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Caviar Effortlessy Equals Record

Australia's wonder mare Black Caviar has equalled Phar Lap's amazing feat of 14 consecutive wins after taking out victory in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. The win was spine tingling, as the Peter Moody-trained superstar waltzed around her competitors and effortlessly cruised to the finishing post more than 4 lengths in front of her nearest rival.

Second placed jockey Tom Berry, who was aboard Karuta Queen, was even in awe of Black Caviar, and was honoured to be a part of the history making race.

"She's a freak. I couldn't have been going any better and she just cantered past me. That will be my biggest thrill."

  Making her first race start since May, Black Caviar started the race at $1.07 favourite, one of the shortest prices for any horse in recent memory. But anyone bold enough to plunge a large sum on her could rest easy well before the final straight, as she travelled well throughout, an loomed up to leader Karuta Queen with ease.

The record crowd gave a massive roar as she flew over the last 2 furlongs, with jockey Luke Nolen hardly touching her. Karuta Queen was brave but a couple of classes below, and Stirling Grove ran a strong race to finish third.

Trainer Peter Moody was just as relieved as he was excited about the record breaking win.

"It has been a build up like no other," he said. "You always fear something can go wrong and that's really the only way they will beat her".

But nothing went wrong, and Black Caviar won her 14th straight race, including six Group 1s and five Group 2s.

There has been talk that Black Caviar would tackle up and coming 3 year old star Sepoy later in the Spring, and if both head to the Patinack Farm Classic next month, this would become a reality. It would be a dream showdown for the VRC.