She’s back! Black Caviar sets course record in win #23
Black Caviar -‘The Wonder from Down Under’ – remained undefeated with a scintillating 2 1/2-length victory in the race named in her honor, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington Feb. 16.
The 7-year-old daughter of Bel Esprit once again made it look easy, taking command with 400 meters left in the race and drawing off to win while under a hand ride. The Peter Moody-trained mare set a new course record in the race, covering the five furlongs in a swift 55.42, beating the old mark of 55.50 set in 1988.
Moment of Change was second, with Golden Archer third.
Black Caviar, who was ridden to victory by Luke Nolen, has now won this race three consecutive years.