Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2022 Tips & Betting Advice

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The Lightning Stakes is the first Group One sprint of the new year in Melbourne and a feature event of the autumn. has you covered with expert betting tips for the Flemington feature.

Worth $750,000, the 1000m race is also known as the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in honour of our greatest ever sprinter.

The race is ran down the Flemington straight and is contested under weight for age conditions. You can get the all-important betting tips and guide to the big sprint.

Lightning Stakes Information

  • DateSat 12 Feb, 2022
  • Race Time05:30
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2022 Betting Odds

There are currently no betting odds availbale for the 2022 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free Black Caviar Lightning Stakes tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Group 1.

Our early tips and Black Caviar Lightning Stakes preview will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Bookmaker Promotions

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes bookmaker offers come thick with a lot of interest in the sprint. The biggest and best Australian betting sites all have special offers for customers ahead of the race and you can grab boosted and specials in the build up. If you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, check out our top five below.

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Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2022 Field & Barrier Draw

We will release the Lightning Stakes field closer to the race date.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2022 Form Guide

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes form guide is all about following the strongest short sprinters in the land.

Speed and power is what a horse needs to take out this event which is what the likes of Lankan Rupee, Black Caviar and Chautauqua all had.

If there is a short course specialist three-year-old well in the futures betting, you are best to hold off as recent history does not read very well for them.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Stakes? A number of bookmakers stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

Sportsbet offer live streaming off all Australian and New Zealand racing and you can watch the action online.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day Schedule

The Lightning Stakes Day schedule is below. These are subject to change.

Race 1: Benchmark 84+
Race 2: Benchmark 84+
Race 3: Benchmark 90+
Race 4: Talindert Stakes
Race 5: TAB Vanity
Race 6: Benchmark 90+
Race 7: CS Hayes Stakes
Race 8: Black Caviar Lightning
Race 9: Open Handicap

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes History

Held on the first Saturday in March, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is one of Melbourne's top line 1000m sprinting events and one of Australia's best races.

Worth $750,000, the Lightning is one of two Group One sprints held at Flemington during the Autumn, the other being the Newmarket Handicap.

The race was known just as the Lightning Stakes, but after the invincible Black Caviar was able to claim three in a row from 2011-13, the race was named in her honour.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results

2021Nature Strip
2019In Her Time
2018Redkirk Warrior
2015Lankan Rupee
2013Black Caviar
2012Black Caviar
2011Black Caviar
2009Scenic Blast
2008Apache Cat
2007Miss Andretti
2006Takeover Target
2005Fastnet Rock
2004Regimental Girl
2002Spinning Hill

Lightning Stakes 2021 Result

1st - Nature Strip
2nd - September Run
3rd - Swats That

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes News

To get all the Lightning Stakes social news your best bet is the visit the Flemington social media channels.

Melbourne Racing Club Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC.

Black Caviar Lightning Stakes FAQ

How do I bet on the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

To place a bet on the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. Corporate bookies provide betting markets on the Lightning well in advance of the race date and provide best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading into the race.

Who should I bet on in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is ran over the 1000m which caters directly to the top sprinters in the land. Follow the shortcourse specialists from around the country and check our tips prior to the running of the Lightning Stakes.

What is the best way to bet on the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

Is there a better way to bet than from the comfort of your own home?
All you need to do these days is have a smartphone or laptop and you can sign up to an online bookmaker to place wagers from your couch.

How can I live stream the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

Punters wanting to live stream the Lightning Stakes can get all the information from's live streaming hub.

When is the 2022 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

The 2022 Lightning Stakes is set to run on February 12. It is the opening Group One sprint of the new year in Melbourne.

How long is the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is a sprinting event that's ran over the 1000m.

Where is the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes held?

The Lightning Stakes is run every year at Flemington racecourse, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

Who won the 2021 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes?

Nature Strip won the 2021 Lightning Stakes from September Run and the third placed Swats That.

What is the prize money for the Lightning Stakes?

The Lightning Stakes is worth $750,000. It is the first Group One sprint of the Melbourne new year.


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