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Black Caviar - Flemington - 18/02/2012

Black Caviar: a half-sister to high-class Australian juvenile All Too Hard

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New Group 1 winner
for hot Fastnet Rock

Australia; Doomben

Bundarberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (Group 1), 6f

SEA SIREN (3 f Fastnet Rock - Express A Smile by Success Express)

Bred by K. Biggs Enterprises Pty Ltd in Australia

COOLMORE shuttler Fastnet Rock added another major achievement to his stud record on Saturday when breaking into double figures in terms of Group 1 winners.

Sea Siren's authoritative victory over Scenic Blast in the BTC Cup saw her become the tenth Group 1 winner by the stallion, also the sire of this season's Australasian top level scorers Atlantic Jewel (All Aged Stakes and Caulfield 1,000 Guineas), Mosheen (Storm Queen Stakes, Randwick Guineas, Australian Guineas and Victoria Oaks), Planet Rock (New Zealand 1,000 Guineas) and Rock 'n' Pop (New Zealand 2,000 Guineas).


The son of Danehill, himself winner of the Oakleigh Plate and Lightning Stakes for Paul Perry, is currently serving his third Irish season at Coolmore for a private fee. He will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere at Coolmore's Australian base for A$220,000.

Withdrawn from the 2010 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Sea Siren owns a pedigree out of the top drawer. She is one of four stakes winners out of her unraced dam alongside Lady Dehere (by Dehere), winner of the Group 2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes and dam of another Group 2 winner in Oracy, the Group 3-winning sire Oratorio (by Stravinsky) and Listed winner Discoursi (by Galileo).

Her granddam, Hold That Smile, won the Group 1 WATC Karrakatta P.


Distinctive Homes Goodwood (Group 1), 6f

BLACK CAVIAR (5 m Bel Esprit - Helsinge by Desert Sun)

Bred by R. Jamieson in Australia

BLACK Caviar's victory in the Goodwood brought up stakes win number 11 of the season for her dam Helsinge, who is also represented by the dual Group 2-winning two-year-old All Too Hard (by Casino Prince).

The pair are two of the first three foals out of Helsinge, an unraced Desert Sun half-sister to top-class sprinter Magnus, who ran third in the 2007 King's Stand Stakes, and Group 2 winner Wilander.

Black Caviar's sire, Group 1 BTC Doomben winner Bel Esprit, will stand this season alongside Magnus at Eliza Park Stud for A$27,500. The stud will also stand Black Caviar's multiple-winning brother Moshe this year.

Trainer Peter Moody paid A$210,000 for Black Caviar at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Black Caviar and fellow Group 1 winner Bel Mer are the pick of 13 stakes winners by Bel Esprit, and interestingly, both are inbred to Golden Slipper Stakes winner Vain.

Helsinge's yearling filly by Redoute's Choice recently topped the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale when selling to BC3 Thoroughbreds for A$2.6 million.




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