BLACK Caviar co-owner Colin Madden says there is a good chance the champion mare will race on next year.
Madden, who was special guest with wife Jannene at Thursday night’s Sportsmen’s Association of Australia Ballarat Branch Associates meeting, said things were going well with the Peter Moody-trained superstar in her recovery from injuries sustained last preparation.
“The rear tears have come good and the tear in the tendon is recovering. Physically she should be okay and I’ll know by the middle of December. That’s step one,” Madden told The Courier.
“Step two is, is she capable then of running? That’s why we have got two months, up until the 15th of February, to get her ready and race fit. During that period of time we will find out whether she does want to run.
“By then she will be six-and-a-half years old – that’s getting on. But I’ve got a feeling she will want to run because she is just so competitive.
“If she is fit and well, still wants to run and run in a way that she can present herself in the best way she can, then I think we have got a real chance to see her run three more races, perhaps four, in Autumn.”
Moody has already declared his desire to race on with the horse, providing everything is well.
Black Caviar has not raced since narrowly winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at England’s Royal Ascot in June.
Madden said a farewell tour for the horse would be a fitting finale to her career.
“She has done all that we could ever hope for,” Madden said.