Black Caviar Calls It A Day


After 25 wins from 25 starts, legendary mare Black Caviar will be retired.

Trainer Peter Moody announced this afternoon that she would begin a breeding program. Recently, her half-brother was sold for $5 million.

“The owners and myself have had a long chat for the past couple of days [and] this afternoon at lunchtime we decided 25 was a great number,” Moody told ABC News.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Cost her owners $210,000
  • Born August 18, 2006
  • Total earnings: $7,948,936
  • Trained by Peter Moody
  • Jockeys: Luke Nolen, Jarrad Noske and Ben Melham
  • Stable name is Nelly
  • Weighs approx 620kg
  • Only once, at her first start, has Black Caviar not started odds-on. She won her debut at $3

Read more about Black Caviar here.

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