x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Unbeaten Black Caviar set for Royal Ascot

The Bel Esprit five-year-old mare, who cruised to victory in The Goodwood, will run in next month's Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Black Caviar rode to yet another win in Australia. Mark Dadswell / Getty Images
Black Caviar rode to yet another win in Australia. Mark Dadswell / Getty Images

SYDNEY // Black Caviar, the unbeaten champion Australian mare, will be set for next month's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot after her record 21st victory in Adelaide, trainer Peter Moody said today.

The Bel Esprit five-year-old mare cruised to victory in The Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday to extend her world record for international racing's longest unbeaten career.

Moody said he was now targeting the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes at England's Royal Ascot on June 23 as the mare's next start.

"She's where we want her and as long as she pleases us the next three weeks we're on the plane to England," Moody said.

"Everything's gone as expected. She's done a good job."

Black Caviar at her previous start eclipsed the 19 consecutive win record jointly held by Desert Gold and Gloaming in Australasia and Zenyatta in the United States.

Moody is plotting to continue Black Caviar's success against international horses after dominating Australian racing and being compared to the legendary Phar Lap, an iconic racehourse of the 1930 Depression years in Australia.

"You've got an excitement machine coming your way," Moody warned British racegoers.

Black Caviar is expected to leave for England in three weeks to race in front of the Queen and also holds an entry in the July Cup at Newmarket.


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