Oz Wonder Horse Quits While She’s Ahead


SkyNews,Jonathan Samuels, Australia Correspondent, April 17, 2013

Black Caviar in the process of winning her last race

Black Caviar in the process of winning her last race

After winning a record 25 consecutive races, an Australian wonder horse is finally hanging up her saddle.

The owners of a horse that came first in every race she ever competed in have announced her retirement.

She won a record 25 consecutive races and won over a nation, but Australian wonder horse Black Caviar is finally hanging up her saddle.

The legendary mare won every race she ever ran, but her owners and trainer have decided her racing career should end, disappointing fans around the globe.

“The owners and myself have had a long chat the last couple of days and this afternoon at lunchtime we decided 25 was a great number,” trainer Peter Moody said on Wednesday.

“Collectively, we decided the mare’s in great shape. It’s the right time to call it a day.”

Jockey Luke Nolen (r) hugs Black Caviar's trainer Peter Moody after his win

Jockey Luke Nolen (r) hugs Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody after his win

The seven-year-old is widely regarded as the world’s best sprinter and not only wowed racegoers around Australia but last year ran at Royal Ascot, winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

There had been talk that Black Caviar might head back to England again for this year’s Ascot, but instead she will be heading to a pasture to “roll around in mud

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Arlene

    The Beautiful Black Wonder from Down Under thrilled and brought excitement to all who followed her Races !!!! Thsnks Black Cavier!!!!! !!!!!It is now time for You to Just to be A HORSE !!!!!!!

    April 18, 2013
  • Judith Keene

    How wonderful that she will be retired! Id say she more than deserves it! And who knows, that one next race, could have been the race that would have broke her down, at her age, and after racing so hard. Now she will have her chance to be a horse and enjoy her life, sound and healthy! Much luck with your beautiful babies, girl!

    April 18, 2013
  • janwindsong

    She’s such a beauty and, I don’t know for sure, but it looks like she is much loved by the people around her.

    April 18, 2013
  • Nancy B

    Wow, nice to read some good news! Perhaps others in the industry will take Black Caviar’s owners decision to retire her while still sound into consideration regarding the fate of other race horses. She is definately a lucky girl! This kind of thing occurs way too rarely.

    April 18, 2013
  • Peter G

    I’m thrilled to learn that Black Caviar is being retired! That’s such a wonderful & selfless thing for the owners and trainer to do, and I wish her many, many productive and happy years at liberty to bring forth progeny who may be as good as she, and to just roll around the farm all day. Well done! I don’t know how much she has won over the years, but I think seven is a good age for her to retire!

    April 19, 2013