Bookmakers have already framed a market for the first sire to serve Black Caviar.
Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) was retired on Wednesday following her second G1 T J Smith triumph at Randwick. She bows out with a 25-25-0-0 record and earnings of $7.95 million.
The short-priced favourite to cover the world champion is Coolmore champion Fastnet Rock at $2.25.
Vinery sire More Than Ready ($4.20) and Darley’s precocious Exceed And Excel ($7.50) will also be in commission. Juddmonte champion Frankel has drifted to $13 now that a trip to England seems unlikely.
The mare’s first foal will be retained so any talk of his/her worth as a yearling is moot. But bookmakers are offering $1.91 if the sale price on her first foal is $7 million or over.
First to serve Black Caviar
$2.25 – Fastnet Rock
$4.20 – More Than Ready
$7.50 – Exceed And Excel
$11 – Encosta De Lago, So You Think
$13 – Redoutes Choice, Lonhro, Frankel
$41 – Flying Spur, Street Cry
$61 – Foxwedge, Snitzel
$67 – Casino Prince
$101 – Star Witness