ROYAL MEETING (IRE)
2020 Service Fee: $11,000 (inc. GST)
Invincible Spirit x Rock Opera (Lecture)
Standing at Seymour, VIC
In a coup for Australian breeders, and in particular the Victorian market, Invincible Spirit’s Gr.1-winning, unbeaten 2YO Royal Meeting (IRE) will make his stallion debut at Aquis Seymour in 2020.
Impressing on his racetrack debut in the United Kingdom, Royal Meeting was immediately sent to France at just his second appearance to contest the Gr.1 Criterium International (1400m), where he quickened with ease to defeat the Aidan O’Brien-trained Galileo filly Hermosa, who would later go on to highlight her ability and record success in the Gr.1 One Thousand Guineas and Gr.1 Irish One Thousand Guineas.
By a sire-line that needs no introduction to Australian breeders, the presence of Invincible Spirit’s sons not only locally, but within the global breeding market has grown significantly in recent years due to their outstanding success, with his sons producing over 165 stakes winners highlighted by 18 individual Gr.1 winners, nine of which were achieved in Australia.
As the only Gr.1-winning, unbeaten 2YO son of Sire of Sires Invincible Spirit, Royal Meeting is out of South African Champion 2YO Filly Rock Opera, herself an unbeaten Gr.1-winning juvenile, achieving victory four times at two highlighted by success in the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (1200m).
From a prolific Gr.1 family, Rock Opera is the dam of Exceed And Excel’s millionaire and 15-time winner Heavy Metal from the family of Gr.1-winning 2YO Van Halen and the Gr.1-winning sprinter Gulf Storm.
"When you look at thousands of horses for a living and then you come across Royal Meeting you suddenly realise what you’ve spent so much time looking for, he’s stunning!"
Dermot Farrington, Bloodstock Agent
"He's such a well-balanced horse and I was always confident in the straight."
Christophe Soumillon, Jockey