Those living north of the border are no doubt starting to get excited with the 2011 Brisbane Winter Carnival likely to be the biggest ever held.
The reason of course is the spread of Black Caviar fever which has warmed the hearts of the nation and filled the pockets of punters and race organisers alike.
Her most recent win in the TJ Smith Stakes was her first run outside of Victoria and could quite possibly be her only ever run in Sydney.
An overseas career seems almost a certainty with races in Hong Kong earmarked for the end of the year with Europe beckoning after that.
However before we say goodbye to the world’s greatest sprinter Queenslanders look certain to have at least one glimpse of Black Caviar and potentially two.
Peter Moody has said the BTC Cup will be in Black Caviar’s sights next providing everything stays in order with her fitness.
He’s also said the Doomben 1000 is a very real possibility which would give Brisbane racing a much needed boost.
Moody hinted after her TJ Smith win that Black Caviar could probably handle a step up in distance which would open the door for a whole new range of races and most importantly a host of new challengers.
The only thing that is assured is that if she turns up as expected in Brisbane the crowds will follow, desperate to be a part of win number 13.
The Brisbane Winter Carnival is due to get underway in May split between Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses.