With legendary mare Black Caviar's wins in the past three past editions of the Lightning Stakes (Aus-I), co-owner Neil Werrett remained a familiar figure in the winner's enclosure at Flemington.
Two females, Australia's Black Caviar and Treve from France, shared top rating of 130 on the final World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2013 published Jan. 15 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
Black Caviar, Treve, and Wise Dan are to be recognized as the three top horses in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony at the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 6 in Hong Kong.
Wise Dan, the reigning North American Horse of the Year, has been surpassed by 3-year-old filly Treve on the list of "World's Best Racehorse Rankings."
Unbeaten champion mare Black Caviar was named Australia's Horse of the Year for the third successive season Oct. 3 at a national awards ceremony in Melbourne.
A close relative of undefeated superstar Black Caviar was the headline attraction on opening day of the Inglis Melbourne August Thoroughbred sale, going for the top price of $205,000 ($186,562 in U.S. funds) aug. 15.
Champion sprinter Black Caviar will be bred to champion sire Exceed And Excel for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
With three group I wins in Australia this season, female sprinter Black Caviar is the top-ranked Thoroughbred through the first half of the year on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
Trainer Graham Motion reported via Twitter that Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Animal Kingdom completed a four-furlong gallop in :52 May 9 at Lambourn.
All Too Hard, a 3-year-old half brother to undefeated Black Caviar, has retired. He was sold in December 2012 to a syndicate led by Vinery Stud; he will stand at Vinery Australia for the 2013 breeding season.
- By Alan Porter
Today brought the news of Black Caviar's retirement from racing. The big question now is which stallion will have the privilege of serving the great mare in her first season at stud? read blog
Australia's legendary mare Black Caviar has been retired undefeated after winning her 25th race, an emotional trainer Peter Moody announced April 17.
Champion mare Black Caviar easily extended her unbeaten streak to 25 wins in as many starts April 13 as she ran 10 overmatched opponents off their feet in the $1 million Darley T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) at Royal Randwick.
Undefeated champion sprinter Black Caviar will have some tough competition April 13 when she bids for her 25th career victory in the $1 million Darley T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) at Royal Randwick in Sydney.
A Redoute's Choice half brother to megastar mare Black Caviar shattered the Australasian record price for a yearling when he sold for $5 million ($5,238,006 U.S.) on April 9 at the the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale.
Undefeated Black Caviar easily tallied victory number 24 in the $400,000 William Reid Stakes (Aus-I) March 22 at Moonee Valley and joined the mighty Kingston Town in the history books with a record-tying 14th top-level win.
Black Caviar will put her unbeaten record on the line in the $400,000 William Reid Stakes (Aus-I) March 22 at Moonee Valley and bid to equal the great Kingston Town's record tally of 14 Australian group I wins.
Undefeated Black Caviar received a rare distinction Feb. 21 when she became only the second active racehorse to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Demonstrating she still has the competitive fire that has made her a living legend, Black Caviar took her unbeaten record to 23 victories Feb. 16 at Flemington in record time in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I).
After nearly eight months since her nail-biting victory at Royal Ascot, Black Caviar makes her long-awaited return to racing on Feb. 16 at Flemington in a race named in her honor, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I).
All Too Hard, Black Caviar's younger half brother and Australia's top-rated 3-year-old colt, stormed from the back of the field to win the C. F. Orr Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 9 at Caulfield.
Ceremony participants and an invited audience of 300 celebrated the racing career of Frankel, who joins Ouija Board (2004 and 2006) as the only two-time Cartier Horse of the Year winner.
Nominations for the Cartier Horse of the Year and seven other divisions were released Nov. 9 for the awards, which will be presented during a Nov. 13 ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
International racing review for Sept. 27-28. read blog
Sunday's $777,6000 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois at Deauville will award an automatic berth into the November 2 Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita.
Desert Sun, the broodmare sire of unbeaten Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar and the sire of Australian and New Zealand Horse of the Year Sunline, has died at Eliza Park in Victoria, Australia.
View the races of Royal Ascot. view slideshow
Peter Moody is interviewed after meeting with The Queen as Black Caviar won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. watch video
- By Steve Haskin
Each year, I keep thinking there is no cure for Triple Crown trail withdrawal. read blog
Top Australian racehorse Black Caviar came halfway around the world and proved herself on the international stage June 23, remaining unbeaten in 22 starts with a victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Matt Chapman, At The Races commentator, talks about Black Caviar and some of the highlights of the Royal Ascot meet. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment. Watch Video
Black Caviar highlights the final day at Royal Ascot. Also featured is the Group II Hardwicke Stakes. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment. Watch Video
Black Caviar is set to make her British racing debut taking on 14 challengers and putting her perfect record on the line in the $775,000 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 23.
Luke Nolan, jockey for Black Caviar, talks about her upcoming race at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Press Conference with Black Caviar owners on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012. Watch Video
Trainer Peter Moody talks about Black Caviar's preparations for running at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Unbeaten Australian sprinter Black Caviar will not be among the entries for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood when the one-mile race closes at noon May 29.
Undefeated Black Caviar racked up victory number 21 in the group I Goodwood Stakes at Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, May 12, and will head to Great Britain in three weeks to prepare for the Royal Ascot meet.
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.
Black Caviar won her 20th race in as many starts April 28 and in the process, the 5-year-old mare set the Australasian record for consecutive wins.
Trainer Peter Moody announced Black Caviar will run in two group I races at Australia's Morphettville track in Adelaide before heading to England for the June 23 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
The star mare will see her legend grow even more if she is able to keep winning in her next few outings.
A Redoute's Choice half sister to 2011 Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar was expected to be the star of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia and she didn't disappoint.
Australian standout Black Caviar, winner of all 19 of her races, eight of them group I events, will be taking a break before coming back to prepare for Royal Ascot in Great Britain, trainer Peter Moody said.
Black Caviar tied the record for consecutive victories in Australasia and almost set a course standard in the process when she won the group I Lightning Stakes at Flemington Feb. 18 on six days' rest.
Listen to Luke discuss his recent victory aboard Black Caviar and the upcoming race for Black Caviar in the Coolmore Lightning Stakes! Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment watch video
Black Caviar remained undefeated by collecting her 18th victory in the group I Sportingbet CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield in Australia Feb. 11. It was the mare's eighth group one win.
Jockey Luke Nolan talks about Black Caviar and racing this weekend during the Autumn Carnival. watch video
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