Black Caviar gives birth to colt

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  • Black Caviar has given birth to a colt by Sebring.

    The popular Australian racemare retired unbeaten in 2013 after 25 consecutive wins.

    This is the nine-year-old mare’s second foal. Her first, a filly by Exceed And Excel, was born on 12 September last year.

    The colt was delivered in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, today (Thursday, 24 September).

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    His sire Sebring, by More Than Ready, is a 10-year-old chestnut stallion whose progeny include Group One winners Dissident and Criterion.

    During his racing career, his wins included the Group One Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens racecourse, Sydney, in 2008.

    He is currently ranked 15th in Australia’s leading stallion directory.

    Black Caviar, known as “Nelly”, won 15 Group One races before her retirement and made the trip over to the UK in 2012 to run at Royal Ascot.

    She won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes by a head to Moonlight Cloud. She then had eight months off as it was found that she had torn a muscle.

    Black Caviar made a winning return in February 2013 in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington racecourse, Melbourne.

    Her final run was in the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick racecourse, Sydney, in April that year. She was ridden by jockey Luke Nolen in all but three of her races.

    At the time of her retirement trainer Peter Moody said Black Caviar had done “everything they have asked her to do”.

    “We thought long and hard about racing on but believe she has done everything we asked of her and felt it was the right time to call time on her wonderful career,” he told press at the time.

    She brought interest to our sport that hasn’t been there for decades.”

    The mare, by Bel Espirit and out of Helsinge, also made history in 2012 when she became the first horse to feature on the cover of Australian Vogue.

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