Black Caviar earns 20th consecutive victory

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Australian mare Black Caviar has continued her build up for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June with an impressive victory, which is her 20th in a row.

The five-year-old extended her national record over six furlongs in a Group One race at Morphettville in Adelaide.

Black Caviar broke the previous record set by Desert Gold (1915-17) and Gloaming (1919-21).

She is expected to race in the Goodwood Stakes at the same track in two weeks before flying to England for the showdown at Royal Ascot on June 23rd.

Jockey of the mare Luke Nolen appeared in confident mood for the Ascot meeting, stating that the straight track will play right into her strengths.

She has been installed as favourite by bookmakers for the race, ahead of local sprinters Bated Breath and Hoof It.

"We've got the best sprinters in the world here in Australia and she is the queen of them, so Ascot holds no fears," Nolen said.

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