Until a hamstring injury suffered in the Irish 2,000 Guineas sidelined Magna Grecia, this son of sire-of-sires Invincible Spirit had won three of his four starts, including two Gr.1s. Beaten only a neck by Persian King in the Gr.3 Autumn S., Magna Grecia defeated the likes of Phoenix of Spain and Circus Maximus to win the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity. He then had a decisive victory over King of Change in the Gr.1 2,000 Guineas.
Much of Invincible Spirit’s success has been with mares descending from MR PROSPECTOR. He has Gr.1 winners out of mares by KINGMAMBO, MACHIAVELLIAN (2), GULCH and SEEKING THE GOLD, and his champion son Kingman is out of a ZAMINDAR mare. He also has two Group winners and a Listed winner from 9 foals out of mares by KINGMAMBO’s son LEMON DROP KID and has also done well with daughters of KING’S BEST.
Invincible Spirit’s seven black-type winners, headed by the very fast Profitable, represent 15% of his foals out of INDIAN RIDGE mares. He also has a Gr.3 winner from an INCHINOR mare. One of his sons also has Group winners with dams by INDIAN RIDGE and INCHINOR. ACCLAMATION, who is out of an AHONOORA mare, is the broodmare sire of Invincible Spirit’s Gr.1 six-furlong winner Eqtidaar.
PIVOTAL is another stallion with an impressive record with both Invincible Spirit and Galileo. Invincible Spirit has 10% black-type winners, including a Gr.1 winner, with daughters of PIVOTAL. Another son of Invincible Spirit has sired a classic winner from a PIVOTAL mare.
Invincible Spirit has success with DANZIG inbreeding, his high-class juvenile Shalaa and his fast son Muthmir both being inbred 3x3. Several of Danehill’s sons rank among the broodmare sires of the best winners by Invincible Spirit’s sons. Kingman’s classic-winning son Persian King has a dam by DYLAN THOMAS.
Two sons of Invincible Spirit have good winners out of mares by ANABAA.
Kingman has Listed winners out of mares by CAPE CROSS and SEA THE STARS, and these are respectively inbred 3x3 and 3x4 to GREEN DESERT.
Invincible Spirit had a Group winner out of a LAST TYCOON mare and two of his sons have Group winners out of mares by Last Tycoon’s son MARJU.
Sons of Invincible Spirit have SWs out of mares by DARSHAAN and DALAKHANI.
Invincible Spirit has Group winners out of mares by the ROBERTO line stallions SILVER HAWK and ARCH. ROBERTO also appears in the bottom half of the pedigrees of Kingman’s Group winners Calyx, Alocasia and Persian King.
Invincible Spirit sired the fast Spirit Quartz from a RAINBOW QUEST mare and the top-class Moonlight Cloud from a mare by Rainbow Quest’s son SPECTRUM.
Invincible Spirit has Group winners out of mares by STORM CAT and his son HENNESSY, and one of his sons has a Group winner out of a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare.
Although Magna Grecia has a dam by Galileo, he could thrive with MONTJEU mares, as there are already two Gr.1 winners inbred 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS via Galileo and Montjeu.
Invincible Spirit’s sons Cable Bay and Invincible Army have dams by Warning’s son DIKTAT. Cable Bay’s fast filly Liberty Beach is inbred 4x4 to WARNING. Lawman’s classic winner Harbour Watch has a second dam by WARNING.
Another son of Invincible Spirit has two Group winners out of LINAMIX mares.