2013 Australian Sprint Series: Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
February 13, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia will host the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. This is a Group 1 thoroughbred sprint race that will cover the distance of 1000 metres. The winning horse will get the top prize of A$500,000.

This race was renamed in honor of superstar horse Black Caviar. She is the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Lightning Stakes. For 2013, she will defend her title against 7 other horses. Black Caviar will aim to get his 23rd in 23 starts and also notched a historical third straight Lightning Stakes in a row.

Her seven rivals are stable mates Golden Archer and Moment of Change, First Command, Go the Knuckle, Satin Shoes, Shamexpress and Spirit Cent.

The horse race handicappers have installed Black Caviar as an overwhelming favorite to win her 3rd straight Lightning Stakes title. Moment of Change and Shamexpress are her main challengers that could derail Black Caviar's quest for greatness.


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