Dam of $2.5 Million Colt in Foal to Home Affairs
Coolmore have made a big investment in top quality broodmares in Australia in recent years and it’s paying off in the sale ring at Magic Millions this week.
Coolmore sold the top priced yearling on Friday at the Gold Coast with the I Am Invincible colt from Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Booker fetching $2.5million to the bid of Ciaron Maher Bloodstock.
“I’ve seen him before he started his yearling prep. He’s a smashing type. He stood out. With that pedigree he was always going to be a high price and we had a bit more to go as well,” said Ciaron Maher.
“Ideally he’ll win a Slipper and a Coolmore. Really looking forward to it.
“He ticks all the boxes physically and mentally.
“We’ve had some super horses (I Am Invincible) through the stable and hopefully this bloke is the next one.
“That’s the aim of the game to get him back in the barn as a stallion. He certainly looks the part now and can go all the way.
“I have a syndicate of owners ready to go into the horse and Coolmore have a share as well.”
A daughter of champion sire Written Tycoon and sister to stakes-winner Banquo, Booker was purchased by Tom Magnier for $1.6million at the 2020 Inglis Chairman’s Sale off the track and sent to I Am Invincible in her first season at stud with this dazzling colt the result.
“We’re very happy. He’s been a lovely colt all week,” said Tom Magnier.
“The best of luck to him. I think he’s a champion, the horse. He’s the best horse we’ve taken to a sale in a long time.
“He’s been very popular and all the top people were on him, so I’m delighted for Ciaron Maher.”
Booker produced a filly last spring by I Am Invincible and is now in foal to his champion son Home Affairs in his first season at stud.