We provide Fall of Hammer cover for any Yearling purchased at sale. Our staff on our hand at all major Thoroughbred Sales in Australia and New Zealand for your insurance needs. Policies can be for an annual period or short transit periods and can cover the horse almost anywhere in the world.
For full policy wordings please see the PDF documents below. At a glance our policies include the following:
Guaranteed Renewal Clause (Pioneered by HQ Insurance)
In the event that your horse insured under this policy has incurred a life-threatening injury, illness or disease, coverage will automatically RENEW at the existing sum insured until the first policy anniversary date after the horse reaches the age of 14 or until such time as the injury, illness or disease is no longer life-threatening, whichever is sooner. Further, NO Veterinary Certificate will be required for any renewal until the horse reaches 14 years of age.
In the event of a covered loss, Underwriters will pay the full amount for which your horse is insured under the policy schedule at the time of the loss occurring.
Options for Life Saving Surgery
This extension covers Veterinary expenses including up to 14 days of after-care costs and transport to and from the hospital / clinic in instances where surgery under general anaesthetic or sedation (a clause pioneered by HQ Insurance) is performed in an attempt to save the life of your horse. Limits of up to $10,000 and $15,000 available.
Prompt Claim Settlements
Our dedicated Claims Manager will handle your claim with the care and urgency that our clients deserve.
No Excess on Mortality Claims
No excess payable on mortality claims which respond in the event of death either through natural causes or an accident, injury or illness so severe that a Veterinarian performs euthanasia on humane grounds to curtail excessive and ongoing pain and suffering. Standard Coverage also includes Theft and the freedom to transport your horse anywhere within and between Australia and New Zealand. Cover can also be arranged for almost anywhere in the world including transits.
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Fall of Hammer
When buying a horse at auction sales, once the gavel has fallen and you are the successful bidder, the purchase is contractually yours and you are responsible for it.
At fall of hammer risks to and in the horse immediately transfer from the seller to the buyer. Our Fall of Hammer insurance cover will be the safety net upon which you can rely for incidents that trigger a claim under the policy.