As per the obligations under LR114, when the decision has been made to retire a horse from racing in NSW, or not commence racing, owners and industry participants must complete the following process when considering the retirement and aftercare plan of their horses.
Retirement form must be lodged with Racing Australia within 7 days of the decision, ensuring current address of the horse is listed in line with traceability obligations.
Ensure any vet treatment/box rest is completed as per LR114.
Consider secondary careers – Thoroughbreds are incredibly versatile and can suit a range of new pursuits upon their retirement. Some options include; equestrian sports, pleasure riding, breeding/recipient mares, companion homes and more.
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