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.
Racing NSW’s new equine therapy program Spur, run in partnership with RSL LifeCare, is giving veterans and retired racehorses a new lease on life.
When Bianca Argyros decided to adopt a retired racehorse earlier this year, she couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on her life. Now she is fundraising for Team Thoroughbred NSW as her way of giving back.
While the inaugural winner of The Kosciuszko, Belflyer, has his sights set on defending his title on Saturday, a former John Shelton stablemate owned by the same people is gearing up for a Kosciuszko challenge of his own. When Better Be Good retired in late 2018 he came into Racing NSW’s rehoming program and began training for his next career. His sweet and gentle temperament made him ideal for the Spur equine therapy program, which culminates in a five-day trail ride through Kosciuszko National Park.