Undefeated Australian horse Black Caviar has arrived in England ahead of Ascot in good health after a 30-hour stable to stable journey.

The arrival of Australian “wonder mare” Black Caviar should have been met with universal excitement; however, amid the obvious anticipation for her first run on British soil at Royal Ascot on 23 June, there was an unavoidable undertone of disappointment.

In the eyes of some horse racing fans (especially those here in Britain), the sole purpose of Caviar’s epic 30-hour journey (aided by her quirky “wet suit”) was to challenge the might of Sir Henry Cecil’s, Frankel, in one of the most eagerly anticipated equine battles in living memory. Therefore, armed with the knowledge that the super clash would not occur, some British fans have been left underwhelmed by the coming of the imperious mare.

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