Talented Ontrack Thoroughbreds sprinter Invincible Heart proved popular with buyers when offered at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast.
A daughter of champion stallion I Am Invincible, Invincible Heart was consigned by Randwick Bloodstock and proved to be a sought-after lot fetching $160,000 to the bid of prominent breeder and racehorse owner Ray Gall.
The winner of three races and $141,000, including a victory at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, Invincible Heart was retired and offered for sale after failing to recover from a series of foot issues.
“She was a very talented mare, and her form around a lot of very good race mares was outstanding. She beat subsequent Group One winner Silent Sedition at Caufield and behind her at Flemington on Cup Day were Spill The Beans and Group One performer Faatinah.
“I think it’s fair to say that had she not have had those foot issues, Invincible Heart would have been a stakes winning mare, because she beat or was placed behind a host of horses who went on to success at the highest level.
“It was fitting that Ray Gall purchased the mare because Ray raced I Am Invincible and is currently a major shareholder in the stallion.
“It will be interesting to follow the career of Invincible Heart because she was a race mare with considerable ability and is a great type of mare who should let down into a very good broodmare. She’s got size and strength and I’m confident she will leave nice foals.
“I Am Invincible has been a runaway success at stud and it now looks like his mares are poised to further his career now that they are retiring to studs around the country.
“There was keen interest in daughters of I Am Invincible and the interest in Invincible Heart from prominent studs suggest there’s a lot more success for the stallion to come.
“The Invincible Heart sale was a good result for the group who raced her as she was a $56,000 purchase from the 2014 Inglis Classic Sale so to achieve a return of $160,000 at a broodmare sale was a good result.
“Brett Howard and his Randwick Bloodstock Team did a fantastic job preparing Invincible Heart and their expertise and contacts were crucial factors in achieving a great result for the ownership group,” said Grant Morgan.