Retired racehorses in W. Australia get passport system

RWWA. Retired racehorse program for off the track Thoroughbreds, Western Australia.

Control initiative is stepped up WESTERN AUSTRALIA — In an important welfare initiative, retired racehorses in Western Australia are now able to be tracked via a new horse passport system was recently unveiled by RWWA (Racing and Wagering Western Australia) Forming a significant part of an overhaul of WA’s thoroughbred industry, reports that “financial… Continue reading Retired racehorses in W. Australia get passport system

Money goes to the dogs not horses in Oz

Big Fail in Queensland In an article last October, we were dismayed to learn that a volunteer organization that rehomes Standardbred racehorses was forced to close its doors due to lack of funding, just weeks before footage of Thoroughbreds being sent to slaughter was aired on ABC 7.30. Then we learn that the Queensland greyhound… Continue reading Money goes to the dogs not horses in Oz

‘Making some changes’; Horseplayers association to re-engage

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

PRESS RELEASE (Nov 26, 2019) The Horseplayers Association of North America, a group that has tackled issues affecting bettors such as takeout rates and signal availability, is in a “fluid situation” as far as its future, says HANA President Jeff Platt. The group, which had annually released horseplayer-centric track ratings since 2009, never updated for… Continue reading ‘Making some changes’; Horseplayers association to re-engage

Paulick highlights petition to have Star Plus retired

Horse Racing chronicler Ray Paulick

Horse racing chronicler Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report today highlights a petition to have Star Plus retired, truly retired. Paulick posts the following: A group of people "who care about Star Plus" has started an online petition to have the horse retired. This petition was not launched by the Paulick Report but was created… Continue reading Paulick highlights petition to have Star Plus retired

Final Turn: Sound advice on retiring racehorses

Below are excerpts from an article in Final Turn on by Christine Orman PhD, "Sound Advice" on retiring racehorses from the track so they have a chance at a second career, and life. Dr Orman begins: Simply too many horses come off the racetrack for the last time because of some injury they sustained… Continue reading Final Turn: Sound advice on retiring racehorses