Helsinge foals a half-sister to Black Caviar

Champion broodmare Helsinge foaled a filly to Vinery sire Casino Prince on the weekend.

The regally bred half-sister to world champion mare Black Caviar was born at Gilgai Farm in Nagambie.  “Mother and daughter are safe and well,” owner Rick Jamieson said.

Helsinge (Desert Sun) was a $115,000 purchase for the Victorian based breeder at the 2005 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.  She is a daughter of G2 winner Scandinavia.

Sent to Bel Esprit for her first two matings, the mare produced Black Caviar and Moshe who won three races before retiring to stand at Eliza Park.

Helsinge’s third foal – a Casino Prince colt – topped the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale at $1,025,000.  Racing as All Too Hard, he won the G1 Caulfield Guineas and is now based at Vinery Stud.

The Redoute’s Choice – Helsinge filly also topped the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in 2012 bringing $2.60 million.  She has been named Belle Couture and is expected to debut for trainer Danny O’Brien later this season.

A Redoute’s Choice – Helsinge colt was the next yearling to top the Inglis Easter Sale.  He set a new Australian record when making $5 million at the 2013 Sale when purchased by BC3 Thoroughbreds.

Helsinge foaled a sister to Black Caviar last October before being bred back to Casino Prince.

Black Caviar was served by Exceed And Excel last month, however, there’s been no pregnancy test news from Darley Kelvinside.