Black Caviar May Race On
Trainer Peter Moody has hinted that equine superstar Black Caviar could race on beyond her current campaign.
The unbeaten mare was expected to be retired at the end of this campaign but Moody has suggested that she may have another season left in her.
“She’s been well looked after, well-managed and patiently guided by her owners,” Moody said.
“I think she’s going as good as ever.
“Maybe there is another season in her.”
Black Caviar galloped at Caulfield yesterday in preparation for the William Reid Stakes, which will be run at Moonee Valley on Friday night, and Moody said he was very impressed with the daughter of Bel Esprit.
“She worked lovely, a soft half-mile and quickened up the running,” Moody said.
“I was very pleased with her wind and her action.”
Black Caviar is considered an unbackable favourite in the William Reid Stakes as she aims to join the great Kingston Town on fourteen Group 1 wins.
The once in a generation equine talent is currently available at odds of 1/20 at Bet365.
The William Reid Stakes will be Black Caviar’s last race in Victoria this season before she heads to New South Wales for the Autumn Racing Carnival.
The first lady of Australian racing will take part in the TJ Smith Stakes but Moody said everything after that is an option – opening up the possibility of a mouth-watering clash with half-brother All Too Hard in the All-Aged Stakes over 1400m.
Black Caviar has had only one run at 1400m when she defeated 2011 Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed to win the 2012 Orr Stakes – a race won by All Too Hard in 2013.
“She has a perfect one run for one win at the distance, so nothing is off the table,” the leading trainer said.
However, Moody was quick to add the usual ‘but’ that is now commonplace when he talks about the great mare.
“But another run like that in Ascot and that will be it,” Moody said.
You can on Black Caviar in the William Reid Stakes this weekend at Bet365.