Monday, January 23, 2012


Black Caviar (photo by Bronwen Healy)
As if Friday wasn’t already shaping as the biggest date (thus far) on the Australian turf calendar, it appears Black Caviar’s return at Moonee Valley is part of a double whammy for 27 January.
Undoubtedly all eyes will be focussed on Black Caviar (be it live or on TV) when she chases the big 17 in the Group Two Australia Stakes at the Valley, but there will be a (albeit smaller) contingent rocking up to Randwick on Friday morning for a bopeep at the wonder mare’s archrival, Hay List, who will trial at Randwick’s Kensington track.
This will be the first time most of us have seen Hay List since he was knocked out by a life threatening illness seven months ago and it will be VERY interesting to see how the son of Statue of Liberty has come back.
Yes, he’s got a licking every time the pair has met, but Hay List (below) has run second to her the most times and his camp is very confident that they can turn the tables in 2012.

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