Black Caviar’s daughter retired, son set to debut
BLACK Caviar's first foal, the three-year-old filly Oscietra has been retired.
But the champion sprinter's bloodlines will continue on with her second foal, two-year-old colt Prince Of Caviar, set to start his career at Sandown Lakeside on Saturday.
The son of Sebring has impressed the Hawkes Racing camp in his jump-outs but they stress he has got a lot to learn and he will be spelled after Saturday. He will be ridden by Black Caviar's rider Luke Nolen.
Oscietra, by Exceed And Excel, had five starts for two wins and a placing. She finished eighth at Sandown at her last start in March.
Hill on mend after fall
JOCKEY Jack Hill was on Wednesday released from the Alfred Hospital five days after his heavy fall at Wodonga.
Victorian Jockeys' Association chief executive Matt Hyland said the good news was that Hill didn't have to have an operation on his fractures in his jaw and C1 vertebrae.
"He did have surgery on his jaw to repair a laceration, though. He'll be in a neck brace for three weeks," Hyland said.
Hyland said Hill's next step when he was ready was to be assessed by the VJA's Dr Gary Zimmerman and he would decide whether he would need cognitive testing to see how he had recovered from his concussion.
THE most impressive winner at Ballarat on Wednesday was Shaun Dwyer's three-year-old filly Miss Leonidas, who won easily despite missing the start, in the heat of the Creswick Series.
Her jockey, Dwayne Dunn, kicked up on the inside of the field and despite being slow to begin, she railed through to take the lead. "Her sectionals between the 800m and the 400m were out of control. She's a really exciting filly," Dunn said.
Dwyer said Miss Leonidas could have her next start down the Flemington over 1000m on June 9.