Wondermare Black Caviar’s first foal Oscietra took the first step toward following in her mother’s footsteps on Thursday, winning her first “jump out” race at Flemington Race Course in Australia. Held over 800 meters, about a half-mile, the 2-year-old filly by Exceed and Excel jumped well from the gates, well clear of her four rivals, and skipped under the finish to record a final time of 49.45 seconds, a length in front, according to The Herald Sun.
“(Oscietra) had a bit of a look around. She did everything right,” said rider Luke Nolen, who rode Black Caviar for 23 of her 25 consecutive victories. “She’s a happy horse.”
“We weren’t trying today and we still won,” said trainer David Hayes. “He never really asked her to go, she’s never been asked to go yet.”
Oscietra, named for an expensive type of caviar, will likely try another jump out on Dec. 23, then have her first official race at Flemington on Jan. 1 over 1000 meters.
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