World’s best asset class produces her best return

Black Caviar and her first filly

It’s not often royalty is born and bred in your home state Victoria.

Black Caviar delivered her first foal on 13 September, a gorgeous bay filly, with a white mark on her forehead and two white socks on her front feet!

Her investment value? Priceless.

The world’s best asset class has just delivered her best return – off the track!

Don’t forget Dad, Exceed and Excel

To maximise the investment return, Black Caviar partnered with the Hunter Valley champion sire Exceed and Excel, Australia’s champion sire of 2012-13 grossing $11.4m.

As Australia’s leading sire of two year old winners from 2009-10 to 2012-13, he’s now one of the world’s leading sires of 2yo Stakes winners.

The son of Danehill is 14 years old now, and he’s also a Dad to Overreach, a Golden Slipper winner, and Earthquake, a Blue Diamond winner, and many more – it’s all in the genes, as they say. According to Darley, Exceed And Excel’s fee is $110K – not bad for a multiple Group 1 winner and speed machine who broke track rExceed and Excelecords.

Black Caviar’s sprinting record of 25 starts for 25 wins sums up the decision to pair these two. And for me, the day she won the 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, breaking the track record, was the day most realised she would never be beaten.

All horse racing fans look forward to following one of the greatest best of breed stories ever told. Stay tuned royal watchers!


Update: Another Caviar on the way

On 28 October 2014, the news was delivered. Black Caviar and Sebring are about to create history – with another foal for Black Caviar!

Who’s Sebring? He’s by More Than Ready from Purespeed. He raced only as a two year old and won the Group 1 Golden Slipper and Sires Produce in 2008. Sebring finished his racing career with a 6:5-1-0 record and was crowned Champion 2yo of Australasia. A Dad to Criterion and Dissident, he is regarded as ‘the hottest young stallion in Australia’. Whew.


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