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Shamardal Injury Ends 2009 Aust Stud Duties
Darley announced European champion 4-time Gr1-winning shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) "has injured his withers & is to be rested for the remainder of the southern hemisphere season". Shamardal "is convalescing in his paddock" in the NSW Hunter Valley & "is expected to make a full recovery before the end of the year". Shamardal will return to Europe with Darley's other shuttle stallions "in time for the northern hemisphere breeding season where he is expected to cover a full book of mares".