The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is one of the feature sprint races in Australia, it is held at Flemington racecourse each year over 1000m during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race is at Group 1 level and boasts a total prize pool of $7500,000 and is at Weight For Age conditions.
Formally known simply as the Lightning Stakes is run down the Flemington straight course.
The 2018 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes will be run on Saturday the 17th of February, 2018 at Flemington racecourse.
* First run in 1955 over straight five furlongs. 1000m from 1973.
* Registered name Lightning Stakes, renamed in 2013 as Black Caviar chased her third straight win.
* Held at Moonee Valley in 2007 and won by Miss Andretti as Flemington underwent track renovations.
* Todman (1960), Sky High (1961/62), Wenona Girl (1963/64), Dual Choice (1971), Maybe Mahal (1977/78), River Rough (1984/85), Placid Ark (1987), Zeditave (1989), Shaftesbury Avenue (1991), Schillaci (1992/93), Mahogany (1995/97), Testa Rossa (2000), Choisir (2003), Fastnet Rock (2005), Takeover Target (2006), Scenic Blast (2009), Black Caviar (2011/12/13), Lankan Rupee (2015).