Yarraman Park’s champion sire I Am Invincible was in the limelight at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on Tuesday producing the most expensive filly on Day 1.
Widden Stud made a big investment at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale paying $1million for stakes-winning Shamardal (USA) mare Vezalay in foal to I Am Invincible and the filly she was carrying hit a home run when selling for $1,250,000.
A beautiful bay with plenty of scope, she is the most expensive yearling filly by I Am Invincible ever sold.
The star filly caught the eye of renowned bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster, who purchased her for a partnership between Hermitage Thoroughbreds and Coolmore with Chris Waller to train.
“We saw her up at the farm three weeks ago and she’s just kept improving right through her preparation,” Guy Mulcaster told Inglis’s Jemma Cutting.
“I took Chris to see her here the other day and he loved her, so we bought her although she was at the top end of our budget.”
Vezalay was a slick Group II placed sprinter and there is plenty of speed in the female family which has already had Black Type success with I Am Invincible producing stakes-winning juvenile Parlophone.
I Am Invincible had 23 yearlings sell on Day 1 at an average $528,043 with other big results the Yarraman Park consigned colt from Zamzam that made $1,150,000 when secured by James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd / T Magnier and the Vinery Stud consigned colt from Group I winner Snitzerland that made $950,000 when bought by Tom Magnier.