This Weekend in Racing: Memories of Black Caviar

Feb 12, 2021

By Terry Kennedy

The legendary Black Caviar returns to Flemington on Saturday, but don’t worry there’s no surprise comeback. Under the guidance of TRL trainer Peter Moody Black Caviar was never beaten, winning all 25 of her 25 starts, including that heart stopping moment at Royal Ascot.

The champ will do a lap of honour in the saddling yard just before the running of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

The Lightning Stakes has been built as a match race between Bivouac and Nature Strip. Bivouac loves the Flemington straight and should be too good. Best outsider is Pippie who thrives over 1000m and will take some running down.

Victorian Raid on Randwick

Vic Husslers trainers Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig are not a pair who’ll die wondering.

The Lindsay Park duo are looking to steal the limelight with Fifty Stars in the $250,000 Group 2 Apollo Stakes on Saturday. Fifty Stars is first-up after a 14 week spell, has won in Sydney, has won first-up and is enormous value around that $18 mark.

In saying, my top pick is Kolding which was a real eye catching second in the Expressway and is the horse to beat. Lindsay Park are keen on training the Written Tycoon x Tornado Miss colt allocated to the Vic Husslers.

Click here to see his progression.

DOOMBEN – Social Day

A massive part of belonging to YOUR team in The Racing League will be the socialising between team members. So, if there’s an omen tip for members of the Queensland Rogues at Doomben on Saturday it’s got to be the well performed Socialising in Race 7.

Trained by TRL’s Tony Gollan, Socialising is a serious horse with a wonderful record at Doomben. She’s never won beyond 1200m but judging on the strength of her last start win that will all change on Saturday.


Our WA Black Hearts Ambassador Brittany Taylor may be doing one of her famous victory dances if the bookmakers have got it right in the $100,000 Cyril Flowers Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Carocapo is in good form posting 2 wins from 6 starts this campaign and loves the Ascot layout notching 6 wins at the track and distance. Brittany say’s Carocapo “has been working well, is a justified favourite and yes if he can win again I might just break out into a winning jig”

Click here to watch the moment the Sky cameras caught Brittany cheering one home.