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SCHILLACI STAKES (Group 2)
Caulfield, Turf, 1000m
8 October 2011
A fourteenth consecutive victory by BLACK CAVIAR in her Group Two return to the Australian races on Saturday, not only emulates the record of the unsurpassed legend of Australasian racing, Phar Lap (almost three quarters of a century ago), but it keeps her unbeaten career record intact. We mention the word “AUSTRALASIAN” in the context that, rather than openly concede the horse’s origins, it’s the term Aussies use when a horse is bred in New Zealand but brightens the scene in Australia, and that applied to Phar Lap.
The fact is, BLACK CAVIAR is a true-blue Aussie, and the granddaughter of Vincent O’Brien’s inspirational Breeder’s Cup winner, Royal Academy, is unquestionably the supreme sprinter in the world right now. She may even be as good at the minimum trips as anything we’ve known.
For good measure, there are two Royal Academys in the Summerhill draft for the Ready To Run, and our colt by the same sire from last year’s event, Sean Tarry’s Verrochio, put on an encouraging debut show last week, after being left at the start. There are no more where these came from: the old boy, who has produced more than 160 stakes winners worldwide, was retired from duty after siring this crop.
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Sunday 6th November
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