10/28/2014 12:12PM

Australian champion Black Caviar in foal to Sebring


Black Caviar, Australia’s three-time Horse of the Year, is pregnant with her second foal, this time by Australian champion Sebring, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun.

An 8-year-old daughter of Bel Esprit, Black Caviar delivered her first foal, an Exceed And Excel filly, on Sept. 12. The mare’s ownership team said that it would retain Black Caviar’s first foal for racing.

Black Caviar gained global notoriety, going undefeated in 25 starts in Australia and England for earnings of $7,497,754. She was named Australia’s Horse of the Year and champion sprinter each year from 2011 to 2013.

Sebring, a 9-year-old son of More Than Ready, was Australia’s champion 2-year-old male in 2008, with his five wins in six career starts including the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and the Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes. He stands at Widden Stud in Australia for an advertised fee of $53,546 ($60,500 Australian).

Sebring has sired three crops of racing age, led by Group 1 winners Criterion and Dissident, Group 2 winners Bring Me The Maid and Believe Yourself, and Group 3 winners Kiss A Rose and Clifton Red.