5 March 2013 - BLACK CAVIAR - Australian Champion


- Australian Champion -

G'day guys,

I'm always happy to feature creative people. Today I feature an absolute champion - a racehorse - Black Caviar - 'The Wonder from Downunder'. Yep, this is no ordinary horse. She is an extraordinary four-year-old mare with an amazing record. In fact, last Saturday, she raced at a meeting that would have normally pulled a crowd of 8,000 people. How many turned up to see her win? 28,000 people; many of them families with young kids. To me, after all the corruption allegations in world cycling, Australian football and swimming, this was a great sporting story - given to us by a wonderful animal.


Black Caviar
4yo Brown Mare
Bel Esprit – Helsinge by Desert Sun (GB)
Black Caviar was no fluke.
Bred by Rick Jamieson, prominent breeder and racehorse owner who has great pride in his small broodmare band at Gilgai Farm, Black Caviar is the result of many hours poring over pedigrees, breeding theories and inspecting horses.

The first mating to Helsinge – who has great links to Eliza Park. By resident stallion Desert Sun, she is a daughter of Eliza Park’s blueblood broodmare Scandinavia.

Scandinavia has produced another Eliza Park stallion – this years hot first season sire, Magnus. Himself a Group 1 sprint winner of The Galaxy and also trained by Peter Moody.

Black Caviar was the first foal out of Helsinge, sold as a half sister to Magnus who had already won his Group 1 – presenting a beautiful page for when Jamieson placed her through the sale ring.

Black Caviar hails from the family that has also produced stakes winners Muirfield Village, Russian Tea Room, Frosty the Snowman and Midnight Sun.  These all hailing from the unraced Vain mare Song of Norway who produced many good horses for another prolific Victorian breeder – Mr David Hains, best known in racing circles as the man who raced the mighty Kingston Town.

Black Caviar has what is known as a double cross to Vain.  Vain – the horse that many regard as Australia’s greatest sprinter – in fact plays a significant part in this great mare’s pedigree.

Race Record

Black Caviar’s race record
is perfection - 23 starts for 23 wins
Prizemoney: $7,104,936
Officially rated World's Best Racehorse on 31 March 2011.

Clancy's comment: Wow! One of my uncle's, Pete, has been involved with horses all of his life. He informed me that this mare and her trainer, Peter Moody, are the best of the best. For some reason, Australia produces extraordinary sports men and women - and race horses.

Now, watch a video that shows all of her wins. It's an absolute breeze for the mare - in every race. Trust me, even if you're not into horse racing, this will inspire you. Her determination is incredible. Also, watch race 22 which is at Royal Ascot in England - watched by millions of Australians via television. She won by half a head, but apparently was carrying an injury.


 Love ya work, Black Caviar - love ya work!

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