Black Caviar Lightning 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Black Caviar Lightning, registered as the Lightning Stakes, is named after champion sprinter Black Caviar who finished her career unbeaten with 25 wins. She won the Lightning Stakes three times between 2011 and 2013.

Held at Flemington Racecourse, the Black Caviar Lightning will be run on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

Our Black Caviar Lightning race guide will provide up to date nominations, barrier draw, tips and more information so you don’t miss out on anything to do with the 1000m sprint event.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Black Caviar Lightning

2023 Black Caviar Lightning Schedule

Date February 18
Track Flemington
Distance 1000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight For Age
Prize Money $1,000,000
Age No age restriction

Black Caviar Lightning Tips

The Black Caviar Lightning can be a tricky race to assess with sprinters racing down the famous Flemington straight over five furlongs.

Our horse racing expert will assess all of the key lead-up runs as well as any Flemington sprinting performance in order to find the best bet in the race.

Our experts will provide their 2023 Black Caviar Lightning tips following the barrier draw.

See our latest Black Caviar Lightning tips and predictions here.

Black Caviar Lightning Nominations

Nominations for the Black Caviar Lightning takes place at 12pm on February 13, 2023.

Below are last year’s nominations.

Horse Trainer
1 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 EDUARDO Joseph Pride
3 ENTHAAR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 GYTRASH Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle
5 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller
6 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
7 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller
8 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
9 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens
10 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens
11 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown


Black Caviar Lightening Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 Black Caviar Lightning will be released at 9:30am February 15, 2023.

Below are last year’s nominations.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 2 58.5kg
2 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 6 58.5kg
3 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Mark Zahra 5 58.5kg
4 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Andrew Mallyon 1 58.5kg
5 PIPPIE Chris Meagher Damian Lane 4 56.5kg
6 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 7 56.5kg
7 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 3 53.5kg
8 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 8 53.5kg

2022 Black Caviar Lightning Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 8 55.5kg $7.50
2nd NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 6 58.5kg $2.20F
3rd EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg $3.80
4th SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg $61
5th MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 3 58.5kg $11
6th PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 7 55.5kg $31
7th THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 1 58.5kg $91
8th THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Damian Lane 4 58.5kg $31
9th GYTRASH Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg $9.50

See more Black Caviar Lightning results and replays here.

Black Caviar Lightning Betting Odds 2023

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet will have all the latest 2023 Black Caviar Lightning betting odds and markets available.

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Black Caviar Lightning History

The Black Caviar Lightning is a Group 1 event run under weight-for-age conditions at Flemington in February each year during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Previously known as the Lightning Stakes, the race is run over 1000 metres and carries a prize pool of $1,000,000.

It is one of the most anticipated sprint races on the racing calendar and attracts most of the country’s finest sprinters.

The race was first run in 1955 when odds-on favourite Gay Vista was successful. It became a Group 2 affair in 1980 before earning Group 1 status in 1987.

The race was renamed the Black Caviar Lightning in honour of the great mare who won the race in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Lightning Stakes is run down the Flemington straight course which favours some horses more than others. Several horses tackle the event fresh and first-up, while others come into the race with one or two runs behind them.

The race has been a stepping stone for some of the runners as they go on to tackle other major sprint races during the Autumn Carnival.

Races such as the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) run the following week at Caulfield, the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington or the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley are usually prime targets.

The honour roll for this prestigious event is equal to the Hollywood hall of fame for racing. Great horses such as Redkirk Warrior (2018), Terravista (2017), Chautauqua (2016), Lankan Rupee (2015), Apache Cat (2008), Takeover Target (2006) and Fastnet Rock (2005) head the list of latest winners.

Other greats to salute the judge are Todman (1960), Sky High (1961,1962), Wenona Girl (1963,1964), Storm Queen (1967), Century (1974), River Rough (1984,1985), Placid Ark (1987) and Schillaci in 1992 and 1993.

Several horses have won back-to-back Lightning Stakes but Black Caviar remains the only horse to win it three years in succession.

Black Caviar Lightning Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Home Affairs
2021 Nature Strip
2020 Gytrash
2019 In Her Time
2018 Redkirk Warrior
2017 Terravista
2016 Chautauqua
2015 Lankan Rupee
2014 Snitzerland
2013 Black Caviar
2012 Black Caviar
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Nicconi
2009 Scenic Blast
2008 Apache Cat
2007 Miss Andretti
2006 Takeover Target
2005 Fastnet Rock
2004 Regimental Girl
2003 Choisir
2002 Spinning Hill
2001 Sports
2000 Testa Rossa

Top 5 Black Caviar Lightning Winners

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Black Caviar Lightning Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2023 Black Caviar Lightning free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2023 Black Caviar Lightning with TAB.

Black Caviar Lightning Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Flemington Racecourse: Everything You Need To Know

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