A float carrying four race horses has crashed down an embankment on the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast. The float didn’t flip but rather slid down the embankment near Roys Road which is 20km south of Caloundra track, deputy stewards chairman Daniel Aurisch said. First report were that the strappers and driver had escaped serious injury, but the four horses had minor injuries and were trapped inside the float.

“We had to call the police because our vets raced to the scene but were on the wrong side of the highway. Police had to stop traffic to get them across,” he said.

Stewards scratched Casual Choice, Frespanol, and Whiskey Allround from the Listed Ascot Hcp and Jetsonic from the Listed Mick Dittman Plate.