Colic kills Hurdy Gurdy Man

Victorian sire Hurdy Gurdy Man has died following a sudden and severe attack of colic on Sunday.

The 8yo stakes winning son of Street Cry was midway through his first book at Moorookyle Park.  He had retired to the Smeaton stud, located near Daylesford north-west of Melbourne, in June.

Hurdy Gurdy Man was bred and raced by the late Ed Shakespeare and his wife Robyn winning the G3 Hobart Cup and being awarded Victoria’s Country Racehorse of the Year in 2014.

“He was just a beautiful, beautiful horse,” Moorookyle Park’s Nioka Wozny said.  “He was a pleasure to do anything with and he had taken to his new career wonderfully.”

Robyn Shakespeare has a handful of mares that have tested positive to Hurdy Gurdy Man including her multiple city winner Shiny And New (Foreplay).