The 2011 Caulfield
Guineas day will be one remember for decades because of one horse – Black Caviar.
It was the day the champion mare equaled the winning streak
of Australia’s immortal champion Phar Lap with 14 wins.
Promoted as a champion, with the appearance of a champion
and winning like a champion – the people’s horse delivered in all aspects in
the Group 2 Schweppes Schillaci Stakes
There was nothing meek about the effort as she sailed past
the 2011 Magic Millions Classic winner Karuta Queen as if of a different breed and
winning under a hold in what resembled a nice piece of trackwork.
Adding at least 10,000 people to the on-course attendance, Black
Caviar was cheered at racetracks, TABs and households all over Australia.
An outstanding Caulfield
Guineas won by Helmut in a sterling
display provided an appropriate support act for such a special day.
Added was the return to form of the 2010 Caulfield Cup winner
Descarado who showed, in a display
louder than his trainer, that he was back big time after winning the 2011 Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
when leading throughout.
And even the Kiwi’s snuck in for one when King Mufhasa won the 2011 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).
All is good in racing with Black Caviar around.
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Race 1: Carlton Draught Racing Sweep Hcp (1200m)
Adamantium hold a comfortable margin over Whitlam and
American Dream giving trainer Danny O’Brien a bright start to the Caulfield carnival.
Race 2: Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)
The dual favourites
Platelet and The Fairy Kiss fight out the finish and the former prevailed with
Hollywierd a margin back in third.
Race 3: Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)
Shewan qualifies for the Cups with a narrowly win over the gallant
Tanby with UK import Moyeene
Corniche finishing well for third.
Schillaci Stakes (1000m)
Black Caviar wins with ridiculous ease over bit
players Karuta Queen and Stirling Grove.
Race 5: NZ
Bloodstock Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
fights off a late challenge of Avienus and Lights Of Heaven.
Race 6 David
Jones Toorak Handicap (1600m)
Mufhasa staves off King’s Rose with fast finisher Luen Yat Forever third.
Race 7: Caulfield
starts qualities to hold off Manawanui with Huegill a distant third.
Race 8: Sportingbet
Sprint Series (1200m)
Hinemoa just holds on to beat Celts and Lady Mahler.