Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
image from Blackcaviar.net.au
Friday April 27 2012
Black Caviar, the Australian sensation, will run Saturday (that's Friday night, US time) at Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, in the 1200-meter Group I Sportingbet Classic, seeking her 20th victory in a row. She's currently tied with Australia's with Desert Gold and Gloaming at 19 consecutive wins. She's only 5 years old.
She had a short break since her last race February 18; she had a 'jump-out' at Caulfield on April 17, an unofficial work as a simulated race of 800 meters out of the gate against several horses, where she 'won' by 8 lengths.
Black Caviar has been called 'the world's fastest racehorse', 'the best sprinter in the world', 'the number one rated sprinter of all time', 'the mighty mare', and a 'freak,' and who can argue with that?
While Trainer Peter Moody will see how she comes out of this race, he's already looking ahead to her next possible race at Adelaide in the Group I Goodwood, which would be her last start in Australia before heading to England to run in the Group I Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23, and at Newmarket in July. It is hoped that she will meet the sensational unbeaten European champion, and world's top-ranked Thoroughbred Frankel there (he's nine for nine), but at this point it looks unlikely.
Really, I'm done with horse racing, and it still makes me hold my breath if I ever watch a race live, but some horses just grab your attention and reel you in for one more taste of Sensational. Black Caviar is one of those!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Saturday April 7 2012
Here's a video of the second 25 miles of the Owyhee Tough Sucker I endurance ride, along the Oregon Trail, around Wild Horse Butte, and along the Snake River.
Another 50 miles completed for Jose and the Raven - that puts Jose only 100 miles away from 2000 miles!
More photos and videos on the Tough Sucker ride page on Endurance.net:
Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday April 7 2012
Here's a video of the first 25 mile loop of the Owyhee Tough Sucker, our first endurance ride of the season, just down the road. A cold breezy morning on fresh horses, and a loop through the desert with the Owyhee mountains to the southwest, and the Snake River to the northeast.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Sunday April 8 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
More stories to come... though my computer died in Texas. Many more photos are up on Endurance.net: