Black Caviar: the brilliant sprinter is in foal to Exceed And ExcelPICTURE: Getty Images
Black Caviar thriving as an expectant mother
WITH a race named in her honour at Flemington in Australia on Saturday, Black Caviar's managing part-owner Neil Werrett has reported that the champion mare has taken to pregnancy the same way she took to her racing career.
Black Caviar is in foal to Exceed And Excel and is thriving, according to Werrett, with the only problem being keeping the unbeaten mare's voracious appetite under control.
"She's going really well," Werrett said. "All the scans are very clear and she's due in early October.
"The biggest issue we've got with her is keeping the weight off her because she's such a good doer.
"They're doing a great job looking after her to make sure she doesn't put on too much weight during her pregnancy, but it's always a good thing to have a horse that eats well."
Black Caviar had Saturday's Lightning Stakes, a race she won three times from 2011 to 2013, named in her honour.
Werrett won the race again as he part-owns Snitzerland, who scored in the race by half a length from Shamexpress.
He said no thought has yet been given to a stallion for Black Caviar's next mating.