Would our Aussie gal Black Caviar be interested in their king Frankel?
Herald Sun October 23, 2012 11:52am
TWO undefeated horses, acknowledged as the best in the world, brought together in the breeding barn. Naturally it's a match made in heaven ... even the pregnancy has potential to be the fastest of all time.
This is the possible scenario if English wonder horse Frankel and Australia's very own queen of the turf Black Caviar meet on a first date once she finishes her career with a farewell tour of Australia.
"I suggested it to the owners last year that it wouldn't be the silliest idea," Moody said today. "It's a dream as far as I'm concerned.
"However, I'm only the trainer and I have nothing to do with the breeding once she is retired."
The mating would be have to be met by several stringent conditions, not to mention a willingness of connections to put Black Caviar back in the air for another strenuous flight, always with an element of risk. There seems little doubt that Frankel wouldn't be sent abroad to meet his dream date.
Black Caviar's managing owner Neil Werrett said in today's Age newspaper that "we would consider going to Frankel because he is clearly the best distance horse in the world.
"There would be a few conditions that would have to be worked out to make it happen, but the best two horses in the world together - that would be something."
Werrett and connections of Black Caviar were present to witness Frankel's farewell race at Ascot at the weekend.
British racing's equivalent to royalty duly delivered, finishing his unbeaten career with a 14th consecutive win in the British Champion Stakes.
Meanwhile, Black Caviar has another sibling. This time a baby sister after Helsinge foaled another Bel Esprit filly at Gilgai Farm last Wednesday. The full sister to the world's fastest mare will not be put up for sale.