Invincible Spirit (Ire)

Sensational Invincible Spirit Blueblood A New Rising Star

It may have been one of the 3-year-old contests at Newmarket's Craven meeting that did not carry black-type, but Tuesday's bet365 British EBF Conditions S. witnessed a potential class act that could stand alongside any of this week's established Guineas trial winners as Shadwell's regally-bred Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) made all to blitz his rivals and earn TDN Rising Star status. Doing it the other way around when successful over this seven-furlong trip on heavy ground on debut here in October, the son of the G1 1000 Guineas and...

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Laurens Foals Invincible Spirit Colt

Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a winner of six Group 1 races, has produced a colt by Invincible Spirit (Ire) as her first foal, owner John Dance announced via Twitter Tuesday morning. Successful in the G1 Fillies' Mile at two, she will visit Kingman (GB) in 2021. The bay is also a winner of the G1 Prix Saint-Alary, G1 Prix de Diane, G1 Matron S., G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. and G1 Prix Rothschild. It was announced last January that Laurens would visit the Irish National Stud stalwart, having...

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Gifts Of Gold Gives Godolphin Saudi Double

There was little in Gifts Of Gold (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire})'s recent form to suggest that a win against top marathoners was on the cards, but a surface switch and the addition of cheekpieces as well as a few furlongs proved just the tonic for the Saeed bin Suroor-trained 6-year-old gelding to score an upset victory in the $2.5-million 3000 metre Red Sea Turf H. in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Settling about two lengths off the moderate early tempo set by the defending champ and Group 1-winning stayer Call The...

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Galileo: The Hardest Of Acts To Follow

In a temporarily upside-down world, a comforting air of normality can be found in a perusal of the end-of-year stallion tables. To Benjamin Franklin's certainties of death and taxes, in this smaller world we can add just about the only sure thing in racing and bloodstock: Galileo (Ire) is champion sire. Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to the King of Tipperary is the fact that, even at his home at Coolmore, the operation which naturally has free-flowing access to the supersire via some of the best mares...

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Monday's Observations: Half-Sister to Buratino Debuts at Lingfield

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Monday's observations features a half-sister to Group 2 winner Buratino. 1.00 Lingfield, Nov, £9,600, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT) The Queen's hitherto unraced VITAL FORCE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), one of two contenders from the John Gosden stable, is a half-sister to G2 Coventry S. winner and MG1SP sire...

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Invincible Spirit To Stand For €80,000

Invincible Spirit (Ire), who was this year represented by new Group 1 winners Nazeef (Ire) and Digital Age (Ire), once again leads the stallion roster at the Irish National Stud and will be priced at €80,000 in 2021. The 23-year-old is down from €100,000 this year, with the entire roster at the Kildare nursery taking fee cuts in the midst of a difficult economic climate. Invincible Spirit's eight stakes winners in 2020 were led by the aforementioned Nazeef, winner of the G1 Falmouth S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. as...

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Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue Out

The catalogue for the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale is now online. Moved from its normal November slot to Dec. 21 due to the current Level 5 COVID restrictions imposed by the Irish government, the sale has featured in the past the dams of 2020 Group 1 winners Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), and Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). The 2020 edition will see 270 mares and fillies go under the hammer...

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Son of Ghanaati Stars at Newmarket

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a son of Classic heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway). 1.35 Newmarket, Novice, £6,900, 2yo, c/g, 7fT MUTASAABEQ (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is the latest progeny out of Shadwell's G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) who debuts for the Charlie Hills stable. The...

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Daughter of Madame Chiang Debuts at HQ

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a daughter of G1SW Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko). 12.45 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7fT Kirsten Rausing's homebred RANI OF JHANSI (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is a daughter of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares winner Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko) and, like her dam, represents the...

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Invincible Spirit's Nazeef Triumphant in the Sun Chariot

Perhaps something of a forgotten horse entering Saturday's G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket, Shadwell's Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) roared back to prominence to provide John Gosden with a major pre-Arc boost. Rested after an uncharacteristically tame ninth in the 10-furlong G1 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville Aug. 23, the G1 Falmouth S. heroine was handily placed among the group racing towards the stand's side from the outset by Jim Crowley. Responding to driving to challenge passing the two-furlong pole, the 17-2 chance kept on resolutely...

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Florida-Bound Invincible Spirit Colt Leads Orby

DONCASTER, UK—On a day without the millionaire highlights that we have become accustomed to at the Goffs Orby Sale, trade struggled to keep pace with recent strong renewals of this auction—a factor which had been widely expected in advance and has been seen throughout the 2020 yearling market. Despite the industry being fuelled largely by dreams, only the foolhardy could dream that this year's trade would be unaffected by a global pandemic which is not only restricting international travel but also plunging plenty of businesses into precarious situations. To a...

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Arqana-Osarus October Catalogue Features 784 Yearlings

The 784-strong Arqana-Osarus October Yearling Sale catalogue is now online. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the sale has been completely restructured combining the Arqana October Yearling Sale and the Osarus September Yearling Sale, running from Oct. 19-Oct. 23. Alumni of the October sale include Group 3 winner and dual Classic bridesmaid The Summit (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), G1 Prix Jean Romanet scorer Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), MGISW Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), G1 French 1000 Guineas runner-up Speak of the Devil (Fr) (Wootton Basset {GB}), and GSWs Policy of...

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