A Closer Look at I Am Invincible

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 18

Yarraman Park elected to reduce the fee on I Am Invincible this spring to $209,000 in light of looming global financial difficulties arising from pandemic, however he remains Australia’s most expensive sire so the time is right to take a ‘closer look’.
 

Crop Year (SH)

Mares Covered / Service Fee

Stakes-Winners/ Best Performers

2011

133/ $11,000

7 SW’s / G1 Brazen Beau, Voodoo Lad

2012

140/ $11,000

8 SW’s / G1 Viddora, Hellbent

2013

154/ $11,000

6 SW’s / G1 Invincibella, I Am a Star

2014

175/ $11,000

10 SW’s / G2 Miss Leonidas, G3 / MM 2YO Houtzen

2015

211/ $27,500

9 SW’s / G1 Oohood, Media Sensation

2016

198/ $55,000

11 SW’s G1 Loving Gaby

2017

213 / $55,000

4 SW’s / G2 Dame Giselle

2018

201/ $110,000

Yearlings

2019

228/ $192,500

Foals

2020

205/ $247,500

Yet to be born



The statistics from that first crop of foals sired by I Am Invincible paint the picture as to why he is now Australia’s most expensive sire.

I Am Invincible - from humble beginnings, a champion sire!The 2011 foal crop produced 96 live foals, 80 of them raced and 70 won at least one race.

Those winners featured seven stakes-winners including G1 winners Brazen Beau and Voodoo Lad representing nearly 9% stakes-winners to runners bred from mares that could best be described as average and at worst a long way below that.

Of the champion stallions we have looked at so far in this series, none started at a low base like I Am Invincible did, with Snitzel the next lowest starting off at a fee of $33,000, three times that of I Am Invincible.

Most elite stallions are propelled to an extent by the mares they cover and even a fairly average sire backed by good quality, well selected mares can usually produce a respectable result, but I Am Invincible is that rare stallion, who doesn’t need good mares to make it happen.

His unique ability to upgrade the most pedestrian mare is a quality that will make sure I Am Invincible is discussed by breeders and pedigree experts far into the future, long after all of us are gone.

Click here for a Closer Look at Fastnet Rock.
Click here for a Closer Look at Snitzel.
Click here for a Closer Look at Pierro.
Click here for a Closer Look at Exceed and Excel.

 
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