Black Caviar, the world’s top-ranked thoroughbred sprinter, extended her perfect career record to 25 victories by winning an unprecedented 15th elite Australian horse race.
The 6-year-old mare, ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Peter Moody, beat Epaulette by about two lengths to win the 1,200-meter T.J. Smith Stakes in front of a sellout trackside crowd at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse.
“She’s a special horse,” Nolen said in a televised interview. “You see what she means to racing, and to be part of that, it just blows you away. I’m going to be hung if she gets beat.”
In staying unbeaten, Black Caviar moved one ahead of Kingston Town with 15 Group 1 wins since Australia introduced the Group and Listed race classification system in 1979.
“I’m extremely proud of her owning that record,” Moody said in a televised interview. “I get to enjoy her every day and I get great pleasure in other people getting to enjoy her.”
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd., Australia’s largest racecourse betting company, paid A$1.10 ($1.16) for a winning A$1 bet on Black Caviar, which also won the T.J. Smith Stakes in 2011.
Her latest victory came four days after her sibling sold for A$5 million, an Australian record for a 1-year-old untrained racehorse, at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.