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Australian Racing and Breeding industry mourning the tragic loss of Basil Nolan Jr

The Australian racing and breeding industry is mourning the death of Basil Nolan Jr, who was killed on his family’s Raheen Stud in a farm accident on Tuesday night.

Nolan Jr, 45, is the son of Queensland and Australian Thoroughbred Breeders President, Basil and his wife Diane.

Basil Jr was found by a fellow worker trapped in machinery late on Tuesday night.

The Nolan family have run Raheen Stud, one of Queensland’s most successful thoughbred properties, for three generations in the Gladfield Valley, west of the Great Dividing Range,130km from Brisbane.

The respected community man is survived by his wife Natalie and four young children.

Basil Nolan Jr

The Board and Members of Thoroughbred Breeders NSW send condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Nolan family.