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Moody Outlines Euro Campaign For Black Caviar

Tuesday, 25th October 2011

The world’s highest-rated sprinter, recently-crowned 2011 Australian Horse-Of-The-Year/Champion Sprinter & unbeaten 6-time Gr1-winning 5YO mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) who notched her 15th successive win with an effortless 6-lengths victory in Saturday’s Gr2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in Melbourne “could be set for a prolonged campaign in Europe next summer if she retains her unbeaten record through the remainder of her domestic campaign” reported racingpost.com. After her latest cakewalk, trainer Peter Moody “again stressed his desire to showcase Black Caviar to the Australian racing public & outlined a plan to take her to Perth after the Gr1 Patinack Farm Classic” in a fortnight’s time. He ruled out any possible trip to Hong Kong, Dubai or Singapore in colourful terms, declaring: “Why should we supplement every other bastard's racing around the world? Let's supplement our own & enjoy her here for as long as we can?” However Moody also told the Racing Post that Europe “remains prominent in his thinking” after Black Caviar has finished her Australian autumn campaign, “outlining a schedule for 2012 taking in the UK Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot & UK Gr1 July Cup before a tilt at the French Gr1 Prix de la Foret”. He explained: “I'm as keen as anyone to see her race abroad, but I want Australia to see her & enjoy what she does. I tend to talk it down a little bit, but the owners are very keen to go to Ascot; so if she stays through her remaining races here unbeaten, then we would look at a prolonged campaign. When she has finished here, I can see us coming over for the Golden Jubilee, July Cup & the 7-furlong (1400m) race on Arc day. There's no need to rush back for a stud career or anything like that.” Moody summed up: “They aren't good enough to beat her here & nothing wants to run against her. The only thing that would stop me coming over, is if she gets beaten because really that would mean something had happened - only misadventure could get her beaten. I'm not being rude, but horses like Choisir, Takeover Target & Miss Andretti (all UK Gr1 winners when undertaking European mid-year campaigns) - she would tow them. That's not me saying that, it is their trainers!”

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