The group of owners who enjoyed the ride of a lifetime racing the undefeated Black Caviar will gather at Flemington to watch the champion’s first foal begin the next phase of the journey.
Black Caviar won 25 times, including 15 Group Ones, and the group who raced her have retained her progeny with two-year-old filly Oscietra set to step out in public for the first time on Friday morning.
She is scheduled to contest a jump-out at Flemington against four other juveniles and her owners are all expected to be on hand.
“I think we’re all going to be there on Friday,” part-owner Neil Werrett told RSN927 on Wednesday.
“It would be pretty exciting to see her and be there when she comes out, and Luke (Nolen) will be riding her in the jump-out from what I gather so we look forward to it.”
Nolen rode Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 wins.
If the filly comes through her first trial well on Friday, and another in the coming weeks, she could make her debut on New Year’s Day at Flemington in a race for two-year-old fillies.
There’ is also an option a day earlier at Moonee Valley.
Friday’s hit-out will be an important next step in her education which began with a bit of secrecy because of her high profile until it was announced in September that David Hayes, who trains in partnership with Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes, would be her trainer.
“Everyone has tried to treat her like any other horse but that’s kind of very difficult,” Werrett said.
“And when we sent her to the breaker and the pre-trainer, we kept it all pretty silent.
“We sent her under her name of Gertie and no-one realised who she was until we announced that a horse called Gertie was going to David Hayes. So everyone got very excited there and didn’t realise who they had been breaking in and who they had been riding on the track.
“We’ve just been doing a few things like that because otherwise everyone probably treats her a bit too nice.
“We just want to treat her like any other horse and make sure she’s well educated which she has been.”
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