02/21/2012 4:58PM

Black Caviar will pass on Golden Shaheen


Black Caviar, the Australian mare who has won 19 races in a row in top company, will be rested for several weeks and will not run in the Golden Shaheen in Dubai this year, her trainer, Peter Moody, told the Herald Sun of Australia.

According to Moody, Black Caviar’s main goal this summer will be the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on June 23 at Royal Ascot in England. She will likely prep for the race in April during the Goodwood meeting in England, Moody said, or in a race in early May in Australia.

“There’s nothing wrong with her,” Moody told the Herald Sun. “To the contrary, she’s at the top of her game. But it’s all geared around having her at her peak when she flies across to England for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.”

Black Caviar, a 5-year-old mare specializing in sprints, won her 19th consecutive race on Saturday in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington Racecourse in Australia. She has become one of the most popular horses in Australian history.