Record Price Of More Than $3.1M Expected For Yearling From Black Cavier Line
The next generation of the Black Caviar family "will pass though the Inglis sale ring next month," and it is expected "he will break the record price paid for a yearling," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Lot 131, a Redoute's Choice colt out of Helsinge, "will be the highlight of the first day of the Easter sale on April 9 at Newmarket." Black Caviar "was the result of a mating between Bel Esprit and Helsinge." The Australian record of A$3M ($3.13M) for a yearling "is jointly held by a Redoute's Choice colt out of Deja Slew in 2006 and a Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of L'on Vite in 2007." Inglis Dir & Auctioneer Jonathan D’Arcy said, "I know there are a number of syndicates being formed to have a go at him, and when you consider there were four bidders above $2m for this colt’s sister last year ... She brought A$2.6 million and given that, you would expect the record to be under threat." Gilgai Farm boss Rick Jamieson has indicated that "he will be retaining the fillies from Helsinge in the future, starting with a sister to Black Caviar, which is at foot after being born in October last year." This colt "may represent the last time a sibling to Black Caviar and All Too Hard is available at public auction." The auction will be shown by Channel Seven on its digital channel (SMH, 3/28).