Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Defcon on Show at National Broodmare Sale
First season sire Defcon (Choisir-Nuclear Force, by Encosta de Lago) will be available for inspection during the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale which begins at the Gold Coast today. Ideally suited to the Queensland breeding industry, the powerful son of multiple Gr1-winner and star Australian sprinter Choisir will commence stud duties at Eureka Stud at Toowoomba this spring at a fee of $8,800. Displaying a powerful physique that matched his race record, Defcon was as an explosively fast two-year-old. Testimony to that was his breathtaking last to first dash to win the Gr3 Black Opal Stakes where he defeated subsequent Gr1 winner Prized Icon. Trained by Peter Snowden, Defcon also finished a close-up second in both the Gr2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) and Gr3 ATC Canonbury Stakes (1100m) in Sydney, before returning as a 3YO to win the Gr3 MRC McNeil Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.