Invincible Spirit x Ghurra (War Chant)

Bay - 16 1/2 HH . 1M64

1st 3-year-olds in 2021

Standing at Haras de Bouquetot : +33 (0)2 31 32 28 91

15,000€ Live Foal in 2021

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DUAL GR.1 WINNER AT 2 & 2-YEAR-OLD CHAMPION. Top rated juvenile in England and France in 2015. Undefeated in 6 consecutive races including four of the most anticipated 2-year-old races in Europe.

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT’S BEST 2-YEAR-OLD PERFORMER - EVER. Timeform rating of 123+ at 2. Winner of the Prix Morny Gr.1, the Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, the July Stakes Gr.2 and the Vintage Stakes Gr.2.


IN 2020, 5 BLACKTYPE PERFORMERS and 17 individual
2-year-old winners* with his first crop of runners,
SAEIQA, placed in the Coventry St. Gr.2 at
Royal Ascot,
LEGAL ATTACK, runner-up in the Prix
Gr.3 at Chantilly, and NO SPEAK ALEXANDER,
second of the Ingabelle St.
LR at Leopardstown. Also
the sire of undefeated dual winner

IN AUSTRALIA, his first runner SHAQUERO won the Breeders’
Gr.3 at Randwick, while NICE FOR WHAT was a
runner-up in the Ottawa Stakes
Gr.3 at Flemington on


*data to 5th November 2020



SHALAA has the particularity to be inbred 3x3 on Danzig via his sire, Invincible Spirit, a son of Green Desert, and his damsire War Chant. The matriarch Doubly Sure, dam of Kris and Diesis, also appears twice within the fourth generation of SHALAA’s pedigree.

Looking at Invincible Spirit ‘s 15 Gr.1 winners to date, 8 of them have Mr Prospector within the first four generations of their maternal line. The most successful mating remains with daughters or granddaughters of Machiavellian, but is also proven with descendants of Kingmambo, Gone West, Gulch and Seeking The Gold.

80% of Invincible Spirit’s Gr.1 winners to date include other sons of Northern Dancer in the first five generations of their maternal lines : mainly Nijinsky and Sadler’s Wells, together responsible for 7 of his 15 Gr.1 winners, but also The Minstrel, Nureyev and Lyphard.

It is also worth noting that from Invincible Spirit’s 15 Gr.1 winners, 4 are closely related to Blushing Groom on their dam side, 4 to Sir Gaylord (including Shalaa who is himself linebred 5x5 on Sir Gaylord), and 3 to Mill Reef.

Green Desert
Invincible Spirit
Foreign Courier
War Chant
Hollywood Wildcat

At 2-years-old, in 6 runs

  • 1st Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m

  • 1st Prix Morny Gr.1, Deauville FR, 6f . 1200m

  • 1st Richmond Stakes Gr.2, Goodwood UK, 6f . 1200m

  • 1st July Stakes Gr.2, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m

  • 1st Maiden Stakes, Newmarket UK, 6f . 1200m



At 3-years-old, 2 runs

  • 1st Prix Bengough Stakes Gr.3, Ascot UK, 6f . 1200m

Best Performers 

1st Breeders' Plate Gr.3, Randwick

Saeiqa (GB)
Saeiqa (GB)

3rd Coventry Stakes Gr.2, Ascot

No Speak Alexander (IRE)
No Speak Alexander (IRE)

2nd Ingabelle Stakes LR

Legal Attack (GB)
Legal Attack (GB)

2nd Prix Eclipse Gr.3, Chantilly

King Shalaa (FR)
King Shalaa (FR)

Undefeated in 2 races in France

Lot 212 ex. Illaunmore
Lot 212 ex. Illaunmore

Colt ex Illaunmore . Tattersalls October Book 1 . Chasemore Farm to Blandford Bloodstock . 290,000 guineas

Lot 36 ex. Brasileira
Lot 36 ex. Brasileira

Filly ex Brasileira . Arqana Select Sale . Sablonnets to Frederic Sauque .€300,000


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