News About: Belle Couture

Belle Couture Suffers Hamstring Injury

Belle Couture Suffers Hamstring Injury

31 May, 2014

Belle Couture, the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar, has been sent to the spelling paddock after being found to have suffered a torn hamstring when a disappointing 12th in the Trevor Clarke Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on May 24.

The Redoute’s Choice filly started at odds of $10 and settled in the middle of the…

Belle Couture Faces Tough Assignment In Spotless Plate

Belle Couture Faces Tough Assignment In Spotless Plate

8 May, 2014

Trainer Danny O’Brien admits that Belle Couture will be facing the toughest test of her racing career to date in the Spotless Plate on Flemington on Saturday, but he remains hopeful that the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar can record her second straight win.

Belle Couture recorded her maiden race win and showed a strong…

Belle Couture Set To Contest Spotless Plate

Belle Couture Set To Contest Spotless Plate

6 May, 2014

Belle Couture, a half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar, is set to have the third race start of her career in the Spotless Plate at Flemington on Saturday.

Belle Couture was purchased for $2.6 million at the 2012 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and joined the stable of Danny O’Brien soon afterwards, but to date has been…

O’Brien Eyeing Spring Carnival With Belle Couture

O’Brien Eyeing Spring Carnival With Belle Couture

22 Apr, 2014

Danny O’Brien is eyeing the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival with Belle Couture after the half-sister to equine superstar Black Caviar recorded her maiden race win in the Elvis Thurgood Plate (1200m) at Caulfield yesterday.

Belle Couture made her racing debut with a tough on-pace second in the Animals2U Plate (1100m) at Bendigo on December 22 last…

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…