Black Caviar in 23rd straight win

| 18 February 2013 9:35 am

Unbeaten Australian race mare Black Caviar kept her unblemished record intact with her 23rd consecutive victory on Saturday, in a  race at Flemington named in her honor.

Black Caviar and trainer Peter Moody.

Black Caviar and trainer Peter Moody.

In the Black Caviar Lightning – which she has now won for the third successive year – she sprinted to victory in track record time over her two stablemates Moment of Change and Golden Archer.

“Nelly” posted 55.42 seconds in the 1000 metre race, breaking a 25-year-old track record.

It was her first race in seven months, since winning the Group I Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot last June.

“Shit. It’s good to have her back,” trainer Peter Moody said after the race.

Black Caviar has now won more than $7 million in stakes.

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