By Kayla Brereton and Mitch Sabine

Premier racehorse Black Caviar has arrived in Queensland’s capital ahead of the annual Brisbane Racing Carnival.

The champion mare, who has not lost a race in her last 12 starts, will compete in a 1,200 metre sprint at Doomben in Brisbane’s north on Saturday.

Racing Identity Mary Collier says Caviar’s appearance at the carnival is similar to that of Might and Power over a decade ago.

“She is a superstar, Black Caviar,” she said.

“The skill of the horse, and the jockey and the trainer is back at the forefront, and that’s really exciting for anyone who loves racing,” Ms Collier added.

Brisbane Racing chief officer Darren Condon says ticket sales for Saturday’s race are up 25 per cent.

“We’re expecting a crowd of three times to four times of what we saw last year on the same day,” Mr Condon said.

Racing Queensland’s Paul Brennan says millions will also be watching from home.

“The entire population gets right behind them … The whole of Queensland will have their eyes glued to the television,” Mr Brennan said.

Tickets and more information about the carnival are available via the website.