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Running like a broken record, the legendary Black Caviar repeats effortless victory at Moonee Valley, winning the William Reid Stakes by 4 lengths. 24 in a row, and still no pressure!

I’m not the only one who stayed up in the States here to watch Black Caviar return, right?
At the start she had me scared like I always am, but just like her other races, as the pack continued down the grassy lane, the other nameless horses looked like they were pumping hard while Nelly was just striding along before letting it loose in the final jumps. Nelly’s return was one for the books as she is now 23-for-23 and still the world’s finest sprinter with a new track record for 5 furlongs; I don’t know any horse that could best :55 and change on any surface while not being “100%” according to her trainer, and not being asked!
Whether she continues racing or retires, she’s truly the untouchable kind of legend! (Photo by Michael Scanlan)

I’m not the only one who stayed up in the States here to watch Black Caviar return, right?

At the start she had me scared like I always am, but just like her other races, as the pack continued down the grassy lane, the other nameless horses looked like they were pumping hard while Nelly was just striding along before letting it loose in the final jumps. Nelly’s return was one for the books as she is now 23-for-23 and still the world’s finest sprinter with a new track record for 5 furlongs; I don’t know any horse that could best :55 and change on any surface while not being “100%” according to her trainer, and not being asked!

Whether she continues racing or retires, she’s truly the untouchable kind of legend! (Photo by Michael Scanlan)

I didn’t pay much mind to it and unfortunately just missed it coming home after a long day, but a special congrats to Cox Plate (AUS-I) victor and New Zealander Ocean Park who got to Black Caviar's little brother All Too Hard in the final jumps of the Aussie classic. Heavy favorite Pierro chimed in for the show in the race. Smirking jockey Glen Boss said it best: “To all those who doubted him, stick that up your shirt.”

I didn’t pay much mind to it and unfortunately just missed it coming home after a long day, but a special congrats to Cox Plate (AUS-I) victor and New Zealander Ocean Park who got to Black Caviar's little brother All Too Hard in the final jumps of the Aussie classic. Heavy favorite Pierro chimed in for the show in the race. Smirking jockey Glen Boss said it best: “To all those who doubted him, stick that up your shirt.”

So You Think [IRE]

So You Think [IRE]

Black Caviar made it look all too easy winning her 21st straight win to stay undefeated in the Goodwood Stakes (AUS-I) at Morphettville. ON TO ASCOT!

Horse Racing Facts #34

Undefeated Australian sprinter Black Caviar's stride is about 27 1/3 feet long, allowing her to cover 200 meters in 24 strides— compared to 30 strides for most of her rivals.

So You Think: Again, he’s the prettiest horse ever.

So You Think: Again, he’s the prettiest horse ever.

Whoa, Nelly! Black Caviar Notches 15th Win

The great thing about Black Caviar, Australia’s best horse and the world’s best sprinter, is that she needs neither luck nor serious strategy to win. She wins simply by being the obvious best out there every time she heads to the gate, which has been the case in each and every one of her 15 victorious starts.

Only three others were tempted to test the speedy brown mare in the Schweppes Stakes (AUS-II), which she also won last year. The only semi-serious threat was perceived to be 2009 Horse of the Year/Champion Sprinter Scenic Blast, who was returning to the turf for the first time in 11 months. Doubtful Jack, Black Caviar’s stablemate, appeared to be the pacesetter as he stormed to the front early with the mare hanging behind by a length, with Scenic Blast and Here De Angels bringing up the back. 

Hitting the turn for home, Black Caviar sidled up to Doubtful Jack and took off running down the lane, her lead growing with an easy, effortless stride. Black Caviar crossed the wire in front by 6 lengths with Doubtful Jack holding strong for second over Here de Angels.

Her next, sixteenth start is defending her VRC Patinack Farm Classic (AUS-I) win on November 5, where she will hopefully continue making history.

I’m disappointed in myself for falling asleep so early last night (the broadcast for EST for the race would have been around 10:30pm Friday), but it looks as though Nelly doesn’t need my eyes watching to clinch a win. How far can she go? Let’s wait and see.

Pinker Pinker, a mare with some spunk, wins the 2011 $3 million Cox Plate in Australia. Just goes to show if you want a good horse, name it something cool and catchy. Unfortunately, Lion Tamer was euthanized after his leg was found broken easing up after the wire.

What sets her apart is not sheer speed but her massive stride. When you watch her work, you think she’s going slow — then you look at the stop-watch and it’s shake your head stuff.

Trainer Peter Moody of the world’s top-ranked horse, Black Caviar

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