By the way bad news as I was incorrect on TVG airing the race. They will not air on tv live this one. Rather its only available on-line via their tvg.com site which I believe requires an account, et al.
Sorry about that folks! Although by the time that the morning tv-news programs are on the replays will be found.
She always makes it look so easy. I thought I was going to miss the race being that I'm stuck at the farm with a pregnant mare that is determined to hold out as long as she possibly can. Thankfully twinspires offered it live
There was a profit to be made for some. One Sportsbet punter plonked $500,000 on Black Caviar, for a $15,000 profit.
Bookmaker Anthony Doughty said the hype around the race was "fantastic".
"Financially, it wasn't the best night for bookmakers, but it's just great to be a part of this Australian racing milestone," he said.
He said one punter plunged $70,000 on the nose on Black Caviar at $1.03 odds moments before the race.
Another placed a $20,000 bet with him on the superstar mare.
"The surprising bet was $1000 on the 11-year-old Good Ba Ba," he said.
While this was mentioned as perhaps a final race it appears her next is slated to be the $1 million TJ Smith (1,200m) at Randwick on April 13, a race she won two years ago against great rival Hay List. Plus a lot of pushing is out there to go back to Royal Ascot however the chances are slim to none IMHO.
Likely it's Numatozine (sp?), which is a medicated (and awesome!) poultice. It's pinkish and very goopy, almost like gum.
What a race she ran! She looks like she's running in slow motion and you don't realize how fast she's going until you see the horses behind her struggling all out. She's just incredible. Part of me wishes she'd retired because I don't want her to get beat, but I'm so glad her owners are letting the world enjoy her as long as she's happy and healthy. That would be amazing if she could run in the US or in Europe again, she really has nothing left to prove in Australia.
Its interesting to me how many outstanding mares we've seen in the last few years - Zenyatta, Rachel, Goldikova and now Black Caviar. And perhaps a few others that escape my mind at the moment. Maybe its because the colts are hustled off the track to the breeding shed, but in any case a lot of great "girl power".
We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........
connections of Black Caviar said in the aftermath of the victory that a return to the scene of her narrow head defeat of Moonlight Cloud in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes was under consideration.
However, that trip could hinge on a potential meeting with Frankel in his new role as a stallion.
Frankel covering Black Caviar would cause worldwide interest, and co-owner Gary Wilkie, quoted in an article on Racing Network, said: "The only reason you would go to Royal Ascot is that you are going to go to Frankel.
"We're not going to Royal Ascot if we can't go to Frankel. That's the issue not all the other bits and pieces. We have got a lot of decisions to make."
Seems like the British Racing officials better get to it with persuading those in charge to make room on Frankel's schedule ... and the bookmakers should ante up the hefty breeding fee if it means Nelly returns to Royal Ascot