After an auspicious trial run, the jockey Jarrad Noske helmed her to her first wins in her second year at Flemington and the Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield, where she surpassed the opposition by a minimum of five lengths, an awesome feat in a highly competitive field.
Black Caviar brushed off some initial proneness to injury, and her trainer’s concerns, to kick off her now-famous streak of wins in her third year, known as the commencement of her “boom”. This period saw the fruition of an indomitable talent, sweeping, amongst others, the Shillacci, Schweppes and Lightning Stakes.
The following year saw her start with a 13-0 record and end with a 21-0 record wherein she demolished all her rivals once again.
At this point, a stint in the lucrative and honoured English market was calling. It was here that Black Caviar earned a truly international renown, adding a triumph at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes to her CV, although by an uncharacteristically short margin, making it the tightest victory of her career. Her “swansong” period included claiming her second TJ Smith Stakes win at Randwick to rapturous crowds who had the privilege to witness what was to become a record-setting, unsurpassed and unblemished 25 wins.
At this point in her career, trainer Peter Moody made the controversial, though probably sage decision, to retire the mare at her peak and in disregard to the further winnings prophesied by racing experts and commentators.
Black Caviar now resides in a secretive location somewhere near Scone in outback NSW, consigned to a life as a broodmare and progenitor of fillies with high hopes. She is now in the late stages of her second pregnancy, and stud managers are claiming her first-born foal to be a virtual replica of her famous mother, exciting racing fans around the country.
Black Caviar has faired well in motherhood, but she leaves behind a stellar legacy, countless memories of gleeful race-goers, and a Timeform rating of 136, making her the highest-rated Australian horse in history.