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|Black Caviar eye Royal Ascot|
The world of horse racing is waiting in anticipation for Australian Black Caviar to take on the best of Europe at Royal Ascot later in the year.
The unbeaten six-year old has swept away all her challenges back home in Australia and has won the opening 16 races of her career with relative ease.
Peter Moody's mare is the world's top rated sprinter and behind only Frankel in the world thoroughbred rankings. Those following the best Royal Ascot betting will be keeping a close eye on things.
Black Caviar's next imminent task is on Friday in the Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley as she bids for win number 17. Connections are hopeful she can bring her tally to 20 without loss before she makes the trip to Europe later in 2012.
The race that connections are targeting at Ascot in June is the Golden
Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs. Last year, James
Fanshawe's four-year old Society Rock won the feature race at
the Royal meeting.
If his first run in Britain goes well, he could return again a month later at Newmarket for the July Cup, also over the same trip.
Connections have talked about the possibility of running Black Caviar in the Dubai Carnival at Meydan in March on World Cup night. She has been given an entry in both the Golden Shaheen and Al Quoz Sprint, although a decision about her participation has not been agreed just yet.
If Black Caviar does run in the Golden Shaheen, she is likely to come up against the Sheikh Mohammed-owned Sepoy who won nine of the his 10 outings in Australia but is now based in the United Arab Emirates.