Champion Australian race mare Black Caviar has a new little sister.
Nelly’s dam, Helsinge, gave birth to a leggy filly by Casino Prince, at Gilgai Farm in Nagambie, Victoria, on Friday.
“It was a tight foaling but the mare managed to push the filly into the world with minimal assistance,” the stud said in a statement.
“The bay filly was keen to get up and about and explore her new surroundings straight away.”
Thanks to the efforts of Black Caviar and four-time Group 1 winner All Too Hard, Helsinge was named Australia’s Broodmare of the Year in 2013. This year Black Caviar was also named Australia’s Racehorse of the Year for the third time.
The Casino Prince filly is Helsinge’s seventh foal. She also has a yearling full sister to Black Caviar at Gilgai Farm, which is owned by Black Caviar’s breeder Rick Jamieson.
The new foal has arrived just in time for the unveiling of a bronze statue of Black Caviar, in Nagambie on October 24. Nagambie, which has a population of fewer than 1500 people, is on the Goulburn Valley Highway north of Seymour and in the Shire of Strathbogie.
The unveiling is at 11am at Jacobson’s Lookout in the main street of the town.