The Queen of the Turf!

Black Caviar is an iconic Australian thoroughbred horse with a very impressive record. From February, 2013, this incredible horse is undefeated in an amazing 23 events in a row, an amazing record that has not been equalled in the last century. This amazing horse is often considered to be the most elite sprinter in the entire world, and has won more than 10 Group 1 events such as Robert Sanger Stakes throughout her career. Peter Moody trains Black Caviar from his base in Melbourne, Australia, with Luke Nolen being the main jockey and the rider of the iconic racehorse on the majority of her races.
Black Caviar
Black Caviar is now six years of age, after being foaled in Victoria, Australia on 18 August, 2006. Sold initially for the relatively little total of $210,000 to Peter Moody, the famous Black Caviar is now owned by a number of people and worth much more. Black Caviar is a brown female horse that weights about 570 kg, and is 16.2 hands tall. A six year old horse asof 2013, Black Caviar first raced as a two year old during 2008-2009 and has gone on to great things since. Black Caviar’s four-year old season in 2010-2011 and season as a fie year old in 2011-2012 were her most successful, with victories in multiple Group races and numerous awards lavished upon her.
Black Caviar has had a fantastic career, beginning during the 2008-09 racing year when the mare won her first race and then also won the Blue Sapphire Stakes by six lenghts. The inspiring female raced as a three year old during the 2009-2010 season, taking out more events including the Danehill Stakes and Australia Stakes and graduating to Group 2 events. It was during the next racing season that Black Caviar really started to show off her quality however, returning as a four year old in October 2010 to take out six Group 1 races during the racing year. Black Caviar continued on her winning ways as a five year old throughout the 2011-12 racing year, taking out six Group 1 races including the Patinack Farm Classic and Lightning Stakes, together with three Group 2 races.
The Australian horse racing public will always remember the horse Black Caviar, who may have had the best ever record in the history of Australian horse racing. Together with an incredible record of 23 wins to her name, the inspiring mare has also received a number of awards in her name and has even had a race, Black Caviar Lightining, named in her honour. Black Caviar is still racing as a six year old mare in 2013, winning the Lighting Stakes recently and shattering the 25 year old record for that event. The amazing mare will be remembered for a number of reasons, such as her record of 23 wins in a row and her recent 2013 induction into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

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The Famous Kentucky Derby race

Only a handful of horse racing events are known around the world, including the Kentucky Derby in the United States. Taking place on the first Weekend of May every season, this event always manages to capture the imagination of the racing community. Run over a distance of two kilometres or one and a quarter miles, this race is a vital part of the worldwide racing scene. The inaugural Kentucky Derby was held in 1875, with this event often called “the fastest two minutes in sport”.
The Kentucky Derby is a famous thoroughbred horse race which takes place at Churchill Downs, raced on a left-handed track constructed of dirt. This race is for three year old horses, with colts and geldings carrying a weight of 126 pounds and fillies carrying 121 pounds. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade 1 race, which is the highest level in the grading classification and the equivalent of a Group 1 race in other parts of the world for instance like Australian Robert Sangster Stakes 2013. There is in excess of $2 million to be won for this race, making it one of the most expensive horse races in the world.

The Kentucky Derby is one of a handful of internationally recognised thoroughbred horse races, and the important first leg of the US Triple Crown. Often called “the fastest two minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby is the most famous racing event in the USA and an eye opening wonder to witness. While the other races in the Triple Crown and specific events like the Breeders Cup also receive lots of love from the racing public, no other events get the blood flowing, or the attendance numbers ticking over, like the Kentucky Derby. With the biggest attendance of all racing events and the most widespread recognition throughout the American public, this great race is always an awesome spectacle.
The Kentucky Derby is about more than one race, it is a whole day of racing attractions and entertainment. Like many of the world’s great races, the Kentucky Derby has attracted a number of cultural racing traditions and attractions. The Kentucky Derby is associated with various attractions, from julep and burgoo to the amazing display of roses given to the winner. Similar to other great racing events, this race is also associated with various fashion shows, entertainment, and gourmet events. Other significant events on the day include dining options, music, and the chance to mix with A-list celebrities.

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