Overshare positioned to continue the Invincible speed sireline

August 5, 2019

Invincible Spirit

Invincible Spirit (Ire) (Green Desert {USA}) has developed a stellar record as a sire of sires over recent years. It’s even more impressive as his success has not been limited to either hemisphere. The Irish National Stud resident shuttled to Chatswood Stud from 2003-2006 and now has seven sons at stud in Australia and New Zealand.

He is currently regarded as one of the most respected sires of sires in the world, despite having had to work his way up the stallions’ ladder after starting out on the lower rungs. He retired to the Irish National Stud in 2003 at a fee of 10,000 euros, and now, 16 years later, he commands a fee of 120,000 euros.

It was in Australia that Invincible Spirit made his first serious mark as a sire of sires and racehorses, with I Am Invincible proving the long-term star.

Siring 180 winners this season, I Am Invincible’s biggest achievement came when he broke the record for the most stakes winners in a season, previously held by champion sires Danehill (USA) and Snitzel, with 28 individual Australian stakes winners.

Also siring the most 2-year-old stakes winners of any stallion in Australia this year with eight, I Am Invincible has secured his first 2-Year-Old Sires’ Premiership after a tough battle with Snitzel.

Overshare

It is thus understandable that Spendthrift Australia added a son of I Am Invincible to their roster with Group-winning Overshare soon to have his first foals on the ground.

A winner at two and multiple stakes winner at three, Overshare is the only colonial Invincible Spirit-line sire at stud in Victoria available to breeders for less than $40,000.

Overshare stood his first season at stud for $11,000, just like his sire I Am Invincible who stood his first four seasons at stud for the same fee. He bred nine stakes mares in his first season with his percentage of stakes mares and producers at 16.6%, comparable to I Am Invincible’s 11 stakes mares and 20.3% stakes mares and producers in his first season.

The meteoric rise of I Am Invincible from his humble beginnings bodes well for Overshare. As does the progress of Invincible Spirit’s career during the next few years, with the certainties seeming to be that his list of top-class offspring will continue to grow and that his reputation as a sire of sires will continue to solidify.