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Pictured: Champion racemare Urban Sea with her Derby winning son Sea the Stars

Already the question is being asked “will Black Caviar carry on as a broodmare or will she disappoint?”  And further that will it be Black Caviar’s daughters, rather than herself, that will truly make their mark on the Stud Book.  This myth has been perpetrated by people misquoting the Italian breeder/trainer Frederico Tesio, believing he said that champion racemares make useless broodmares but their daughters are better prospects because they have all the champions’ qualities as well as enough nervous energy for their foals.

This article was published in Breeding & Racing in 2012.