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How was that? Neil Werrett with Black Caviar after her win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last June. Photo: Julian Andrews
Nelly's dream run not over yet
'People who would never have watched
racing are interested in her.'
Neil Werrett, manager of Black Caviar
Saturday has been a couple of
years in the making for Black
Caviar's managing co-owner, Neil
Werrett, and he can't wait for her
return to Randwick.
The man who put the unbeaten
mare's ownership group together
has had a great ride, but having her
in his home town is special.
"I have been waiting two years to
get her back here, and to have her
arrive safe and sound, and for
Peter [Moody] to be so happy with
her is a great plus.
"Let's hope she can go out and do
her thing again."
Black Caviar's remarkable car-
eer amounts to 24 wins, with
14 coming at group 1 level. She will
become the Australian record
holder for group 1 wins if she is
successful in the $1 million
T. J. Smith Stakes (1200 metres)
at Randwick on Saturday.
Black Caviar, or Nelly, ceased to
be a betting proposition for most
punters a couple of years ago,
since she proved so superior to
her rivals that she starts about
$1.10 or less in her races.
Werrett marvels that she has
become part of common language
for excellence in Australia.
"That is funny thing with her,
that you will be watching the foot-
ball and they will be talking about a
and her name will come up," he said.
"It's hard to describe when things
like that happen, you sit there and
think, 'Wow, is this real?'
"It not just that but how she has
become so well known . . . people
who would never have watched
racing are interested in her."
Most of the public would have
thought they had seen the last of
Black Caviar when she just won the
Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot
last year but she has come back as
strong as ever.
She broke a track record in her
return in the Lightning Stakes at
Flemington in February and a
month later took care of business in
the William Reid Stakes at Moonee
Valley under lights three weeks ago.
Werrett put together the owners,
a syndicate of friends, on a house-
boat trip on the Murray River and
has never regretted it. They have
grown into an extended family. "You
wouldn't want to be in this alone, it
wouldn't be as much fun" he said.
"We get together for every start and
catch up with people we would only
see once a year more regularly."
Werrett said the future for Black
Caviar would be decided next week.
"Everything is still on the table.
We want to get through Saturday
and then sit down together. We'll
talk it over and Ascot, Brisbane and
Adelaide are options."
back to his
ride of life
Continued Page 2
Tommy Berry hopped in the car
to Nowra with his dad Kevin on
Monday shortly after it was
confirmed he would head to
He probably couldn't have
gone to a place any further from
the racing mecca but in some
way it says a lot about Berry.
"I love getting in the car with
dad and talking things over with
him," Berry said. "It just gave
him time to give me some ad-
vice, which is always good.
"We talked over what had
happened in the Slipper, and we
were able to talk about other
things as well, including how
things might go in Hong Kong.
"Nowra is one of those places
that I would ride when I was
starting out, and not winning
too often. It puts it in perspect-
ive, what I had done."
Berry has won four group 1s
this season, and became the
first jockey to win the Golden
Rose-Golden Slipper double in
the same racing year when
Overreach gave him his biggest
thrill last weekend.
He took his Golden Slipper
trophy for the trip but it didn't
make it out of the family home,
where it will stay when he takes
up his three-month contract in
"I hadn't seen dad on Sat-
urday and Sunday, so to take the
Slipper there and show him it
was something special," Berry
said. "Mum has already said
they will look after it while I'm
in Hong Kong.
"Taking [the trophy] to show,
it was something I really
wanted to do, but it was even
better to help out with a horse.
"I helped him saddle up but
we didn't have much luck."
Kevin's Survivors finished
11th but the afternoon was time
well spent for hoop on top of the
world. "Family has always been
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