03/22/2013 10:06AM

Black Caviar wins 24th straight race in Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley


Black Caviar career may be winding down but her ability is showing no signs of abating.

Extending her unbeaten streak to 24 races, Black Caviar, a 7-year-old mare, won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes by four lengths over 50-1 pacesetter Karuta Queen on Friday at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Australia.

“It’s scary how well she’s going,” trainer Peter Moody told the press after the race.

Ridden by Luke Nolen, Black Caviar showed her customary style to win the $412,000 Reid Stakes, run over about six furlongs on a left-handed turf course. She stalked the pace to early stretch, moved to the front with minimal urging and pulled away. Black Caviar was warmly received by the sell-out crowd of 25,000 as she crossed under the wire.

Fawkner, a 25-1 shot, finished third in the field of seven.

Owned by a partnership, Black Caviar is expected to race in Australia for the rest of her career, which may end this season. Moody has mentioned the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick Racecourse on April 13 as Black Caviar’s next objective.

For the Reid, Black Caviar was odds of 1-25 and 1-33, with tote and bookmakers, respectively. According to the Herald-Sun in Australia, Black Caviar attracted one bet of approximately $521,250 from a bettor who made a profit of $15,637.