Great Googlymoogly | Finding His Feet in Endurance

Great Googlymoogly, a 2012 foal by Jet Laag USA raced under trainer Vanessa Brockman throughout his 30-start career. Retiring in early 2020 due to a bowed tendon, the striking grey standardbred claimed two wins, five seconds and five thirds, earning $17,254 during his racing career. In November 2020 endurance rider Karla Stroud by chance met […]

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OTTWA SPONSORED EVENT WRAP UP | March 2021

Off the Track WA was proud to sponsor 20 equestrian events across March 2021. These sponsored events saw nearly 400 entries from 337 individual retired racehorses who competed disciplines including Harness Driving, Pentathlons and Show Horse. Local clubs and organisations from Albany to Geraldton and everywhere in between welcomed retired racehorses to their events. Six […]

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Waylade NZ | A Gentleman On And Off The Track

Waylade, by Washington VC, was trained by Gary Hall Snr for the first two years of his successful racing career. From 2013-2015 the talented gelding notched up 20 consecutive placings, as well a stretch seven straight wins in that period. In late 2016 Waylade succumbed to a tendon injury which required an extended period of […]

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Your Good Fortune NZ | You couldn’t have picked a name more apt!

Your Good Fortune NZ, or Cookie to his friends, is by Bettor’s Delight USA and out of Hi Lo Silver Lining NZ. After a successful start to his career in New Zealand including three wins and one second, Cookie travelled across to Western Australia to the Bond Stables. Throughout his remaining 36 career starts Cookie […]

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Billies a Star NZ – A Star in Everyone’s Eyes

Billies a Star NZ raced under trainer Michael Brennan until he retired in early 2018. The American Ideal USA gelding had 54 starts for 12 wins, three seconds and five thirds, earning $145,262 across his racing career. Michael remembers the talented gelding as a gentleman and lovely horse to have around. “He was always going […]

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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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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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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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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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