Champion mare Black Caviar has given her audience an amazing specticle as she went whoosh past Hay List to win this years T.J Smith Stakes.
The champion mare went down to the line to win by 2 1/2 lengths over the brave Hay List and Triple Honour, who ran a strong yet distant third.
An amazing experience for both the crowd at Randwick and the viewers all around Australia and indeed the world.
Having her first start outside Melbourne, Black Caviar unleashed an explosive turn of foot to mow down the runner-up Hay List.
She gave Hay List four lengths start at one stage in the straight but once jockey Luke Nolen was able to properly balance his mount, the result was never in doubt.
“She’s got such a great attitude,” Nolen said as Black Caviar returned to scale in front of a huge Randwick crowd on Saturday.
“Combine that with her ability and it’s great she’s bringing crowds back to racing.
“And she’s not letting them down.”
Black Caviar banked another $600,000 for her victory – her fifth Group One – to take her career earnings past $3.2 million.
Peter Moody admitted he was a relieved trainer as he confirmed immediate plans for the wonder mare.
“It’s always relief,” he said. “You want to see her come through it well and get the job done.
“All being well we’ll take her to Queensland and showcase her (there).