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Tragedy In Australia For Soqrat’s Half-Sister

Three of Shadwell Stud’s future broodmares, including a half-sister to Mike de Kock’s Champion Soqrat, have died on their way to the Hunter Valley after a float accident near Euroa on Monday night in Australia.

The six-horse float, owned by a private company, crashed about 10 minutes outside of Euroa on Creightons Creek Rd heading to Yarraman Stud after picking up Soqrat’s half-sister Hafaawa (Redoute’s Choice), Aladaala (Redoute’s Choice) and Maktabba (Per Incanto) from Lindsay Park.

The driver of the float, which is believed to have been carrying five horses, escaped unhurt.

One of the horses on board survived the crash.

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig, stable foreman Darren Bell and a team of Lindsay Park vets rushed to the scene of the crash.

“We had plenty of people quickly on the scene. Darren Bell did an amazing job under the circumstances, we had three senior vets and myself and Ebony Harvey, who is from our racing admin,” Dabernig said.

“The SES, local CFA and the local police did an amazing job.

“It was an awful thing for everyone involved.”

Co-trainer David Hayes said the stable was devastated by the tragic accident.

“We had three lovely breeding prospects for Sheikh Hamdan, who had finished their racing careers, were going up to New South Wales,” Hayes said.

“It’s quite horrific. Quite stressful.”

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