The “Tasracing off the Track” program is designed to promote the welfare of retired racehorses by encouraging those involved in horse sports to consider a retired racehorse, and to recognise and reward existing owners of retired Tasmanian racehorses for their achievements beyond racing.
Thoroughbreds are a highly sought after breed for equestrian disciplines not only because of their striking presence but also for their versatility and character.
Many retired racehorses in Tasmania have successfully transitioned into careers in hacking, show jumping, polo, dressage, eventing and as pony club all-rounders.
Tasracing’s OTT program recognises the achievement of this transition into a new career and supports a number of equestrian programs that demonstrate the versatility of retired racehorses. Throughout the year, Tasracing OTT provides awards to retired racehorses and their new owners who have gone on to achieve great things in other sports.
If you are involved in organised horse sports where there are retired racehorses participating and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.
Information about Off the Track activities can be found here.
For further information contact Tasracing Off the Track at firstname.lastname@example.org