03/19/2013 1:56PM

Black Caviar a heavy favorite to stretch unbeaten streak to 24 in Reid Stakes


Black Caviar may go off at career-low odds of 1-25 when she attempts to stretch her unbeaten streak to 24 races in Friday’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia.

A 7-year-old mare, Black Caviar is part of a field of seven in the $412,000 Reid, which is run over about six furlongs. There is little to suggest that the competition will offer Black Caviar a threat, reflecting her remarkably short odds.

Black Caviar’s rivals include Spirit of Boom, who was third in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield last month; Luckygray, who won the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot Racecourse in Australia last December; and Fawkner, who was second in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington last November.

Black Caviar is trained by Peter Moody for a partnership. Wildly popular in Australia, Black Caviar has made one start this year, winning the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes over about five furlongs by 2 1/2 lengths at Flemington Racecourse on Feb. 16. She was the 1-10 favorite in that race.

Last year, she traveled outside of Australia for the first time, winning the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in England.

Regular rider Peter Nolen has the mount on Black Caviar.

For the Reid Stakes, a sell-out crowd of 25,000 is expected at the suburban Melbourne track for the evening program. Post time for the Reid is 6:45 a.m. Eastern.

Vinod Jhangimal More than 1 year ago
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/77010/black-caviar-electrifies-in-24th-career-win Sorry DRF, this has been up for over an hour and no mention in your website at all. Call it a public service announcement.
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
It would be nice to see just how good she really is by coming out to Santa Anita and running in one of the B.C. Race's, but then again it's only wishful thinking on my part
redboy More than 1 year ago
To be the Best you have to beat the Best! and she has beaten the Best her country has to offer Undefeated at 23/0 thats an incredible record by anyones standards,so she has nothing to prove ,and actually suprised they keep running her out ,now 7 your pushing the envelope I hope theyretire her undeated and let her enjoy all the recognition she deserves.
Mark. More than 1 year ago
Black Cavier rules
Gintowin More than 1 year ago
I could race Grandma and beat her 24 straight as well. Gotta go outside and try a few times. Then the horse would become a true LEGEND. 24 straight is amazing. Facing some of the Worlds Strongest and Keeping the Streak in tact would be nothing short of INCREDIBLE. Hope the owners ship to WIN BIG. Cheers
scott More than 1 year ago
She won a group 1 at Ascot last year. 36 hour ship, what more you need?
Grazyna Mianska More than 1 year ago
Just a thought "Kingston Town" holds the record of 14 Group 1's.in Australia . 'John Henry' holds the record of 16 Group 1's in America. I feel the owners of Black Caviar will run her to beat both records. She should and could beat both records . But to me she should run and win on the greatest day of racing in the world in Dubai. That to me would be the ultimate rush.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe the best turf sprinter of all time, anywhere. While the community respects the stamina and speed of routers more, there is something very respectful about a) winning 24! races in a row and b) being really really fast. Hooray for Black Caviar from N'Awlins. Wish we would see you at Santa Anita but that is our selfishness talking.
Darrell Peck More than 1 year ago
of course she is a great horse, the best of Australia. Best in the world of all time, not. Really who cares if she is or isn't. can't stand those talks. She didn't overpower sprinter in England and she hasn't toured the world but again why care about things like that. sprinters never has or will get the respect of route horses. Also i doubt she ever foals a top quality horse, age is catching up with her. Her connections will never again risk her losing again so that is why she is staying in her home.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
We got us a cheap pot stirrer.
Sam Hiscox More than 1 year ago
The horse has to be respected,anyone that has the nerve to speak bad of Black Caviar must of been stupid enough to bet against and lose
Neil More than 1 year ago
Beat "the best in Europe" last June in England. Horse that won Dubai turf sprint last year, Ortensia, has decent Aussie form. So where are "the best in the world" for turf sprinters? Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong??