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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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 […]

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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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