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RWWA PRESENTS MULTI-PURPOSE RACEHORSE WELFARE FACILITY

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today unveiled its multi-purpose racehorse welfare facility, the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Estate, with the announcement that two of the first horses transitioning through its retraining program will be donated to HorsePower Australia. The Estate will be used to facilitate the retraining of retired racehorses through RWWA’s OTTWA […]

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RWWA LAUNCHES WA HORSE PASSPORT

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today launched the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Passport, an initiative designed to assist in the tracking of retired thoroughbreds and standardbreds in the State. The passport, part of the commitments outlined in the WA Racehorse Welfare Plan announced in November 2019, will work to ascertain details of […]

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Vale Bippityboppityblue: the gelding with an unforgettable can-do attitude

Bippityboppityblue, or Sarge to his friends, began his racing career in Victoria before travelling to WA. Ross Olivieri trained the gelding between 2004 and 2006, and Sarge had his final three starts under trainer Callan Suvalkjo. When he retired in 2007 the Blueberry Prince gelding had earnt his connections $88,477 across 83 starts for 17 […]

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN OTTWA PASSPORT FOR YOUR HORSE

How do I apply for an OTTWA Passport for my horse? To apply for an OTTWA Passport, simply read and follow the step-by-step guide here, before submitting an application here. If you have any questions about the process, or experience issues lodging the application, please contact the OTTWA team via offthetrackwa@rwwa.com.au How can I apply […]

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: APPLYING FOR AN OTTWA PASSPORT

How to Create An Account and Apply For Your Horse 1. Visit www.offthetrackwa.com.au/login/ and log in or create your OTTWA Passport account. 2. Once logged in, you will be redirected to “My Stable”, where you select “My Information”. 3. Update “My Information” with your current address details. 4. Return to “My Stable”, and select “Find […]

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About The OTTWA Passport

What is the purpose of the OTTWA Passport? The OTTWA passport forms an important part of the commitments outlined in the WA Racehorse Welfare Plan. The initiative is designed to assist Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) in tracing and connecting retired racehorses in WA, and gain a better understanding of their location and life […]

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How To Read a Standardbred Freeze Brand

Standardbreds are branded on the off side (right side) or their neck. Australia and New Zealand both brand standardbreds in the same place, however have different branding systems. Both types of brands are read from the top line starting on the left hand side, working across the line before moving onto the left hand side […]

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Off The Track WA Retraining Program FAQs

How is the Off the Track WA Estate and the OTTWA Retraining Program being funded? The Off the Track WA Estate and OTTWA Retraining Program are funded by Racing and Wagering WA, which derives its income from the profits of the WA TAB, in addition to income generated from the WA Racing Bets Levy and […]

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How to Apply for The Off The Track WA Retraining Program

How To Apply 1. Please refer to the Acceptance Criteria and Terms and Conditions to ascertain whether the program is suitable for your horse. 2. Download and complete the Application Form. As there may be a waiting period to enter the program, if accepted, it is recommended to apply prior to commencing the letting down […]

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How To Take Photos of Your Horse’s Brands and Markings

In order for Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) personnel to confirm the identity of your horse you will need to provide images of your horses’ brands and preferably identifying markings. Your horse will have been branded, and usually microchipped for identification purposes. For thoroughbreds: A minimum of two images will be required; one of […]

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