13th Nov 2020
There is no denying that this year has been a tough one. With that in mind, we present our stallions for 2021 with all fees significantly reduced, by up to 66%, to allow breeders to find value and profit in the years to come.
Invincible Spirit will once again headline the roster. Amongst another plethora of stakes winners and sharp two years olds, his exponential growth rate of Group 1 winners reached 20, led by the teak tough Falmouth and Sun Chariot stakes heroine Nazeef and followed up by Digital Age. His yearlings sold for up to 600,000 guineas and averaged 290,000 at Book 1, where he leads, we all follow.
Phoenix of Spain cemented his place as the potential torch-bearer to the great one, covering 148 mares sent to him by some of the world’s best breeders. As the highest rated son of Lope de Vega at stud, we wait in great anticipation of the arrival of his first crop of foals.
Free Eagle, Dragon Pulse and Elusive Pimpernel are now established in their spheres and represent tremendous value. And that theme continues as we welcome Equiano, new to Ireland for 2021. He is proven, with 2 Group 1 winners and 29 stakes performers to date. His sons and daughters are fast and he will offer breeders a gateway to the Acclamation sire line at a knock down price.
The first runners by Decorated Knight and National Defense will hit the track in 2021. They are in the hands of masters such as John Gosden, Roger Varian, Joseph O’Brien, Mark Johnston, Sir Mark Prescott, Roger Charlton and Richard Hannon among others.
CEO Irish National Stud DAC.