Pregnant Black Caviar Thriving At Stud
With the race named in her honour at Flemington on Saturday, Black Caviar’s managing part owner Neil Werrett reports that the champion mare has taken to pregnancy the same way she took to her racing career.
Black Caviar is In foal to Exceed And Excel and is thriving according to Werrett with the only problem being keeping the unbeaten mare’s voracious appetite under control.
“She’s going really well,” Werrett said. “All the scans are very clear and she’s due in early October.
“The biggest issue we’ve got with her is keeping the weight off her because she’s such a good doer.
“They’re doing a great job looking after her to make sure that she doesn’t put on too much weight during her pregnancy but it’s always a good thing to have a horse that eats well.”
Black Caviar has Saturday’s Lightning Stakes, a race she won twice in 2011 and 2012, named in her honour. Werrett could be winning the race again as he part owns leading contender Snitzerland.
He said no thought has yet been given to a stallion for Black Caviar’s next mating.
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While the introduction of all-weather tra cks sees lower grade flat racing continue year round in the United Kingdom stakes racing concluded in early November when hurdling and steeplechasing took centre stage.