G1 Black Caviar Lightning

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Saturday 18 February 2017
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Total Prize Money AUD$750,000
1000 metres / 5 furlongs (straight course)

Turf
No age and sex restrictions (non-winners ineligible to enter) 


First run in 1955, the Black Caviar Lightning (G1) is run at Flemington Racecourse over 1000m (5 furlongs), with horses 2yo & Upwards carrying Standard Weight-For-Age.

 

The race is conducted on a straight course, of a width of up to 30 metres, and with a field limit of 20 horses.

The Flemington straight course, starting from a chute that joins the course proper, is perfectly flat. Historically, riders took one side of the course or another, looking for the rail to guide them in the race, with the field often splitting to both rails. However, in recent years and following the track reconstruction in 2007, the field more often than not packs in one group up the centre of the track.

 

The course record for 1000m at Flemington is 55.42 sec, set by Black Caviar in February 2013.


ENTRY DETAILS

  TIME  / DATE (Melbourne, AUS time) FEE ($AUD)
Nominations 12 Noon, Monday 13 February $330
Acceptances 9:30am, Wednesday 15 February $6,187.50
Scratchings 7:30am, Saturday 18 February $86,187.50 (in lieu of acceptance fee)




BALLOTING CONDITIONS

 

Balloting condition are per the standard Weight-For-Age conditions defined in section LR 21D (1) of Racing Victoria's Rules of Racing

WEIGHTS

Standard Weight-For-Age (no apprentice claims)

 

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE   SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
KGS LBS AGE & SEX KGS LBS
n/a n/a 2yo C&G                  46 101
n/a n/a 2yo F 44  97
54.0 119 3yo C&G 55.5 122
52.0 115 3yo F 53.5 118
58.5 128.5 4yo+ C,H & G  58.5 128.5
58.5 124 4yo+ M 56.5 124

 

PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN ($AUD) - 85% Owner, 10% Trainer, 5% Jockey

1st

$450,000

($2,500 trophy)

2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000
Total Prize Money $750,000