Ajaya (GB) has departed Ireland’s Rathbarry Stud and is on his way to Invincible Spirit’s old barn at Chatswood Stud.
He is due to depart from his quarantine in Ireland on Thursday 20th July and his scheduled post arrival quarantine release in Melbourne is on Saturday 5thAugust.
Chatswood Stud are also delighted to see their freshman sire have his race record boosted this week at Royal Ascot. Second in the Gimcrack Stakes to Ajaya, Ribchester romped home to win the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes for Godolphin, confirming his ranking as one of the top 3 rated horses in the World whilst shaving 0.49 seconds off the mile track record.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has also invited Ribchester to the 2017 Cox Plate, where he would be a rival to Australia’s racing heroine, Winx.
Chatswood’s former stallion and sire of Ajaya, Invincible Spirit was also on the score sheet this week at Royal Ascot with Zhui Feng winning the Royal Hunt Cup over 1 mile for 3yo’s+ and his sons Profitable and Muthmir finishing 2ndand 4th respectively in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 5 f for 3yo’s+.
Also, Ajaya shares his grand-sire Hennessy with Scat Daddy who will undoubtedly finish Royal Ascot 2017 as leading sire having already sired 4 winners, namely Lady Aurelia winning the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 5 f for 3yo’s+, Caravaggio winning the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup over 6 f for 3yo’s, Sioux Nation winning the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes over 5 f for 2yo colts and Con Te Partiro winning the Listed Sandringham Stakes over 1 mile for 3yo fillies.
Ajaya looks like the perfect fit to follow in his sires footsteps and make it as a sire in Australia. He is a strong and compact type who loved firm tracks, one of Invincible Spirit’s greatest 2YO’s and has the pedigree to back it all up. The I Am Invincible legacy was created from Invincible Spirit’s first crop at Chatswood in 2004. Here’s hoping Ajaya can follow this successful trail.