TRAINER PETER MOODY will wait until the end of the month before making a decision on whether unbeaten mare Black Caviar will race again.
The winner of all of her 22 race starts returned to the track earlier this week for light training and is set to be transferred to Moody’s stable at Caulfield in late September.
This year’s spring carnival has already been ruled out for Black Caviar and Moody won’t be hurried into making a decision on the long-term future of his star mare.
“She’s back doing light work this week and we’re very pleased with her condition,” Moody said.
“She looks superb. But if I feel that she doesn’t want to be there or there’s an issue with her soundness, I won’t hesitate to retire her.
“It would still give her plenty of time in the breeding season. She can be covered by a stallion the next day if that’s the path we take.”
Moody knows how much the Australian public would love to see Black Caviar return to the racetrack, but said the horse’s welfare was the most important thing to consider.
“I think Australia wants to see her race again. But bearing in mind it’s never been a financial thing with the owners — they’re not desperate,” he said.
“We’re not going to race her for the sake of racing her.
“We all want to protect what she’s done.”