“We thought 25 was a great number… it’s the right time to call it a day on what’s been a wonderful career of one of the finest horses we have ever seen,” said Black Caviar’s trainer, Peter Moody. “She couldn’t have possibly done any more.”
With those words, the unbeaten 6-year old mare, Black Caviar was retired. She won 25 races and is considered by many, to be the greatest racehorse ever. Certainly she re-invigorated racing in her native Australia.
A few racing stats for Black Caviar:
- She won $7,953,936 in stakes earnings
- Australian Horse Of The Year season 2010-11 and 2011-12
- Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in 2013 (the first horse ever to be inducted while still racing)
- Ranked the best sprinter in the world for three straight years from 2010-2012