Lights Of Heaven Retired

By: Isaac Ling
June 12th, 2013

Champion trainer Peter Moody has lost his two best mares in the same year, with Lights Of Heaven following former stablemate Black Caviar into retirement and a career at stud.

Lights Of Heaven has been retired. Photo by: Steve Hart.

While not in the same league as Australia’s undefeated superstar sprinter, Lights Of Heaven carved a successful career of her own.

The five-year-old won eight of 25 starts including the Group 1 Australasian Oaks as a three-year-old and the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup, Group 2 Brisbane Cup and Group 2 Hollindale Stakes in open grade.

Perhaps her greatest performance came last spring when she took on a star-studded Caulfield Cup line up and claimed third-place honours.

Moody told TVN there was nothing physically wrong with the winner of $1.5 million in prizemoney but said she has nothing left to prove as a racehorse.

“She is a Group 1 winning filly, she’s done a hell of a good job, She was third in a Caulfield Cup and ran in a Melbourne Cup, but didn’t run the trip,” Moody said.

“She has just been a bloody good mare. She certainly would have been the flag bearer in any stable, mine included, is she didn’t have Black Caviar in the stable.”

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