Black Caviar stretched her unbeaten run to 23 by winning the Lightning Stakes, breaking the course record which had stood for 25 years. It was the third time she had won the event. On 21 February 2013 Black Caviar was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. This was only the second time an active competitor has been so honoured.
Black Caviar has a Timeform ranking of 136.
The highest timeform ratings achieved by Australian horses are – Tulloch 138, Kingston Town 137 and Manikato 136 . I’m sure you’ve heard of them!
Black Caviar has been responsible for getting people back to the racetrack, and some would say, that will be her greatest achievment once she retires.
Outback Charleville product Peter Moody with daughter Breann, champion mare Black Caviar
Black Caviar was purchased by Peter Moody under Moody Racing for $210,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.
Breeding: By Bel Esprit out of Helsinge in 2006 (currently 4 years old).
Owners: (Neil) Wherrett Bloodstock P/L; Gary and Kerry Wilkie; Colin and Jannene Madden; Pam Hawkes; David & Jill Taylor.
Trainer: Peter Moody (age 43). Jockey: Luke Nolen (age 32).
Racing record: 23 wins from 23 starts.
Major wins (13 Group Ones):
CF Orr Stakes 1400 m at Caulfield
2 X VRC Patinack Farm (Linlithgow) Stakes 1200m at Flemington.
2x VRC Lightning Stakes 1000m at Flemington.
MVRC William Reid Stakes 1200m at Moonee Valley.
VRC Newmarket Handicap 1200m at Flemington.
AJC/ATC TJ Smith Stakes 1200m at Royal Randwick.
BTC cup 1200m Doomben
Robert Sangster stakes
Diamond Jubilee Stakes ( Ascot England)
Black Caviar is an outstanding horse who is racing against very good company. She is currently rated both the best sprinter and the best horse in the world in 2010/11.
Black Caviar's mother was called Helsinge, was a small town in Denmark. Helsinge's mother was Scandinavia, where caviar comes from.
With the name settled, it was time to dream up a set of racing colours. Major part-owner Gary Wilkie put his daughter Shannon on the job and came up with black spots for caviar and pink salmon.
Her sectional splits in the Schillaci were amazing breaking 11 seconds in each 200m segment from the 600m to the 200m, then despite easing down posting the fastest last 200m at 11.55 seconds.