Victorian breeder Gilgai Farm welcomed a sister to champion mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit – Helsinge, by Desert Sun) into the world late last week.
The filly was born days after her half-brother All Too Hard (Casino Prince – Helsinge, by Desert Sun) enhanced an already bright stud future with a thrilling win in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
Gilgai Farm reported both Helsinge (Desert Sun – Scandinavia, by Snippets) and her newborn foal were doing well.
Another half-sister to Black Caviar by champion stallion Redoute’s Choice (Danehill – Shantha’s Choice, by Canny Lad) topped this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when BC3 Thoroughbreds paid $2.6 million for her.
The filly, nicknamed ‘Pippa’, has been pre-trained at BC3’s Bellarine Peninsula property in Victoria ahead of joining the Danny O’Brien stable at a later date.
Another of Black Caviar’s brothers, Moshe (Bel Esprit – Helsinge, by Desert Sun), started his breeding career at Eliza Park after a short but profitable racetrack career.