Horse Betting: Unbeaten Caviar top trade ever
Black Caviar won, officially, by a head from French challenger Moonlight Cloud to stretch her unbeaten run to 22 wins from as many starts.
In his final blog from Ascot, Steve Moran hails Black Caviar for the world record-breaking mare she is after a race she won by a nostril.
Black Caviar is the world's best performing racehorse, and overnight she not only maintained her unbeaten record, but also became the most traded horse in Betfair history as she prevailed in a heart-stopping finish to the Diamond Jubillee Stakes at Royal Ascot
The numbers were astounding according to Betfair UK spokesman Tony Calvin.
'Of the 13.2 million traded on the Diamond Jubilee win market, an amazing 12.6 million centred on Black Caviar,' he said.
Black Caviar won, officially, by a head from French challenger Moonlight Cloud to stretch her unbeaten run to 22 wins from as many starts, and no horse in racing history has remained unbeaten for so long when competing at the highest level.
Her past 19 starts have been at either Group 1 or Group 2 level. She now boasts 12 Group 1 wins, meaning she's been unbeaten in twice as many runs as Frankel.
The margin was narrow, but trainer Peter Moody was adamant she had 'done Australia proud' by overcoming the adversity of travelling half way around the world - a challenge rarely taken up by so many other of the world's best horses.
'You only have to win by a quarter of an inch,' Moody said.
'That is what we were prepared to do and we got the job done. We never expect dominance, we've never asked her for that. We always worry about having her ready for her next start. But we are very proud of her. She is 22 from 22 now, what more can she do? I'm extremely proud of her.'
As are we all.