Australian trainer John Sadler, who spent three seasons in Dubai, glowed about the conditions that visiting horses face when coming to the desert. With Black Caviar running Saturday in the CF Orr Stakes (G1), and potentially one more start after that before a potential trip to Dubai, it’s worth shining light on what she plans to do if at Meydan – run on Tapeta in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen. The daughter of Bel Esprit has never raced on a surface other than grass, adding even more edge to the assured excitement.
Read more of Sadler’s comments from the Sydney Morning Herald on why he thinks Dubai would be such a great destination for Black Caviar. And below, her jockey, Luke Nolan, discusses her pending runs with Thoroughmedia.
Earlier last week, Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody waxed about the possible start in Dubai. “It’s a terrific prize-money race. It’s growing towards the world championship of racing – horses from Japan, America, Europe & our own Sepoy & Helmet as well. It would be a great challenge.” He is expected to make a trip to Dubai to understand better the shipping, trackwork, and race-day procedures to best prepare for the trip.