5th May 2016
It was a red letter day for the Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club on Thursday when Invincible Lia broke her maiden in the EBF Fillies Maiden at Clonmel. The filly was tackling 1m2f for the first time and conditions suited well as she accounted for her rivals to win by an assertive 2 and a half lengths. Willie McCreery had the filly in fine fettle and she took the prize for best turned out before Billy Lee steered her to victory for the main prize at Powerstown Park.
It is an exciting time for the club who also have a Showcasing two year old from the family of Gr.1 winning Prohibit, named Réalt Rua in training with Willie McCreery.
“It is great for the members and we’re all delighted! Willie and his team have done a super job with the filly. She is really thriving at the moment and let’s hope she can keep progressing.” said Ciarán De Barra who manages the Irish National Stud Breeding & Racing Club.
This is the second year the club has been in existence and prior to this, the club’s main highlight had been selling the second top lot on Day 1 of last November’s Goffs Foal Sale. The club have a gorgeous Dragon Pulse filly and Gale Force Ten colt to sell later in the year.
Along with the two racehorses in training and the interests in the foals, the club also seeks to give members an insight into the breeding industry with regular visits and days out. They will attend the Irish 2000 Guineas later in the month and are also looking forward to a visit to Coolcullen in June.
The INS Breeding & Racing Club currently has 38 members but has capacity for 50 and interested parties should contact Ciarán De Barra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 045 521 251.