Invincible Spirit (Ire)

Lucky Vega To Stand For €15,000

Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), who stands his first Northern Hemisphere season next year at the Irish National Stud, will debut at €15,000. Raced by Yulong Investments, Lucky Vega won the G1 Phoenix S. at two and placed in this year's G1 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. before retiring to stand at Yulong's Australian headquarters. Also new at the Irish National Stud for 2022 is last year's G2 Coventry S. winner and G1 Prix Morny and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac...

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Mutasaabeq To Be Added To Guineas

Shadwell Estates's Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with a six-length conditions win at Newmarket's Craven meeting on Apr. 13, is set to be supplemented for the G1 2000 Guineas on Monday. The Guineas takes place at Newmarket on Saturday. "As long as all is well with the horse [Monday] morning, we will supplement him," said Angus Gold, Shadwell's racing manager. "We've been thinking about it. We didn't put him in at the first stage because we thought it might come a bit quick for...

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Quality Across Tinnakill Draft

In an industry that involves cycles of frequent change, one thing that can be relied upon as a constant is the presence of Tinnakill House Stud at Goffs's major sales, and Dermot Cantillon and Meta Osborne's Co Laois nursery reliably returns this weekend with a select draft of mares and foals for the Goffs November Foal and Breeding Stock Sales. Tinnakill's 17 foals slated for the first three days of the sale include eight during Sunday's premier session. Lot 600 is one of 13 foals by Invincible Spirit (Ire) set...

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What's In A Name? Potapova

There are two different and converging strands in the name of promising 2-year-old filly Potapova (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}-- Safina {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}): tennis memories and Russian themes. The convincing Chelmsford winner is out of Safina, also the family name of the brilliant Dinara Safina, former world number one tennis player, three-times losing finalist in Grand Slam events and sister of U.S. Open champion Marat Safin. Safina the mare is out of champion Russian Rhythm, and there are other glorious Russian names scattered in her female line, like Nijinsky...

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Magna Grecia, Calyx To Shuttle To Australia

G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy and G1 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}-Cabaret {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) and Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Helleborine {GB}, by Observatory), winner of the G2 Coventry S. at two and the G3 Pavilion S. at three, will shuttle to Coolmore Australia later this year. Both are currently standing their first seasons at Coolmore's Irish headquarters for €22,500. "We are delighted to welcome two very exciting new sires in Calyx and Magna Grecia to Coolmore Australia," said Coolmore Australia's Nominations and Sales Manager Colm Santry....

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Eqtidaar Another Top Sprinter At Shadwell

With the first foals of 2020 starting to appear and the finalization of mating plans taking place, there is no better time than the present to consider the new stallions who have joined rosters across Europe. On that list is Eqtidaar (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) who has joined his owner/breeder Sheikh Hamdan's Nunnery Stud just outside Newmarket. Eqtidaar was an impressive winner of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, a win which on closer inspection showed strong form lines and which Tom Pennington, nominations and marketing Manager at Shadwell,...

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