Helsinge, the dam of superstar mare, Black Caviar, died last week at Gilgai Farm in Australia. She was 15.
According to a report at Racing.com, the daughter of Desert Sun died after “having a reaction to medication”. Helsinge was in foal to Written Tycoon.
Gilgai Farm's Rick Jamieson purchased Helsinge at a mixed broodmare sale in 2005. Although she was unraced, she sported a rich pedigree, and was a half-sister to Group 1 winner Magnus.
Helsinge's first foal was champion Black Caviar. The following year she produced a full brother to Black Caviar named Moshe, who won three of five starts before being retired to stud. In 2009 she produced All Too Hard, a half brother to Black Caviar that went on to win four G1 races and is now a successful sire.
Helsinge had not produced a foal since 2013.
Read more at Racing.com
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