Black Caviar and Frankel: a match made in horse heaven?

Promo for Black Caviar's latest race win, in the G1 William Reid Stakes on Friday night.
Promo for Black Caviar’s latest race win, in the G1 William Reid Stakes on Friday night.

Talk of unbeaten racemare Black Caviar heading back to Royal Ascot in England from her home in Australia has taken on new importance with one of her co-owners indicating a visit to Frankel.

Black Caviar, who last Friday night won her 24th consecutive race and her 14th Group One, has now won $7,347,936.

Frankel. pic by Lulu Kyriacou
British horse of the year Frankel. © Lulu Kyriacou

Frankel, who retired unbeaten after winning his 14th race last October, is standing at stud at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk, for a fee of £125,000. He won £2,998,302 in his race career. The first mare was confirmed in foal to Frankel earlier this month.

Black Caviar’s co-owner Gary Wilkie told Racing Network: “The only reason you would go to Royal Ascot is that you are going to go to Frankel.

“We’re not going to Royal Ascot if we can’t go to Frankel. That’s the issue not all the other bits and pieces. We have got a lot of decisions to make.”

Trainer Peter Moody said: “I don’t think it would be a silly mating, physically I think they would be a good match.”

Moody said Black Caviar’s bext start could be the Gr 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200 m) at Randwick on April 13. She won the race two years ago.


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