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Black Caviar: She Did It – Just

  • June 24th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

black-caviar-ascot.jpgThe champion Australian mare Black Caviar has won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in England, 23.6.12, by a nose – sealing 22 wins out of 22 starts.

Some of the more enthusiastic commentators called it the racing version of the “America’s Cup moment” for Australia, recalling the 1983 yachting victory that ended over 130 years of US supremacy in that field.

blackcaviarnet.jpgMore than 7000 Australians were believed to be among the capacity crowd of 80000, presided over by Queen Elizabeth – her 67th outing at the same event since the war years, in her 60th year on the throne.

black-caviar-group.jpgBlack Caviar was heavily favoured, punters recalling that Australian horses have done well in Europe in recent years, and acknowledging the young mare built something like a stallion, as a virtuous freak.

The horse established a winning lead, but unexpectedly tired, to be pulled back by the French challenger Moonlight Cloud.

The track was heavy after rain; Black Caviar’s time was down against previous runs over the 1200 metre distance, her connections saying the long flight from Australia had taken her off peak.

See also, EUAustralia Online,”Black Caviar: galloping for money and love”, 29.4.12.

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