Category Archives: Racing

Off The Track: New Careers in Mounted Security for Ex-Racehorses

A group of former racehorses have found new careers as security mounts in NSW. The horses attend race days, music festivals and other events, and they also visit aged care and special needs facilities where they are much loved by … Continue reading

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An Each Way Bet for Horses in Need ~ 2013

Betting on the Melbourne Cup this year? Want to support the horses that make it all possible? It’s easy! Here’s a simple way to have a little something each way for horses in need:  Step 1. For the Win – Donate … Continue reading

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Horse Rescue & Equine Welfare Events ~ May & June 2013

Events in the next couple of months include World Donkey Day, large animal rescue roadshow dates, a high tea for mothers day, two trivia nights, law lecture series, picnic with donkeys, thoroughbred retraining demonstrations, volunteer days and an animal career … Continue reading

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Ready for the 2013 show season? Promoting Brumbies, Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds in the show ring

If you’ve got a Brumby, Standardbred or thoroughbred and enjoy competing, take a look at these event calendars for a chance to get out there and show everyone how great your horse is! Brumbies, Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds have one thing … Continue reading

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Horse Welfare Decisions Key to Racing’s Future

Horse racing in Australia is big business. It is a multi-billion dollar industry, but it is also an industry with more than a few challenges ahead. While the Melbourne Cup and Spring Carnival shine the spotlight on the sport for … Continue reading

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Racehorse Rehabilitation and Rehoming Update 2012

Thousands of thoroughbred and standardbred horses each year reach the end of their time in the racing industry. Some are retiring after a successful career, some are “too slow” and some suffer injury or illness. In fact it is estimated … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for October and November 2012

October and November are shaping up as the busiest months of 2012 so far for horse welfare and rescue events! Things kick off with Be Kind To Animals Week where everyone can act local! Think up your own event and … Continue reading

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Horse Rescue and Welfare at Equitana 2011 in Sydney

Are you heading to Equitana in Sydney this year? It’ll be on from Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th of November. Here are some horse welfare and rescue exhibitions and demonstrations to look out for on Brumbies, Equine Emergency … Continue reading

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An “each way bet” for Aussie horses in need

The Melbourne Cup represents the pinnacle of horseracing in Australia. But what about the horses we don’t see running in the race that stops the nation? RSPCA Australia research estimates that only 300 thoroughbred foals out of each 1000 pregnancies … Continue reading

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Want to see South Australia ban jumps racing?

The vote that could potentially end jumps racing in South Australia is taking place TOMORROW. 28th Sept. Click here to visit the Animals Australia website to quickly and easily send emails to members of the Legislative Council.  For more info … Continue reading

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