Today’s the day. Another filly steps forward to dominate not just a single race, but history.
In the Woodward at Saratoga on Labor Day weekend, it was the champion three-year-old filly Havre de Grace who left the colts in the dust.
Last weekend, it was the German filly Danedream who zipped home in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in France, breaking all the course and race records as she did it. And behind her in second and third place, were fillies as well. A trifecta of speed and power. Twenty-three horses, almost all of them colts, brought up the rear.
Now the lens turns to Australia, where the Number One sprinter in the world, Black Caviar, goes to the post. Sure, she’ll run against colts again, but this time she is also running against history as she will attempt to break the great Phar Lap’s record for 14 straight victories.
She’s entered in the Schillaci Stakes (Gr 2, 1000m) at the Caulfield Spring Carnival.
And look! Black Caviar now has her own wine. It’s a 1999 Shiraz, no doubt as dark and rich as she is. Each bottle is individually numbered and with only 1200 bottles released, at $45 (Australian) per bottle, from Mitchelton Wines.
Kendall-Jackson Vineyards did the same for their filly, Rachel Alexandra, a few years ago.
Everyone, cross your fingers and raise your glasses, it’s near post time in Australia! Here’s to Black Caviar!
UPDATE: She won! By four lengths! Hooray!