04/13/2013 12:32PM

Black Caviar cruises to 25th straight victory


Black Caviar extended her unbeaten streak to 25 races, and won an astonishing 15th Group 1 race in Saturday’s $1,050,000 T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick Racecourse in Australia.

Similar to so many of her victories, the 7-year-old Black Caviar won without difficulty in the race over about six furlongs.

Ridden by regular jockey Luke Nolen, Black Caviar (1-7 in the betting) broke from the rail in a field of 11. Nolen kept her behind rivals until the top of the stretch of the right-handed track and took the lead with a furlong remaining and won by three lengths over the 40-1 outsider Epaulette. Bel Sprinter, a 12-1 shot, finished third.

The Smith Stakes was Black Caviar’s third start of 2013, all of which have been Group 1 races. She won the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in England last June in her final start of 2012.

Owned by a partnership and trained by Peter Moody, Black Caviar’s next start is uncertain. One possibility is the $420,000 BTC Cup over about six furlongs at Eagle Farm Racecourse near Brisbane on May 11. The race was originally scheduled for Doomben Racecourse but has been switched to the larger Eagle Farm in anticipation of a bumper crowd.

With the win on Saturday, Black Caviar earned a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November as part of the Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In program. There has been no indication from her owners or trainer that Black Caviar is bound for the United States.

There were two other Group 1 races at Randwick on Saturday.

It’s a Dundeel, the 1-4 favorite, won the $1,575,000 Australian Derby over 1 1/2 miles by six lengths over Philippi for his third consecutive Group 1 win this year.

Guelph, a 17-2 shot, won the $530,000 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes over seven furlongs for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length over 70-1 Scandiva. Overreach, the winner of the $3.64 million Golden Slipper Stakes on April 6, could only finish third as the 7-20 favorite.

Tim Berry More than 1 year ago
for some reason, American race fans have largely chosen to ignore this wonderful mare, currently the most successful race horse in the world. It took DRF 9 hours to get this story up.........
SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
Lady Zen Videos are up on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwFKq95E7E SR Vegas
Lady Zen More than 1 year ago
I heard nothing about this and had TVG on yesterday!! Where's the video??
Zaskar13 More than 1 year ago
That's because the guys on TVG are clueless. Unless it going to help their agenda, they don't discuss it. They only talk about BLACK CAVIER if they plan to show the race. Since it went off 3:10 am eastern time, it wasn't aired. try this - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77499/unbeaten-black-caviar-amazes-in-25th-win
SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
...Would LOVE it if Black Caviar made the trip to The Breeders Cup. There are plenty of fans here in the States that would he happy to see this remarkable mare , too ! Continued success and congratulations to her connections. SR Vegas