Top Mare Tumbler Injured, To Be Retired

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Top Brisbane mare is set to be retired after sustaining another leg injury.

Tumbler's career has been littered with injury and hard luck stories but she still won eight of her 18 starts and nearly $300,000 prize money.

She ran second in the Group Three W J and Listed Lightning last winter and trainer felt she would be up to top company this winter after she won her last start at .

But Lockwood said Tumbler had been found to have a hairline fracture in a leg.

“She is seven-years-old and really it is time to retire her. She will go through the national Sale in June,” he said.

“She will make a lovely broodmare. I am just sorry we never got to see the very best of her on the racetrack.”

Lockwood is hoping Tumbler's younger full sister, metropolitan winner , can overcome a wind problem to return to her best form.

“Otherwise it is going to be a busy broodmare sale,” he said.

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