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Curtain comes down on the career of Magna Grecia

23 Oct 2019

The QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner ran his final race on Champions Day at Ascot

Magna Grecia and Donnacha O’Brien after landing the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. Pic Steven Cargill /

Magna Grecia, winner of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, has been retired.

The son of Invincible Spirit won the Group One Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster as a two-year-old, but ran only twice after his Newmarket Classic victory in the first QIPCO Champions Series race of the year.

He sustained an injury when beaten in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and did not run again until last Saturday’s QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, where he finished 14th of the 16 runners.

Coolmore’s director of sales David O’Loughlin said: “Magna Grecia is a top-class prospect by the sire of Kingman. He’s got the pedigree and the good looks, and he beat so many good horses in both the Vertem Futurity and the 2000 Guineas.”

A fee will be announced at a later date.