News About Global Sprint Series
A crack line-up of 16 star sprinters make up the recently released 2012 Lightning Stakes nominations, Black Caviar the headline entry for the country’s sole Group 1 1000m sprint and rated a strong chance of backing up to defend her title in the race after securing the CF Orr Stakes win last Saturday.
Racing Victoria’s lucrative $600,000 bonus has not been enough to draw Singapore flyer Rocket Man down under for the 2011 Patinack Farm Classic, trainer Patrick Shaw ruling the galloper out of contention for what would have been the sprint showdown of the century with Black Caviar.
Earlier fears that Singapore’s star sprinter Rocket Man would bypass the chance to take on the best racehorse in the world, Black Caviar, at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival have been eased with connections of the talented gelding set to embark on a trip down under to investigate the quarantine issues.
After coming under heavy criticism from Australian racehorse trainers and owners for their Patinack Farm Classic bonus, the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) has this week announced a re-booted version of the bonus to get back in the good books with the likes of Black Caviar’s connections.