Racing NSW Equine Welfare Fund
“Of course I’m going to try and beat her!” They say blood is thicker than water but when Hayley Robl and her mum Elaine saddle up for the One Star event at Denman Horse Trials this weekend, family ties will be left in the float.
Elaine Robl developed a soft spot for Pirellone as his trackwork rider and adopted him at the end of his career. While he wasn’t a star racehorse he & Elaine are winning plenty of ribbons in retirement.
Tamworth school girl Holly Turnbull didn’t have high expectations for her 13-year-old thoroughbred heading into the six-bar event at Coona, but she shocked herself by jumping clear at 1.35m and winning the prestigious competition.
A breathing problem cut short Mr Manhattan’s racing career but nothing is holding him back in life after racing.
When renowned horseman Patrick Herde walked into Burton’s Saddlery in early 2018, as he had done hundreds of times before, he had no inkling this particular visit would set him on the path for his greatest and most rewarding challenge yet.
Raise An Angel was meant to be exported at the end of her Australian racing career but a series of events led to her being abandoned in a paddock at Yass. She was rescued by Racing NSW and adopted by a top horse trainer’s wife who discovered a heartwarming link to her past.
Last November 19-year-old equestrienne Hannah Klep had a six-month goal of competing in three star events with her off the track thoroughbred, Reprieve. This week they will represent Australia at the Oceania Eventing Championships in New Zealand, blowing even Hannah’s own expectations out of the water.
With his shiny black coat and athletic 16.1h frame it’s easy to see why Brittanny Grovernor instantly fell in love with Cherokee Warrior, but the friendly young stablehand had to work a lot harder for reciprocal affection.
One of Elissar Maalouf’s favourite childhood memories is going to races with her father, Elie. Randwick, Rosehill, Canterbury, Warwick Farm. She loved admiring the horses, especially those owned by her Dad.
As Ethereal was entering the history books as the winner of 2001 Melbourne Cup, Hannah Jackson was entering the world at Sydney’s Nepean Hospital. Call it an omen or a simply a coincidence, this precious little girl would fall deeply in love with horses the moment she laid eyes on one.