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Satiric and Ima Lovalover

Two horses at different stages in their off the track careers. Ima Lovalover is by Love A Dane and had five trials, before heading to Esperance where he had four race starts to run last or second last at all of them, he was then retired. Satiric was slightly more successful on the track, he […]

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How to Present Your Horse For Sale or Lease

When advertising your horse for sale or lease it is important to be clear and thorough in order to represent the horse well and attract enquiries from suitable homes. There are two main elements in an advertisement – the text and the images. The text should give the reader a good idea of the horse’s […]

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Mchigh, flying high after regional event

Mchigh recorded four trials and ran last or second last at all of them, he was then retired. Now with Bronwyn Ireland, Mchigh is enjoying a bit of dressage and has also previously tried his hand at show jumping. We caught up with Bronwyn and Mchigh at the Off the Track WA regional event held […]

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Charlie, a Dedicated SES Mounted Section Member For 15 Years

In 2002 Angela Stokovic was searching for a tall, dark and handsome man when she was introduced to Charlie. Charlie was a seven-year-old, 16.3 ¾ hand, off the track thoroughbred, looking for his partner of a lifetime. It was a perfect match, and 18 years later Charlie and Angela are still together. Charlie, race name […]

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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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