ABC News | 17 April 2013
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.
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)