Monday, 25 June 2012
Black Caviar's owners insist they have no regrets about their journey across the globe despite her injury worries after her narrow Royal Ascot victory.
"It's been a whirlwind and I don't think anyone has regretted bringing the horse here (to England)," part-owner Neil Werrett told At The Races.
"We've met the Queen and the horse got a pat from the Queen, so if this was the end, she's ended on a high and she's one of the best racehorses ever.
"I'm sure many owners would love to be living this dream of owning and winning at Ascot."
Werrett said trainer Peter Moody and Black Caviar's other owners were keen to let the mare recover from her Royal Ascot exertions before making any decisions on her racing future.
Black Caviar extended her unbeaten record to 22 races with a heart-stopping victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
She would, however, have been beaten in a few more strides as Moonlight Cloud nearly cashed in on a miscalculation by jockey Luke Nolen.
The Australian superstar was found to have torn back muscles during the race after being checked by a vet and chiropractor on Sunday morning.
"Unfortunately England or Europe didn't see the best of Black Caviar," Werrett said.
"At the same time, we're very thankful she won and she needs a bit of a rest now.
"She's a high maintenance horse and we want to make sure she's well before she goes to race again. That's something we'll reassess in three or four weeks' time.
"At the moment it is too early. It is one day after the event and Peter wants to get her home as soon as possible."
Black Caviar will spend the next two weeks in quarantine at Newmarket before returning to Australia where she will spend another two weeks at the Werribee quarantine facility.
| ||Posted by Tilly, on 28-6-2012 8:55:34 PM|
Lets hope BC has one more start or a few more.We need to see the champ BC (NELLIE) truly is.Maybe then all the knockers of LUKE will forgive him.She won at Ascot that was the mission her owners sent her on.I will never forget those last 4 or 5 strides. ”
| ||Posted by Poindexter, on 28-6-2012 2:55:14 PM|
Brain Fade, Hand drop, If she hadn''t WON,,
How many Months without a Job ”
| ||Posted by Schmo, on 26-6-2012 6:17:30 PM|
Tom, you''re kidding right? Protecting BC from her injuries? Like he knew there was anything wrong with her other than "she had had enough".
It was an error of judgement? You got that right. I could be mistaken but I''d be surprised if you weren''t giving Mossee a spray after the BMW. Granted, Nolen''s horse won but you shouldn''t be portecting him mate. If anything, he has got off lightly. ”
| ||Posted by tilly, on 26-6-2012 5:25:07 PM|
Luke well done u had BC in mind.How fit was BC!! Pete ???? 6 weeks????? ”
| ||Posted by tom, on 26-6-2012 11:39:36 AM|
Leave Lukie alone, was it an error of judgement or was he protecting BC from her injuries???? ”
| ||Posted by Rimfactor, on 25-6-2012 11:53:49 PM|
Black Caviar is the best sprinter I have seen since Vain, and I love the fact that Vain appears twice in BC''s pedigree. Starspangled, TT, Miss A, Scenic, Choisi would be off the bit with 400m to go if BC was at her best. Sure (for whatever reason) this was crap run time-wise, sure it was a cuddly ride up the hill, but she still did it and confirms she is our best sprinter in living memory. Hope she goes Manikato (MV will be packed!) then Patinack and signs off to So You Think! Awwwggghhh. ”