05/28/2012 6:01PM

England: No showdown between Frankel, Black Caviar


Black Caviar, the undefeated Australian sprinter, will not face the unbeaten miler Frankel in England this summer, a spokesman for trainer Peter Moody said on Monday.

Jeff O’Connor, speaking on behalf of Moody, was quoted in a press release issued in England saying that Black Caviar will not run in the Sussex Stakes over a mile at Goodwood Racecourse on Aug. 1.

There was widespread speculation earlier this year that Black Caviar, a winner of 21 races, would start in the Sussex, which is expected to include the European star miler Frankel, who is unbeaten in 10 starts.

Goodwood management had intended to raise the purse from $468,000 to

$1.56 million if both started.

Black Caviar is being pointed for the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23 A start in the July Cup in Newmarket on July 12 is a possibility.

Black Caviar must begin a quarantine program in July in England to be allowed back in Australia in time for the major stakes in that country in October and November.

“We are looking at getting her back to Melbourne for racing later in the year if she comes through Ascot as well as she can,” O’Connor said in the statement.