Dear Victorian Breeder,
Today, we are excited to announce that Aquis Farm will stand Gr.1 winner Royal Meeting (Invincible Spirit) in Victoria. This horse is the real deal. He will stand at an introductory fee of $11,000 (inc.GST) which really is exceptional value.
Royal Meeting is the ONLY Gr.1-winning undefeated 2YO to stand his first season in Victoria this year. That’s the very simple reason why the ownership group is bringing Royal Meeting to Victoria – an ownership that includes Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Seymour Bloodstock, Mangalore Park, Yarran Thoroughbreds, Damian White, Ralph Portaro, Paul Crawford, David & Kathy Brown and Erinvale Thoroughbreds. A group of leading breeders with some of the best broodmare bands in Victoria committing to this horse and building the platform for Royal Meeting’s future success. Renowned breeders. We believe in this stallion, so too do our partners, and I wish for you to share in our success by breeding to Royal Meeting.
Royal Meeting will stand at Aquis Seymour for the coming season (© Scoopdyga.com)
As the only Gr.1-winning unbeaten 2YO son of Sire of Sires Invincible Spirit, Royal Meeting is out of Champion 2YO Filly Rock Opera, herself an unbeaten Gr.1-winning juvenile. He is from a Gr.1 family with three Gr.1 winners in his immediate family, from a pedigree that is on the move. Royal by name and by nature.
At his second ever race start, Royal Meeting had the raw ability to win the Gr.1 Criterium International (1400m) at Chantilly in race record time. In doing so he beat Hermosa who subsequently went on as a 3YO to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas and the English 1,000 Guineas. Hermosa was European Champion Filly, Royal Meeting didn’t just beat her, when doing so he rewrote the record books.
Royal Meeting is the ideal horse for Victoria, and we believe he is the best horse to retire to Victoria this season – here is why, no gimmicks, just facts:
• He is a Gr.1-winning, unbeaten 2YO.
• A son of Invincible Spirit, the direct source, not a son of one of his son’s.
• Sons of Invincible Spirit have produced over 140 stakes winners highlighted by 15 individual Gr.1 winners.
• Invincible Spirit himself was by sire of sires Green Desert out of a Gr.1-winning mare. His only two Gr.1-winning sons who are both also unbeaten juveniles and are both also out of Gr.1-winning mares are Kingman and Royal Meeting. Kingman now commands a service fee of GBP150,000.
• He is a Gr.1 winner, by a Gr.1 winner, from a Gr.1 winner, with a Gr.1 pedigree.
• He is the ideal VOBIS horse. VOBIS continually goes from strength to strength as the best national bonus scheme. This horse will produce you an early precocious type that trainers will envision as perfect targets for the Vobis Sires Showdown and Gold Rush style of races, as well as the Blue Diamond, VRC Sires Produce etc.
• He is Danehill-free.
From my time in Europe, I saw firsthand the influence of Invincible Spirit and his emergence as a dominant source of speed through his sons. There are similarities between French racing and ours here in Australia and pinpointed Royal Meeting as a horse that we needed for our Victorian stallion roster.
I know that a precocious French 2YO, such as this, is ideally suited to the Australian conditions and broodmares, but also delivers an extra quality and depth of pedigree, bringing a wonderful Gr.1 outcross to the Victorian broodmare bands.
We look forward to presenting Royal Meeting when he arrives at the farm in August, where we are sure he will take your eye and imagination. Please call myself or any of our sales team.
Tony “Tubba” Williams
Through the success of the likes of his granddaughter Oohood and his close relative Pride Of Dubai, I know firsthand the positive influence of Invincible Spirit as a stallion. Therefore, it is exciting to be involved in a son of Invincible Spirit with such fantastic credentials as Royal Meeting. He is unique in being the only unbeaten G1-winning two-year-old son of his sire, while his dam, amazingly, was also an unbeaten G1-winning two-year-old. In country where speed and precocity are so important, I am looking forward to giving him the opportunity with suitable mares from my broodmare band and am excited by the prospect of what he might be capable of achieving as a stallion.”
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
“When you look at thousands of horses for a living and then you come across Royal Meeting you suddenly realise what you’ve spent so much time looking for, he’s stunning!”
Dermot Farrington, Bloodstock Agent
“Seymour Bloodstock is delighted to share in the Royal Meeting journey. Like all owner/breeders we’ve been approaching our 2020 mating plans with caution. Tubba has identified and sourced a beauty. Proper type, proper pedigree, proper performance and importantly THE RIGHT PRICE. Without compromise – Royal Meeting is a horse for the times.”
Mark Pilkington, Seymour Bloodstock