Another Black Caviar on the market a possibility

24th Oct 2013

Herald Sun - Michael Manley - Thursday, 24 October 2013

Black Caviar's breeder Rick Jamieson is considering selling the superstar's little sister at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales next year.

Jamieson (pictured) said he would enter the Bel Esprit and Helsinge yearling filly for the sale and make up his mind in March in the weeks before the sale on April 8, 9 and 10 at Sydney next year.

"She’s a terrific filly in the same mould as her sister. I’ll make up my mind a few weeks before the sale," the Nagambie-based breeder said yesterday.

Earlier this year Jamieson sold a Redoute’s Choice colt out of Helsinge for $5 million, which was an Australian record.

A full sister to Black Caviar would be expected to sell for a similar or even greater price.

Black Caviar, was retired earlier this year after 25 wins from 25 starts and almost $8 million in prizemoney.

After Jamieson sold the Redoute’s Choice colt he said he would retain the rest of Helsinge’s foals but he is now prepared to consider selling Black Caviar’s little sister.

Although Jamieson sold Helsinge’s first foal Black Caviar for $210,000 she has since proven to be a goldmine for him.

In 2012 Jamieson sold a Redoute’s Choice filly out of Helsinge for $2.6 million and the previous year he sold All Too Hard as a yearling for $1,025,000.

Jamieson retained 10 per cent in the $5 million yearling, which is now an unnamed two-year-old colt with the John, Wayne and Michael Hawkes stable.

BC3 Thoroughbreds have purchased the last two Helsinge foals.

Their three-year-old filly Belle Couture is in work with Danny O’Brien stable and the two-year-old colt is in pre-training before joining the Hawkes stable.

Late last week Helsinge had her seventh foal and her fifth in a row when she delivered a brother a Casino Prince colt, which is a brother to All Too Hard.

Jamieson will rest the 12-year-old Helsinge this year from breeding duties.

"Giving them a rest after five years is something I always do," he said.

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