The Five prized racehorses killed in livestock truck crash have been named
Five racehorses have died after a livestock truck crashed in the NSW Hunter region, with two men suffering injuries.
The truck crashed into a tree about 6.30am on Saturday on the Golden Highway near Jerry Plains, south of Muswellbrook.
Five horses being transported in the truck after the Magic Millions sale were killed.
The 62-year-old driver and a 59-year-old passenger were treated at the scene and taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.
The names of the racehorses have not yet been revealed.
The Magic Millions auctions took place across three days last week, with some horses sold for upwards of $2 million.
Inquiries into the crash continue.
The fatal incident comes a year after four horses were killed in Victoria when the truck they were loaded into rolled over, just minutes after hitting the road.
Three retired fillies were among the horses leaving the Lindsay Park stables, bound for the Yarraman Park Stud in NSW to become broodmares.
The truck driver lost control and rolled the float, according to stable vet Dave McKellar, as it headed towards the Hume Highway.
Four of the five horses on board the truck were killed.
The driver escaped without serious injury and no cars were involved in the accident.