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Black Caviar - Ascot 23/06/2012

Black Caviar: owners agreed to go for T J Smith Stakes at Randwick

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Black Caviar confirmed for T J Smith Stakes

Australia: Black Caviar's next start has been confirmed as the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes at Randwick on April 13. Should the supermare win, then she will surpass Kingston Town's Australian record of Group 1 wins of 14, setting a new best of 15.

A possible trip back to Royal Ascot and subsequent meeting with Frankel in the breeding sheds this summer has captured the imagination of the racing public, but all future plans are on hold until after the T J Smith Stakes, according to co-owner Neil Werrett.

Werrett, speaking to the Racing Network in Australia, added that there are as many as five possible targets for Black Caviar following next month's race, including Royal Ascot, and, having been given a clean bill of health by a chiropractor and vet, Randwick will be her next stop.

"We will definitely be going for to the T J Smith and from the
T J it can go to wherever we want it to go to," Werrett said.

"Peter [Moody, trainer] said there is no use planning too far ahead; she is a race to race proposition. We don't want to say we are going here, there and everywhere. The options are we go to Adelaide [The Goodwood], Brisbane [BTC Cup], Ascot, retire or race in the spring.

"It is going to be a sad day when we retire her, but we know it's getting closer and we don't want to go one run too many."

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