Black Caviar Back for More in Goodwood Stakes

It will be her last Australian race before she heads to Royal Ascot in June.

Undefeated Black Caviar will return to Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, May 12 to compete in the group I Goodwood Stakes, her final race in Australia before she heads to Great Britain for the Royal Ascot meet in June.

Australian news reports said the 5-year-old Bel Esprit mare will face eight others in the Goodwood, run at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on the grass. On April 28 Black Caviar romped in the group I Sportingbet Classic, formerly called the Robert Sangster Stakes, at the same distance at Morphettville.

Black Caviar, owned by a syndicate managed by Neil Werrett and bred in Victoria by Ric Jamieson, is 20-for-20 in her career and has earned more than $5.5 million. In the Sportingbet Classic she broke the Australasian record for consecutive victories previously held by Desert Gold and Gloaming.

The Herald-Sun newspaper reported Black Caviar, in a May 8 “gallop,” traveled the final 400 meters in :22.26 at Caulfield with trainer Peter Moody looking on.

“She worked lovely, quickening the last 400 meters and always traveling within herself,” Moody told the Herald-Sun. “She has ticked all the boxes, and she’s off to Adelaide.”

According to reports more than 30,000 people were in attendance at Morphettville when Black Caviar won the Sportingbet Classic.