Injury sidelines superstar Sundees Son

by Michael Guerin

Champion trotter and current Horse of the Year Sundees Son is out of this Sunday’s Grand Prix meeting and the entire summer of racing.

The last-start Dominion winner, making it a three-peat in the race, has knocked a leg in a paddock and will be sent for a spell.

That means he misses the $100,000 NZ Trotting Free-For-All at Addington on Sunday, the open class trotting highlight of the new eight Group 1s raceday.

It means Muscle Mountain, who all but beat Sundees Son in the Dominion, will start a hot favourite in the Free-For-All.

“It is nothing serious but with missing this Sunday we thought it was a good chance to give him a break,” said driver John Dunn.

“So he can have the summer off and we will bring him back up for the autumn where he could have three or four big races,” said Dunn.

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