Armbro Invasion, one the greatest ever trotting sires to stand in the Southern hemisphere, died as the result of a heart attack at Stonegate Farm, Nathalia (Vic.) on Thursday night (February 27). He was aged 27 years.
Other top square-gaiters sired by Armbro Invasion include the Dominion Handicap and Rowe Cup winner Stig ($838,359), the Inter Dominion heat winners Major Decision ($350,826), Glenbogle ($336,638), Kawarau Invasion ($276,584), Raydon ($273,656), Aquinas ($202,158), Strathfield Jack ($172,450), Motu Young Jacob ($171,588) and others in Lanson, Romper Stomper, Opal Invasion and Braig.
Armbro Invasion later became a leading broodmare sire of trotters with his daughters producing two Breeders Crown champions in Let Me Thru and Elegant Image, the Victoria Derby winner Sunset Invasion, Charlemagne (NZ Jewels), the Vicbred champion Miss Bullion and other smart performers in Conquer All, Armed Guard, In Pursuit, Boizel, Cilla’s Earl and Wildenstein.
by Peter Wharton, for Harnesslink.com