Off The Track Horse News and Advice
Walk On Friar presented by Kristie Morrone

Education & News

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Stolen Thunder; Legendary Racehorse and World Class Show Jumper

The incomparable Stolen Thunder performed well in whatever was asked of him, both on a racetrack and the very best of international show jump arenas. Foaled in 1979, the ‘I’m Scarlet’ gelding won an impressive $169,000 in prizemoney over 80 starts, with 13 wins, 10 seconds and four thirds under legendary trainer the late Barry […]

Read more

Super Exceed and Kings Heaven

Two clever geldings, that don’t have a win to their names between them on the track. Kings Heaven had 11 race starts for no wins or placings on the track and is now competing under the name of Down To Business. Super Exceed, a gelding by Exceed And Excel that recorded nine starts for no […]

Read more

Sutters Pride, the standardbred who loves to jump

Sutters Pride started life on the track with six race starts for no wins or placings and a grand total of $485 in prize money. Now with Veronique Vanderklift, the Sutter Hanover gelding has shown his talent for jumping! We caught up with Veronique and Sutters Pride at the Off the Track WA Eventing Grand […]

Read more

Nogo Kal, Champion Agility Horse

Nogo Kal, a gelding by Saxon out of Sylvia’s Smile, was bred by Mr G J Edwards and foaled on the 13 September 2008. The gelding was trained by Neville Parnham, however did not show much promise on the track, only having two trials, and ran last at both attempts. Nogo Kal was retired from […]

Read more

Audacia, the state or quality of being bold

The Husson Lightning gelding had one trial at Bunbury before he was retired. Alfie as he is fondly known, spent some time in Kalgoorlie where he did a little bit of dressage and show jumping. Jo Jacobs then purchased Alfie and the pair have now been together for two years. We caught up with Jo […]

Read more

RWWA Seeking Re-Trainers for Off the Track WA Program

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released a tender for the provision of re-trainers to assist its Off the Track WA Retraining Program, supporting with the assessment, education and training of retired racehorses. The Off the Track WA Retraining Program forms part of RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the wellbeing […]

Read more

How Can I Purchase Off The Track WA Merchandise?

Off the Track WA (OTTWA) merchandise is a great way to proudly show your support for off the track standardbreds and thoroughbreds, enjoying their second careers! Merchandise is available to be purchased in person or over the phone with a postage option during OTTWA clinics and events. Details of the items available, pricing and a […]

Read more