INVINCIBLE Army had nine foals who made €40,000 or more in November with a top price of €85,000. They came from a €10,000 debut season, his fee got a routine trim for his second, has been held at that level for his third (€7,500), and so he looks sure to attract yet another triple-digit book of mares.
The Yeomanstown Stud horse is by a renowned sire of successful stallions, out of a Group 1-winning mare, and had a track career that brought him pattern success in each of three seasons.
He was short-headed by future Derby hero Masar on his debut over six furlongs at Goodwood in late May, ran away with a novice race at Newmarket a month later and went on to take the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton.
Invincible Army also chased home James Garfield in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, Sands Of Mali in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes and Havana Grey in the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes that year, all notable winners and now at stud.
At three he beat the future Group 1-scorer and stallion Eqtidaar in the Group 3 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot before being short-headed by Sands Of Mali in the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, and although that season ended after just four runs, he came back in top form the following year.
Invincible Army ran eight times as a four-year-old, five at the highest level, and although third to Fairyland in the Group 1 Flying Five and fourth to Glass Slippers in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye were his best results in that elite series, he won the three other races by an aggregate margin of six and a half lengths.
First, he landed the Listed Cammidge Trophy Stakes at Doncaster, then the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and finally Newcastle’s Group 3 Chipchase Stakes.
A stallion career was then inevitable. He is, as you might expect, a son of the Irish National Stud’s leading international sire Invincible Spirit (Green Desert), the Group 1-winning sprinter who has supplied 137 stakes winners so far, of whom 20 have scored at least once at the highest level.
More important regarding Invincible Army’s prospects is that he is by the sire of the established multiple Group 1-stallions I Am Invincible, Kingman and Lawman, with Mayson (sire of Oxted), Shalaa and Territories on one Group 1 scorer apiece. The latter pair achieved the feat in 2021 by way of their daughters No Speak Alexander in the Matron Stakes and Rougir in the Prix de l’Opera.
Other Invincible Spirit sons include 2021’s freshmen National Defense, sire of Twilight Gleaming, and Profitable who was responsible for Quick Suzy, whereas Cable Bay, Charm Spirit, Vale Of York and Zebedee have sired stakes and/or pattern winners.
Invincible Army is out of the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner Rajeem (Diktat), and her dam is a full sister to the ill-fated Prix Morny heroine, July Cup third and 1000 Guineas fourth Hoh Magic (Cadeaux Genereux), so he can be expected to get plenty of talented milers in addition to the inevitable juveniles and sprinters.
INVINCIBLE ARMY (IRE), Bay 2015. Won six races, £371,679, over 6 furlongs, at 2 to 4 including, Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, York, Gr.2, Betfair Chipchase Stakes, Newcastle, Gr.3, Merriebelle Pavilion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, Totepool Sirenia Stakes, Kempton Park, Gr.3, Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes, Doncaster, L, also placed second in Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes, York, Gr.2, Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes, Haydock Park, Gr.2, Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2, Bombay Sapphire Molecomb Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3, and third in Derrinstown Flying Five Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1.
Retired to Stud in 2020, first crop now yearlings.
Stands at: Yeomanstown Stud, Caragh, Naas, Co Kildare, W91 C993, Ireland.
Contact: Gay, David or Robert O’Callaghan
Telephone: +353 (0)45 897314 or +353 (0)87 2565561 (Gay) or +353 (0)86 8366554 (David) or +353 (0)85 1191288 (Robert)