Brett Thompson struggled with the idea of parting with his veteran bush galloper Hewentwhoosh until former jockey Aimee Taylor made a perfectly-timed visit to Gulgong.
Thoroughbreds have always been part of trackrider and competitive equestrian Elaine Robl’s life but three half-brothers from the same stable have captured her heart.
Talented jockey Rachael Murray guided both Medal Of Glory and Mr Pumblechook to victory at the races. Now she’s steering them towards an exciting new goal off the track.
Snippets Of Rain was retired from racing after running 15-lengths last but he was saving his best for a second career off the track. The five-year-old gelding has been adopted by talented showjumper Stephanie and she couldn’t be happier with his progress.
Racing fans are scrambling to get their hands on a scale model of champion mare Winx, and for every sale $1 is donated to help Team Thoroughbred care for retired racehorses.
If you’ve recently rehomed an off the track Thoroughbred from NSW, you can expect a house call from Dr Carly Garling in the near future. The dedicated equine welfare veterinarian is one of two appointed by Racing NSW specifically to monitor retired racehorses in their new homes.
Young equestrienne Sarah Wilton scored her dream job as a re-trainer for Team Thoroughbred NSW after being involved in a special Pony Club program. She has even adopted her favourite retired racehorse.
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.