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    Named after the unbeaten champion, the Black Caviar Stakes is a feature sprint at Flemington

    Black Caviar Flemington
    Her Time defeats Osborne Bulls in the Lightning

    Black Caviar Lightning Betting Tips

    We will have betting tips for the 2020 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes when markets are available.

    With the race being run in February, punters can expect markets to be available over the summer months.

    Black Caviar Lightning Odds

    All-in odds for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes are released around a month in advance but the final field is confirmed on the Wednesday before the race. 

    We will have all the latest odds for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes when markets are released by bookmakers.

    Black Caviar Lightning Bookmaker Offers

    Bookmakers will have bookie offers for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes closer to the race time. Typically, bookmakers will offer bonus bets for running second or third in the major races. 

    Because it’s one of the first Group 1 race of the year, bookmakers will always have bookie offers going for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

    Bet365 and BetEasy will have offers for the Black Caviar Stakes.

    Black Caviar Lightning History

    First run in 1955, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes has long been associated with the best sprinters in Australia and it continues to grow as a race. 

    The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is run over 1000m for $750,000 and the weight-for-age contest typically sees some of the younger horses try and take out the seasoned professionals.
    It was named in honour of Black Caviar in 2013, the same year she took out her third and final Lightning Stakes. She became one of only a few horses to win a race named in their honour. 

    It has become a race to increase stud prospects as well, with future stud stars Fastnet Rock, Nicconi and Choisir all saluting since 2003.

    Black Caviar Lightning Field

    The field for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is released on the Wednesday morning prior to the race.  

    We will have the field when it’s confirmed by RISA.

    Black Caviar Lightning Form Guide

    Form from the previous year generally holds up well in the Lightning Stakes, which is run down the straight at Flemington.
    Punters should look for the thoroughbreds that handle running down the straight, as not all sprinters can handle it. Horses such as Redkirk Warrior, which won in 2018, are much better suited without a turn. 

    Many of Australia’s best sprinters have won the race so it pays to look at backing the favourites. Names such as Black Caviar, Apache Cat, Miss Andretti and Fastnet Rock have all won in the last 15 years.

    Black Caviar Lightning Previous Winners

    2019In Her Time
    2018Redkrik Warrior
    2015Lankan Rupee
    2013Black Caviar
    2012Black Caviar
    2011Black Caviar
    2009Scenic Blast
    2008Apache Cat
    2007Miss Andretti
    2006Takeover Target
    2005Fastnet Rock
    2004Regimental Gal
    2002Spinning Hill
    2000Testa Rossa

    Black Caviar Lightning Live Streaming

    Punters can watch the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand.

    Black Caviar Lightning Race Schedule

    DateSaturday February 15, 2020
    StatusGroup 1
    Prize Money$750,000

    The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is the eighth race on a nine-race schedule at Flemington, which also includes the Talindert Stakes and CS Hayes Stakes. 

    The 2019 edition was run at 4:50 AEST. 

    Race 1: Derucci Trophy 
    Race 2: R84 Handicap 
    Race 3: R90 Handicap 
    Race 4: Talindert Stakes 
    Race 5: Vanity Stakes 
    Race 6: R90 Handicap 
    Race 7: CS Hayes Stakes 
    Race 8: Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 
    Race 9: Japan Racing Association Trophy