Posted: 26 June, 2012
by Ben Wise, On A Couch
Black Caviar Wins Diamond Jubilee At Royal Ascot In England Despite Injuries
Black Caviar remains undefeated after recording her first international win, and 22nd overall, at Royal Ascot in England.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Black Caviar has suffered two muscle tears and severe bruising to her hind quarters, Peter Moody has confirmed.
Vets inspected the mare on Sunday morning, UK time, and located the injuries.
Moody said 'she would have definitely felt it during the run', making Black Caviar's gritty win at Royal Ascot over 1200 metres even more amazing.
"She's had something like this before," Moody said, after learning of the injuries. "She's entering quarantine today, we're sending her home, but we’ll be able to have the injuries treated whilst she's in quarantine."
The super mare will be placed in quarantine before returning to Australia, however her future in racing remains unclear.
- Scroll down for a race report and replay.
SUNDAY MORNING: Black Caviar remains undefeated after recording her first international win, and 22nd overall, at Royal Ascot in England.
The mare started a long odds-on favourite and won by her shortest winning margin ever, a short-half-head, from Moonlight Cloud. Restiadargent came third.
Amazingly, jockey Luke Nolen eased up too early in running when he thought the race was won about 20 or 30 metres out and turned a comfortable victory into a heart-stopper.
Nolen and Moody embraced as Black Caviar returned to scale, but you'd love to be a fly on the wall for the private conversation the pair will no doubt share in the aftermath.
"I underestimated the testing track of Ascot .. (I'm worried) they are going to talk more about my brain fade than her fantastic effort," said Nolen, who admitted he 'got away with it'.
Trainer Peter Moody said 'we got the job done' and said he was very proud of her, despite the narrow winning margin.
Soon after, Nolen, trying to ignore the obvious stuff-up said in his own defence 'shit, we won'.
Black Caviar will not race again in the UK, with Moody opting to put her straight into quarantine before bringing her home.
Owners of the horse have said her racing career is not over, despite Moody intimating it could be.
Watch the replay (Source: YouTube - AtTheRacesUK)