The Yarraman Park Stud sire Hinchinbrook has died after a suffering a broken hind leg while on the walking machine at the Hunter Valley stud farm on Monday.
“We are devastated as you can imagine,” Yarraman Park Stud principal Harry Mitchell said.
“He’s been a special horse for us and we believed in him from the start. He wasn’t an easy horse to get going as he was not the most fertile, but he kept proving himself and getting that good horse.
“It just breaks your heart, but it’s something that happens.
“It happened to Northern Meteor and it happened to Scat Daddy. As sad as it is, you have to regroup and move on," reported ANZ Bloodstock.
The Group 3 winning son of Fastnet Rock out of the Snippets mare Snippets Lass was about to commence his eighth year at stud for a fee of $55,000.
Hinchinbrook commenced his stud career for a fee of $16,500, was Australia's champion first season sire of 2014/2015 and has produced 14 individual stakes winners, including the Group 1 winners Press Statement and Seabrook (NZ).
Hinchinbrook's Beat The Clock winning the Group 2 2018 HKJC Sprint Cup at Sha Tin, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club