Up against a field of eight Group 1 winners in today’s race, Black Caviar once again demonstrated her astounding talent by blitzing another quality field.
Proving she is in fact the world’s best race horse, Black Caviar won the 2011 TJ Smith Stakes by a staggering two and three-quarter lengths, easing up on the line in her now trademark style.
Putting an end to rumours that she would struggle travelling the Sydney way; Black Caviar looked at ease while powering her way to another effortless victory.
Although the superstar did give the crowd a scare, rounding the home turn a long way behind the talented Hay List.
However, she demonstrated her tremendous talent and speed by running Hay List down to win convincingly.
Hay List finished five lengths ahead of the rest of the TJ Smith Stakes field in second, while Triple Honour rounded out the placings in third.
Peter Moody was full of admiration for Black Caviar’s stunning performance.
“She’s got that relaxed laid back mannerism about her and that’s why I’ve always had the feeling she’d run any trip you wanted,” Moody said.
“Luke (Nolen) gave her a backhander and probably for the first time he genuinely had to.”
Moody told of why winning this race meant even more to him than usual.
“It’s tremendous and it gives me a great thrill to win a race named after the master TJ Smith,” he said.
“We’re just going to enjoy the moment.”
Jockey Luke Nolen was feeling only one thing as he past the post first again; relief.
“Relief was the emotion,” Nolen said.
“We just bided our time and kept out of trouble.”
Nolen will continue to ride Black Caviar in her Brisbane winter carnival campaign.
“If she stays in one piece then look out Queensland,” Nolen said.
Black Caviar was the spectacle that brought people from around the country together at Randwick Racecourse today.
“At the moment she’s a deserving people’s champion,” Nolen said.
“We’re privileged to have anything to do with her and I thank god every day.”
Pam Hawkes, who is one of the winning mare’s eight part-owners, was in awe with the incredible superstar that is Black Caviar.
“It’s a dream and as I’ve said before the dream came true,” Ms Hawkes said.
Black Caviar has now won an unbelievable 12 straight races, and is yet to be beaten in her phenomenal racing career.
The next stop for Black Caviar will be Brisbane for the Brisbane Winter racing Carnival, where she is due to compete in both the Group 1 BTC Cup on May 14, 2011 and the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 on May 28, 2011.