Superstar racehorse Black Caviar has been retired, only days after winning her 25 straight race on Saturday, the TJ Smith in Sydney. It was also an Australian record 15th Group 1 win, cementing herself as one of the all time greats.
"The owners had a long chat the last couple of days and we thought 25 was a great number," trainer Peter Moody said.
"We got three more runs that we never thought we could get after Ascot last year."
Those three runs were the Lightning Stakes, the William Reid Stakes and the TJ Smith. After pulling up badly from her England run, it was likely Black Caviar was to be retired then. But luckily enough, the super mare managed to finish her career on home soil, giving Aussie fans a string of final performances.
BLACK CAVIAR IN A GLIMPSE
- Kicked off her career on April 18, 2009 with a win at Flemington.
- Won her second race (a black type race) in Caulfield by 6 lengths, her equal biggest margin in her career.
- Took out her first Group 1 in the Patinack Farm Classic during the Spring of 2010
- Has an average winning margin of over 3 lengths
- Won Australian horse of the year in both 2010-11 and 2011-12
- Retired with $7.95 million in stakes earnings