Recent media stories have thrown racehorse retirement into the spotlight over the past week and prompted us to follow up the horses we have retired to the Racing NSW rehoming program. We have sent three geldings to Racing NSW to find new homes. Lincoln Cash Man and Ollie the Third have both found new homes as riding horses and Dream Fields is still undergoing his retraining at Princes Farm in Western Sydney before he is ready for his new home (video of his retraining).
We have complete confidence in the Racing NSW program finding good homes for our retired horses. Before they are placed with a new owner, Racing NSW inspects the property where they will be kept and the vets the rider’s capabilities and suitability for Thoroughbred ownership.
The program takes any NSW thoroughbred, even if they are injured, never raced or are difficult to ride and handle. They have several large properties around NSW where they keep and retrain the horses and the whole program is funded by 1% of prizemoney from all NSW races.
Racing NSW also works with community programs for horse skills training and animal therapy. More information about the program can be found on social media “Team Thoroughbred NSW”.