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Friday, March 22, 2013
Black Caviar wins 24th straight race in Australia

Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australian mare Black Caviar has won the 24th consecutive race of her career, taking the 1,200-meter Williams Reid Stakes by four lengths at Moonee Valley on Friday.

The 6-year-old star sprinter captured her 14th Group One.

Black Caviar won her 23rd consecutive race on Feb. 16 after an eight-month break. She narrowly won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, England, on June 23 and faced possible retirement after tearing a quadriceps muscle at Ascot.

She underwent laser therapy and exercise in a water walker -- the equine version of water aerobics -- to return for another season.

There have been reports that trainer Peter Moody will soon retire Black Caviar, although she is likely to race in April at Sydney's Randwick.