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Prince Of Caviar (AUS)

2015 Sebring (More Than Ready) x Black Caviar (Purespeed)
prince of caviar

The first son of the world’s best sprinter Black Caviar to retire to stud … son of the unbeaten, 25 straight race winning mare Black Caviar … Prince of Caviar showed tremendous ability himself in a career cut short through injury, narrowly beaten .3 lengths behind subsequent Group 1 winner Extra Brut … colonial on-speed sprinting style of horse to suit the Australian market … well supported in 2020 by the Black Caviar ownership group … excellent fertility in his first season at stud in 2020.

Riverbank Farm

Riverbank Farm

Stands at Riverbank Farm
2022 FEE: $4,400

Riverbank Farm is located in north-east Victoria, in an easy to find location opposite Benalla racecourse and within easy driving distance of Melbourne. Owned and managed by Russell and Caroline Osborne, Riverbank offers affordable thoroughbred agistment and caters for every stage from foaling, breeding, weaning and spelling to the racetrack.

118 Holdsworth Rd , Benalla, NSW, 3672
rosborne3@bigpond.com
www.riverbankfarm.com.au
0423 768 155
Russell Osborne
0423 768 155
Caroline Osborne
0401 364 188

Latest News

Bank on the Osbornes

Nestled on the banks of the Broken River in north east Victoria, Riverbank Farm may well be idyllic, but its owners, Russell and Caroline Osborne, are anything but idle.

Prince of Caviar Breaks the Ice

Second at his first two runs back from a spell this preparation, Black Caviar’s second born Prince of Caviar shook off maiden status at Bendigo on Thursday with a well deserved win.

Promising Debut for Black Caviar's Son Prince Of Caviar

Obviously, there was great interest in the career debut of Black Caviar’s son Prince Of Caviar in the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap (1200m) at Sandown on Saturday and while he didn’t win, he showed he has a future with a fast-finishing fourth.

Black Caviar's Boy is Ready to Race

Black Caviar’s second foal Prince Of Caviar is set to debut at Sandown on Saturday.

Black Caviar's colt goes public for the first time

Black Caviar’s second foal Prince Of Caviar continued his education with an easy jumpout at Flemington on Friday.

Pedigree Table

Sebring (AUS) 2005
Black Caviar (AUS) 2006
More Than Ready (USA) 1997
Purespeed (AUS) 1998
Bel Esprit (AUS) 1999
Helsinge (AUS) 2001
Southern Halo (USA) 1990
Woodman's Girl (USA) 1990
Flying Spur (AUS) 1982
Lady Moulin (AUS) 1982
Royal Academy (USA) 1990
Bespoken (AUS) 1990
Desert Sun (GB) 1988
Scandinavia (AUS) 1994
Danzig: 5d x5s
Mr. Prospector: 5s x5s
Northern Dancer: 5s x5d
Vain: 4d x5d

Race Record

At 2
4th - Ladbrokes Back Yourself Hcp (1200)
At 3
1st - Share Media Mdn Plate (1300)
2nd - Jayco Mdn Plate (1300)
2nd - Vale Martin Riley Mdn Plate (1300)
At 4
2nd - Budget Car & Truck Rental-Bm70 (1100)

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BIG WEEK FOR CAVIAR PROGENY

It's been a big week for the progeny of Black Caviar.

Her daughter Invincible Caviar broke her maiden at Sale on Sunday but her son Prince Of Caviar's first foals also hit the ground.

By Sebring and out of the champion mare, Prince Of Caviar was trained by Team Hawkes and his crowning moment came in a Bendigo maiden win in 2018.

While he may not have reached the unrealistic dizzying heights of his mother, his connections didn't give up on him quickly, finding him a home with Russell Osborne at Benalla's Riverbank Farm.

Prince Of Caviar served 50 mares in his first season, with the first of them foaling down last week.

"We've got two on the ground and they'd be 10 days old," explained Osborne, who also holds a trainer's licence.

"They are both out of maiden mares and nice, small and compact ones and I can't fault them.

"We're very excited and happy with his first year and I think this year he will go even better again.

“Despite an impeccable pedigree, with a family which also extends to the likes of Stakes performers Ole Kirk and Gimmie Par, Osborne said his stallion was still met by some skepticism from some breeders.

"It's funny you know with Black Caviar blood, people want to pick faults in him and say no relative of a champion has done any good," the studmaster said.

"But the good thing about it is the ownership group have supported the horse really well.

"They got a syndicate together and brought mares and pretty exciting to be involved in there venture they are going down with him.

Prince Of Caviar stands for a modest $4400 and is one of the stud farm's seven stallions.

"You go down the Black Caviar line and if he had got to his full potential in his racing career, he wouldn't be standing here," said Osborne.

"He's still got the same bloodlines whether he made a career or not, so for the lower end of the scale they aren't going to get this opportunity again.

"What Black Caviar has gone and done on the racetrack, you've only got to get a 10th of that and you've got yourself a handy country horse."

And if standing the son of Black Caviar wasn't enough - bring in Boulder City.

Osborne also stands the unraced half-brother to Winx for a service fee of $5500.

"On the back of Winx's relative, that's how we got Prince Of Caviar," Osborne said.

"Let's be realistic on the money we are talking, the likes of Boulder City is by Snitzel, there's probably no other Snitzel standing under $10,000 let alone that female line.

"We do pinch ourselves, we thought we'd done well to have one of them.

"In our time they are clearly going to be the best two race mares we'll ever see and so to have direct bloodlines to those is great."

Osborne also stands his foundation stallion Redente, as well as Anacheeva, Skilled, Von Costa De Hero and Wayed Zain, all on top of training a team of horses from his Benalla base.

"With the training, my two girls help me in the morning and because we don't train for anyone, just my wife and I, we just elect whether we have time to go to the races or we haven't," he said.

"But we try work it that someone has time off to go to the races."

Osborne has recently been given the half-sister to Pippie by Spirit Of Boom to train, who is named Boom Express and part-owned by the Werett and Madden families.

Last season, Riverbank Farm stallions produced more than 100 winners Australia-wide, while in the training ranks Osborne saddled up 14 winners himself.

Racing.com 24 August 2021

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PRINCE OF CAVIAR FOALS ARRIVE

The first foals of Black Caviar’s (Bel Esprit) son Prince Of Caviar (Sebring) have started to hit the ground.

Prince Of Caviar, trained by Team Hawkes, won a Bendigo maiden win in 2018 before being retired to stud at Benalla’s Riverbank Farm where he covered 50 mares in his first season.

“We’ve got two on the ground and they’d be 10 days old. They are both out of maiden mares and nice, small and compact ones and I can't fault them. We’re very excited and happy with his first year and I think this year he will go even better again. It’s funny you know with Black Caviar blood, people want to pick faults in him and say no relative of a champion has done any good. But the good thing about it is the ownership group has supported the horse really well. They got a syndicate together and brought mares and they are going down with him. Because we breed to race and they realised their horse wasn't commercial enough because he hadn't done enough on the track, they elected to go down the path of coming to us. I don’t think anyone who is coming to us to is expecting to get a Group 1 horse, they just want a nice horse that pays its way in the country and if gets to a Benchmark 70 levels and wins a half dozen races, that’s great,” said Riverbank Farm’s principal Russell Osborne.

ANZ Bloodstock News 25 August 2021

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CAVIAR, WINX RELATIONS TO STAND SIDE-BY-SIDE

Prince Of Caviar

Black Caviar's son and Winx's half-brother are set to stand side-by-side at Benalla's Riverbank Farm this season.

Racing bluebloods Prince Of Caviar and Boulder City may not have had the on-track success of their relatives, but Riverbank Farm's Russell Osborne is confident they will be popular at stud.

Boulder City's oldest progeny are yearlings, while this will be Prince Of Caviar's first season at stud.

"It's a fantastic opportunity," Osborne said of standing Prince Of Caviar.

"We didn't really have a plan. We thought we were lucky enough to get the half-brother to Winx and to be able to get the son of the other greatest race mare we have seen is unbelievable."

Osborne said his veterinarian wife Caroline's connection to Black Caviar during the early stages of her time at stud had helped Riverbank secure Prince Of Caviar.

"So she actually had a bit of an association with (Black Caviar's owner) Neil Werrett," Osborne said.

"It's an honour to stand him.

"I think they will support the horse themselves, pretty well. It was a no-brainer for us to say yes when the opportunity arose."

Osborne said he was 'really, really impressed' with Boulder City's first crop.

"You probably won't see any at the sales because the people that have gone to him want to race them themselves," he said.

"I would put some of the Boulder Citys up against the best yearlings around and I think they'd measure up very well."

Riverbank, which specialises in breeding to race, said he expected strong interest in Prince Of Caviar, despite the economic impact of COVID-19.

"The majority of our people breeding at this lower end aren't relying on sales or anything like that," he said.

"So it's business as usual. They will be breeding as per usual, I would presume.

"I would imagine he (Prince Of Caviar) would get a nice support, but like I say, it's a very unpredictable year."

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Fee History

2021-$4,400 , 2020-$4,400

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