Noted Sire Hinchinbrook Dies

Noted sire Hinchinbrook has died after suffering a broken leg.

Noted Sire Hinchinbrook Dies

Noted sire Hinchinbrook has died after suffering a broken leg.

The Yarraman Park-based son of Fastnet Rock and a three-quarter brother to champion sire Snitzel had a full book of mares already booked to him on a fee of $55,000 for the coming breeding season.

His popularity with breeders was growing annually with Yarraman Park’s Harry Mitchel confident the 11-year-old had his best seasons ahead of him as a sire.

Foaled and raised at Yarraman Park, Hinchinbrook’s progeny this season had earned $6.2 million. He had sired 100 winners highlighted by five stakeswinners headed by his G1 winning filly Seabrook.

“We are devastated as you can imagine,” Mitchell said.

“He’s been a special horse for us. 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.”

Hinchinbrook was a top class two year-old and trained on at three to fill numerous G1 placings.

He was Australia’s champion First Season Sire of 2014/2015 when his first crop included outstanding colt Press Statement, a dual G1 winner of over $1 million prizemoney.

He had covered books of 148 and 129 mares in his past two seasons on fees of $38,500 and $44,000.

Black Sam Bellamy, a full brother of world champion sire Galileo and a successful dual-purpose sire himself, has died aged 19.

The son of Sadler’s Wells was the fourth foal produced by the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine and breed-shaping broodmare Urban Sea, one year after she foaled Coolmore’s Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo.

“Black Sam Bellamy stood at Shade Oak Stud in Shropshire, England for the past decade.

Former Coolmore shuttler Honour And Glory has died at Haras Rapetti in Uruguay at the age of 25.

Retired in 1997, Honour And Glory sired 71 stakes winners, including G1 Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Caressing.

By Relaunch out of Fair To All (Al Nasr), Honour And Glory shuttled for 12 seasons to Coolmore Australia.

He sired G2 Light Fingers Stakes winner Only Glory, dual G3 winner Minson and Listed winners Walk Alone, True Valour and How About That.

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