Black Caviar In The Arena

Black Caviar

Black Caviar

The hyped potential clash between superstar mares Black Caviar and More Joyous now looms with both being nominated for the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on April 13.

In a scenario akin to a boxing match, where the tale of the tape has Black Caviar with 14 Gr1 victories and More Joyous with 8 wins at the highest level, there are potentially 15 others ready to spoil the party with 17 noms for what could potentially be Black Caviar’s farewell Australian race.

Despite the clash being a promoter’s dream, the likelihood, especially should Black Caviar be served at southern hemisphere time to Frankel this season, is that the mighty mare will have her swansong at Royal Ascot in June in either the Gr1 King’s Stands Stakes or Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

 $5 million record for Black Caviar’s sibling at Inglis Easter

A new Australasian record price for a yearling was set in Sydney on Tuesday when Black Caviar’s half-brother by Redoute’s Choice was sold for A$5 million as Lot 131 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Bidding on the star colt opened at $2million, before quickly jumping up in $500,000 increments to $4 million. Three different parties then traded $100,000 bids up to the final price of $5 million. Offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds on behalf of breeder Rick Jamieson’s Gilgai Farm, the colt was bought by BC3 Thoroughbreds, which had purchased his sister Belle Couture for $2.6 million at the Easter Sale twelve months ago.

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