Pregnant Black Caviar honoured in bronze

THERE was good news all round in the home town of Black Caviar yesterday when the retired champion horse's owners revealed she was in-foal as a statue of the unbeaten mare was unveiled.

The Victorian town of Nagambie came to a standstill with residents dressed in the Caviar colours of black and salmon as the full-size bronze statue was revealed with trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen also at the ceremony (pictured).

Black Caviar was bred on Rick Jamieson's property on the banks of the Goulburn River and he made the announcement the mare was pregnant at the unveiling after the owners told him an hour before.

"I was very excited and honoured the owners let me make the announcement," he said.

Jamieson said the horse meant a lot to residents of Nagambie. "Whenever she steps out they're all totally behind her," he said. "Everybody watches and they get very excited."

One of eight owners, Kerrin Wilkie, said she was excited to see the statue before the reveal.

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