Black Caviar matches Makybe Diva's efforts with second racehorse of the year win
Michael Manley From: Herald Sun September 16, 2012 11:00pm
SUPERSTAR sprinter Black Caviar was last night crowned Australian racehorse of the year for a second year.
The mare became the first horse since Makybe Diva (2004-05, 2005-06) to win twice in a row.
See all of the votes at the bottom.
The question remains whether Black Caviar will be given the chance to win a third successive title, which would equal Sunline's performance at the start of last decade.
Black Caviar became only the fourth horse to have won two Horse of the Year awards, joining Might And Power and Makybe Diva as dual winners.
The victory made it three wins in a row for trainer Peter Moody, who had 2009-10 winner Typhoon Tracy.
Black Caviar had nine starts for nine wins, including six Group 1s, culminating in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot when she took her record to 22 starts for 22 wins.
Black Caviar polled 257 of 258 votes - with one person not having her as the outright horse of the year.
The award was voted on by media and racing administrators on a 3-2-1 basis.
The other shock was that jumpers Brungle Cry and Black And Bent both received two votes.
Black Caviar was crowned champion sprinter for the second year in a row with 258 votes, from Hay List (131).
Trainer Gai Waterhouse also had a memorable night as More Joyous and Pierro recorded wins in their respective categories.
More Joyous received 221 votes to defeat Manighar (141) for the middle-distance award while Pierro was a runaway winner as champion two-year-old, polling 256 votes with Samaready second on 154.
HORSE OF THE YEAR
BLACK CAVIAR 257 votes (Maximum: 258)
More Joyous 70
Atlantic Jewel 65
Pierro, Manighar 33
Hay List 9
Brungle Cry, Black And Bent 2
Americain, King Mufhasa 1
All Too Hard 47
ATLANTIC JEWEL 234
THREE-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING
BLACK CAVIAR 258
Hay List 131
MORE JOYOUS 221
Atlantic Jewel 48
Black And Bent 64
Awakening Dream 29
Votes were awarded on 3-2-1 basis by 85 media and racing administration personnel.