Black Caviar to sidestep Frankel clash in £1 million Sussex
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By Lewis Porteous
“Therefore, we are not planning to nominate her for the Sussex Stakes at Tuesday’s nomination stage as we feel it would not be the right thing by the racing industry worldwide, giving false hope that the race may happen.”
Reacting to the announcement, Goodwood’s managing director Adam Waterworth said: “We are obviously disappointed that Black Caviar will not be entered in the Sussex Stakes but fully understand her connections’ viewpoint.
“It was always going to be a long shot to have the world’s top two horses race against each other because of their different distance requirements but we wanted to make sure we did everything we could to facilitate such a contest.”
With Frankel likely to step-up in trip following the Sussex Stakes, it now seems certain that the two superstars will never meet on a racecourse, although Rod Street, chief executive officer of the British Champions Series and Racing For Change, urged the racing public to make the most of having both horses racing in the same hemisphere at the same time.
He said: “From a RFC point of view, our glass is much more than half full. The two best horses in the world, unbeaten in 31 racesbetween them, will be racing in the UK this summer over the distances at which they excel. Come and see them!”
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