Australia’s two champion mares - Black Caviar and More Joyous - have never clashed, but now there is the chance to see them face off for the All Aged Stakes, thanks to Unibet.
Unibet Australia’s executive director Mark Morrissey explains: ”I would love to see Black Caviar take on More Joyous and all the other good horses that are likely to run in the All Aged.
“This is the clash every race fan wants to see and Unibet will put up $1 million to help make it happen.
“Hopefully the Australian Turf Club will match our offer and bring the stakes to $2.4 million – but the $1 million from Unibet is there regardless.
“The only proviso is that Black Caviar and More Joyous contest the All Aged Stakes and for Unibet to be given the naming rights for the race.”
The All Aged Stakes, which currently carries no race sponsor, did feature prize money of $400,000 until Unibet stepped in.
Meanwhile, Black Caviar, the world’s best sprinter, is aiming to extend her unbeaten run to 24 wins when she contests the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. The horse has won all 23 of her races, which can be seen in the video below:
Trainer Peter Moody has not ruled out the possibility of Black Caviar taking part in the All Aged Stakes.
Moody said: “It’s a terrific race, her record at 1400m is good, she’s one for one, so most definitely it’s a possibility.
“It’s a Group 1 at weight-for-age, everything sort of fits the criteria for her.”
“It would be great for racing. You’ve got the likes of More Joyous and Hay List and probably numerous others. The next six weeks could throw up something else.
“It’d be terrific for racing if that happened but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
Unibet wants to make this race happen. Let’s hope we see Black Cavalier and More Joyous line up on April 23rd, with $1,000,000 of Unibet’s money at stake!