Champion mare Winx will be served by I Am Invincible during the upcoming breeding season.
The owners of Winx – Peter and Patty Tighe, Richard Treweeke and Debbie Keptis – issued a statement on Monday afternoon to announce their decision to send their four-time Cox Plate winner to Yarraman Park’s leading sire.
“As owners, we have utilised and considered the expert advice of bloodstock professionals both domestically and internationally,” the statement read.
“We have sought the opinions of various pedigree consultants, bloodstock agents and stud managers. They provided us with the foundation of information to assess and use to compile the short list of stallions for consideration.
“This process highlighted the extreme depth to the stallion ranks in Australia and across the world, however when considering the options of travelling overseas her welfare remained of the highest priority and we decided she would remain in Australia for her first breeding season.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made expressions of interest, the level of attention was overwhelming and something we are very grateful for.
“Winx has settled into her new surrounds and seems very content in her retirement but as one chapter closes, another opens as Winx now embarks on her career as a broodmare.”
I Am Invincible is the sire of four Australian Group 1 winners this season – including last Saturday’s Tatts Tiara winner Invincibella. His service fee for the 2019 breeding season is $247,500.