Thursday, November 11, 2010


Industry pundit, Steve Moran, has been covering thoroughbred racing for decades and has put forward some interesting observations in relation to ‘global challenges’.
Naturally enough though, we were pretty interested in what Steve had to say about Bel Esprit’s bonny gal, Black Caviar.
“I was so delighted to be at Flemington to see Black Caviar win the best race I’ve ever seen. Certainly the best on paper. Four serious Group One winners didn’t rate a mention in pre-race discussions. And I want to see Black Caviar again on these shores.
But there’s also a part of me which would like to see her travel abroad and ‘blow away’ her opposition as she did last Saturday.
What a week we had. Too many races, the days too long for my liking but I don’t want to indulge in any petty criticism here and now. And perhaps if I didn’t have work to do, I would have a different attitude. Maluckyday, Brazilian Pulse, So You Think and Star Witness (twice); Lion Tamer; Americain and the Cup as a whole; Wall Street and, of course, Black Caviar.
All fantastic stuff, but the mighty mare stole the show. Star Witness and Ortensia and All Silent – I’d back them to win a sprint race anywhere in the world.
Except in one where Black Caviar was running …

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