Black Caviar Lightning Field & Barrier Draw

Black Caviar Lightning Field & Barrier Draw Redkirk Warrior winning in 2018 (PA Images)

Black Caviar Lightning Barrier Draw & Final Field 2023

The Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) barrier draw and final field will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2023. 

This page will be updated when the field and barriers are declared. Below is the 2022 field and barrier draw:

No.  Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier  Weight
1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller 6 58.5kg
2 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg
3 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 3 58.5kg
4 GYTRASH Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg
5 THE INFERNO Cliff Brown Damian Lane 4 58.5kg
6 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 1 58.5kg
7 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg
8 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller 8 55.5kg
9 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 7 55.5kg

Black Caviar Lightning Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Black Caviar Lightning will be available on Monday, February 14, 2022.

An iconic race down the famous Flemington straight, the Black Caviar Lightning entries will generally boast one or more superstar sprinters looking to capture more Group 1 glory.

Black Caviar Lightning Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The barrier draw for the 2022 Black Caviar Lightning will be announced on Wednesday, February 16 at 9:30am.

Sprinters are allocated barriers randomly which is the standard practice for almost all Victorian thoroughbred races.

Once the barrier draw is revealed, form analysts will start to plot their speed maps for the feature race.

Black Caviar Lightning Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2022 Home Affairs 8 55.5kg
2021 Nature Strip 2 58.5kg
2020 Gytrash 2 58.5kg
2019 In Her Time 1 56.5kg
2018 Redkirk Warrior 7 58.5kg
2017 Terravista 8 58.5kg
2016 Chautauqua 2 58.5kg
2015 Lankan Rupee 6 58.5kg
2014 Snitzerland 9 56.5kg
2013 Black Caviar 2 56.5kg
2012 Black Caviar 5 56.5kg
2011 Black Caviar 6 56.5kg
2010 Nicconi 11 58.5kg
2009 Scenic Blast 1 58.5kg
2008 Apache Cat 2 58.5kg
2007 Miss Andretti 1 56kg
2006 Takeover Target 6 57.5kg
2005 Fastnet Rock 12 54.5kg
2004 Regimental Girl 11 52kg
2003 Choisir 1 54.5kg

Is There A Barrier Draw Bias in the Black Caviar Lightning?

With the race taking place down the Flemington straight, it does not appear that any bias exists in the Black Caviar Lightning.

As the honour roll shows, many superstar sprinters have captured the race, including unbeaten champion Black Caviar, who won the race three times which is why the Lightning Stakes was renamed the Black Caviar Lightning.

Most Successful Black Caviar Lightning Barriers

Barrier Wins
2 8
1 5
5 5
6 4
4 3
10 3
11 3

Last updated for 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Results.

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.