BLACK Caviar is “90 percent” certain to have an exhibition gallop when she makes a guest appearance at Caulfield on February 2.
Melbourne Racing Club chairman Mike Symons said the club would work with Peter Moody to facilitate the best possible outcome for what he said would be the club’s farewell to the world super star.
Symons said the club will discuss this week whether to make it a free admission day.
“Peter (Moody) is very confident she will be well on track for the Lightning Stakes and therefore have a track gallop with a mate,” Symons said.
“At this stage I’d say it’s about 90 percent.”
Black Caviar, who has been back at Moody’s stables since the start of the month, galloped at Caulfield last Saturday morning in a workout that pleased Moody.
“She’s cruising along nicely. I’m very happy,” Moody said.
The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000 m) at Flemington on February 16 is the race the six-year-old is scheduled to resume.
Symons said the club planned to build the entire day around Black Caviar given she will not make another racetrack appearance at her home track.
“We want to make it as special as it can be given it will be the last time we will see her grace the turf at Caulfield,” he said.
Symons said there would be race book and picture signings involving Moody and jockey Luke Nolen as well as possibly a photography competition.
“We are working on a lot of ideas, it will be just more than a track gallop,” Symons said.
“Last year she just walked around the mounting yard with a few photos. It’s going to be a lot more than that.
“We’re looking to have the gallop between race four and five or five and six so it is at the prime time of the day when the majority of people are at the races.”