Black Caviar Lightning Day is held a week after CF Orr Stakes Day in mid to late February each year. It was previously known as Lightning Stakes Day. As its name would suggest, the event is named in honour of Peter Moody’s champion mare Black Caviar, who was undefeated in 25 starts amassing just shy of $8m in stakes.
Headlining the race card is the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, a $500,000 weight-for-age Group 1 raced over 1000m at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Other group races held on Black Caviar Lightning Day include the Group 3 Vanity Stakes, a race for three-year-old fillies over 1400m, and the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes, a race for three-year-old colts and geldings over 1400m.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|BLACK CAVIAR LIGHTNING STAKES||GR 1||$500,000||1000M||WFA|
|VANITY STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1400M||3YOF SW+PEN|
|CS HAYES STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1400M||3YOC&G SW+PEN|