Brazen Beau

$44,000 Br 2011 15.3½HH (1.61M)
I Am Invincible – Sansadee (Snaadee)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Northwood Park, VIC

The first sire son of powerhouse stallion I Am Invincible and still the best to date.

The best stallion in his peer group by percentages with a better ratio of Stakes winners to runners than any stallion that retired to stud in 2015.

Victoria’s leading sire: Exploring crowned Champion Victorian-bred Two-Year-Old and Zapateo crowned Champion Victoria-bred Racehorse.

Stakes winners in every crop, a G2-winning Royal Ascot juvenile, lucrative results in Hong Kong and a boost in Godolphin’s support over the past three years means now is the perfect time to catch the upswing.


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Watch him go: see him at his best

Stunning winner of Australia's premier all-aged sprint, Brazen Beau beat three older sprinters who were rated the best in the world that afternoon
Newmarket H (G1), 1200m, Flemington, 14 March 2015
Coolmore Stud S (G1), 1200m, Flemington, 01 November 2014
Roman Consul S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 04 October 2014
Bollinger Champagne Classic (G2), 1200m, Doomben, 10 May 2014

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Pretty Brazen
Let's Elope Stakes (G2), 1400m, Flemington, 12 September 2020
North Pacific
Up & Coming Stakes (G3), Randwick, 15 August 2020
Denise's Joy S (L), 1100m, 14 May 2022

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I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) (Bay 2004-Stud 2010). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$270,050, SAJC DC
McKay S., G3, MRC Sir John Monash S., L, The Age H., AJC Hoxton Park H., Octagonal 2YO H., 2d
SAJC Goodwood H., G1, 3d AJC Kindergarten S., G3. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Australia in 2018-19.

Champion Sire in Aust. in 2021-22.Sire of 1059 rnrs, 846 wnrs, 98 SW, 79.9% winners, 9.3% Stakes
winners inc. Brazen Beau, In Secret, Loving Gaby, Home Affairs, Viddora, I Am a Star, Voodoo Lad, Invincibella,
Imperatriz, Media Sensation, Marabi, Oohood, Hellbent, Dame Giselle, Libertini, Fiesta, Illustrious Lad,
Victorem, Invincible Gem, Tiz Invincible
, ETC.

1st dam:
Sansadee, by Snaadee. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, 2d STC Panasonic at Work 2YO H.,
       3d Canberra RC Black Opal S.,
G3, 4th MRC Thoroughbred Club S., G3, AJC Keith Mackay
L. Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 BRAZEN BEAU (c by I Am Invincible) 5 wins. Champion. See race record.
 Epic Faith (f by Dash for Cash) 2 wins at 1200m, 2050m, BRC H., 2d BRC Sky
        Racing P.

 Hermanito (g by I Am Invincible) Winner at 1400m, MRC Schweppes H., 2d MRC Ladbrokes
        P., Dream Thoroughbreds P.

2nd dam:
SANSAPA, by Bletchingly. 2 wins at 1200m, 1250m, STC PUCAX Club H., 2d STC Jindabyne H.,
       Silastic Gasket H., Huntley Parramatta H., Stan Brown H., 3d AJC Gay Satin 2YO H., FC
       Griffiths H. Half-sister to
MAJESTIC ANSWER. Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 7 winners,

  Sansadee (Snaadee) 3 wins. See above.
  Know How. 5 wins from 1000m to 1900m, A$145,265, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., Theraces
         H., 2d ATC McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Tooheys New Evening Star H., Hyland
         Colours H.

3rd dam:
NEARCTIC ANSWER, by Nearctic. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to ARCTIC BLIZZARD, COCO
, half-sister to NOBLE ANSWER, Regal
       Response (dam of
HEAR MUSIC). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

  MAJESTIC ANSWER (Majestic Light) 4 wins, Hawthorne Oil Capitol H., L.
  Sansapa. 2 wins. See above.
  Current Answer. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-
       Miz Buckfinder. Unraced. Dam of-
           GEE RYDER (Red Ryder) 15 wins, US$133,738, Ruidoso Mile H., L, Sunland Park Mr
                  Vale H., Texas Derby, Ruidoso Derby Prep H., 3d Arapahoe Sprint Championship
L. Sire.

4th dam:
PRIZE ANSWER, by Choperion. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to CIBOULETTE (dam of
    (dam of ARCTIC BLIZZARD). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

  NOBLE ANSWER (Viceregal) 4 wins-3 at 2, Woodbine Yearling Sales S., L, 2d Woodbine
         Plate Trial S.,
L, Winnipeg Futurity, L, Greenwood Carleton S., L.

  Regal Response. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-
      HEAR MUSIC (Master Willie) 7 wins, US$241,765, Woodbine Canadian S., L, 2d
             Woodbine Canadian S.,
L. Dam of-

       Dance on the Green. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-
          FORMAL MISS (Formal Dinner) 10 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$495,690, Calder
                Judy's Red Shoes S.,
L, 2d Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., G3. Producer.

          GOLD PIRATE (Goldwater) 3 wins at 6f, 8½f, US$101,783, Pleasanton H., L.



Pedigree notes

Brazen Beau is the leading sire son of multiple Champion Sire I Am Invincible. He has sired over 5% Stakes winners to runners from 450 runners and is the clear leader in this department among his peer group of stallions.

These excellent stats have been recognised in the marketplace where his yearlings have averaged well over $100,000 in all six sales seasons, with 57 of his 321 sales horses making $200,000 or more and selling for up to $1.15 million. He has attracted strong books every season so his tally of 24 Stakes winners and 36 total Stakes performers is certain to keep rising.

It is noticeable that with a return of Danzig in the mare Brazen Beau’s strike rate is just below his average but if the mare carries Danehill his strike rate is way below his average.

Nevertheless, 2023’s G2 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) winner Exploring and G2 Silver Slipper runner-up Tassort are both out of Exceed And Excel mares, while the $500,000-plus Staes winners Larimer Street and Bello Beau are out of mares by Redoute’s Choice and Flying Spur respectively.

G1 Statistics
Brazen Beau is the sire of FIVE G1 performers to date. Two are out of Lonhro mares with another having a second dam by Octagonal from the same Zabeel sire line. His G1 winner Pretty Bubbles is out of a mare by Sebring whose dam is by Flying Spur, while his multiple G2 winner, G1-placed Pretty Brazen has a dam by Encosta de Lago who is closely related to Flying Spur and both those sires descend from the same female line as Brazen Beau himself.

Best Nicks
Brazen Beau’s best nicks are with Lonhro, Shamardal and his son Lope de Vega, and the closely related leading broodmare sires Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur.
THREE of his 13 Group winners are out of Lonhro mares, a great return from 11 runners.
From just SEVEN runners out of mares by Shamardal or his son Lope de Vega, Brazen Beau has sired TWO Stakes winners and THREE Stakes placings for 5/7 Stakes horses (71.4% Stakes performers to runners), which is a very strong nick. The data set is still quite young but the early evidence is very convincing.
Brazen Beau has a Stakes winner each out of just a few mares each by More Than Ready and his son Sebring. He also has a Stakes winner and a Stakes placing out of 15 runners from Exceed And Excel mares (12% Stakes horses to runners).

Inbreeding / Linebreeding options
Brazen Beau’s fifth dam Windy Answer is also the sixth dam of Encosta de Lago and fifth dam of Flying Spur. This female line is more familiar to breeders through the mare Rolls closer up in those two great sires and broodmare sires.

Inbreeding to Rolls (by Mr Prospector) has been very successful leaving a long list of elite performers including Alligator Blood, Fangirl, Mizzy, Mascarpone, Speak Fondly, Sejardan, Aethero, The Astrologist and rising star Buenos Noches.

Brazen Beau is also inbred to the blue hen mare Lady Angela who is the dam of Nearctic and grandam of Northern Taste, both champion sires who are now appearing further back in pedigrees. Nearctic’s son Northern Dancer is ubiquitous in modern pedigrees so his descendants often provide multiple reinforcements of Lady Angela when mated with Brazen Beau.

Strategy One
Brazen Beau loves Lonhro mares, THREE Stakes winners from 11 runners is 27.3% Stakes winners to runners. Mares by Lonhro’s sons such as Pierro, Exosphere or Denman should suit him. Zabeel blood close up in the mare could be just as satisfactory as indicated by the Brazen Beau cross over Zabeel anywhere in the mare which has 34 runners for FIVE Stakes winners (14.7% Stakes winners to runners).

Strategy Two
Brazen Beau has some of his best results with mares by Shamardal and that stallion’s son Lope de Vega. This cross has SEVEN runners, SIX winners, FIVE Stakes horses, TWO Group winners - home run!
Other sources of Shamardal would include mares by Puissance de Lune, Belardo or Crackerjack King.

Strategy Three
Inbreeding to Brazen Beau’s female family using mares by Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur or with those two sires anywhere in their pedigrees.
Brazen Beau/Encosta de Lago anywhere in the mare has 21 runners, 18 winners, TWO Stakes winners including G2 winner, G1-placed Pretty Brazen.
Brazen Beau/Flying Spur anywhere in the mare has 21 runners, 14 winners, TWO Stakes winners including G1 winner On The Bubbles.
Both crosses are producing around 10% Stakes winners to runners from early returns.


Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Two 5 2 2 - A$298,625
Three 7 3 2 - A$1,336,347
Total 12 5 4 - A$1,634,972

At 2

Bollinger Champagne Classic (G2), 1,200m at Doomben, by 1¾l, beating Looks Like The Cat, Shaumari, Eloping, Mohave, Stroak, Time For War.
Maiden race, 1,100m at Canterbury, by 4½l, beating Hampton Court.
J. J. Atkins S (G1), 1,600m at Eagle Farm, to Almalad, by a head, beating Looks Like The Cat, Pressing, Time For War, Mohave, Stroak, Sagatona.
BRC Sires’ Produce S (G2), 1,350m at Doomben, to Time For War, by a neck, beating Looks Like The Cat, Mohave, Pressing, Sagatona, Stroak, Aimee.

At 3 Champion three-year-old colt in Australia

Newmarket H (G1), 1,200m at Flemington, by 2¾l, beating Chautauqua, Terravista, Lord Of The Sky, Aeronautical, Lankan Rupee, Delectation, Driefontein, Watermans Bay.
Coolmore Stud S (G1), 1,200m at Flemington, by 1¼l, beating Delectation, Kuro, Eloping, Rich Enuff, Earthquake, Scissor Kick, Ghibellines, Bring Me The Maid, Rubick, Nostradamus, Time For War, Galaxy Pegasus.
Roman Consul S (G2), 1,200m at Randwick, by 1¾l, beating Nostradamus, Delectation, Hallowed Crown, Time For War, Klammer.
Black Caviar Lightning S (G1), 1,000m at Flemington, to Lankan Rupee, beating Deep Field, Watermans Bay, The Quarterback.
Diamond Jubilee S (G1), 1,200m at Royal Ascot, to Undrafted, beating Astaire, Music Master, Mustajeeb, Wandjina, Caspar Netscher, Gordon Lord Byron, Glass Office, Ansgar, Moviesta, Pearl Secret, Lucky Kristale, Tropics, Due Diligence.

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