Equine Superstar Black Caviar Retired
Australian sprinting sensation Black Caviar has been retired after an incredible undefeated twenty-five race career.
The equine superstar captured the attention of racing fans all over the world during a racing career that saw her win £4,652,092 in prizemoney and a record breaking fifteen Group 1 races including the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Trainer Peter Moody announced the retirement yesterday flanked by the great mares group of owners.
“We thought long and hard about racing on but believe she has done everything we asked of her and felt it was the right time to call time on her wonderful career,” Moody said.
“She’s in such great shape but that’s always been the way we wanted her to bow out.
“We just thought the time was right.
“The owners and myself have had a long chat for the past couple of days.”
Until yesterday it was considered a strong possibility that Black Caviar would return to the United Kingdom for the Royal Ascot Festival and Moody said the owners considered that as well as a range of different options.
“We thought long and hard about racing for another season,” Moody said.
“We thought about Royal Ascot and we thought about Brisbane and Adelaide.
“But we thought this was the right time to finish.”
The once in a generation equine talent had her last career start in the T.J. Smith Stakes on Saturday, easily defeating a star-studded field, but managing owner Neil Werrett conceded that, at the time, he didn’t think it would be her last race.
“I didn’t know Saturday was her last run,’’ Werrett said.
“I thought she would be racing again.”
However, Moody and the owners said they were delighted the wonder mare had the opportunity to race on in Australia after they thought her career was over after her gut-busting win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
“We got three more runs than we thought we were ever going to have,” Moody said.
“We’ve been fortunate to bring her home here and I think the owners are to be congratulated on allowing me to race her on and give the Australian public three more opportunities to see her.”
Werrett said he and his co-owners looked forward to racing her progeny but said a mating with Britain’s own equine superstar Frankel was unlikely.
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