Buy your own Black Caviar
Black Caviar was purchased by Peter Moody under Moody Racing for $210,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.
Bred by Rick Jamieson’s Gilgai Farm, the powerful daughter of Bel Esprit was offered as Lot 520 in Swettenham Stud’s draft.
To view her catalogue and pedigree please visit Inglis
The brown filly’s dam (mother) was Helsinge, a half-sister to Moody’s speedy galloper Magnus who the trainer prepared to victory in the 2007 Group One AJC Galaxy in Sydney.
“I’d had plenty of success with the family so it was one I instantly wanted to inspect,” Moody said of Black Caviar as a yearling.
“When I first saw her, I was immediately impressed with her size and the way she carried herself.
“She wasn’t a giant filly by any means but she was a strong package and a very athletic filly to go along with it. Having a good first impression was one thing, her actually showing me something was another.”
The filly showed Moody enough during yearling sale inspections at Inglis’ Oaklands complex for the trainer to overlook a small fault - one of the filly’s front knees was turned in slightly.
“We paid $210,000 which was a lot of money for a Bel Esprit yearling at that time,” Moody said.
“Only one other Bel Esprit yearling had gone for over $200,000 up until we bought her so we probably paid a touch over the odds but we wanted her.”
Moody’s judgement has well and truly been vindicated, with the superstar mare now the World’s Highest Ever Rated Sprinter.
Black Caviar is a great example of the quality on offer at Inglis’ Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale each year.
With the continuing success of Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduates at the highest level, we are justified in believing that Premier is THE sale to buy a champion.
Melbourne Premier graduates have won 49 Group One races in Australia, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Malaysia and Macau in the last six racing seasons.
Black Caviar is strongly supported by other Group One winning graduates like the four time Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Sacred Kingdom, the South African Horse of the Year, Igugu and previous Australian Horse of the Year, Weekend Hussler.
Added to these are Group 1 winners, the calibre of Ortensia, Pinker Pinker, Reward for Effort, Starspangledbanner and Rostova; along with Group winners Snitzerland, Hvasstan, Fawkner and Hallowell Belle.
No racing or breeding enthusiast can afford not to be there at Inglis Premier.
For catalogues and more information go to www.inglis.com.au
Image below: Full house at Inglis Oaklands for start of Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2008