Racing NSW Equine Welfare Fund
Team Thoroughbred NSW is the heart of Racing NSW's commitment to the thoroughbred horse in every stage of its life. It supersedes the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, which has been providing retraining for racehorses to help them find quality new homes and careers in retirement since 2011.
17-year-old Max Robinson chose horses over motorbikes and his decision has already paid off. He was one of just eight talented Pony Club riders selected to help retrain retired racehorses for a tri-nations showjumping competition which begins today.
While Isabel Roach’s friends were heading off to Schoolies Week, the then eighteen-year-old was heading to the stables. Instead of a holiday, she bought herself a Thoroughbred as a graduation present and now they’re competing in national level dressage together.
More than three decades of military service took a heavy toll on Shane Cheney but he’s found solace in an equine therapy course run jointly by Racing NSW and RSL LifeCare.