News About: Belle Couture

O’Brien Happy With Belle Couture Despite Debut Defeat

O’Brien Happy With Belle Couture Despite Debut Defeat

23 Dec, 2013

Belle Couture may not have been able to replicate the winning ways of her famous half-sister Black Caviar in the AnimalS2U Plate (1100m) at Bendigo yesterday but trainer Danny O’Brien said that he was happy with the filly’s debut effort.

Belle Couture started the race as a well-backed favourite, after performing well in two barrier trials,…

Belle Couture To Make Debut At Bendigo On Sunday

Belle Couture To Make Debut At Bendigo On Sunday

19 Dec, 2013

Trainer Danny O’Brien has confirmed that Belle Couture, the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar, will make her racing debut in the Animal S2U Fillies Maiden Plate (1100m) at Bendigo on Sunday.

O’Brien has patiently waited to give Belle Couture her much-anticipated maiden raceday appearance and decided that the valuable filly was ready after she performed…

Belle Couture Wins Jump Out At Flemington

Belle Couture Wins Jump Out At Flemington

6 Dec, 2013

Black Caviar’s half-sister Belle Couture is expected to make her highly-anticipated racing debut before the end of the month after winning a jump out at Flemington today.

Belle Couture had her first jump out on November 22 at Flemington, finishing second after slightly missing the start, and produced an improved performance this morning; winning the…

Belle Couture Finishes Second In Jump-Out

Belle Couture Finishes Second In Jump-Out

22 Nov, 2013

Belle Couture, the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar, is one step closer to making her racing debut after finishing second in a jump-out at Flemington this morning.

Belle Couture, with Melbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver on board, contested the seventh jump-out of the morning over 800 metres and finished second behind an unknown…

Melrose Place Stepping Up In Distance In Dandenong Stakes

Melrose Place Stepping Up In Distance In Dandenong Stakes

14 Nov, 2013

Classy filly Melrose Place will be stepping up to 1400 metres for the first time in the Listed Dandenong Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday.

Melrose Place impressed on the provincial circuit, after making her debut with a second place finish behind Thermal Current at Geelong in August, and finished an unlucky fifth in the Listed Cap…

Black Caviar’s Half-Brother Jimmy Battling Laminitis

Black Caviar’s Half-Brother Jimmy Battling Laminitis

14 Nov, 2013

Jimmy, the half-brother to Black Caviar who was purchased for $5 million at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in April, is battling for his life after developing laminitis.

Jimmy was bitten by what is believed to have been a white tail spider two weeks ago and was taken immediately to the Werribee Veterinary Clinic for…

Black Caviar Statue To Be Erected In Hometown

Black Caviar Statue To Be Erected In Hometown

31 Jul, 2013

A bronze statue of equine superstar Black Caviar and jockey Luke Nolen will be erected in the champion mares’ hometown of Nagambie in October.

Acclaimed sculptor Mitch Mitchell, who has previously immortalized a number of Australian sporting legends such as Don Bradman in bronze, is working on the statue which will be prominently featured in the…

No Spring Campaign For Belle Couture

No Spring Campaign For Belle Couture

26 Jul, 2013

Belle Couture, the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar, has returned to the spelling paddock and will not take part in the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.

Racing fans have been patiently waiting for their first opportunity to see the Redoute’s Choice filly in action, since she was purchased by BC3 Thoroughbreds for $2.6 million at…

Black Caviar’s Little Sister Arrives at Flemington

Black Caviar’s Little Sister Arrives at Flemington

30 Apr, 2013

The filly with the big build, big price tag and world famous big sister has arrived at Flemington to begin her first racing campaign.

Belle Couture, a half-sister to the recently retired Black Caviar, will be prepared by Danny O’Brien and could make her debut as early as June.

BC3 Thoroughbreds paid $2.6 million for…

Black Caviar Brother Sold for $5 million

Black Caviar Brother Sold for $5 million

9 Apr, 2013

A half-brother to Black Caviar and superstar colt All Too Hard has sold for a record-breaking $5 million.

By super stallion Redoute’s Choice out of top broodmare Helsinge, the colt was purchased by BC3 Throughbreds at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale today, smashing the previous Australian yearling record of $3 million.

A relieved Simon Marshall from…