1 Aug 2012

Black Cavier won't race in spring carnival

8:33 am on 1 August 2012

The chances of seeing the Australian horse Black Caviar on the racetrack again appear to have diminished after connections decided the mare would bypass the spring carnival in Melbourne.

Trainer Peter Moody says the unbeaten champion will remain in the spelling paddock until at least September when a decision about her future will be made.

Black Caviar has been recuperating from muscle tears she sustained while winning her 22nd race from as many starts in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in June.

It means she will miss a shot at the global sprint challenge bonus of $US1 million if she was to win the Hong Kong Sprint in December.