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Black Caviar crowned 2011 Australian Racehorse of the Year / National / 19 Sep, 2011
BLACK CAVIAR is now the officially the best horse in the land after being crowned the 2011 Sky Racing Australian Racehorse of the Year.
The unbeaten mare and her connections were the stars of the Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards presented by Sky Racing, Tabcorp and Staging Connections at Melbourne's Crown Palladium.
Along with the overall Racehorse of the Year title, BLACK CAVIAR was named the Inglis Bloodstock Champion Sprinter and was voted the Staging Connections Most Popular Racehorse by the public.
With six Group 1 victories in her 2010-11 season haul, it was not surprising that her trainer Peter Moody tonight collected the AustralianSuper Champion Group 1 Trainer Award with nine elite wins last season.
BLACK CAVIAR's jockey Luke Nolen, who last month collected his first Scobie Breasley Medal, was presented with the Michelton Wines Champion Group 1 Jockey Award with a nation high eight wins.
With votes lodged on a 3-2-1 basis by senior racing administrators and members of the racing media nationwide, BLACK CAVIAR secured 301 of a maximum 318 votes in the Racehorse of the Year Award.
As was the case in last month's Victorian Racehorse of the Year Award, SO YOU THINK had to be content with second on 208 votes with two-year-old SEPOY next on 58 votes and MORE JOYOUS fourth on 48.
It was the second consecutive year that a Moody-trained mare has been crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year after TYPHOON TRACY took the honours 12 months ago.
Indeed mares have dominated the award this millennium securing the title in eight of the 12 years courtesy of SUNLINE (2000-02), MAKYBE DIVA (2005-06), MISS ANDRETTI (2007) and the Moody pair.
One of the few to have upstaged them in that period is 2004 winner LONHRO who completed a unique double when named the Carrazzo Consulting CPAs Champion Sire for the first time.
The Darley stallion amassed progeny earnings in excess of $8.7 million during the 2010-11 season with his standout performer being Doomben 10,000 winner BEADED.
Darley and head trainer Peter Snowden had further cause for celebration when their boom colt SEPOY collected the coveted Eliza Park Champion 2YO Award ahead of stablemates HELMET and BENFICA.
The connections of BLACK AND BENT are celebrating their second straight Mittys Champion Jumper Award, whilst SO YOU THINK, last year's BPA Print Group Champion 3YO Colt, also won consecutive awards after being crowned the 2011 Monjon Australia Champion Middle Distance Performer.
The voting breakdown for the Racehorse of the Year and the individual category winners are as follows;
Sky Racing Australian Racehorse of the Year - BLACK CAVIAR
Black Caviar (301 votes), So You Think (208), Sepoy (58), More Joyous (46), Americain (11), Hay List (4), Zipping (3), Absolutely, Crystal Lily, Lion Tamer, My Kingdom Of Fife and Scarlett Lady (all 1).
Eliza Park Champion 2YO - SEPOY
Sepoy (318 votes), Helmet (174), Benfica and Satin Shoes (33), Elite Falls (25), Golden Archer (14), Smart Missile (13), Hot Snitzel and Pane In The Glass (10), Masthead (4), Mosheen and Uate (1).
New Zealand Bloodstock Champion 3YO Filly - SHAMROCKER
Shamrocker (231 votes), Brazilian Pulse (105), Yosei (97), Scarlett Lady (58), Lights of Heaven (57), Crystal Lily (32), Absolutely (27), Dreamaway (22), Lone Rock (9) and Secret Admirer (4).
BPA Print Group Champion 3YO Colt or Gelding - STAR WITNESS
Star Witness (150 votes), Sincero (137), Jimmy Choux (114), Ilovethiscity (68), Anacheeva (58), Lion Tamer (47), Playing God (40), Toorak Toff (16), Shootoff (11) and Erewhon (1).
Inglis Bloodstock Champion Sprinter - BLACK CAVIAR
Black Caviar (318 votes), Hay List (167), More Joyous (65), Sepoy (45), Star Witness (18), Beaded (12), Response (6), Sincero (3) and Eagle Falls (2).
Monjon Australia Champion Middle Distance Performer - SO YOU THINK
So You Think (310 votes), More Joyous (171), Whobegotyou (47), Shocking (32), Zipping (31), My Kingdom Of Fife and Sacred Choice (14), Rangirangdoo (7), Scenic Shot and Wall Street (5).
New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing Champion Stayer - AMERICAIN
Americain (295 votes), So You Think (129), Descarado (83), Maluckyday (39), Zipping (37), Shamrocker (25), Cedarberg (19), Dreamaway (6), Herculian Prince (2) and Stand To Gain (1)
Staging Connections Most Popular Racehorse - BLACK CAVIAR
Black Caviar (56.6% of public vote), Black And Bent (21.2%), So You Think (10.2%), Zipping (6.9%), More Joyous (3.9%) and Sepoy (1.2%).
Mittys Champion Jumper - BLACK AND BENT
Black And Bent (123 votes), Vindicating (43), Al Garhood (32), Capecover (18), Kerdem (12), Man Of Class (7), Juan Carlos and Our Aristocrat (4), Famous Prince, Petushki and Zendi (3).
IRT Champion Australian-Bred International - ROCKET MAN
Rocket Man (280 votes), Sacred Kingdom (100), Igugu (98), Kinshasa No Kiseki (44), Better Than Ever (32), Gingerbread Man (25), We Can Say It Now (23), Ultra Fantasy (12), Risky Business (6) and Delago Deluxe (4).
AustralianSuper Champion Group 1 Trainer Award - PETER MOODY
Mitchelton Wines Champion Group 1 Jockey Award - LUKE NOLEN
Carrazzo Consulting CPAs Champion Sire - LONHRO