Black Caviar and All Too Hard not to meet in Sydney

Black Caviar’s immediate future is still undecided but one thing for sure is that the Queen Of Australian racing won’t clash with her younger half-brother All Too Hard during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

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Black Caviar parades after winning the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

In the post-race discussions immediately after Black Caviar won her twenty-fourth consecutive race with another effortless win in the Group 1 $400,000 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley last night, trainer Peter Moody indicated that the Black Caviar show would be moving onto the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

The weight for age Group 1 $1m Darley T J Smith (1200m) at Randwick on April 13 has been on the agenda for some time while a clash with $20 million colt All Too Hard in the Group 1 $400,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 27 has been ruled out.

While Neil Werrett and Gary Wilkie, both part owners of Black Caviar and All Too Hard ruled out a head to head meeting, they hinted that a return trip to Royal Ascot hasn’t been completely wiped off the table.

But Werret said that a start in the T J Smith hasn’t been set in stone with more discussions to take place.

“I’m not sure about going to TJ Smith. Personally, I’d love to go Royal Ascot,” Werrett said.

With Wilkie also adding “I’d be very keen to go back to the UK again if she’s in this sort of form.”

Moody and his team ventured to the United Kingdom last year and admitted that Black Caviar wasn’t at her best when she scrambled home for an historical win in the Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot on June 23.

Black Caviar’s William Reid victory took her Group 1 wins to fourteen, joining the legendary Kingston Town’s long standing record and pushed her overall prizemoney to over $7.3 million from her twenty-four wins.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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