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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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 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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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