Overnight at the Tattersalls December Mares Sales, the first mare to be sold in foal to Ajaya went through the ring. Lot 1362, Amurra was sold by Jamie Railton to Yeomanstown Stud for 65,000gns, converting to A$120,000.
Covered by Invincible Spirit’s Gimcrack Winner from a €10,000 Service Fee, 65,000gns compares well to the Day 1 Median of 36,000gns from 228 mares being offered.
Amurra is an unraced 5YO daughter of Oasis Dream and half sister to Group 2 winner, Sayif. She’s due to foal down her second foal in February with her first foal a filly by Intello.
Ajaya’s close relation, Bated Breath who recently had a fee increase at Juddmonte Farm also had pleasing results overnight. Four mares in foal to Bated Breath sold for 65,000gns, 50,0000gns, 35,000gns and 30,000gns
After covering a high-quality book, anticipation builds to see Ajaya’s first European-bred foals within the next few months.
Ajaya’s first crop of mares bred at Rathbarry Stud included:
Sewards Folly – dam of Group Winners Sayif and Hunter Street.
Fol O’Yasmine – Half Sister to Sayif and Hunter Street.
Shyrl – Group 2 Placed and dam of 6x Stakes Placed, Raucous.
Missy O’Gwuan – Full Sister to Group Winner, Cosmo Meadow.
Paradise Sea – Stakes Placed and half sister to Group 1 Winner, David Junior.
Out Of Thanks – Dam of Group 3 Winner, Love Lockdown
Chatswood Stud knows how important it is for a Shuttle Stallion to have success in his first European crop. Invincible Spirit covered an average of just 61 mares in his first three crops at Chatswood. After he set the world record for 2YO first crop winners, Invincible Spirit covered an improved book of 153 mares.
Ajaya has also enjoyed a high quality book of mares for his first season in Australia including some very well suited mares:
Lanyard – Half Sister to Houtzen (I Am Invicnible)
Daniela – Dam of Stakes Winner I’m Wesley (I Am Invincible).
Fantasia – Group 2 Winner by Canny Lad.
Secord – Dam of $600k I Am Invincible colt.
Tickets On Herself – Half Sister to Stakes Winner Divine Centuri (I Am Invincible).
River Dance Queen – Dam of Stakes Winner Conquering Queen (Invincible Spirit).
Jivochka – Half Sister to Stakes Winner Sophie’s Spirit (Invincible Spirit).
Praverati – Half Sister to Stakes Winner, Our Lona (Invincible Spirit).
Huiskes – Stakes Winner
Myskina – Half Sister to Group 1 Winner, Miss Kournikova
Irish Blarney – Half Sister to Group 1 Winner, Necklace.