Black Caviar grand progeny set to run at Moonee Valley
The mighty Black Caviar was retired from racing after the TJ Smith Stakes in 2013 with an impressive 25 race unbeaten record.
Unfortunately since her racing retirement Black Caviar's record in the breeding barn hasn’t been the same as her one on the track with her four progeny unable to win on a metro track. While three do have victories, none have been able to gain victory in town.
However, this weekend we are about to see the first of Black Caviar's Grand-progeny hit the Moonee Valley track this weekend in the 955m Luna Hand Care Handicap.
Hawkes Racing will send Keysborough to the track in a hope to give the descendant of Black Caviar him his first start. Last time out at Ballarat Keysborough made it all the way to the start before being scratched at the barrier.
The stable have taken a steady approach to Keysborough’s career having spelled the three year old after the ballarat scratching.
Keysborough comes through Black Caviar’s first foal Oscietra.
Oscietra had a short career on the track having just five starts before heading to the breeding barn herself. She was able to place at Flemington down the straight six before registering wins at Geelong and Ballarat under David Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
Keysborough will don the familiar salmon silks of his grandmother which is the silk’s of Black Caviar’s ownership group.
Black Caviar’s youngest son I Am Caviar showed ability when he easily won a Traralgon trial on May 3.
I Am Caviar had three jumpouts and trials in the autumn but trainer Peter Moody has delayed the colt’s debut.