Black Caviar wins again to improve to 21-0
Friday, May 11, 2012
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Undefeated Black Caviar romped to her 21st straight victory Saturday in her final race before heading to Britain for the Royal Ascot.
Ridden by regular jockey Luke Nolen, Black Caviar had an effortless run in the 1,200-meter Goodwood Stakes at Morphettville, slowing down approaching the post for a one-length victory.
It was the smallest field in the race's 133-year history, with only eight other horses entered in what nearly everyone, particularly the bookmakers, figured was a sure thing.
The 5-year-old mare, owned by a consortium of families and friends in Melbourne, went off at odds of $1.04 to win on a $1 bet before a sellout crowd of 30,000.