Double Irish and Geoff Van Rossum

Double Irish, enjoying his career in dressage

The Bletchley Park gelding who now enjoys country living with a side of dressage. Double Irish had 18 race starts for two wins, two seconds and $16,005 in prize money. He had a few different trainers in his time including the likes of Justin Warwick and Ivan Haggerty. Now retired, Double Irish has teamed up […]

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Coach in the spotlight, Elaine Greene

With a wealth of knowledge within the equestrian industry, Off the Track WA is excited to have Elaine on board as a part of our clinics and events held in partnership with Equestrian Western Australia. Elaine has extensive experience with thoroughbreds, having bred, pre-trained and prepared horses for the yearling sales for a number of […]

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Hy Royale, what an exciting career this pocket rocket is having!

Finishing his racing career with 113 race starts for 20 wins, 22 placings and $263,564 in prize money. The Lotsa Clout gelding won the Group 2 Governors Cup, Listed 4YO Classic and also raced in the 2012 Inter Dominion Championship. After retiring in 2013, Hy Royale with rider Kelly Mckellar are now flying the flag […]

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Jamaican Rum turned Millionaire of the show ring

Terry and Pauline Van Heythuysen attended a clearance sale at Duncraig Stud in the latter part of the 1980s where they purchased a young horse by Beau Sovereign from the mare L’Amourette. They named the gelding Jamaican Rum, and began his racing career in the eastern states before travelling to Western Australia. Jamaican Rum retired […]

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Vallentino, the show stopping standardbred!

Originally unnamed, Vallentino’s racing career never gained momentum.  Proving more successful under saddle than in harness, he’s certainly grown into a stunning ridden mount with owner Alex Markowski. Vallentino, or Bobby to most, deservingly catches the eye of judges at breed and show horse events. He has brought home a number of Champion and Supreme […]

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Brackova, what a spunk this Statue Of Liberty gelding is!

After 47 race starts with four wins, ten placings and prizemoney of $42,979 Brackova has hit the ground running as a riding horse with Kaylah Lingard. The pair recently attended an Off the Track WA Education Clinic at the State Equestrian Centre. Under knowledgeable coaches Rebecca Thomas and Nellandra Henry, they brushed up on their […]

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Clancy Had The Perfect Touch

Clancy  who raced as Perfect Touch came straight off the track to his new life at the Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre (CTRC).  After letting down and initial work it was soon obvious to M’Liss Henry and the CTRC team that Clancy’s fabulous grounded temperament was going to make him a very valuable asset to the […]

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Grand Fiero

Off the Track Horses Honouring Our Troops

The Australian 10th Light Horse Rockingham Troop is dedicated to preserving and honouring the military of the Australian Light Horsemen of World War 1. They attend community events, visit schools and nursing homes as well as commemorative events. The troop includes valued members, and off the track horses; Digger, Ned Kelly, Melody and in-training Elle. […]

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Made to Burn Standardbred

Sunny Lights Up The Show Ring

Registered as Made to Burn, but fondly known as sunny, the now 11-year-old, never made it to the racetrack, but with Paris Oliver-Tubner he now has several breed and show horse ribbons to his name. Paris has been riding Sunny for just over a year now and in this short time they have grown into […]

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From The Track and Back; Cassius Grey Returns as Clerk of Course

Cassius Grey has two race track careers to his name; successful race horse and Clerk of the Course horse! The 2003 gelding won $110,915 across 44 starts across five wins, nine seconds and four thirds under trainer Warren Radford until he retired in 2010. At this time Cassius found his way into Trainer Jade Tangaroa’s […]

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