Bugger Mackenzie: Black Caviar announces her retirement

ABC News    |    17 April 2013

Black CaviarOr at least Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody has announced the champion’s retirement after recording an unprecedented 25 wins from 25 starts.

Owners of the great mare have decided against racing her on and will instead begin a breeding career where her foals could fetch millions if put up for sale.

Black Caviar won just under $8 million in prize money, capturing 15 Group One victories as the world’s top-ranked sprinter.

Flanked by the champ, Moodie told a massed media throng at Caulfield racecourse:

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.  Collectively we decided the mare’s in great shape, we thought long and hard about racing over the international season.  She’s done everything we asked her to do, she couldn’t possibly have done any more.

The stats

BruceFoaled:  August 18, 2006
Trainer:  Peter Moody
Record:  25-0-0
Earnings: $7,948,936

Last three runs:
1st – TJ Smith Stakes, Randwick, NSW (1,200m)
1st – Lighting Stakes, Flemington, Victoria (1,000m)
1st – William Reid Stakes, Moonee Valley, Victoria (1,200m)

WTRR World Champion Sprinter (2010, 11, 12)
Australian Racehorse of the Year (2011, 12)
European Champion Sprinter (2012)
Australian Champion sprinter (2011, 2012)

Bruce Mackenzie to retire

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