Man, that would be an appetizing match up. I can't think of a sprinter in Europe that would give Black Caviar a run for her money. But that speed machine The Factor certainly could. His pedigree, both top and bottom, suggests he should act well on grass.... of course you never know till you try it, but he has won on synthetics, which might be an indicator. He is an animal at 7f, which should translate well to Ascot's stiff 6f straight course. C'mon Baffert, don't be so conservative.
No -- she is the best in Australia. For her to be considered "Best in the World" she needs to challenge other horses of her class, just like any other champion.
Australia arguably has the worlds best sprinters. Black Caviar has nothing to prove. She is that much better, and has lengths on most all-time past sprinting champions, let alone the ones going around now..
Its looking more and more likely that she will be coming to ADELAIDE! WOOOT! April 28 for the Sangster ( i think ..drawing a blank). Moody should be annoucing in the next couple days what the plans are.
As of right now, she is out in the paddock in an undisclosed location for a break.
Australian sensation Black Caviar is only likely to run in the Qipco Sussex Stakes if connections feel it is the right thing to do with the unbeaten mare, regardless of a £1million carrot being dangled for a clash with Frankel.
The big-race sponsors have pledged to up the prize-money for the Group One mile event from its current £300,000 - if Frankel and Black Caviar, the world's top two horses, turn up at Glorious Goodwood on August 1.
Coral have installed Frankel as 1-2 favourite in a match bet with Black Caviar (6-4) should they run in the Sussex.
"There isn't a racing fan on the planet who isn't excited by the prospect of these two equine superstars clashing this summer, and in pricing the race up we just favour our own star Frankel over Black Caviar should they meet at Goodwood," said Simon Clare, Coral spokesman.
"Timing-wise a clash between Frankel and Black Caviar in the Sussex Stakes would coincide with the Olympics and the considerable novelty factor of this heavyweight clash could attract even greater attention from sports fans and media at a time when their eyes are firmly focused on Britain."
A cited elsewhere - Frankel was slightly injured in a work and it has resulted in the connections nixing his first planned race. Will it derail any chance of a Black Caviar match up at Royal Ascot? Maybe.
Black Caviar would run in the A$400,000 Group 1 Sportingbet Classic over 6f at Morphettville in Adelaide. [Which is for fillies and mares only and under weight-for-age conditions.]
She would then go to the A$500,000 Goodwood, also run at Morphettville two weeks later on May 12, after which she will go to England for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23.
"Adelaide is the right option - she's got two short trips on the truck to get there and she'll come straight home after the first one.
"It gives her a three-week window before she heads overseas. It'll be late May, early June, we just want to keep her here as longas possible."
A win in the Sportingbet Classic would take Black Caviar one win beyond the Australasian record for consecutive metropolitan wins she currently shares with Gloaming and Desert Gold.
Per another report on her weight: Tipping the scales at 600kg and, at that mark, one of the heaviest thoroughbreds in training, Black Caviar is about 20kg off her optimum racing weight (580kg). 600Kg = 1,323 pounds!
She runs in an hour!!! It is a beautiful day down in Adelaide. Was there briefly early this am to drop off co-workers at the airport. Bosses and co-workers are down there now having a blast and I'm at the farm working but will be watching it on tv.
Polydor - thanks for the link! I love how she wins - her jockey doesn't even have to ask her - still has a hold on her at the head of the stretch and she does it herself. Not even sure why he's waving the bat at her!
Would give anything to be in SA and watch her next one. It's so beautiful there. Was lucky enough to take a caravan (RV) to the Flinders Ranges, and they are gorgeous.
Hope you can make it away from the barn next time, but at least you're in the vicinity. Must be awesome to be living in Australia about now, with a mare like Black Caviar, and people who "get it"!
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