Tag Archives: thoroughbreds

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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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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Racehorse Welfare Update ~ Jumps Racing and Sydney Anti-Whip Demonstration

Jumps Racing in Victoria and South Australia is back in the news, with the start of the Victorian season unfortunately seeing the euthanasia of a horse named Casa Boy after a fall on the first day of racing at Warnambool. … Continue reading

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Racehorse Outplacement Program Radio Interview

The creator of the thoroughbred Racehorse Outplacement Program, Bill Saunders, will be interviewed on Melbourne radio tomorrow. For those not in Melbourne, you can tune in online! Here are the details: Time: 8:15am (Eastern daylight savings time) Date: Thursday 2nd Dec … Continue reading

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Fundraising, Advocacy and Activism on Melbourne Cup Day

Have we mentioned that Melbourne Cup Day is coming up? No doubt many of you are already suffering from Spring-Racing-Carnival-Fatigue, but please bear with us for a moment as we’d like to let you know about a couple of Melbourne … Continue reading

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Re-homing Racehorses Part 1 ~ Advertising and Outplacement

Each year, in the first week of November, a spotlight is shined on horse racing in Australia. The Melbourne Cup is well known as “the race that stops the nation”. People who never usually bet on horse races become instant … Continue reading

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