Five prized Australian race horses killed in truck crash

Tragedy as five top race horses worth at least £1million are killed after a float carrying thoroughbreds from Australia’s richest sale crashed

  • Five prized racehorses 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 racehorses sold in the record-breaking sale was £232,247 

By Sam McPhee For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:43, 29 May 2021 | Updated: 03:50, 29 May 2021

Five prized racehorses purchased in this 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 truck towing them crashed into a tree on the Golden Highway near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, at about 6:30am on Saturday.

The identity of the five horses is not yet known. 

Five horses bought at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast have died in a truck crash in the Hunter Region

Five prized Australian race horses killed in truck crash

The average price for the 615 horses sold in the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast was £232,247

The 62-year-old male driver and his 59-year-old male passenger 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.