T J SMITH STAKES (Group 1)
Randwick, Turf, 1200m
13 April 2013
Black Caviar (Aus) (Bel Esprit) took Sydney by storm with a facile victory in the T J Smith Stakes at Randwick, extending her unbeaten run to 25 and setting a new Australian record with a 15th Group 1 victory.
Tracking the leader Rain Affair in the early stages and sitting just off the pace in third, Black Caviar was momentarily asked to move up on the turn by Luke Nolen in order to maintain her position as challengers threatened her clear passage. Switched wide, her superiority was never in doubt as she cruised past Rain Affair in the straight under her motionless jockey to win unextended by three lengths from the fast-finishing Epaulette (Aus) (Commands) with recent Group 1 Galaxy Stakes winner Bel Sprinter (Aus) (Bel Esprit) back in third.
An eighth successive Group 1 triumph for the Peter Moody-trained mare, which took her overall tally of top-flight wins to 15, means Black Caviar has now moved past the Australian record set by Kingston Town.
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News