Black Caviar’s best performed foal to race Invincible Caviar has passed away
Peter Moody and the owners of Black Caviar’s best performed foal to race Invincible Caviar are still coming to terms with the mares’ sudden passing last week.
“She’s gone for an autopsy. She possibly had a heart attack or an aneurysm in the swimming pool on Friday morning,” Moody said.
“It’s very disappointing when you lose any horse but it’s doubly sad when it’s Black Caviar’s daughter who had a breeding career ahead of her.”
Moody always had a nice opinion of Invincible Caviar and he had planned to tackle stakes races with her over the Christmas period.
The five-year-old daughter of the undefeated winner of 25 races, Black Caviar, and Australia’s leading sire I Am Invincible had eight starts for four wins and a third.
Invincible Caviar won two city races, her first at Pakenham and then her next start at Flemington.
She earned her own chapter in racing history after she deadheated with My Yankee Girl at Flemington. Racing Victoria stewards decided to lodge their own protest for My Yankee Girl’s jockey Blake Shinn’s excessive use of the whip in December last year.
They subsequently upheld their own protest relegating My Yankee Girl to second and declaring Invincible Caviar the outright winner. This has been the only time that stewards have changed the result of a race due to excessive whip usage.
Invincible Caviar was Black Caviar’s fifth foal and is the only one to have won in the metropolitan area.
Moody and Katherine Coleman are still training Invincible Caviar’s younger brother I Am Caviar who has won two of his six starts.
Black Caviar has a two-year-old filly by Written Tycoon called Persian Caviar and this breeding season she had a colt by The Autumn Sun.
Her second foal Prince Of Caviar stands at Riverbank Stud and his oldest progeny are two-year-olds.
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