BLACK Caviar, one of the most popular and successful horses in Australian racing history, has been retired after an unbeaten 25-race career. (The Australian – 17th April 2013)
Rarely in Australian sport has a champion captured the collective imagination of the entire nation. Rarer still has that champion been a horse. Not since Phar Lap has an Australian thoroughbred dominated the international racing scene so uncompromisingly – and with such grace. Few of those who witnessed her first win at Flemington in 2009 could have known just how special she would be; the thousands who turned out four years later to say goodbye all longed to see her race just once more.
The fine silver proof coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint has the dynamic portrairt of Black Caviar as its design.
The second coin is this stunning set is from the Royal Mint. It features Royal Ascot, the 2012 Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee 1oz Silver Proof coinfeatures the grace and majestic of a racehourse at full stretch and the words of the Queen to race goers.