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Royal Meeting to Stand at Aquis Seymour
Aquis Farm has announced that it will stand Invincible Spirit's unbeaten Gr1-winning 2YO Royal Meeting (IRE) at Aquis Seymour this season. Partnering with Aquis in Royal Meeting are a strong group of likeminded breeders including Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Seymour Bloodstock, Mangalore Park, Yarran Thoroughbreds, Damian White, Ralph Portaro, Paul Crawford, David & Kathy Brown and Erinvale Thoroughbreds, who will ensure he is afforded the very best opportunities at stud. Impressing on his racetrack debut in the United Kingdom, Royal Meeting was immediately sent to France at just his second appearance to contest the Gr1 Criterium International (1400m), where, in record time, he defeated the Aidan O'Brien-trained Galileo filly Hermosa (see below), who would later go on to highlight her ability and record successes in the Gr1 English 1,000 Guineas and Gr1 Irish 1,000 Guineas. By gobally influential stallion Invincible Spirit, whose sire-sons are continuing the trend, Royal Meeting is the only Gr1-winning unbeaten 2YO son of Sire of Sires Invincible Spirit, and is out of South Africa's Champion 2YO Filly Rock Opera, herself an unbeaten Gr1-winning juvenile, achieving victory four times at two highlighted by success in the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (1200m). Highly-rated Timeform 2YO Royal Meeting will stand at a fee of $11,000 (inc. GST).