Imperatriz has smashed the record price for a broodmare in Australia, with Yulong securing the 10-time Group 1 winner for $6.6 million on an action-packed first day of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Imperatriz has sold for a record $6.6 million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Zhijun Zhao, an associate of Yulong’s chief Yuesheng Zhang, signed for the I Am Invincible mare, who was offered by Te Akau Stud as a breeding proposition after her record-breaking racing career, which saw her secure 19 wins from 27 starts.

Yulong’s Vin Cox said it was highly likely that Imperatriz had run her last race and a decision on what stallion she would visit would be made when they got her back to the farm in Victoria.

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