For the love of the horse
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.
Horses are in Asarri McPhee’s blood, but two off the track Thoroughbreds have awakened his passion for showjumping.
Kiersten Duke chats to Bianca Argyros about why she chose to adopt retired champion racehorse Ecuador from Team Thoroughbred NSW and their journey so far.
As racehorses, Delectation and Delarthur couldn’t have had more different careers. Delectation won a Group 1 and amassed more than $1.6million in prizemoney. Delarthur raced once, came last and didn’t earn a cent. This unlikely pair have come together in retirement though. Both got rails runs into life after racing when they were given to Team Thoroughbred to be retrained, and hit the jackpot when they were adopted by Sue Small.