News Archive

Byzantium’s Double Life

Julieanne Horsman

On Boxing Day, Byzantium galloped to victory at Wellington for Central Districts Trainer, Bob Howe. On 14th January he won again. In between, he was trotting gracefully around the show ring at the Thoroughbred Spring Fair under the guidance of Bob’s teenage daughter, Brooke.

Another Notch In Elsa’s Belt

Julieanne Horsman

Thoroughbreds are the breed of choice for talented eventer Elsa Vigneau-Ribal and she has struck gold with the latest additions to her stable.

The Rumour Too Good To Keep Secret

Julieanne Horsman

As Nature Strip was blasting across the line to claim victory in The TAB Everest, cheers were erupting from the loungeroom of the Chapman home in the Hunter Region. They’re not connections of Nature Strip and they’re not punters either. They were simply thrilled for Chris Waller who also trained The Rumour File, the now retired racehorse who has become a much-loved part of their family.

A New Event Beckons McCreery

Julieanne Horsman

As a Police Officer, Jen Lynch sees the best and worst of society but even after the roughest day her retired racehorses always put a smile on her face.

The Penzas’ New Pastime

Julieanne Horsman

Jockey Jeff Penza and his wife Michelle have been around horses since they were kids but their recent foray into showjumping has intensified their passion for equestrian sports and they’re doing it all on retired racehorses.

Kate’s Wingman Willing And Able

Julieanne Horsman

Kate Clancy and former Joe Cleary galloper Wingman are preparing to take on the inaugural Race To Ranch Challenge, which showcases the trainability, versatility, athleticism and willingness of the Thoroughbred horse.

Retired Racehorses Raising The Bar

Julieanne Horsman

Australia’s highest-earning racehorse of all time, Winx may have had a limited-edition beer can produced in her honour, but Inverell class 1 winner Military Duke and five-start maiden Bold Rush can top that. The much-loved retired racehorses have their very own ale.

Courtney’s Driven In A New Direction

Julieanne Horsman

Former Apprentice Premiership-winning jockey Courtney Van Der Werf retired from race riding early, but now the talented young horsewoman is pursuing her true passion, retraining Thoroughbreds for life off the track.

Blixam’s Found Her True Calling With Bella

Julieanne Horsman

On the racetrack Blixam was never able to blitz ’em but under the guidance of talented equestrian Isabella, the young mare is flourishing. Their partnership has also opened a new door for Isabella.

Retired Racehorses Keeping Light Horse Legend Alive

Julieanne Horsman

The 7th Light Horse Gundagai Troop is choosing retired racehorses as mounts for its services, performances and battle re-enactments around New South Wales.

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