Black Caviar Suitor Still Up In The Air

By: Sarah Fortnum
June 12th, 2013

Connections are yet to make a final decision considering a suitable mate for Black Caviar this breeding season.

While only a handful of horses remain in the mix for the role, choosing the perfect one is proving a hard task.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar is still on the hunt for a suitable mate this breeding season. Picture by Bruno Cannatelli.

Exceed And Excel, Lonhro, Redoute’s Choice, More Than Ready and Fastnet Rock appear to be the front runners going into final discussions.

With Black Caviar’s large constitution, her owners are searching for a sire that will complement her size, speed and skill in the breeding barn.

Part-owner David Taylor insisted that an announcement could be made at any time.

“We’re whittling it down but we haven’t made a final decision yet,” Taylor said.

“We have shortlists.

“We’re not releasing the list but there is a good half a dozen on that list at the moment.

“We’ve eliminated other ones.”

Black Caviar won her way into the hearts of Australians as she galloped to 25 straight wins from as any starts.

The now six-year-old mare finished her career with a three length win over a tough field in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 13.

“We’re very, very grateful we were able to retire her undefeated, that was our aim,” Taylor said.

“Now we’re very excited about where we go forward with the breeding and what the outcome of that is.”

With Black Caviar’s half-brother recently selling for $5 million at auction, Black Caviar herself is expected to produce a foal which will find itself in high demand.

Black Caviar claimed a total of 15 Group 1 races during her horse racing career, surpassing Kingston Town’s impressive record for most amount of Group 1 wins.

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