A float carrying thoroughbreds from Australia’s richest Magic Millions sale has crashed killing four prized horses
- Four prized race horses purchased in Magic Millions sale have died in crash
- Truck carrying animals was involved in crash on Golden Highway near Hunter
- Average price of 615 race horses sold in the record-breaking sale was $232,247
Four prized race horses purchased in the weekend’s Magic Millions sale have died in a truck crash.
The animals were being transported through the Hunter Region in a float when the vehicle crashed into a tree on the Golden Highway near Jerrys Plains at about 6:30am on Saturday.
The identity of the four horses is not yet known.
Two men were treated at the scene with non-life threatening injuries.
One was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with neck and spine pain, while the other was suffering from spine and pelvis discomfort.
The average price for the 615 horses sold in the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast was $232,247.
The two-day event, which saw a record total gross income of more than $140million, included New Zealand’s Winx called Melody Belle sell for $2.6million, while Chris Waller’s Arcadia Queen went for $3.6million.
Four horses bought at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast have died in a truck crash in the Hunter Region
The average price for the 615 horses sold in the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast was $232,247