Now is the time to pull out all the stops for Caviar…

Originally posted on Thedarkknight On Racing:

16-1, 12-1, 8-1, 6-1, 5-1, 7-2, 5-2….

If you saw that sequence of odds on an upcoming race you would think there was an almighty gamble being hatched and that the horse in question probably had a very strong chance of winning. But these odds aren’t for an upcoming race – they are the odds, in order, that Coral have quoted for Black Caviar to win any race at Royal Ascot 2013 over the last few months…


First things first, this is a ‘special’ market and has not attracted a huge amount of turnover – it is the kind of market that bookmakers like to offer to spark a bit of debate and create interest in the sport. But, money has been traded at all rates – a tenner here, a fifty there and since the end of last season, what had been laughed off as a ludicrous proposition when…

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5 thoughts on “Now is the time to pull out all the stops for Caviar…

  1. garciaco49 says:

    Excelente article and with your kind permission I posted it on Twitter and Facebook &  to 632 mail contacts, Diego.-



  2. I left a comment on the blog you linked to, but have a question for you Sid–if Black Caviar is bred to Frankel not long after Royal Ascot, would the timing skew the chance of the foal being born in a month appropriate to racing in AUS? Correct me if I’m wrong–I am not 100% clear on when the ‘annual birthday’ is for AUS horses (as January 1 is for those foaled in the northern hemisphere).

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