THE FACTS

  • The only Group 1 winning Champion 2yo by Invincible Spirit at stud in Ireland or England.
  • 50% of his first book are black type performers or producers
  • Spectacular winner of the stallion making Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere
  • Champion descended from breed shapers Invincible Spirit and Green Desert
  • Timeform Rated 118p at 2YO
  • First Runners 2021
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Pedigree
National Defense (GB) (2014)
Invincible Spirit (IRE) (1997)
Green Desert (1983)
Danzig (1977)
Foreign Courier (1979)
Rafha (GB) (1987)
Kris (GB) (1976)
Eljazzi (1981)
Angel Falls (GB) (2006)
Kingmambo (1990)
Mr. Prospector (1970)
Miesque (1984)
Anna Palariva (IRE) (1995)
Caerleon (1980)
Anna of Saxony (GB) (1989)
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National Defense (GB) (2014)
Invincible Spirit (IRE) (1997)
Green Desert (1983)
Rafha (GB) (1987)
Angel Falls (GB) (2006)
Kingmambo (1990)
Anna Palariva (IRE) (1995)
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Stallion Race Record

National Defense Results

 

Champion 2YO

 

At 2 Years

Won Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr.1) by 4 ½L

Won Maiden by 6L, 3rd Prix des Chenes (Gr.3)

 

At 3 Years

2nd Prix Djebel (Gr.3) to Al Wukair (Gr.1).

National Defense Results

 

Champion 2YO

 

At 2 Years

Won Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr.1) by 4 ½L

Won Maiden by 6L, 3rd Prix des Chenes (Gr.3)

 

At 3 Years

2nd Prix Djebel (Gr.3) to Al Wukair (Gr.1).

Sire Summary
Weatherby's Extended Sire Summary
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Weatherby's Extended Sire Summary
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First Runners
First Runners 2021
First Runners 2021
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Vet Requirements

Basic Vet Requirements before covering may take place at the Irish National Stud for full Vet Requirements please click here.

PLEASE NOTE:
Mares will not be accepted for covering until all the above documentation and a signed contract has been lodged with the office. It is therefore, advised that this should be done as early as possible, to prevent a delay at the time of covering.

CONTRACT:
All mares must have a fully executed nomination contract lodged with the office prior to presentation for covering.

PASSPORT:
Due to changes in EU Transport Regulations, passports must accompany the mare to stud and will be returned with the mare at the time of her departure.

CERTIFICATION:
All mares require a negative test result, dated after January 1st 2017 for the following:

CEM
EIA
EVA

EHV 1.4 & ROTA VIRUS VACCINATIONS:
It is advised that mares coming to foal at the Irish National Stud should be vaccinated against “virus abortion” and Rota Virus.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Irish National Stud reserves the right to instruct their Veterinary Surgeons to carry out any necessary examination or treatment, at the owner’s expense.

The Irish National Stud reserves the right to amend these requirements in alignment with any changes to Department of Agriculture Guidelines.

Basic Vet Requirements before covering may take place at the Irish National Stud for full Vet Requirements please click here.

PLEASE NOTE:
Mares will not be accepted for covering until all the above documentation and a signed contract has been lodged with the office. It is therefore, advised that this should be done as early as possible, to prevent a delay at the time of covering.

CONTRACT:
All mares must have a fully executed nomination contract lodged with the office prior to presentation for covering.

PASSPORT:
Due to changes in EU Transport Regulations, passports must accompany the mare to stud and will be returned with the mare at the time of her departure.

CERTIFICATION:
All mares require a negative test result, dated after January 1st 2017 for the following:

CEM
EIA
EVA

EHV 1.4 & ROTA VIRUS VACCINATIONS:
It is advised that mares coming to foal at the Irish National Stud should be vaccinated against “virus abortion” and Rota Virus.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Irish National Stud reserves the right to instruct their Veterinary Surgeons to carry out any necessary examination or treatment, at the owner’s expense.

The Irish National Stud reserves the right to amend these requirements in alignment with any changes to Department of Agriculture Guidelines.

News

National Defense Filly heading to Wesley Ward

6th Oct 2020
The top priced Lot at the Goffs yearling sales for National Defense was a gorgeous filly from Pier House Stud out of the Dansili Mare Thames Pagent who was knocked...

Irish National Stud Goffs Orby Yearlings

22nd Sep 2020
The Irish National Stud will consign nine yearlings at the Goffs Orby sale to be held in Doncaster this year on the 30th September and 1st October. If you require...

Irish National Stud Goffs Sportsman Yearlings

20th Sep 2020
The Irish National Stud will consign seven yearlings at the Goffs Sportsman sale to be held in Doncaster this year on the 24th and 25th September. If you require any...

National Defense First Yearlings at the Sales

24th Aug 2020
We are excited to view the yearlings cataloged for National Defense at the upcoming sales. He currently has 15 catalogued in Goffs UK, Goffs, Tattersalls Ireland, Tattersalls Ascot and Tattersalls....

Invincible weekend of Group 1 success

21st Jul 2020
  Article by Leo Powell, Editor, The Irish Field, Saturday 18th July 2020.   GROUP 1 action in England last week saw the Irish National Stud’s Invincible Spirit, feature prominently....

Mayson son of Invincible Spirit sires Group 1 winner

12th Jul 2020
Oxted, 4YO son of Mayson provided his sire Mayson (Invincible Spirit ex Mayleaf) with his first Group 1 winner when landing the Gr.1 July Cup just like his sire in...

Nimbostratus wins The National Defense Maiden

4th Jul 2020
The third race in the INS Stallions Summer Series took place at Navan racecourse on Friday evening with Nimbostratus, 2YO daughter of Wootten Bassett  winning The National Defense Irish EBF ...

INS Stallion’s Summer Series

16th Jun 2020
The Irish National Stud is excited to announce a joint sponsorship with the Irish EBF of four 2yo fillies’ maidens this summer. The INS Stallion’s Summer Series will support the...

Half sister to National Defense wins at Clairefontaine

5th Jun 2020
Cherie Amour, 2YO half sister to National Defense broke her maiden at Clairefontaine on her second start. The daughter of Shalaa (Invincible Spirit ex Angel Falls) who is trained by...

December Sales Success for INS Stallions

5th Dec 2019
With the Tattersalls December Sales coming to close this week we look back at the brilliant results achieved from the first crop foals offered by both Decorated Knight and National...

National Defense First Foals at the sales

16th Oct 2019
National Defense, scintillating winner of the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr.1) by 4 ½L  will see his first progeny represented at the upcoming foal sales at Goffs and Tattersalls.  ...

It’s a Girl! First foal for National Defense

24th Jan 2019
The Irish National Stud are delighted to announce that National Defense Champion 2YO National has sired his first foal. The filly born just before midnight last night was foaled by...

ITM Stallion Trail well received

15th Jan 2019
The Irish National Stud opened its doors for the ITM Stallion Trail on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th January and were delighted with the response we received.   We welcomed...

STALLION TRAIL 2019

20th Dec 2018
The Irish National Stud welcomes you to visit us as part of the I.T.M. Stallion Trail 2019 on January 11th and 12th. On both days we  will have a schedule...

STALLION FEES 2019 announced

9th Nov 2018
The Irish National Stud have today announced their fees for 2019. CEO Cathal Beale commented   ‘Invincible Spirit once again proved he is the King of Speed with three individual...

Group 1 Double for King of Speed Invincible Spirit

30th Oct 2018
Royal Meeting, son of Invincible Spirit became his sire’s 18th individual Group 1 winner when taking the Gr.1 Criterium International at Chantilly on Sunday becoming his sire's second juvenile Group...

Magna Grecia becomes his sires 17th individual Group 1 winner

30th Oct 2018
Magna Grecia, son of Invincible Spirit won the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes in Doncaster on Saturday on only his third start becoming his sire’s 17th individual Group 1 winner....

Stunning Spirit wins the Prix du Ranelagh

21st Oct 2018
Stunning Spirit, son of Invincible Spirit won the Listed Prix du Ranelagh at Chantilly on 21st of October 2018. He has now won five of 15 outings, with his previous efforts...

The success of Invincible Spirit’s Progeny at the Yearling Sales

17th Oct 2018
Invincible Spirits progeny have been proving as popular as ever at the recent yearling sales, below just some of the results: Colt out of Stakes Winning Mare Mayhem sold to...

I.N.S. Homebred Lethal Promise owned by the Breeding & Racing Club wins the Listed Blenheim Stakes

24th Sep 2018
Lethal Promise, a 2 year old daughter of Invincible Spirit, trained by W. McCreery wins the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse with success in her stride for the Irish...

Irish National Stud Bred Indigo Balance wins Curragh Stakes

25th Aug 2018
Indigo Balance 2 year old Bred in The Irish National Stud wins the Curragh Stakes listed race and also finishes 4th in the Group 1 Pheonix Stakes, Trained by Mrs...

Inns of Court wins Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis for Godolphin & Andre Fabre

15th Jul 2018
Inns of Court a 4 year old son of Invincible Spirit successfully wins the Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis,Trainer Andre Fabre and owner Godolphin SNC

Eqtidaar, owned by Sheikh Hamdan wins Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot

22nd Jun 2018
Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Eqtidaar held off the fast finishing Sands Of Mali to land the Commonwealth Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot June 22.  

National Defense first mares scanned in foal

14th Mar 2018
French Champion 2yo NATIONAL DEFENSE has his first mares in foal. The son of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT is being heavily supported by some of Europe’s leading breeders. Lanwades Stud'S ALTA MODA...

Sun Stud mares lined up for National Defense

7th Feb 2018
Sun Stud is supporting its Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner National Defense with the cream of its broodmare band as he starts his stallion career at the Irish National Stud this...

2018 Stallion Fees

13th Nov 2017
‘’We are delighted to announce a very competitive set of fees for 2018 continuing our commitment to offering high quality stallions at reasonable values. With two exciting new additions in...

NATIONAL DEFENSE

26th Oct 2017
The Irish National Stud is excited to announce Invincible Spirit’s Champion Two year old  NATIONAL DEFENSE will retire to stand alongside his sire for 2018.   Blushing Groom, Irish River,...
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