.

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