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Terravista Wins 2017 Black Caviar Lightning in Upset

Terravista Wins 2017 Black Caviar Lightning in Upset

The forgotten horse in the 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes field Terravista was back to Group 1 winning form for the first time in three years scoring an upset down the Flemington straight in a dramatic edition of the classic. Winner of the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at the track in the spring of…

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting Update

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting Update

The countdown is on until the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2017 steals the show at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon and updated odds on the sprint showdown are detailed below. One scratchings sees a dozen starters in this year’s $750,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), trainer Robbie Laing opting not to run his filly Missrock…

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2017 Tips & Odds Update

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2017 Tips & Odds Update

The Saturday Flemington Racecourse hosts one of the best editions of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in recent years, betting tips and the latest odds on the sprint showdown found below. Just once in the six years has the race attracted a double-figures field, so punters are in for a treat with 13 gallopers in…

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Form Guide & Betting Preview

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 action continues at Flemington Saturday with the Black Caviar Lightning 2017 – a full form guide analysis and betting preview for the short-distance sprint found below. A final field of 13 faces off in this season’s $750,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), betting on the weight-for-age clash…

Black Caviar Lightning 2017 Odds: Top Two Hard to Split

Black Caviar Lightning 2017 Odds: Top Two Hard to Split

The two resuming three-year-old colts in Saturday’s Group 1 at Flemington are batting for top spot in the 2017 Black Caviar Lightning odds. Fastnet Rock (2005) was the last three-year-old to win the autumn feature sprint, but the bookies are taking no chances on Star Turn and Flying Artie to break the hoodoo this weekend….

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Bullseye for Spieth

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Bullseye for Spieth

Warwick Farm horseman Bryce Heys is hoping his second shot at the bullseye with Spieth will land on the money this weekend in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2017 at Flemington. Last November on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival he threw the dart and came devastatingly close. Thorn Park stallion Spieth –…

Black Caviar Lightning Field 2017: Star Turn Draws 2

Black Caviar Lightning Field 2017: Star Turn Draws 2

The returning Team Hawkes-trained Star Turn has come up trumps with barrier two as he prepares to take on the older sprinters first-up at Flemington in the 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. Due to run as Flemington Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday afternoon, this autumn’s $750,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) attracted…

Price Thrilled with Flying Artie Ahead of Lightning Stakes 2017

Price Thrilled with Flying Artie Ahead of Lightning Stakes 2017

Mick Price is thrilled with the benefit taken by star three-year-old Flying Artie during his time away from racing, as he prepares to saddle the Group 1 winner amongst open company for the first time in Saturday’s 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Flying Artie was a standout for Price during the 2016…

Faatinah to Wear Blinkers in Lightning Stakes

Faatinah to Wear Blinkers in Lightning Stakes

Lindsay Park have confirmed that talented sprinter Faatinah will sport blinkers when he lines up in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday. Faatinah was a standout performer for David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in 2016; posting a number of standout results that were undoubtedly highlighted by wins…

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Nominations: 3YOs Dominate

2017 Black Caviar Lightning Nominations: 3YOs Dominate

The nominations are out for the Black Caviar Lightning 2017 running at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday and a host of top-level three-year-olds dominate the early entries for the sprint. Continuing the elite level Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival action, this weekend’s $750,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) attracted 16 nominations. Of those two of the…