Black Caviar Extends Perfect Horse Racing Record to 24 Victories

Black Caviar, the world’s top- ranked thoroughbred sprinter, extended her perfect streak to 24 straight victories by winning her record-tying 14th elite Australian horse race.

The 6-year-old mare, ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Peter Moody, beat stablemate Karuta Queen by four lengths to win the 1,200-meter William Reid Stakes, the final race in last night’s meeting at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse that attracted a crowd of more than 25,000 trackside.

“It’s scary how well she’s going,” Moody said in a televised interview. “We’re lost for words. In our industry she’s second-to-none.”

The victory put Black Caviar, a two-time Australian Racehorse of the Year, into a tie with Kingston Town at 14 Group 1 wins since the Group and Listed race classification system was introduced in 1979.

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd. (TAH), Australia’s largest racecourse betting company, paid A$1.04 ($1.08) for a winning A$1 bet on Black Caviar, who has defeated 35 individual Group 1-winning rivals during her run for career prize money of $7.34 million.

Moody wrote in yesterday’s Herald Sun newspaper that the plan is to give Black Caviar a “farewell whistle-stop tour” of Australia’s eastern states. Only one of her races has been overseas, when she won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in a photo finish at the U.K.’s Royal Ascot on June 23.

“The only thing I will say is she won’t run anywhere on a wet track on this farewell tour,” Moody wrote. “Fast horses for fast tracks. The only time she ran on the wet was in England and she won by a head.”

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