Tragic Loss for Queensland Breeding

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The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is mourning the tragic death of much loved Queensland breeder, Basil Nolan Junior.

Basil was killed in a workplace accident on Raheen Stud last night.

He is the son of TBA and TBQA President Basil Nolan and Dianne.

Basil Junior was always full of life, hardworking and exceptionally passionate about the thoroughbred industry.

He was well respected and highly regarded and took on any task enthusiastically and with the utmost professionalism. There was rarely a time that you’d see Basil Junior without a smile on his face.

He was a devoted family man; a tremendous support for his wife Natalie and a wonderful father to Lily, Basil Junior, James and William.

It is devastating to lose Basil Junior in the prime of his life and it is a terrible blow for the next generation of racing and breeding in not just Queensland, but Australia-wide.

The TBQA thanks the racing community for already rallying around the Nolan family and for all the messages of love and support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this devastating time.