'Vinnie' to stand at career high fee

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I Am Invincible has streeted his rivals in this season’s race for the individual stakes winners crown and is firmly on target to set a new national record. His achievements are reflected in Yarraman Park Stud’s star resident’s 2019 service fee rise to $247,500 (inc GST).

He has 26 individual black type winners in Australia this season, an outstanding haul that has only been matched by two stallions. The great Danehill (USA) (Danzig {USA}) and his grandson Snitzel (Redoute's Choice), both of whom have posted 26 stakes winners in previous seasons.

I Am Invincible has only gone from strength to strength in the breeding barn and is showing no signs of slowing down and with four months left in the 2018-19 season he is exceptionally well placed to eclipse the current record for individual stakes winners.

“Vinnie has had another remarkable season and we are extremely grateful to all the breeders who have continued to support him,” Yarraman Park’s Arthur Mitchell said.

“Vinnie has had another remarkable season and we are extremely grateful to all the breeders who have continued to support him.” – Arthur Mitchell.

“He already has an outstanding group of mares booked to him this season and we are looking forward to this year’s crop of foals.”

I Am Invincible

I Am Invincible is the sire of 44 individual stakes winners, including this season’s Group 1 winners Viddora (Moir S.), Voodoo Lad (Winterbottom S.), Oohood (Flight S.)and Media Sensation (New Zealand 1000 Guineas).

Among his juvenile winners are I Am Immortal, successful in the G3 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude; G3 Gimcrack S. and G3 Blue Diamond Preview winner Catch Me and G3 Chairman’s S. winner Loving Gaby, who has also runner-up in the G1 Champagne S. and in the G1 Sires’ Produce S.

Daughters of I Am Invincible won three out of the four races in the Princess Series including Oohood claiming the G1 Flight S.

G1 winner Oohood

Million dollar sales

Demand for the stallion’s progeny remains at a peak in the sale ring with seven of his yearlings selling for seven figures - Oakleigh Girl ($1,700,000), Captivating Claire ($1,400,000), Tai Tai Tess ($1,300,000), Camporella ($1,200,000), Mrs Boxall ($1,200,000), Champagne Cath ($1,100,000) and Rose of Choice ($1,000,000).

I Am Invincible’s average yearling price was $410,962 from a service fee of $55,000 (inc GST) giving breeders an average return of 7.45 times the service fee from 104 yearlings offered this year.

“Hellbent covered a superb book of mares last year in his first season at Yarraman and we and his syndicate will continue to support him strongly again this year.” - Harry Mitchell.

Standing alongside I Am Invincible is his son Hellbent, who retired off the back of his G1 William Reid S. win at Moonee Valley, and his service fee will remain unchanged at $27,500 (inc GST) in 2019.

Hellbent

“Hellbent covered a superb book of mares last year in his first season at Yarraman and we and his syndicate will continue to support him strongly again this year,” Harry Mitchell said.

“We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first crop of foals and are absolutely confident they will meet all expectations.”