Above: Strasbourg standing at Rosemont Stud
Securing a lifetime breeding right to a young stallion on the up can be one of the best decisions a savvy breeder will ever make. Make it an elite son of I AM INVINCIBLE and be one of just 40 breeding right holders in the running to win a Business Class trip for two to Strasbourg, France? How? Read on…
The Invincible Spirit sireline is going from strength to strength on the global stage and in Australia his champion son I Am Invincible has already proven himself as a sire of sires with Rosemont Stud holding high hopes for his exciting new sire son Strasbourg.
A $750,000 Inglis Easter Yearling purchase from the Yarraman Park draft, Strasbourg was a dominant, pre-Christmas, debut winner of the annual Max Lees Classic over 900m before a fast finishing second in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery.
His immediate talent and precocity was no surprise to Yarraman Park’s Harry Mitchell, who has purchased a lifetime breeding right to the young stallion.
“Strasbourg was without doubt one of the best looking I Am Invincible’s we’ve raised here and presented at sale,” Mitchell said. (Click Here to hear Harry’s assessment of Strasbourg as a yearling)
“He was a high class two year-old so we’re thrilled to continue our association with him.”
Targeted towards the Queensland Winter Carnival by Peter and Paul Snowden, Strasbourg showed an eye-catching turn of foot to win the Group II BRC Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m for China Horse Club, a race won previously by the likes of superstars such as Zoustar and Melody Belle.
China Horse Club are standing Strasbourg in partnership with Rosemont Stud and have great faith in the handsome bay son of I Am Invincible.
“We buy a number of horses every year, yet this colt stands out as one of the best types we’ve ever purchased. He’s by far the best looking son of I Am Invincible we’ve had involvement in, said China Horse Club’s Michael Wallace.
“Not only that, he’s the most precocious son of ‘Vinny’ we’ve had through the CHC system given he was a dominant debut winner and stakes performer as a pre-christmas two year-old . He’s got an ideal profile and genetic makeup to be a successful stallion.”
Above: Strasbourg full flight (image courtesy of Breednet)
Securing I Am Invincible’s equal highest 2yo provides an air of excitement for Rosemont Stud who feel the colt has an ideal profile for the Australian market and race conditions.
“Strasbourg ‘sold’ himself when we saw him in the flesh, but it was a discussion with the colt’s co-trainer Peter Snowden and regular jockey Tommy Berry that sealed the deal,” said Rosemont General Manager (Bloodstock) Ryan McEvoy.
“It was important to get their endorsement, but what surprised us was that was over and above our expectations. They were super-excited about Strasbourg’s ability, so that became another tick in the box. When we got the opportunity to go and have a look at him, the deal was sealed, he’s magnificent. He’s what you’d expect of a $750,000 Easter yearling.”
Strasbourg will stand this season at a fee of $11,000, the exact same fee at which his Group III winning sire I Am Invincible stood for the first four seasons of his stud career.
I Am Invincible stood last season for $247,500 covering 205 mares and this year is Australia’s most expensive sire at a fee of $209,000
Lifetime Breeding Rights in I Am Invincible were sold at $30,000 and have subsequently traded for up to $650,000!
Like his sire, Strasbourg did not win at the elite level, retiring as a Group II winning juvenile and his lifetime breeding rights are being offered at just $22,000 inc GST.
Breeding Right Holders go in the running to win a Business Class trip for two to the idyllic French city of Strasbourg, albeit when international travel becomes possible again in a post pandemic world.
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For those interested in Srasbourg and would like to discuss the lifetime breeding right in further detail, contact Ryan McEvoy on 0439 802 837 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Article courtesy of Breednet