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Injury Ends Shuttle Plans For National Defense

A shuttle season in Australia for Invincible Spirit’s G1 winner National Defense has been cancelled.

Injury Ends Shuttle Plans For National Defense

A shuttle season in Australia for Invincible Spirit’s G1 winner National Defense has been cancelled.

National Defense
National Defense Picture:Pat Healy Photography

National Defense was scheduled to shuttle from the Irish National Stud to Sun Stud in Victoria but his first season in Australia wil not proceed after the young sire suffered an injury.

“It’s a real blow coming this close to the start of the season,” reported Sun Stud’s managing director Danielle Cheng.


“Thankfully, it’s not a career threatening injury but National Defense’s health is paramount and the decision was made by leading vets in both Ireland and Australia to not take the chance of flying him at this stage.

“National Defense has been popular with Australian broodmare owners and every effort will be made to accommodate those breeders who have already booked to him this spring.”

National Defense won the G1 Jean-Luc Lagardere in France as a 2YO.

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