Old Black Caviar Back For Lightning Stakes Win #3

February 12, 2013

deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Old Black Caviar Back For Lightning Stakes Win #3

Victoria’s leading trainer Peter Moody is confident the old Black Caviar that the Australian public and racing world fell in love with will be back this Saturday when the undefeated turf queen resumes racing in the 2013 Lightning Stakes.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar vies for her third consecutive win in the Lightning Stakes this Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

The brilliant daughter of Bel Esprit has won the past two editions of the famous Flemington sprint and looks on track to make it a history-making third consecutive win in the newly renamed $500,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).

Racing fans down under are keener than ever to cheer the $6.8 million earner on for her 23rd win too after her last start was a narrow victory in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1207m) in Britain back in June.

Sidelined for some time after that with doubts about another racing season surfacing after Black Caviar was injured during that international effort, the world’s top-rated mare has proven to Moody that she is ready to get back to the business of racing this autumn.

And Moody is also confident that it will be a much happier and healthier ‘Black Flash’ on show this weekend than the one that was on display at Royal Ascot when at the end of her prep after watching her gallop at Caulfield last Saturday.

“That was the Black Caviar of old,” Moody said on Tuesday speaking of her effort on Saturday.

“That was going back to win 17 and 18.

“That’s what I wanted to see to give me a positive to go back to the races.

“She’s in the best physical shape injury wise that she’s ever been in.

“She’s worked nicely since the gallop at Caulfield, she’s handled everything well.

“At the end of last preparation she was a bit cranky, swishing her tail and turning her head.”

Win #17 was a first-up romp by 4.5 lengths in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley last January which she followed with a 3.5 length effort over Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) before successfully defending her Lightning Stakes title.

The 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes drew 15 nominations but the final field, due for release on Wednesday, is set to be much smaller with a number of notable defectors already named including Mick Price’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready.

Moody however plans to accept for two of Black Caviar’s stablemates with both Golden Archer and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Moment Of Change in the mix.

When it comes to having a bet on Black Caviar next race make sure you’ve got access to the country’s premier Lightning Stakes betting odds and options including exclusive Pick Your Own Odds markets by signing up with bookmaker.com.au today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field