Black Caviar Lightning

Black Caviar Lightning

Winners and Past Results of the Black Caviar Lightning.

Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club at the Flemington race track is the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning run over 1000 metres held in Autumn mid-February.

The race was originally named the Lightning Stakes but was renamed in 2013 to its present name in honour of the Champion Mare Black Caviar. Seven of Black Caviar's 22 victories have been at Flemington including five Group Ones.

The Black Caviar Lightning is a weight for age sprint race and is worth $500,000 in prize money.

The Group 2 Australia Stakes held earlier at Moonee Valley Racecourse under the same conditions is a good lead up race to to the Black Caviar Lightning. Other races leading up to this race is the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes over 1100 metres and also the Carlyon Cup over 1400 metres held at Caulfield Racecourse a week earlier. These races are usually a good form guide for racing punters.

Horses who run well in the Black Caviar Lightning may then go on and try out in the $1,000,000 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap over 1100 metres at Flemington Racecourse in March. Champion mare Black Caviar won both these Group Races in 2011.

The Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley in March and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes day may be other races that runners may race in after the Black Caviar Lightning.

Recent winners of the race include Black Caviar 2011 and 2012, Miss Andretti 2007, Apache Cat 2008, and Scenic Blast in 2009.

The first Lightning Stakes was held in 1955 as a principal race which was won by Gay Vista. From 1980 through to 1986 it was a Group 2 event.

Since 1987 the Black Caviar Lightning has been a Group 1 race.

Year Black Caviar Lightning Past Winners
2016 Terravista
2015 Lankan Rupee
2014 Snitzerland
2013 Black Caviar
2012 Black Caviar
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Nicconi
2009 Scenic Blast
2008 Apache Cat
2007 Miss Andretti
2006 Takeover Target
2005 Fastnet Rock
2004 Regimental Gal
2003 Choisir
2002 Spinning Hill
2001 Sports
2000 Testa Rossa
1999 Isca
1998 General Nediym
1997 Mahogany
1996 Gold Ace
1995 Mahogany
1994 Keltrice
1993 Schillaci
1992 Schillaci
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue
1990 Redelva
1989 Zeditae
1988 Special
1987 Placid Ark
1986 Hula Chief
1985 River Rough
1984 River Rough
1983 Demus
1982 He's A Haze
1981 Countess Marizza
1980 Sportscast
1979 The Judge
1978 Maybe Mahal
1977 Maybe Mahal
1976 Desirable
1975 Cap D'Antibes
1974 Century
1973 Make Mine Roses
1972 Zambari
1971 Dual Choice
1970 Black Onyx
1969 Mister Hush
1968 Begonia Belle
1967 Storm Queen
1966 Citius
1965 Marmion
1964 Wenona Girl
1963 Wenona Girl
1962 Sky High
1961 Sky High
1960 Todman
1959 Ritmar
1958 Misting
1957 Copper Year
1956 Apple Bay
1955 Gay Vista
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