Black Caviar races to 23rd win

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Black Caviar managed to break the Flemington track record as she returned from an eight-month layoff to record the 23rd victory of her remarkable career.

The unbeaten Australian mare had been close to retirement after it was revealed she tore a quadriceps muscle in training while running at Royal Ascot last June.

However, she returned to form in the race named after her – the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes – leading the field home by two lengths.

The mare has been nursed back to health by trainer Peter Moody and his team using a combination of laser therapy and exercising in water.

"I am just so proud of her and my team. We were on a hiding to nothing in bringing her back," the trainer stated after the race.

There have been reports that Black Caviar could return to these shores this summer, while those with horse rider insurance expected to come up against her might not be too keen to see her back.

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