Yes, champion race mare Black Caviar is shortly to resume her racetrack career on 16th February in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, a race she has won twice before - in 2011 and 2012.
But before that happens she will be making a special appearance next Saturday at Caulfield Racetrack in an exhibition gallop. I intend to be there to see her, even though the race card is not all that interesting.
The first Group One race of the Autumn racing season is the CF Orr Stakes , only a little over a week away, so my interest is piqued once more, in anticipation of the thrills to come.
Last Saturday, watching the races online, I experienced one of those WOW moments when South Australian filly Miracles of Life blitzed her rivals in Black Caviar fashion in the fillies version of the Blue Diamond Preview.
A flashy chestnut 2 year old filly, Miracles of Life has had three runs for three wins, and has won her races by large margins, so looks as if she could be the superstar of the autumn. She is hot favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes, not surprisingly, and could well win it.
Check out the video below of her win in the Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield last Saturday. Her first two races are also available for viewing on YouTube.
Will report back on my Saturday outing next week, hopefully with photos of the grand lady of the turf, i.e. Black Caviar.