First UK Classic Winner For Invincible Spirit

I Am Invincible’s sire Invincible Spirit has sired his first classic winner in the UK with the first-up success of Magna Grecia in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

The son of Green Desert stands at the Irish National Stud with Magna Grecia prepared by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by his jockey son Donnacha for the Coolmore partnership of John Magnier and Derek Smith.

It was the tenth 2000 Guineas winner trained by O’Brien and the second in succession carrying Derek Smith’s purple and white colours after last year’s win by Saxon Warrior.

The win adds, at least in a small way, to the credits for I Am Invincible, who will be the most expensive advertised stallion standing at stud in Australia this year.

Magna Grecia (Invincible Spirit x Cabaret by Galileo) was a 340,000gns purchase from the Tattersalls December Foal Sale and is a brother to two winners.

His dam Cabaret was a G3 winer and is a half-sister to stakes winners Drumfire (Danehill Dancer) and Ho Choi (Pivotal) from the stakes placed Witch Of Fife (Lear Fan).

She has also produced the multiple winner Ryker by Invincible Spirit.

Magna Grecia won the Doncaster 2YO Trophy last season and has sealed his future at stud. Invincible Spirit’s sons at stud in the northern hemisphere include Kingman.

Magna Grecia’s dam Cabaret is owned by former Moonee Valley Racing Club chairman Bob Scarborough, who keeps a number of broodmares at Norelands Stud in Ireland.

Scarborough purchased Cabaret for 600,000 guineas at the 2011 Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

She was the winner of two races, including the G3 Silver Flash S. and is also the dam of the multiple winner Invincible Ryker (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

Cabaret has yearling colt and a foal by Siyouni and is in foal again to Invincible Spirit.

Scarborough owned Wood Nook Farm in Victoria for 20 years. The nursery now operates for new owners as Dorrington Farm.
Racing and Sports



Newmarket (Rowley)

Saturday, 04th May 2019

4
15:35
(local)

Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (G1)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
GBP £523,750
1m TURF GOOD
4
15:35
(local)
GBP £523,750
1m GOOD

Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (G1)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. MAGNA GRECIA (IRE) 3yo C
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - CABARET (IRE)
DONNACHA O'BRIEN
A P O'BRIEN
$6.50
126lbs
DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR & FLAXMAN STABLES IRELAND LTD

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2nd 8. KING OF CHANGE (GB) 3yo C
FARHH (GB) - SALACIA (IRE)
S M LEVEY
RICHARD HANNON JR
$67.00
126lbs
MR ALI ABDULLA SAEED
3rd 16. SKARDU (GB) 3yo C
SHAMARDAL (USA) - DIALA (IRE)
JAMES DOYLE
W J HAGGAS
$9.00
126lbs
MR ABDULLA AL KHALIFA
4th 9. MADHMOON (IRE) 3yo C
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - AARAAS (GB)
CHRIS HAYES
KEVIN PRENDERGAST
$8.00
126lbs
5th 18. TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) 3yo C
NO NAY NEVER (USA) - SEEKING SOLACE (GB)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$3.25
126lbs

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6th 15. SHINE SO BRIGHT (GB) 3yo C
OASIS DREAM (GB) - ALLA SPERANZA (GB)
SILVESTRE DE SOUSA
ANDREW BALDING
$17.00
126lbs

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7th 7. KICK ON (GB) 3yo C
CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) - MARIKA (GB)
OISIN MURPHY
JOHN GOSDEN
$17.00
126lbs

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8th 19. URBAN ICON (GB) 3yo C
CITYSCAPE (GB) - FAURAN (IRE)
TOM MARQUAND
RICHARD HANNON JR
$34.00
126lbs

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9th 6. GREAT SCOT (GB) 3yo C
REQUINTO (IRE) - LA ROSIERE (USA)
RICHARD KINGSCOTE
TOM DASCOMBE
$26.00
126lbs
10th 11. MOMKIN (IRE) 3yo C
BATED BREATH (GB) - CONTRADICT (GB)
J A HEFFERNAN
R CHARLTON
$34.00
126lbs
11th 3. AZANO (GB) 3yo C
OASIS DREAM (GB) - AZANARA (IRE)
ROBERT HAVLIN
JOHN GOSDEN
$67.00
126lbs

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12th 4. DARK VISION (IRE) 3yo C
DREAM AHEAD (USA) - BLACK DAHLIA (GB)
J FANNING
M JOHNSTON
$41.00
126lbs

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13th 13. ROYAL MARINE (IRE) 3yo C
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - INNER SECRET (USA)
C SOUMILLON
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$17.00
126lbs
14th 14. SET PIECE (GB) 3yo C
DANSILI (GB) - PORTODORA (USA)
JIM CROWLEY
H PALMER
$41.00
126lbs
15th 1. ADVERTISE (GB) 3yo C
SHOWCASING (GB) - FURBELOW (GB)
FRANKIE DETTORI
M MEADE
$12.00
126lbs
16th 2. AL HILALEE (GB) 3yo C
DUBAWI (IRE) - AMBIVALENT (IRE)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$9.00
126lbs

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17th 17. SPORTING CHANCE (GB) 3yo C
KODIAC (GB) - ELPIDA (USA)
PAT COSGRAVE
S CRISFORD
$101.00
126lbs

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18th 5. EMARAATY ANA (GB) 3yo C
SHAMARDAL (USA) - SPIRIT OF DUBAI (IRE)
DAVID EGAN
K A RYAN
$67.00
126lbs
19th 12. NAME THE WIND (GB) 3yo C
TORONADO (IRE) - TRUST THE WIND (GB)
P J MCDONALD
J TATE
$67.00
126lbs

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