Sun Stud has announced its stallion fees for 2019 with the exciting addition of Champion 2YO, National Defense, to Victoria’s premier lineup.


Winning his Group One by nearly 5 lengths and his debut by 6, National Defense hails from an outstanding black type family and, importantly, is a son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires, Invincible Spirit.


Shuttling between Sun Stud and the Irish National Stud, where he served a tremendous opening book of mares, National Defense stood alongside Invincible Spirit, who is currently the sire of 120 stakes winners, while his sons include the phenomenal I Am Invincible (who recently equaled the feats of Snitzel and Danehill with 26 stakes winners in a season).


“We’ve been looking for a Champion 2YO by Invincible Spirit and believe National Defense is definitely the chosen son,” Irish National Stud CEO, Cathal Beale points out.


National Defense joins a roster of 10 at Sun Stud for this spring – an ideal mix of proven, rising and promising.


“National Defense was a brilliant juvenile who absolutely streeted his rivals and, not only is he an outstanding type, he’s by one of the most influential sires in the world,” Sun Stud’s Sales & Nominations Manager, Mark Lindsay, explains. “We couldn’t be happier with the ‘team’ for 2019 and the National Defense announcement comes off the back of terrific results recently from Sun Stud stallions such as Fiorente, who this month notched up his third stakes winner with the Lindsay Park trained 2YO, Power Scheme.


“Sun Stud will again offer the best terms available to breeders, with no payment due until live foal.”


National Defense

Coming 2019

4 days ago

Sun Stud

Three-year-old gelding CHAINS OF HONOUR showed his superior staying qualities with a first-up win over 1800m at Hawkesbury on Sunday.

The Sun Bloodstock owned galloper was a debut winner over 1600m at 2, and he has started his three-year-old season in the best possible way by posting a 1.8L win for the trainer and jockey combination of Gerald Ryan & Robbie Dolan - the same pair landed the Group 2 Stan Fox with COLADA back in October for Sun.

CHAINS OF HONOUR (by Redoute’s Choice) is the fourth named foal and fourth winner out of multiple Group 1 winner, Faint Perfume.

Faint Perfume was $700,000 purchase by Sun Bloodstock from the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale. The quality mare has an unraced Snitzel 2yo colt named MARANOA with Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, a yearling filly by Redoute’s Choice and a cracking THRONUM filly foal on the ground.

The winner of the VRC Oaks & Storm Queen Stakes is currently holding service to Group 1 winning Champion 2yo NATIONAL DEFENSE.
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Caitlyn Bonacker....the back of your head knows this horse pretty well!!!

1 week ago

Sun Stud

Wow … seriously … WOW!! Sun Stud’s brilliant sprinter, GRAND SCHOLAR has notched up her third win on the trot but, to be honest, ‘trot’ is something of a misnomer.
Indeed, in the Opus Group Handicap over 1200m at Moonee Valley Racing Club on Friday night, the Tony and Calvin McEvoy trained, Grand Scholar, absolutely blew her rivals apart with a 6L romp and is clearly a filly going places.
Matter of fact, given the dominant performance, Grand Scholar is now likely to head north for the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400m at the Gold Coast Turf Club on 11 January.
Hailing from the multiple black type winning More Than Ready mare, Patronyme, Grand Scholar was stakes placed on debut as a 2YO and sold to Sun Bloodstock for $120,000 from the Newgate Farm draft at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
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2 weeks ago

Sun Stud

WOW! Big performance by FIGHTING SUN 3yo ST JOEYS who came with a withering burst to post a 4.5L win over 1200m at Warrnambool on Sunday.

Facing the starter for just the second time, after a debut 4th back in June over 975m, the three-year-old gelding from the Matthew Williams yard settled back in the field and then sprinted hard in the straight to win in the manner of a real top liner.

“We’ve always had a big opinion of him and he won that like a good horse,” said Williams.

“He travelled well and he quickly put them away,” said victorious jock, Dean Yendall.

The promising gelding will target a metropolitan VOBIS race for his next outing.

Bred by Mr A Stevens & Testa Rossa Pty Ltd, ST JOEYS is the 4th named foal out of the Testa Rossa mare, Rose Syrah.

FIGHTING SUN has recorded 22 individual winners for the 2019/20 season and he has some exciting young prospects on his hands.
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2 weeks ago

Sun Stud

Three-year-old FIGHTING SUN gelding WHYKAYOH has dismantled the older horses over 1300m at Bendigo on Thursday.

Sent out a commanding $2.10 favourite, the McEvoy Mitchell Racing trained galloper was a dominant 2.75L winner under a confident front-running ride by Luke Currie.

“He is a big strong horse and he had a bit on those,” said Currie.

Stable representative Michael Shepherdson was similarly impressed with his charge.

“He had a bit of pressure on him early and he was very strong late".

"He got to Group 2 level last prep and we think a lot of him,” added Shepherdson.

WHYKAYOH is the third named foal out of the Tale Of The Cat mare, Miss Whytwokay, and was bred by John McArdle.

FIGHTING SUN is in a rich vein of form this season having registered 21 individual winners in 2019/20, including recent impressive debut winners FLINDERS RIVER (2yo) and SALTON SEA (3yo).
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