Black Caviar Profile

Black Caviar (foaled 18 August 2006) is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse undefeated in 22 races, a success record not equaled for over 150 years. She is considered to be the best sprinter in the world.

  • She is trained by leading Melbourne-based trainer Peter Moody, and has been ridden by Luke Nolen in all her starts apart from her first two runs.
  • Black Caviar is a dark brown mare foaled in Australia at Swettenham Stud. She is owned by G.J. Wilkie, K.J. Wilkie, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd, C.H. Madden, J. Madden, P.A. Hawkes, D.M. Taylor and J Taylor.
  • She was sired by Bel Esprit, winner of the Doomben 10,000. As a descendant of the British broodmare Pinprick, Black Caviar is a product of the same branch of Thoroughbred family 1-p which also produced the Classic winners Ambiguity and Sodium. Black Caviar was one of the yearlings consigned by Swettenham Stud to the Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sales where she was auctioned for A$210,000.
  • Black Caviar is an unusually large racehorse, weighing approximately 570 kilograms and standing 16.2 hands high. Horses foaled in Australia have their official "birthdays" on 1 August, whereas in the Northern Hemisphere horses have their ages advanced by one year on 1 January. This anomaly led to Black Caviar being officially described as a six-year-old when she ran in England in June 2012, although she was still a five-year-old by Southern Hemisphere reckoning.
  • In her latest and most dramatic win at Royal Ascot, she just hung on by a head due to jockey mis-judgement and to her having torn muscles on her back. They were injuries she has sustained before and connections believe it will not be the end of her racing career so we are likely to see the 'wonder-from-down-under' race again and that will be something to look forward to.

Click to watch her dramatic Royal Ascot race 
Watch collection of all her previous 21 wins,