Black Caviar set for return

Updated: September 27, 2012

Australian wonder-horse Black Caviar is set to return to racing next year after her trainer Peter Moody confirmed the news to Melbourne newspaper The Age.

Black Caviar had the hopes of a nation pinned on her at Ascot in June and although the mare won her race it was not at all convincing as she beat Moonlight Cloud by a head.

Jockey Luke Nolen accepted the blame that day as he had eased her in the final moments of the six furlong Jubilee Stakes contest but days later reports emerged the the Australian five-year old had suffered injuries during the race.

The 11,000 mile journey to be at Ascot may have taken it’s toll on the superstar mare as she suffered a grade-four tear of the quadriceps and a grade-two tear of the sacroiliac during the race, making her win all the more remarkable.

However following that scare in mid-June trainer Moody is confident that Black Caviar will be back to her best next season on her return to the race-track.

“We’ve decided that we’ll give her a chance (to race on) and so I’ve sent her for a spell and she’ll come back in later in the year and be given a prep and we’ll take it from there,” Moody told The Age.

While connections intend to continue Black Caviar’s racing career, Moody has stressed they must be satisfied she is back on top form.

“We’ve got to be happy with her and so if she doesn’t come up, then all the owners have lost is one breeding season,” he said.

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