04/18/2012 1:28PM

Black Caviar will race twice in Australia before Royal Ascot

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Black Caviar, the unbeaten Australian sprinter, will have two starts in that country in coming weeks before traveling to England for the Royal Ascot meeting in June, her trainer Peter Moody said earlier this week.

A winner of 19 races, all in Australia, Black Caviar is being pointed for two races over about six furlongs on turf at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide – the $400,000 Sportingbet Classic on April 29 and the $500,000 Goodwood Stakes on May 12.

Black Caviar will be flown to England in late May or early June for two expected starts in Group 1 races over six furlongs on turf in that country – the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23 and the July Cup at Newmarket on July 14.

Tuesday, Black Caviar worked about a half-mile at Caulfield Racecourse.

A 6-year-old Australian-bred mare, Black Caviar has not started since the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Feb. 18, her third start of 2012.

BC Mile berth up for grabs

More Joyous, a 6-year-old unbeaten in two starts this year, and Secret Admirer, third in a Group 1 stakes on April 7, are the leading contenders in Saturday’s $2,060,000 Doncaster Mile at Randwick Racecourse in Australia.

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge program, offering a fees-paid berth for the winner to the BC Mile at Santa Anita in November, provided the winner is nominated to the Breeders’ Cup.

More Joyous won the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes at Rosehill on April 7, the same day that Secret Admirer was third in the George Ryder Stakes. The 20-horse Doncaster Mile field also includes Rangirangdoo, who won the 2010 Doncaster.

There are three Group 1 races on Saturday’s nine-race program at Randwick.

In the $566,000 Australian Oaks, Streama, the winner of the Group 1 Flight Stakes last October, will attempt to win her first race at that level this year. Streama was second to the multiple stakes winner Mosheen in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes on April 7.

Bel Sprinter, fourth in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes on March 31, will be a modest favorite in the $360,000 James Boag Galaxy Stakes over about 5 1/2 furlongs. Zaratone, the winner of the Group 3 Sebring Stakes on April 7, is a longshot who merits a chance.

Donald Cody More than 1 year ago
this is one amazing horse black caviar