Team Thoroughbred NSW is Racing NSW’s equine welfare and rehoming division. Its main function is to provide a safety net for Thoroughbreds predominantly domiciled in NSW to guarantee they have a quality home to go to when they retire from racing or are deemed unsuitable for the track. Team Thoroughbred NSW also finds new careers for these horses, promotes the success of the breed in other pursuits and offers a wide range of support and services to ensure welfare needs are met.
Grand Zulu (Grand Lodge x Bravo Zulu) enjoyed a glittering career as a racehorse, earning $1,861,547 in prizemoney, but even more impressive is what he has achieved off the track in the years since.
Thrill Ofthe Skill was bred for a life on the racetrack. Instead, the now 7yo mare is showing her versatility off it. Since being adopted by Diane Hickey, she has become an important part of 7th Light Horse Gundagai Troop and this month completed her greatest challenge so far – a 130km trek.
Line Up Girls ran his last race a little over 12 months ago and retired at Team Thoroughbred NSW’s Oxley Island facility. He was adopted by local counsellor and mental health advocate Heather Cambridge and is already helping children become the best version of themselves.
On Boxing Day, Byzantium galloped to victory at Wellington for Central Districts Trainer, Bob Howe. On 14th January he won again. In between, he was trotting gracefully around the show ring at the Thoroughbred Spring Fair under the guidance of Bob’s teenage daughter, Brooke.
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