An unauthorised celebration of the unconquered Black Caviar, the horse with the mighty chassis and heart to match, who is shaping racing history like no horse before her.
Possessing a unique combination of brilliance, perfect motion and an aura of invincibility, Black Caviar has taken the racing world by storm. With every race and with every powerful yet graceful showing, her legend only continues to grow.
At her race debut in April 2009, Black Caviar stunned racegoers at Flemington with a five-length trouncing of her rivals. Her unbeaten record of 22 starts has made an indelible mark on racing history, and this comprehensive but unauthorised review follows her amazing progression from a feisty filly to a magnificent mare with complete objectivity. Chock-full of stories about her trainer, owners and strappers, her pedigree, and how she overcame a fear of barriers and a spate of career-threatening injuries make this the must-have Black Caviar bible written from the grandstand.
She is the quickest horse ever clocked in Australian racing and is recognised throughout the world as the fastest thoroughbred on the planet. Racing, and indeed most elite sports, have never seen the likes of her before.
Andrew Eddy is the chief racing writer for The Age and has won numerous awards for his coverage of racing in Australia. His background in thoroughbred racing can be traced to his father, John, who was the CEO of racing clubs in Wagga Wagga and Bendigo. Andrew's passion is writing about thoroughbred racing, as the sport lends itself to great yarns of luck and persistence. He has never seen a better racehorse than Black Caviar and is certain he never will.