The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig have been given the job of training champion mare Black Caviar’s first foal, two year old filly Oscietra.
The Black Caviar owner’s group released a statement on Thursday night that Oscietra, by Exceed And Excel, would head to Lindsay Park to start her two year old preparation.
“As the majority of Black Caviar’s owners are based in Victoria, all owners agreed that Nelly’s (Black Caviar) progeny will be trained in Victoria,” the statement said.
“The owners are pleased to tonight announce that the training partnership of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig will train Black Caviar’s first foal, the two-year-old filly Oscietra, who is also affectionately known as Gertie.
“The Hayes/Dabernig team have a world class training facility in Euroa. David Hayes, a Hall of Fame trainer, has had great success with fillies and we believe training in a country atmosphere is a major positive. Oscietra was broken-in during February and has since been well educated. She will go to her new environment next week.”
The Hawkes Racing Team has been named to train Black Caviar’s second foal, an unnamed colt by Sebring while the great mare’s third foal, a filly by Snitzel who arrived earlier in the week, is still be allocated to a trainer.
“It was a great honour and David received a call from Neil Werrett and we were very happy,” Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig told RSN’s Racing Ahead.
“She is a high profile filly and they tell me that she has had a couple of light educational preps and we look forward to getting her at Lindsay Park and getting to know her.”
“We haven’t been advised as when she is to arrive but from I can gather it is going to be next week or so but I haven’t had that discussion with Neil at this stage.”
The ownership group of Black Caviar was also keen for her regular rider Luke Nolen to be considered when the filly reaches the race track.
Black Caviar became a house hold name in Australia and around the world when she was trained by Peter Moody to be unbeaten from twenty-five starts which included a record breaking fifteen Group 1 wins between 2009 and 2013 and a successive trip to England to win the 2012 Group 1 £500,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot.