Looking for early info on this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.
Registered as the Lighting Stakes, the Black Caviar Lighting is run over a short 1,000 metres each February at Flemington Racecourse. Offering $750,000 in prize money the event attracts a star line-up of early season sprinters, many of which contested the previous spring’s $15 million The Everest in Sydney.
This race can be seen as an excellent lead in to the 1,200 metre Newmarket Handicap, which takes place in March and Black Caviar (2011), Lankan Rupee (2014) and Redkirk Warrior (2018) all recently completed the Lightning Stakes – Newmarket Group 1 double at HQ.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 13th, 2021
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,000 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $750,000
- Inaugural Race: 1955
- 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Winner: Nature Strip
black caviar lightning 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Black Caviar Lightning results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 13, 2021.
- #1 Nature Strip
- #7 September Run
- #8 Swats That
Chris Waller’s Australian Horse of the Year Nature Strip returned to his best first-up in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2021 results saluting fresh to take his earnings up over $6.3 million. The fillies that ran first and second in the spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at the track meanwhile ran second and third to Nature Strip with the also Waller-trained September Run (2nd) and Swats That (3rd) closing late.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Black Caviar Lightning 2021 ODDS
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Super Sprint – The 1000m is best suited to short distance specialists with even 1200m horses sometimes finding the sprint too sharp.
- Spring Spell – Some of the entrants will have done really well last Spring, and are just now returning from their spell. Best to look out for those who have had a warm up race in Autumn and done well, or who are so well positioned from their last race in Spring that they’re sure to clean up.
- Single Starts – History has shown that drawing a single digit gate can usually results in a win for this race.
- Group 1 Horses – Proven Group 1 sprinters have dominated this race in the past 30 plus years.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Favourites 2021
Early favourites in 2021 Black Caviar Lightning betting include Godolphin’s VRC Classic champ from the spring Bivouac and Chris Waller’s nearly $6 million earner Nature Strip.
From 2006 – 2021 six Black Caviar Lightning favourites saluted for the punters.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2021 Field
The official 2021 Black Caviar Lightning field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2021 field features eight classy sprinters including returning Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run and her star stablemate Nature Strip.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #2 Bivouac ($2.80 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #7 September Run ($5.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #8 Swats That ($16 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Black Caviar Lightning tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Race Day 2021
Black Caviar Lightning Day takes place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. There are two Group 3 support acts on the card with the running of the:
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Barrier Draw 2021
The 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Black Caviar Lightning Field section.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Nominations 2021
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 8th of February, 2021.
The 2021 Black Caviar Lightning nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning with just 10 early entries taken led in betting by the spring’s VRC Classic champ Bivouac for Godolphin.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||x211x1130x||ANDERS||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||90|
|3||x411Dx111x||ELITE STREET||G||4||Daniel Morton||110|
|5||259x1117x5||HALVORSEN||G||5||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock||97|
|6||25208x125x||MUNTASEERA||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||80|
|7||x411x2472x||NATURE STRIP||G||6||Chris Waller|
|9||4x11x5111x||SEPTEMBER RUN||F||3||Chris Waller|
|10||10x2112x||SWATS THAT||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||100|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Weights 2021
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 8th of February, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Black Caviar Lightning Field section.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 10th of February, 20201 and will be published in our above Black Caviar Lightning Field section.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Jockeys 2021
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 10th of February, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Black Caviar Lightning Field section.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 13th of February, 2021.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Prize Money
The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes prize purse is worth $750,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Race Number
The 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday February 13th, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes has been released.
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Winners
Winners of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2021||Nature Strip||Chris Waller||Ms Jamie Kah||58.5kg||0:56.91|
|2020||Gytrash||Gordon Richards||Mark Zahra||58.5kg||0:57.53|
|2019||In Her Time||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||56.5kg||0:56.69|
|2018||Redkirk Warrior||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||58.5kg||0:56.33|
|2017||Terravista||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||58.5kg||0:57.26|
|2016||Chautauqua||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||58.5kg||0:57.02|
|2015||Lankan Rupee||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||58.5kg||0:56.29|
|2014||Snitzerland||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||56.5kg||0:57.16|
|2013||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5kg||0:55.42|
|2012||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5kg||0:55.53|
|2011||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5kg||0:57.20|
|2010||Nicconi||David Hayes||Damien Oliver||58.5kg||0:57.12|
|2009||Scenic Blast||Daniel Morton||Steven Arnold||58.5kg||0:56.94|
|2008||Apache Cat||Greg Eurell||Corey Brown||58.5kg||0:57.25|
|2007||Miss Andretti||Lee Freedman||Craig Newitt||56kg||0:57.22|
|2006||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford||57.5kg||0:56.80|
|2005||Fastnet Rock||Paul Perry||Glen Boss||54.5kg||0:57.37|
|2004||Regimental Gal||Shaun Dwyer||Steven King||52kg||0:57.02|
|2003||Choisir||Paul Perry||Glen Boss||54.5kg||0:56.63|
|2002||Spinning Hill||Guy Walter||Steven Arnold||55kg||0:57.15|
|2001||Sports||John Hawkes||Darren Gauci||57.5kg||0:57.02|
|2000||Testa Rossa||Dean Lawson||Damien Oliver||54.5kg||0:56.04|