Black Caviar, the three year old mare with the delicious name and custom-created skins (more fashunz on the field to follow), has narrowly nabbed a world-record 22nd consecutive victory to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in a photo finish earlier this morning.

The Australian sprint champion won by the smallest of margins, taking the race by half a head to extend her undefeated streak in front of an 80,000 strong crowd gathered at Royal Ascot and dressed in her signature salmon and black polka dot colours, including The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Giving new scope to the phrase ‘the race that stops the nation’, jockey Luke Nolan admittedly under estimated the gruelling 1200m home stretch to the winning post, which saw the pint-sized punter “shit myself duly. I thought she would still coast home but when I relaxed on her, she came right back underneath me. She took me a little by surprise. But it doesn’t matter, she won and that should be the bloody story.”

Black Cav, Nolan and trainer Peter Moody are now poised to win an additional $1 million trifecta should they claim a third and final victory in another major sprint race in a third international country as part of the Global Sprint Challenge. Not bad for a run in the park.

Via The Australian