It’s official. It’s not over, it’s just beginning for the world’s best asset class Black Caviar, with a portfolio return that already boasts the following:
Wins: 25 from 25!
Australian record holder of the most number of Group 1 wins with 15, surpassing the record she shared with Kingston Town after win #24!
Track record holder of the Black Caviar Lightning, a weight-for-age race over 1,000 metres at Flemington, in a course record time of 55.42, and her third consecutive win in this race.
Ascot Diamond Jubilee 2012 winner.
Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, before retirement!
Three-time world champion sprinter.
Brand icon, cover girl for the December 2012 edition of fashion magazine Vogue, winner of the Australian ‘Sportswoman’ of the Year 2012, public property #1, and so much more! :)
Black Caviar retired on 17 April 2013 to focus on becoming a Mum, with an investment objective that may well produce the highest priced yearling in world thoroughbred racing!
Like Pharlap, Black Caviar has nothing left to prove, a true sign of a ‘champion’.
‘Price is what you pay, value is what you get’ for a champion bloodline!
Recently we saw the ‘half-brother’ to world champion Black Caviar sold as a yearling for an Australian record price of A$5 million! And his investment value will just keep rising, whether or not he steps onto a racetrack.
Known as Lot 131 and star of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales, he is by champion sire Redoute’s Choice out of the broodmare Helsinge, Black Caviar’s Mum. He was purchased by the same BC3 Thoroughbreds syndicate that bought Black Caviar’s half-sister in 2012 for A$2.6 million. Such is the power of the bloodline, ‘the underlying fundamental’, when it comes to assessing investment value! :) Warren Buffett would be happy with BC3′s investment approach!
Helsinge is also the dam of All Too Hard, winner of three Group 1 races including the Caulfield Guineas. He was purchased for A$1.025 million in 2011 and sold to Vinery Stud for more than A$25 million. Not bad! Horses like All Too Hard will ensure that the public can still see the Helsinge bloodline in action, with the horse set to resume in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on 27 April.
(Update 6/5/13: Champion All Too Hard has retired after winning the All Aged Stakes! Vinery Stud’s general manager Peter Orton was quoted as saying “All Too Hard has done all we could have asked for and more. He possesses an outstanding pedigree being out of Helsinge and a half-brother to world champion sprinter Black Caviar but offers the blood of champion sires such as Danehill, Snippets, Last Tycoon, Flying Spur and Vain.” Source: smh.com.au)
Are we happy for Black Caviar?
You bet! And so is Frankel, Americain and Fastnet Rock! We look forward to a new race emerging for Black Caviar and another world’s best asset class being ‘constructed’, with a hedging strategy, of course! :)
Let’s celebrate with some line dancing! Not Gangnam style, but Black Caviar style. Here’s what the line looks like on paper:
1111111111111111111111111 = 25
Thanx for the memories, Nelly….
(Update 11/5/13: Can you imagine the investment value of the Black Caviar stamp in fifty years’ time? Launched on 11 May 2013, see her stamp above right!)
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Leanne Henderson is an Australian financial services executive and PR, marketing and communications specialist and owner of Best of Breed Communications Pty Ltd. Pseudo PR manager for Black Caviar!