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Flame of Sydney
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Invading force! A top 5 Australian First Season Sire by winners in 2021/22, Invader went from strength to strength, becoming the first second season sire of his generation (including Russian Revolution, Hellbent, Churchill etc.) to produce a Group 1 winner – Sunshine In Paris. (Sunshine In Paris would subsequently be sold for $3.9 million at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale and this season won the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes and finished 2nd in the Group 1 The Galaxy).

Invader has continued what he started too with top class performers such as Vegas Raider (Inglis 2YO Challenge), Storm The Fortress, Celtic Vader, Victory Lane, Spaceship, Kitri and multiple city winners Robrick and Coincide.

A Champion son of Champion Sire Snitzel, Invader’s victory in the Gr.1 Sires’ Produce Stakes during his juvenile season was nothing short of sensational.

Stepping up to 1400m for the first time, the colt settled five lengths behind the early leaders before bursting clear at the 50m mark to win by three-quarters of a length.

In what was one of the strongest fields in the history of the race, Invader defeated fellow Gr.1-winning Snitzel colt Summer Passage, with subsequent Champion 3YO and four-time Gr.1 winner Trapeze Artist, also by Snitzel, back in third. Previous winners of the race include Gr.1 stallions Pierro, Helmet, Manhattan Rain, Sebring, Viscount, Octagonal and Tierce.

Invader has been highly sought after at stud, with great support by breeders including Australian Bloodstock, B2B Thoroughbreds, Bowness Stud, Canning Downs, Dorrington Farm, Edinburgh Park, Emirates Park, Evergreen Stud, Kenmore, Kia Ora, Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Murrulla Stud, Riversdale, Rosemont, Vieira Group and Willow Park Stud.

Invader has the all-important Australian market requirements of precocity, speed and conformation and being by Snitzel and out of a black-type Encosta de Lago mare he is positioned to continue the legacy of Champion Sires Danehill, Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel before him and become the next sire-sensation in Australia.

Invader’s yearlings have sold exceptionally well, selling up to $550,000.




B. 2002
GW 7 wins
f:1848 r:1542 w:1211 SW:145
Redoute's Choice
B. 1996
GW 5 wins
f:1885 r:1555 w:1217 SW:182
B. 1986
GW 4 wins
f:2414 r:2083 w:1631 SW:347
DanzigNorthern Dancer2
Pas de Nom7
RazyanaHis Majesty4
Spring Adieu2
Shantha's Choice
B. 1992
Wnr 1 win
f:13 r:10 w:10 SW:5
Canny LadBletchingly7
Jesmond Lass14
Dancing ShowNijinsky8
Show Lady8
Snippets' Lass
B. 1993
SW 7 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:3
B. 1984
GW 9 wins
f:828 r:739 w:602 SW:57
LunchtimeSilly Season1
Great Occasion7
Easy DateGrand Chaudiere19
Snow Finch
B. 1984
SW 2 wins
f:14 r:13 w:10 SW:2
Storm BirdNorthern Dancer2
South Ocean4
A RealgirlIn Reality21
Secret Verdict2
Ch. 2003
SW 4 wins
f:8 r:6 w:5 SW:2
Encosta de Lago
B. 1993
GW 3 wins
f:1907 r:1630 w:1161 SW:115
Fairy King
B. 1982
f:800 r:598 w:402 SW:73
Northern DancerNearctic14
Fairy BridgeBold Reason19
Shoal Creek
Ch. 1988
Wnr 2 wins
f:5 r:4 w:2 SW:1
Star WayStar Appeal5
New Way6
RollsMr. Prospector13
Grand Luxe4
Flame of Atlanta
Ch. 1995
SP 2 wins
f:12 r:10 w:9 SW:1
Clay Hero
Br. 1985
GW 8 wins
f:376 r:310 w:210 SW:12
Proud KnightVainA10
Dame Pattie2
Cameo BelleBletchingly7
French Cameo3
Plans Awry
Ch. 1984
SW 7 wins
f:13 r:11 w:10 SW:2
TopsiderNorthern Dancer2
Snap SelectionJudger13


1st Dam

FLAME OF SYDNEY, by Encosta de Lago. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, A$315,020, VRC Desirable H., L, Isca 2YO P., MVRC Toy Factory 2YO P., 2d MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, MVRC Ashley's Foresters Arms Hotel H., 3d VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, VRC Talindert S., L, 4th MVRC Champagne S., Gr.3. Half-sister to Khimar War. Dam of eight foals, six to race, five winners, inc:-

INVADER (c by Snitzel) Subject horse.

NOT LISTENIN'TOME (g by Dylan Thomas) 8 wins to 1200m, A$331,000, HK$16,507,000, HKJC Jockey Club Sprint, Gr.2, MRC Zeditave S., Gr.3, HKJC National Day Cup, L, Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L, Sha Tin Vase, L, Friendship Bridge H., 2d ATC Canterbury S., Gr.1, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3, HKJC Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Gr.3, National Day Cup, Gr.3, Friendship Bridge H., 3d HKJC Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, Chairman's Sprint Prize, Gr.1, Centenary Sprint Cup, Gr.2, Jockey Club Sprint, Gr.2, Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L, Pacific Ocean H., 4th HKJC Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, Gr.3.


2nd Dam

Flame of Atlanta, by Clay Hero. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, VATC Courtza H., 2d VATC Storm Queen H., Swinburne Higher Education H., September H., Highways Tabaret H., Mistress Anne H., MVRC Renta 2-Way Radio H., Avondale JC Vegie World H., 3d Waikato RC Sprint H., L, VATC Wattyl Paints H., VRC Maybe Mahal H., 4th SAJC Angas Brut S., Gr.2, KPMG S., L, Counties Challenge S., L. Sister to WRY HERO, half-sister to WHAT CAN I SAY (dam of ONLY WORDS, GIBRALTAR CAMPION), Ma (dam of MABEEL), Chi (dam of CHEQUERBOARD). Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

FLAME OF SYDNEY (Encosta de Lago) 4 wins. See above.

Khimar War (Sweet Orange) 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$160,997, CJC Kam Transport H., Ellie Stokes Trust H., 2YO S., Hororata RC Selwyn Rakaia Vet Services S., 2d CJC Great Easter H., L, 3d Otago RC Hazlett S., L.


3rd Dam

PLANS AWRY, by Topsider. 7 wins-3 at 2-to 6½f, Les Bois ITBA Sales S., L, 4th Golden Gate Sorority Invitational H., L. Dam of 13 named foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

WHAT CAN I SAY (Khozaam) 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$95,275, A$143,020, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Mapperley Stud S., Gr.3, AJC Sapphire S., L, Waikato RC Foxbridge P., L, Rotorua S., L-twice, ARC Bridgecorp H., 2d Waikato RC Instrument Supplies S., Gr.3, ARC L&P Made in New Zealand H., 3d VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2, Wanganui S., Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Campbell & Potts Refrigeration H. Dam of-

ONLY WORDS (End Sweep) 6 wins to 1500m, A$585,025, AJC Surround S., Gr.2, STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, QTC Sir Byrne Hart S., Gr.2, AJC South Pacific Classic, Gr.3, STC Spring Valley Fruitsation P., De Bortoli Wines H., 2d AJC All Aged S., Gr.1, 3d AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1. Dam of-

CHAT (Deep Field) 6 wins to 1400m, A$483,945, ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, Hyland Race Colours July H., Impending at Darley H., New at Darleyaus Twitter H., Casino Prince at Vinery H., 2d ATC Missile S., Gr.2, Canberra Guineas, L, Goulburn Cup, 3d ATC Darley Stallions H., Newcastle JC Hunter Valley Premium Meats H.

HOLY SNOW (Fastnet Rock) 2 wins at 1400m, A$283,135, MRC Autumn S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, MRC Sandown S., Gr.3, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, ATC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, Frank Packer P., Gr.3.

GIBRALTAR CAMPION (Rock of Gibraltar) 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$181,365, MRC Kevin Heffernan S., L, Chairman's S., L, VRC New Function Centre at Werribee 2YO P., 2d MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, VRC Birdcage H. Producer.

You Can't Say That. Winner at 1350m, 3d Waikato RC Riv Bars & Café H. Dam of-

BABYLON BERLIN (All Too Hard) 8 wins to 1200m, NZ$582,637, A$23,125, to 2023-24, Auckland TR Concorde H., Gr.3, Waikato RC King's P., Gr.3, 2d WRC Telegraph S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Railway S., Gr.1, Waikato Sprint, Gr.1, 3d Auckland TR Railway S., Gr.1.

DARCI BE GOOD (Darci Brahma) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2050m, A$651,550, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, ATC Fernhill H., L, 2d ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, 3d ATC Villiers S., Gr.2, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3.

WRY HERO (Clay Hero) 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1250m, A$316,830, MVRC Leslie Froggatt S., L, VATC Japan Racing Association S., L, VRC Collex Waste H., MVRC Toy Factory H., 2d MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.2, STC Satellite S., L, 3d VRC Rupert Steele S., Gr.3.

Ma. Unplaced. Dam of-

MABEEL (Savabeel) 6 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$167,610, A$23,000, WRC Anniversary H., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Flying H., L, ARC Stella Artois H., Barfoot & Thompson H., Waikato RC Munns the Mans Store H., 2d VRC Antler Luggage H., 4th WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1.

Chi. Unraced. Dam of-

CHEQUERBOARD (Fastnet Rock) 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2100m, A$202,650, Tasmanian Oaks, L, MRC Ladbrokes 2YO H., 2d TRC Strutt S., L, MRC Big Screen Company H., Unleash Your Neds Toolbox H.

Race Record

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Prizemoney (AUD)
2YO 7 2 3 - $960,125
3YO 3 - - - $8250
Total 10 2 3 - $968,375

At 2

1st ATC (Royal Randwick) Sires' Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m beating Summer Passage and Trapeze Artist), ATC (Rosehill Gardens) Chris Toogood 2YO H. (1200m).

2nd ATC (Royal Randwick) Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m to The Mission and beating Whispered Secret), ATC (Royal Randwick) Todman S., Gr.2 (1200m to Gunnison and beating Veranillo), ATC (Canterbury Park) TAB 2YO P. (1100m).

4th ATC (Royal Randwick) Breeders' P. L (1000m to Khan, Condor Heroes and Bowerman).

Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2016-17

Stud Record

INVADER Co-champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2016-17. 2 wins at 2, A$968,375, ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Chris Toogood 2YO H., 2d ATC Champagne S., Gr.1, Todman S., Gr.2, TAB 2YO P., 4th ATC Breeders' P., L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2018. Sire of 128 progeny to race, 69 winners (53.0%), earnings of over $5.9 million, 1 stakes winner, inc.

SUNSHINE IN PARIS (19f, Zabeel, Morcon). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2023-24, A$1,024,700, ATC Surround S., Gr.1, Sheraco S., Gr.2, Grainshaker Vodka H., 2d ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Light Fingers S., Gr.2, 3d BRC Mode S., L, 4th ATC All Aged S., Gr.1.

Vegas Raider (19g, Casino Prince, Zabeel). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m to 2023-24, A$273,775, Scone RC Inglis 2YO Challenge, ATC Ranvet H., 2d ATC Maurice H., Yes Yes Yes First Yearlings H., James Squire H.

Storm the Fortress (19g, O'Reilly, Spectacular Love). 3 wins at 1200m, 1350m in 2022-23, A$109,900, Qld Tatt's RC Coastal Tipper Hire H., 2d BRC Ascot Sunsets Series H., Ladbroke It! H., 3d BRC Drinkwise H.

Celtic Vader (19f, Fastnet Rock, Elusive Quality). Winner at 2, A$76,615, SAJC Aramis 2YO P., 3d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising Industries 2YO P.

Spaceship (19g, Distant Music, Yallah Prince). 5 wins at 1200m, 1350m to 2023-24, A$105,835, BRC Mount Franklin P., Sky Racing H., 3d BRC Ladbrokes Same Race Multi H.

Victory Lane (19g, Magnus, Sovereign Red). 3 wins to 1400m to 2023-24, A$210,825, ATC Ranvet P., Illawarra TC Midway H., 2d ATC Midway H.

Kitri (20f, Wanted, Zabeel). 2 wins at 2 in 2022-23, A$106,530, BRC Racecourse Village 2YO H., 2d BRC National Jockeys Celebration H., 3d BRC Ladbrokes Communities H., SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers 2YO H.

Coincide (20g, Shamardal, Pulpit). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2023-24, A$130,550, ATC Drinkwise P., MRC Ladbrokes Hub H., 2d ATC Drinkwise Kirkham 2YO P., 3d ATC Petaluma 2YO H., Bowermans 2YO P.

Robrick (20g, Lope de Vega, More Than Ready). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2023-24, A$336,500, VRC Matthew Hodder H., MRC Sportsbet H., 2d VRC Inglis Sprint, MVRC Corporate Membership on Sale H.

Movader (19f, Uncle Mo, Bite the Bullet). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2022-23, A$125,140, MRC Ladbrokes Racing Club H., 2d MRC Tile Importer H., 3d MRC Quayclean H.

Nishikado (19g, Azamour, Winged Love). 2 wins at 2, SAJC Adelaide Galvanising Industries 2YO H., Gawler & Barossa JC Kingsford Hotel 2YO H.

Invader Zim (20g, Kingmambo, Danehill). Winner at 1200m in 2023-24, ATC Drinkwise P., 2d ATC Robrick Lodge H., 3d ATC Drinkwise P.

Trespassing (19g, Viscount, Bellotto). Winner at 1200m in 2023-24, WATC Tabtouch Have You Got the Touch P., 2d WATC Free Entry to Belmont Park P., 3d WATC Amelia Park P., Reliable Asset Maintenance P.

Lady Masquerade (19f, Royal Academy, Claudius). Winner at 1200m in 2022-23, BRC Girls Day Out P.

In Love and War (19f, Onemorenomore, Zabeel). Winner at 1600m in 2022-23, ATC Yarraman Park H., 2d ATC TAB H.

Invahir (19g, General Nediym, Zabeel). 5 wins to 1400m to 2023-24, A$116,435, 3d Ipswich TC Schweppes H.

Vain Invader (19g, High Chaparral, Grosvenor). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2023-24, A$136,100, 2d ATC Midway H., 3d ATC Ranvet H., Toyota Forklifts H.

Invasive Dreams (20f, Smart Missile, Secret Savings). 2 wins at 1200m in 2023-24, A$87,850, 3d ATC TAB Highway H.

Mount Olympus (20g, Lonhro, Fusaichi Pegasus). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2023-24, 2d MRC Ive H.

Beauty Crusade (19g, Hussonet, Nashwan). 2 wins at 1800m, 1900m to 2023-24, 3d ATC Vinery Yearlings H.

Famoso (20g, More Than Ready, Reset). Winner at 1200m in 2023-24, 2d MVRC That's Better P.

Royal Invader (19f, Casino Prince, Mull of Kintyre). Winner at 1200m in 2022-23, 2d MRC Lady of Racing Finalist Jennifer Hughes H., 3d MRC Ive Print 2YO H., ATC TAB H.

Winston Hills (19g, Hinchinbrook, Danzero). Winner at 1200m in 2023-24, 2d ATC Drinkwise P.

Better Than Banksy (19g, Street Cry, Lonhro). 5 wins to 1200m to 2023-24, A$104,360, TRC PST Power Solutions H., Ladbroke It! H., TTC Launceston Cup 28th February P., Happy Easter H., A1 Horse Transport H., 2d TTC Salter's Hire H., TRC Ladbroke It H., Subway H.

Change the Date (20g, Any Given Saturday, Danehill). 4 wins to 1450m in 2023-24, A$100,550.

Invertational (19f, Lookin at Lucky, King of Kings). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m to 2022-23, A$84,530.

Mrs Ed (19f, Nicconi, Jeune). 4 wins to 1200m to 2023-24.

Redavni (19f, Flying Spur, Zeditave). 3 wins to 1300m in 2022-23, A$108,500.

Sweet Fantasy (19f, Starcraft, Carnegie). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m to 2023-24, Rockhampton JC Great Northern H., 3d Rockhampton JC Pac Plus Wholesalers H.

Invasive (19g, Woodman, Nureyev). 3 wins to 1300m to 2023-24.

Top Sales Results

Sale Horse Name Dam Price Vendor Buyer
(F) 2023 MM National Broodmare Sale Sunshine in Paris $3,900,000 Newgate Consignment James Harron Bloodstock
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Happy Family Swan River $550,000 Willow Park Stud, Scone, NSW Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Bulgaria Tarragon $500,000 Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds, Blandford, NSW Annabel Neasham Racing
(C) 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Beauty Crusade Hussidora $375,000 Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William George Moore Bloodstock / Team Moore Racing
(C) 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale World Invasion Cariad $360,000 Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William James Harron Bloodstock
(C) 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Coincide Conversely $320,000 Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott / Kestrel Thoroughbreds
(C) 2022 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Any Day Will Do $260,000 Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW Mick Wallace As Agent For Freedman Brothers
(C) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Dorotea $220,000 Valiant Stud, Aberdeen Ontrack Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
(C) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Celtic Sea $220,000 Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William Roughwood Park
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Absolute Star Newstar Lass $220,000 Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic Golden River Investments
(F) 2022 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Dashoff $200,000 Fernrigg Farm, Denman, NSW Mystery Downs
(F) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Movader Moqueen $190,000 Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale Borgov Fast Folk $180,000 Lucas Bloodstock, Croftby, Qld Justin Fung
(F) 2023 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Devil's Harmony $170,000 Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre B K Racing / A Campton
(F) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Murtle Miss $160,000 Riversdale, Scone McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA)
(C) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Mount Olympus Euryale $150,000 Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA)
(C) 2023 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 Natural Dancer $130,000 Kenmore Lodge, Wyreema, Qld (As Agent) Desleigh Forster
(C) 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Vaderzan Lipizzan $130,000 Silverdale Farm, Avoca Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA)
(C) 2021 MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Lawmaker $130,000 Rathmore Lodge, Rockleigh, SA Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)/Freedman Brothers
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Storm The Fortress Autumn $120,000 Willow Park Stud, Scone, NSW Edmonds Racing/Kestrel Thoroughbreds
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Nishikado Mediation $120,000 Edinburgh Park, Wingham, NSW Simple Bloodstock Services
(C) 2021 MM Perth Yearling Sale Trespassing Tick Tick Bloom $110,000 Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing, Gingin, WA Trevor Andrews
(C) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Twice as Sweet $100,000 Golden Grove, Denman Strong Bloodstock / Koolman Bloodstock / Pfieffer Racing
(C) 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Better Than Banksy Occitan $100,000 Valiant Stud, Aberdeen, NSW Kacy Fogden Racing
(C) 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Salee Immy $100,000 Redbank North/Huntworth Stud, Harden Regal Farm
(C) 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Fame Inspirer Kylie's Fame $100,000 Shadow Hill Thoroughbreds, Avenel Maxrise
(C) 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Victory Lane Magrosso $100,000 Blue Gum Farm, Euroa Robert & Luke Price Racing

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