Yarraman Park put some fireworks into the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Thursday when our I Am Invincible colt from Tai Tai Tess sold for $2million setting a new record for his sire.
He is the second foal of stakes-winning Magic Albert mare Tai Tai Tess, a granddaughter of dual Group I winner Arborea.
The much admired colt was knocked down to a partnership of Reg Inglis, Jon Kelly and Paul Frampton and is likely to be trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
“He was the colt of the sale,” Waterhouse said. “Reg identified him early, I first saw him at the stud three months ago and we have tracked him ever since.”
This buying partnership was the leading buyer after session one securing five youngsters for a tick over $2million, three of those purchased yesterday also sired by I Am Invincible.
The colt from Tai Tai Tess was bred by Yarraman Park and she produced a full brother to him last spring and is now back in foal to I Am Invincible.
After two sessions, I Am Invincible has had 19 yearlings average $446,579 and had further great sales on Thursday with colts from Andromache and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy’s dam Watchful selling for $750,000 and $700,000 respectively.
The sire of last year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen, I Am Invincible had a fee increase in 2017 and stood for $110,000 covering 193 mares.
“It’s a privilege to stand I Am Invincible, we are well aware of that,” said Harry Mitchell.
“It’s been fantastic. They are such lovely horses and they run so well. It’s made our job easy.”
I Am Invincible still has some 20 yearlings to be offered over the next two days.