Yarraman Park’s flagship sire I Am Invincible was a dominant force at the record breaking 2021 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale this week siring eight yearlings that sold for $1million or more including the most expensive filly of the sale, six of them coming on Wednesday!
Coolmore Stud’s I Am Invincible filly from Hips Don’t Lie sold for $1.95 million creating a new record for a filly sired by I Am Invincible making her the second highest priced yearling by her sire ever sold.
A glamour filly in the flesh and a glamour on the page, the Coolmore produced filly is a half-sister to Group III winner Ennis Hill, stakes-winner and Golden Slipper place-getter Lake Geneva and this season’s juvenile stakes-winner Acrobat.
She was bought by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock, who has been very successful in targeting high end fillies including this season’s Group I MRC Thousand Guineas winner Odeum, whose owners will also race this filly.
“She’s by the best stallion in the country from in my opinion one of the best families in the country, she’s a rare gem,” Sheamus Mills told Breednet.
“She’ll be trained by Mick Price and hopefully can win a Group I and we can be back here in a few years time selling her foals.”
A Group II winner by Stravinsky (USA), Hips Don’t Lie was bought in New Zealand as a yearling by James Bester for $200,000 back in 2007 and he and his wife Bridget remain in her ownership.
I Am Invincible had a total of 41 yearlings sell for $25,235,000 at an average $615,488 making him the leading sire by aggregate and second on average.
His million dollar yearlings are listed below with their purchasers:
$1.95 million filly from Hips Don’t Lie – Sheamus Mills Bloodstock
$1.4million filly from Isle of Krishnan – Ellerslie Lodge/ B Heys
$1.4million colt from Cosmic Endeavour – Tom Magnier
$1.25 million filly from Vezalay – Hermitage Thoroughbreds/ Coolmore
$1.2million filly from Catchy – Chris Waller Racing / Hermitage
$1.2million filly from Heart of Thrills – Rosemont Stud
$1.1million colt from Zamzam – James Harron Bloodstock / Tom Magnier
$1million colt from Caveat – Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Yarraman Park enjoyed outstanding results at the sale selling 21 yearlings for $9,690,000 with the Shadwell reduction of stock providing our two highest results.
A Snitzel colt from stakes-winner Bulbula made $1.2million to the bid of Rosemont Victorian Alliance / Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA) / David Redvers Bloodstock, while next best was the I Am Invincible colt from Zamzam that made $1.1million and was bought by James Harron and Tom Magnier.