Black Caviar breaks Flemington course record

Last updated 18:54 16/02/2013
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UNBEATABLE: Black Caviar made it 23 wins on the trot at Flemington Race Course.

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Black Caviar has impressed in her return to Australian racing, breaking the Flemington course record that stood for 25 years in easily winning the race named in her honour, the 1000m Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

Ensuring she is unbeaten over 23 starts, Black Caviar set a time of 54.52 seconds in easily winning by two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Moment of Change and Golden Archer.

She looked untroubled through the first 500 metres before characteristically charging away from her fellow runners over the last half of the race.

The 1000 metre track record at Flemington was previously held by Special who recorded 55.50 seconds in winning the Lightning Stakes in 1988.

Jockey Luke Nolen told reporters after the race: "She was knocked around a little by the heat. I shook the reins today to make sure she goes to the line."

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