Black Caviar Wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes – ‘Make that 22 wins from 22 starts and counting for the Australian mare’
How about that Black Caviar? She barely won the race she was in early this morning in Great Britain, but she did prove in this part of the world (Australia) that she is the top racehorse, though most of her 22 wins in her 22 starts came in shorter races.
Black Caviar (BC) is good horse over on this side of the world, but she ain’t gonna be no Kentucky Derby or Queens Plate winner.
At almost six-years-old now, she might be too old to take over there to run those races, and even if she wasn’t, there is no way her owners would be dumb enough to put her on a plane and risk any future earnings she might have in her after-years.
It’s too fucking far to send her and she isn’t as young as she used to be. She doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody anymore either. She is and will always be remembered as one of the greatest thoroughbred racing horses in history, and long after this blogger is gone.
Crooked in Canada doubts there are too many big horse races in the U.S. for six-year-olds anyway. Not only the that, he flight might kill her too. You just never know when it comes to animals and their health and fitness. One day their appear to be fine after a long flight, and then bam, the next they are injured or dead.
Black Caviar (BC) definitely has some good breeding years left in her after her owners take her off the track, and each foal she pushes out is going to be worth a small fortune to her owners.
The kind of money she would return on her owners’ investment on this side of the world would likely the size of the return they would get on their investment in North America, unless of course there are some lucrative endorsement deals and appearance fees to go along with the prize money she might win on that side of the world.
Naah, this BC fan doesn’t see that happening — her racing in the United States, Canada or any where else in the Americas. Not going to happen.
Black Caviar’s owners would be foolish to spend . Too costly if not too risky for what is going to be a long term investment for its current owners, if Black Caviar is handled and managed thoughtfully and professional.
That beautifully-arsed mare isn’t finished making her owners a fortune yet.
So just after midnight last night the race was on. Many Australian’s stayed awake or sober enough to watch it.
This race-betting blogger put $4.00 down on a trifecta in the race Black Caviar ran, and won nothing. But it was only 4-bucks and it made watching the race that much more fun.
The last time Crooked in Canada (CC) bet on a horse with real money was back in 2004 — The Melbourne Cup race. I put an unlucky $7.00 down on that race at the tab in the neighbourhood tavern.
Oh well, never won one, always lose a little for me — that’s just the way it goes when it comes to thoroughbred racing, or any other sport CC puts a couple, three-dollars down on to make watching [it] a little bit more exciting.
You won’t catch this blogger betting on cricket though.
No amount of money CC plunks down on a bet in that sport, would make it anymore exciting than it already is for him.. It’s like watching paint dry.
Yeah so anyway…
CC thinks Black Caviar looked like she was struggling in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Ascot Racecourse in England.
She won yeah — but she only beat Midnight Cloud by a nose in the 1207 metre race for three year old thoroughbreds and older. Naah, she didn’t look well to this occasional horse-racing spectator and recreational punter, but hey, wtf does CC know about horse-racing and thoroughbreds anyway.
Who knows how many races she has left in her, and no, CC doesn’t think she going to win 33 more races from 33 more starts in what is essentially a rich person’s game.
Unless her owners are dumb enough to enter her into that many more races at her age, CC doesn’t see Black Caviar winning too many more races anywhere in the world. Maybe a handful, give or take a couple maybe a few, but there is no way she is going to eclipse the 54 consecutive wins Hungarian mare Kincsem put in the record books during the four seasons she raced in Europe.