Jockey Luke Nolen rode Black Caviar to victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last year – one of the unbeaten seven-year-old sprinter’s 25 consecutive wins before she was retired last month. Steroid use is permitted in Australia when horses are not competing. Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was banned for eight years last week for doping horses based in Britain, where it is outlawed.
Asked whether Black Caviar had been given steroids, Moody said: “nil”, adding: “Steroids increase bulk. Black Caviar was a huge mare. It would’ve been counter-productive.”