Peter Moody delays Black Caviar retirement decision after announcing spring rest for wonder mare
Michael Manley From: Herald Sun July 31, 2012
BLACK Caviar will not take part in Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival.
Trainer Peter Moody yesterday decided to rest the world's best sprinter.
Moody told the Herald Sun he would delay a decision on whether Black Caviar would ever race again until September.
"All the owners can sit down and have a good discussion about what to do with her," he said.
"We have two options. If we retire her after that meeting in September she's still got plenty of time to go to stud. Otherwise we will give her a decent spell and bring her back for the autumn."
Black Caviar, who turns six tomorrow, took her record to 22 wins from 22 starts with her narrow win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot last month.
"She's just needed time to get over her trip to England. She's had a really busy time in the past year or so and just needs a break to get over it," Moody said.
"She's fine in herself and she's recovered from her injuries, but it would be asking a lot of her to have only a couple of weeks off and then be ready for the spring."
Black Caviar has been released from the Werribee quarantine centre and is spelling.
She was to run in the Patinack Classic at Flemington and
and in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley, with a major target being the Hong Kong International Sprint in early December where she would have been chasing a $1 million bonus.