Jockey Luke Nolen and Black Caviar in action at Royal Ascot.
Jockey Luke Nolen and Black Caviar in action at Royal Ascot. Getty Images

Moody confident Black Caviar will keep racing in top form

BLACK Caviar trainer Peter Moody has given the biggest hint yet that the wonder mare will carry on racing next season.

The mare is being prepared for a shot at her 24th straight victory on Friday in the Group 1 $404,000 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley and Moody said yesterday that in her current physical state, it was highly likely this campaign would not be her last.

"That's the way we are approaching it," Moody said yesterday.

"Her last 10 runs have been her best, so I'm looking forward to getting through Friday night intact and then on to the T.J. Smith in Sydney."

Caviar has been compared to other legendary mares such as Sunline, who raced 48 times and Makybe Diva, who had 36 starts.

Moody compared to them, his charge was lightly raced.

"I think she is going as well as ever, so maybe there is another season in her," he said.

Moody said, while Black Caviar had some issues after her season-opening win in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes five weeks ago, she had bounced back well.



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