Shock to QLD breeding industry

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In a big blow to the Queensland breeding industry, two of our top stallions have died.
 Just last Thursday, Racetree Stud’s top stallion, Hotel Grand died of peritonitis after an extreme bout of colic.

Hotel Grand was currently 11th on the Leading National Second Crop Sires list.
“It is very unfortunate,” said Racetree Manager, Kevin Dixon.
“Hotel Grand was doing exceptionally well, but sadly it’s just one of those things.”
All Bar One, one of Oaklands Stud’s leading sires, died a fortnight ago also after complications related to a severe bout of colic.
All Bar One (pictured) was number 18 on the Leading National Second Crop Sires list.
“It is a big loss to us,” said Oaklands Stud Manager, Neville Stewart.
“Fortunately we have Ferocity who is also doing well and we will find another good sire before the 2012 breeding season opens.”
Both stallions had a very promising future and, as evident from the above statistics, were among the best in the Country.
It is a big loss to the Queensland thoroughbred industry and we send our condolences to everyone at both Oaklands and Racetree.