Black Caviar has proved that distance is no obstacle to her success by winning the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield racecourse today February 11, 2012.
Despite the best efforts of the other eight runners in the 2012 CF Orr Stakes field, Black Caviar won the race by an impressive three lengths.
Last spring’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed finished the best of the rest in second, while Playing God rounded out the placings in third.
The win equalled the efforts of the great Ajax, who posted 18 consecutive wins in the early twentieth century.
Black Caviar will now go on towards the 2012 Lightning Stakes over 1,000 metres on February 18, 2012, before taking on the Futurity Stakes over 1,400 metres on February 25, 2012.
“It’s great to see people come out and enjoy her as much as we all do,” Moody said before the race.
“It’s just great to be a part of it.
“She’s as well and as healthy as she’s ever been in her career.
“She’s that relaxed I don’t think any trip would worry her.”
Despite his confidence, Moody is aware that Black Caviar’s success could come to an end at any time.
“We’ve all been in this industry to know there’s no a lot of longevity in these things,” he said.
After the race Moody was filled with relief at what had always been the expected result.
“It’s unbelievable,” Moody said.
“There’s a Caulfield Cup winner that was outstanding three weeks ago (in that field).”
Moody was visibly choked up after Black Caviar’s latest win in today’s 2012 CF Orr Stakes.
“It’s the public expectation,” he said.
“You’d hate to disappoint the 20,000 people that turned up”.
“It’s a massive team effort and the work that goes into her is unbelievable”
“The ease of that; I’m probably going to do more work with her that Saturday morning before the Futurity than she did here today.”
The trainer is hopeful the story of Black Caviar won’t be ending any time soon.
“I suppose the end is nearer than the beginning but let’s hope it goes from another season or two yet,” Moody said.
Jockey Luke Nolen was once again in the saddle for Black Caviar’s CF Orr Stakes win.
“If you were writing a script that’s how you’d like it to play out,” Nolen said.
“It’s just a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful story.”
When it comes to running Black caviar over the 1,000 metre distance in the Lightning Stakes next weekend, Nolen said a final decision was yet to be made.
“We’re going to have to gallop her next Saturday anyway,” he said.
“The horse is number one and she’ll tell us.
“I’m sure they’ll make the right decision.”
Today’s 2012 CF Orr Stakes win has taken Black Caviar’s prize money to more than $4.6 million.
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2012 CF Orr Stakes Results & Finishing Order
|1||8||BLACK CAVIAR||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||–||5||57kg||$1.05F|
|2||9||SOUTHERN SPEED||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Craig Williams||3.25L||8||57kg||$16|
|3||2||PLAYING GOD||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||3.75L||7||59kg||$61|
|4||7||ILLO (GER)||Bart Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||4.75L||3||59kg||$151|
|5||3||MIDAS TOUCH (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||4.85L||9||59kg||$101|
|6||6||DOUBTFUL JACK||Peter G Moody||Jason Benbow||4.95L||1||59kg||$91|
|7||5||DANZYLUM||Robbie Griffiths||Nicholas Hall||5.95L||6||59kg||$91|
|8||4||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||7.7L||2||59kg||$151|
|9||1||EFFICIENT (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Eddie Cassar||8.2L||4||59kg||$151|