Typhoon Tracy dies delivering first foal

Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy has died while delivering her first foal at Vinery.

“Tracy passed away quietly following a straight forward foaling from a suspected ruptured broad ligament,” Vinery manager Peter Orton said on Monday.  “This is an extremely sad morning for her owner John Hutchins and the stud.”

The mare’s Street Cry colt is doing well despite the death of his dam.

Typhoon Tracy (7m Red Ransom – Tracy’s Element by Last Tycoon) was born and reared at Vinery and she was trained by Peter Moody for Group 1 wins in the MRC Orr Stakes (2), STC Coolmore Classic, VRC Myer Classic, MRC Futurity Stakes and STC Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

“The family has been an integral part of the farm for years,” Orton added.  “Her dam Tracy’s Element is now 22 and she was also born and reared here.”

Tracy’s Element was a four-time G1 winner in South Africa and she is a sister to NZ sire Towkay and a half-sister to the Danehill sires Danasinga and Cullen.

Horse of the Year dies at Vinery