The fear that Black Caviar had been injured in her heart stopping Royal Ascot win on Saturday has been confirmed with trainer Peter Moody reporting that she has torn muscles and severe bruising in her hind-quarters.
Black Caviar and Luke Nolan hold off the challengers, just, picture Liesl King
Moody confirmed on Sunday morning that Black Caviar had pulled up sore after surviving a huge scare to keep her unbeaten record intact in Saturday's G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
A veterinary inspection at her Newmarket stable found the mare to have suffered a muscle injury and bruising.
Moody said it was obvious she suffered the injuries at some stage in Saturday's race and the vets had told him “she would have definitely felt it during the run”.
Moody said Black Caviar will enter quarantine on Sunday as planned and would be treated for her injuries before making the flight home to Melbourne next month.
Moody said no decision on Black Caviar's racing future would be made until after the mare had returned to Australia.
Meanwhile punters wagered over $1 million in fixed odds betting with TAB Sportsbet on the Diamond Jubilee Stakes with just under $900,000 placed during the 24 hours prior to the running of the race.
She landed bets of $200,000 at $1.15; $120,000 at $1.15 and $99,000 at $1.15