Hot on the heels of news announcing the arrival of a baby sister for Black Caviar comes confirmation that her yearling half-brother by Redoute's Choice will be offered at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Interviewed on TVN's Thoroughbreds program, Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D'Arcy was upbeat about the prospect of selling another yearling from exceptional producer Helsinge, whose previous four yearlings sold by Inglis at auction – Black Caviar ($210,000) , Moshe ($75,000) , All Too Hard ($1,025,000) and last year's Easter sale-topping filly by Redoute's Choice ($2.6 million) - have yielded a combined total of $4million.
"He's by a sire of sires in Redoute's Choice from this fantastic mare, so of course we are thrilled his breeder Rick Jamieson has decided to sell him and we see it as a great privilege to have a colt such as this in our sale," D'Arcy said.
"Mr Jamieson has said he will be keeping all future fillies from the mare as to this point he has sold all of her previous offspring, so we'd be happy to see her pop out a few more colts in years to come."
The star colt will be consigned for sale by leading Victorian nursery Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
11 year-old Helsinge delivered this Bel Esprit filly (pictured) for Gilgai Farm last week at Middlebrook Valley Lodge in the Hunter Valley and is booked to visit reigning champion sire Fastnet Rock.