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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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Off the Track WA Clinics & Events – COVID-19 Statement

In response to the Federal Government and health authorities’ advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) advises that its Off the Track WA clinics and events in partnership with Equestrian Western Australia, are postponed until further notice. This decision has been made in alignment with the announcement by the Federal Government advising […]

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Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Off the Track WA website to assist in the transition of retired racehorses to equestrian and pleasure pursuits. The website,, forms part of a series of commitments presented in RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the welfare of […]

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Off the Track Clinic

Finding a Club or Coach

Find a coach or club to suit you and your off the track horse with the help of organisations like Equestrian Western Australia (EWA), Pony Club and Adult Riding Clubs. EWA Accredited Coaches. EWA accredited coaches  generally work on a freelance basis and charge for services and are available throughout Western Australia. Pony Club […]

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Off the Track WA Clinic and Event attendee

How Do I Qualify for Off the Track WA Clinics & Events?

All thoroughbreds and standardbreds who have an OTTWA Passport qualify for Off the Track WA Clinics and Events. All horses bred for the purpose of racing are eligible for an OTTWA Passport. You will be asked to provide your horse’s race name and OTTWA Passport ID number when you enter. If you’re not sure of […]

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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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