I Am Invincible X Booker yearling filly selling for $3 million at Inglis Easter

Dam of $3million Filly in Foal to Justify

US investor John Stewart of Resolute Racing came to Australia with the aim of securing the Pierro filly from Winx at Inglis Easter and while he missed out on the world record priced filly, he did get a nice consolation bidding $3million on the Coolmore consigned I Am Invincible filly from Group I winner Booker.

Coolmore Australia boss Tom Magnier made a strategic decision a few years back to focus on acquiring top class locally bred broodmares to bolster the Australian division of the family’s global breeding business and the fruits of that endeavour are now reaping rewards.

One of those mares on the target list was Written Tycoon’s Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Booker, who was purchased for $1.6million at the 2020 Inglis Chairman’s Sale and her first foal for Coolmore, a colt by I Am Invincible made $2.5million at Magic Millions last year when bought by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock.

Her second foal was just as good and this stunning I Am Invincible filly set a new sales record for her sire when knocked down for $3million and she is also now the second highest priced yearling filly ever in Australia following the Pierro x Winx filly at $10million.

“What a phenomenon. It’s fantastic that our two continents were connected through this sale in a situation like this,’’ Stewart said.

“I flew out to Australia a few weeks ago to look at these horses and while I absolutely wanted to buy the Winx filly, I also absolutely wanted to buy this Booker filly, she was my other favourite filly on the farm at Coolmore when I went there so to be able to buy her today at Inglis is fantastic.”

Booker produced a colt by Home Affairs last year and is now in foal to Justify.