There is great excitement in the Horse Racing world as Black Caviar, aka ‘The Wonder from Down Under’ has arrived in Britain and is expected to run in some major races. The undefeated 5- year old Australian thoroughbred racehorse has taken the world by storm and is expected to set pulses racing in Ascot and Newmarket.
Named one of the top thoroughbred racehorses in the world and WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, she has got 21 wins under her belt. The remarkable horse is trained by Peter Moody and has just arrived at Heathrow after a 30-hour flight from Australia via Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, to take part in the global sprint challenge. This 10-race series is held in six countries. Black Caviar was wearing a special custom-made Lycra compression suit to add to her comfort during the long trip.
The undefeated champion horse has been ridden by Luke Nolen for most of her running career. She was ridden twice by Ben Melham, while Luke was suspended. Black Caviar will sprint at Ascot in June in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the King’s Stand Stakes and the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on July 14th. Her trainer warned that he would not race her if she wasn’t 100% fit after her long trip to England. But bookmakers are already marking her as the favourite to win.
Goodwin Racecourse is setting up a £1m prize fund for a clash between Black Caviar and another unbeaten international flat racing champion horse called Frankel. This horse, owned by Khalid Abdullah and trained by Sir Henry Cecil at Newmarket, has won the last 9 races in last year’s 2,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes.
Frankel has got an advantage over Black Caviar, as he has won six races over a mile (eight furlongs), and Black Caviar has yet to prove herself at this distance. She has run mainly over five and six furlongs, with one win at seven furlongs. It is hoped that the horses will meet at the Sussex Stakes.
Black Caviar, whose stable name is ‘Nelly’, is the best sprinter in the world at present and the second highest-rated horse in the world after Frankel. She stands at 16.2 hands. Her sire is Bel Esprit and her dam is called Helsinge. The horse is jointly owned by a group of lifelong friends, Colin and Jannene Madden, Neil Werrett, Gary and Kerryn Wilkie. They will be crossing their fingers for the wonder horse’s continued success.