Foaled in Victoria, Australia, in 2006, Black Caviar is a horse whose name has become synonymous with racing greatness.

Her journey from an unassuming foal to an undefeated champion is a story that has made her a global icon, and it all began at Gilgai Farm, where she was bred by Rick Jamieson.

Having spent the first year of her life on the farm, in December 2007, she was then sold to trainer Peter Moody for $210,000 at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

It turned out to be the bargain of a lifetime, as nobody could predict just how incredibly valuable she would become. By the time her career ended, she had earned nearly $8 million.

Much like the allure of an online casino real money experience, Black Caviar’s races offered thrilling excitement and the promise of big rewards, and she certainly delivered on both.

She made her debut at Flemington Racecourse in April 2009 in a two-year-old fillies’ maiden over 1,000 meters, and it was here that she showcased her exceptional talent and speed.

By the time she crossed the finish line, she had won by an impressive five lengths, immediately impressing both her trainer, Peter Moody, and her jockey, Luke Nolen.

The racing community and media quickly took notice, and her victory generated plenty of buzz and interest in her future races.

Undefeated Streak

The most extraordinary aspect of Black Caviar’s career is her undefeated streak of 25 consecutive wins.

No other horse has ever come close to replicating that kind of success, and while names such as Frankel (14 wins) and Zenyatta (19 wins) are legendary in their own right, they really don’t come close to the sheer scale of Black Caviar’s achievements.

Her wins spanned from April 2009 to April 2013, including 15 Group 1 races, demonstrating her dominance against top-tier competition.

Some of her most notable victories include:

Newmarket Handicap (2011)

The Newmarket Handicap is one of Australia’s most prestigious sprint races, held annually at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is run over 1,200 meters (about 6 furlongs) and on March 12, 2011, Black Caviar faced a field of highly competitive horses on her path to victory.

Positioning herself comfortably among the front runners from the start, she maintained her pace effortlessly and, in the final stretch, accelerated away from the field, winning the race by an impressive three lengths.

Lightning Stakes (2011, 2012, 2013)

The Lightning Stakes, now known as the Black Caviar Lightning, is run over 1,000 meters (about 5 furlongs) and is one of the premier sprint races in Australia.

Black Caviar’s first win in the Lightning Stakes was in 2011, when she took an early lead, which she maintained throughout the race. She won comfortably and returned in 2012 to defend her title.

Once again, she demonstrated her exceptional sprinting ability. Despite carrying a heavy weight, she led from start to finish, crossing the line 1.75 lengths ahead of the second-place finisher.

Seemingly unstoppable, Black Caviar’s third consecutive win in the Lightning Stakes was particularly special, as it matched her own world record for the fastest 1,000 meters on turf, set in the same race the previous year.

In recognition of her extraordinary achievements, the Victoria Racing Club renamed the Lightning Stakes to the Black Caviar Lightning in 2013.

T.J. Smith Stakes (2011, 2012, 2013)

The T.J. Smith Stakes is a Group 1 sprint race held annually at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.

Black Caviar’s first win in the race was in 2011. It was also her eleventh consecutive victory and, like the Lightning Stakes, she returned the following year to defend her crown.

By the time the 2012 race rolled around, expectations were high as she aimed for her nineteenth consecutive win.

She duly obliged and gave her fans another victory to cheer about when she crossed the finishing line 1.5 lengths ahead of her nearest rival.

But it was her third consecutive win in the T.J. Smith Stakes, in 2013, which was particularly special, as it was her final race before retirement.

She went off as the 1/7 odds-on favourite and ended her career on a high note, leading from start to finish. She even received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2012)

Not content with dominating Australian racing, Black Caviar also won on her debut at Royal Ascot in 2012 in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Despite a muscle injury during the race, she managed to secure a narrow victory, beating the second-place finisher, Moonlight Cloud, by a head.

Retirement

Black Caviar retired from racing in April 2013, leaving behind an undefeated record of 25 wins from 25 starts.

Trainer Peter Moody, along with Black Caviar’s owners, made the decision to retire her while she was still at the peak of her powers to ensure she retired healthy and without any blemish on her perfect record.

After retiring from racing, she was sent to live at Gilgai Farm, where she was bred, and began her new role as a broodmare.

In the more than ten years since then, she has produced several foals, each carrying the high expectations of their mother’s legacy.

Oscietra, named after a type of caviar, was Black Caviar’s first foal. Born in 2014, she made her debut in January 2017 at Flemington, finishing third.

Oscietra secured her first win at Geelong in August 2017. Despite the high expectations, she had a modest career compared to her mother, winning two out of five starts before retiring to become a broodmare.

Prince of Caviar, Black Caviar’s second foal, born in 2015, showed promise in his racing career.

He made his debut in May 2018 and recorded his first win in September 2018 at Bendigo. He retired from racing with one win and several placings from six starts.

She also foaled Out of Caviar, Ready for Caviar, Invincible Caviar, and I Am Caviar, who has just begun his racing career.

Throughout her career and post-retirement, Black Caviar has received numerous honours and has since been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Her retirement did not diminish her influence. Instead, it marked the beginning of her legacy’s next chapter.

Her story continues to inspire new generations of racing enthusiasts and serves as a benchmark for what can be achieved in the sport.