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06/06/02 Shutayr Shock: Jumping Star Breaks Down
In a blow for South Australian racing the exciting hurdler Shutayr has broken down and will miss the lucrative winter jumping features in Melbourne over the coming weeks.

A winner of two of his four jumping races (he's placed in the other two), Shutayr was being touted as the best jumper unearthed in Adelaide for many years by seasoned racegoers in that city.

The Joe Lockyer trained son of Shuttlecock Corner will now return from Melbourne after only arriving in that state on Monday.

Shutayr was found to have pulled up lame after working at Caulfield this morning in preparation for Saturday's LV Lachal Hurdle at Flemington.

A Melbourne vet told connections the gelding appears to have injured a check tendon and Lockyer has chosen to immediately send the horse back to Adelaide for further examination.

News of the injury was a blow to Shutayr's owners who were looking forward to the feature jumps events in Melbourne including the Australian and Grand National Hurdles in the coming weeks.

The grey gelding was the star of this year's Oakbank Carnival. On the first day of the carnival he won a division of the Dicksons Restricted Hurdle before backinig up two days later to win the state's most prestigious hurdle, the Yalumba Classic (formerly Harry D Young).

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