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Now for the horse that stops the footy

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Patrick Bartley

A well-oiled machine ... Black Caviar can now add the impressive feat of changing the time of an AFL match to her CV.

A well-oiled machine ... Black Caviar can now add the impressive feat of changing the time of an AFL match to her CV. Photo: Regi Varghese

BLACK CAVIAR'S startling achievements on the track are well known but her pulling power is now so strong that she can add changing the time of an AFL match to her impressive CV.

Fresh from her record-breaking 20th consecutive win in front of 30,000 delirious spectators at Adelaide's Morphettville racecourse on Saturday, the black mare is backing up in 12 days for The Goodwood, a $400,000 group 1 sprint.

Another massive crowd is anticipated for the race and again it looks at the mercy of the five-year-old.

It is expected the AFL will accede to a request to change the starting time of the Adelaide Crows and Geelong match on Saturday week so football fans can see the champion mare have her last Australian start before leaving for England to race at Royal Ascot.

On Saturday it seemed Black Caviar only ambled around in one of Australia's premier sprints for mares, yet she won by more than four lengths.

 

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