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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 […]

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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 […]

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SLM Flirting; From Racehorse to One Of Australasia’s Most Successful Show Horses

SLM Flirting, who raced as Klairson, may have begun his ridden career as an unsuccessful racehorse, but he finished it as one of the most successful show hacks in Australasia. The 1998 Prince Salieri gelding had eight starts for $3,600 in prize money, for east coast trainer Alan Bailey. Retired in 2002, Max, as he […]

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Taking Care of Your Horse; Equine Husbandry, Vital Signs & Medical Kit

There’s nothing more rewarding as a horse owner and rider, than having a happy and healthy horse as your equine partner. While there’s a large combination of factors that contribute to this, every owner should maintain staple equine husbandry routines, be aware of vital signs and have a well-stocked medical kit on hand to help […]

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Goandcullect, the standardbred gelding that is now collecting in the show jumping arena.

Aj as he is fondly known, had 66 starts for four wins, two seconds, three thirds and $26,066 in prize money. Amy Kennedy has had many thoroughbreds in her time, however it was time to try something a little different. She headed to the Albany trots and was pointed in the direction of AJ, it […]

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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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