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The foals of Black Caviar

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News of the arrival of Black Caviar's fifth foal, a filly by I Am Invincible, broke early this week and the reports are already glowing.

The unbeaten superstar has now produced four fillies and a colt by five different sires, with the latest filly said to be the most like her mother, who at 12 years of age, appears a dab hand at this broodmare business.

We have taken the chance to review the arrival and subsequent careers of all of those five foals, starting out with Oscietra.

Exceed and Excel filly, foaled September 12, 2014

Huge fanfare greeted the arrival of Black Caviar's first filly, a bay by Exceed And Excel. She was marked with two small white socks and a small splash of white across her head.

Named Oscietra, a reference to a type of caviar, she went to Lindsay Park to be trained and made her debut on New Year's Day 2017, running third. She broke through for her first success at Geelong in August 2017 before recording a second win at Ballarat in February this year. She was blessed with plenty of speed but wasn't particularly sound.

Niggling injuries saw her owners elect to retire her as a 3-year-old. She was served by I am Invincible this spring.

Oscietra as a foal

Sebring colt, foaled September 23, 2015

The second time around champion mare produced another bay, this time a colt by Sebring, with a distinctive white blaze.

Prince Of Caviar as a foal

He would be named Prince of Caviar and be raced in the same interests as his older sister and his mum. But he was sent to John, Wayne and Michael Hawkes to train.

He debuted at Sandown in May, running fourth. Sent for a short spell, he then returned with a pair of seconds before breaking his maiden in impressive fashion recently at Bendigo.

That win was over 1300m, and the Hawkes family believe he will be better suited out over distance. He looks a possible Guineas prospect in the autumn.

Snitzel filly, foaled September 18, 2016

The filly by Snitzel arrived early on a Sunday without the fanfare of her elder siblings. She was again a bay and had a small splash of white on her face.

Now two-years-old, she is yet to be named but will likely be trained by Lindsay Park.

The as yet unnamed, Black Caviar x Snitzel filly

More Than Ready filly, foaled September 22, 2017

The fourth foal, a filly by More Than Ready, was more like her Mum than the other four in that she was the same brown colour. She doesn’t carry any white markings.

Now a yearling, the filly has been kept out of the limelight.

I Am Invincible filly, foaled October 8, 2018

Black Caviar's fifth foal is said to be more like her than the previous four, although she is bay.

She carries no white markings.

"The foal is good, she is running around and drinking and she's doing it so easily," managing owner Neil Werrett said.

"We were expecting a colt to be honest, there were no complications, and everyone is happy. The filly is a bay and she is probably the most like mum [in comparison to her other progeny], she's the largest and the leggiest.

"And Black Caviar is taking to it perfectly as she always does."

Black Caviar and her fifth foal, a filly by I Am Invincible