18 April 2009
Racecourse: Flemington, Victoria
Racename: Cromwell Handicap
Track conditions: Dead 4
Black Caviar’s first race and her Flemington debut, after winning a trial at Cranbourne a fortnight earlier. Looking at the racebook that day, who would have guessed she would become a legend? Her sire Bel Esprit had won the time-honoured Maribyrnong Plate here back in 2001 and her dam’s mother Scandinavia had been three times placed in top class races up this straight. Ridden by apprentice Jarrad Noske, Black Caviar wins against fellow two year old colts and fillies. To win by 5 lengths over the short course shows a very promising young horse is on the scene. Her price in the betting of $3 is the longest odds that will ever be offered on the filly. She will start odds-on at every future start.