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Black Caviar on Royal Ascot menu again

By Neale Donnelley TVN Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:04 AM

The great Black Caviar will be going back to Royal Ascot this year to run in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres.

The two provisos are she can be mated with Frankel, which has been ticked off by Juddmonte Farms in the UK overnight, and that trainer Peter Moody is happy with her condition and fitness.

TVN’s Bruce Clark has been in contact with the owners and this morning declared the unbeaten superstar would be heading to Royal Ascot for the second consecutive year.

Last year she won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over 1200 metres in controversial circumstances.

Rider Luke Nolen eased-up on the great mare before the finishing post and she scrambled over the line with a head margin, the smallest in her great career.

This year she will be aimed at the 1000-metre King’s Stand Stakes.

In the past 10 years it has previously been won by Australian sprinters Choisir, Miss Andretti, Takeover Target and Scenic Blast.

Black Caviar will have her next start in the $1 million T.J. Smith Stakes in Sydney, but she will now miss the Brisbane Winter Carnival with her aim being the world famous Royal Ascot meeting.

During her amazing career Black Caviar has never been beaten in 24 starts.


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