Invincible Colt Wins G3 Black Opal
Tara Madgwick - Sunday March 8

Yarraman Park’s champion sire I Am Invincible posted his third new stakes-winner this weekend when promising colt Barbaric carried the China Horse Club colours to victory in the Group III Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, who had three runners in the race, Barbaric finished off too well for Kerrin McEvoy between runners to snatch a narrow win over his stablemate Bartley with the race favourite Cellsabeel a close up third.

“He looks a racehorse, a really nice horse going forward,” said Peter Snowden.

“He really wants to win and helps himself with his good attitude.”

Barbaric as a yearlingA $900,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Segenhoe draft for China Horse Club/Newgate Bstock/WinStar Farm, Barbaric runs for a big syndicate of international and local bloodstock investors headed by Newgate Farm.

He has the tidy record of three starts for two wins with prizemoney topping $180,000.

Bred by Segenhoe in partnership, Barbaric is a half-brother to Group III placed Diddles and is the fifth winner from Group III winner Mimi Le Brock, who also won a Magic Millions 2YO Classic and was Group I placed in the VRC Emirates Stakes and Myer Classic.

Barbaric is the 54th stakes-winner for I Am Invincible and caps a successful weekend for him that has also produced two more new stakes-winners in Dame Giselle and Sangria taking his overall seasonal earnings in excess of $11million.


I Am Invincible in upcoming sales:
John McGrath Auto Black Opal Gr3 1200m
Canberra Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:11.44
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 56
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Mimi Lebrock (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $900,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bstock/WinStar Farm
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 56
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Rationality (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $660,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Tommy Berry 55
2f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) (Desert Sun (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 56
2c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Elusive Gift (NZ) (Elusive City (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Return With Honour
T: G A Ryan J: J Bowman 56
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Irish Nova (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $520,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Blandford Bloodstock
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Dee 56
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Necessary Evil (USA) (Harlan's Holiday (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
Lady Of Luxury
T: Bjorn Baker J: J R Collett 54
2f Criterion (NZ) x Miss Beauty World (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bstock/Go Bloodstock Australia
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 56
2c Golden Horn (GB) x Wordcraft (GB) (Shamardal (USA))
Spicy Restaurant
T: Danielle Seib J: G Schofield 56
2c Poet's Voice (GB) x Cannery Row (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Chatsworth Park, Scone
B: L Lee
Mr Maharaj
T: Todd Smart J: Aaron Sweeney 56
2g Iffraaj (GB) x Unforgivable (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $12,000
V:Woodpark Stud, Mittagong
B: Todd Smart Horse Racing
Little Krakatoa
T: J M Cleary J: A Hyeronimus 56
2g Epaulette (AUS) x Pentacity (NZ) (Pentire (GB))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $18,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Joe Cleary