Black Caviar One Busy Broodmare With Three Foals in Three Years
After retiring from racing in 2013 with an undefeated record of 25 wins, Black Caviar went to work as a broodmare. Her first progeny, by Exceed AND Excel, is now two-years-old and is going to be trained by Peter Hayes and his son Ben, along with Tom Dabernig.
The filly is named Oscierta and will learn to race at Hayes’ Euroa facility.
The syndicate that owns the filly, according to their spokesman Gary Wilkie, selected Hayes and his partners because they believe that Hayes’ country facility will provide a positive environment and that Hayes has an admirable history at training fillies.
Black Caviar has a second foal, an as yet unnamed yearling colt by Sebring that has yet to be named, will have the Hawkes team for training purposes. That colt will be based at Flemington and will be closely monitored by Wayne Hawkes.
Wayne Hawkes will have the benefit of his father, John Hawkes, should he desire the advice of a Hall of Fame trainer. John Hawkes has trained notables such as Octagonal, Lonrho, All Too Hard and Chautauqua.
Peter Moody trained Black Caviar and would have been the de facto choice to work with Oscierta, but Moody retired rather than accept a cobalt ban or the process of appealing the ban.
Oscierta, if the owners’ wishes are honoured, will have her mum’s jockey, Luke Nolen, who rode Black Caviar for the majority of her career, including 14 of her 15 Group 1 wins.