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Horse racing is a lifestyle Taylor-ed for Lochie

The Taylors are well known in racing circles and have long been a horse family.  Lochie Taylor is the third generation of his clan to choose a life with horses and he’s proud of the tradition started by his grandparents Lois and Mick Taylor.  Three generations still join in the chores at the family property in Bullsbrook, including Lochie’s trainer dad Jim Taylor, his TV racing personality sister Brittany and grandmother Lois, who holds a special place in racing […]

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Retired racing animals are a life’s work for Mara

Work and leisure are two different things for most people but for Mara Coombes life merges with livelihood. At work, she is Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Off the Track WA Marketing Coordinator, supporting racehorses in finding new homes and purpose when they retire. At home, her family includes an off the track thoroughbred, an […]

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Racehorse Phoebe changes track to find her place in life

When Phoebe retires as a clerk horse for harness racing, Tamara Markham will lose her most trusted colleague. Together, Tamara and Phoebe learned their clerk of the course duties 14 years ago and they’ve been taking care of each other and the horses and drivers at racetracks across the state ever since. But as Phoebe […]

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New glory for star racehorse Man Booker off the track

Elite racehorse Man Booker is beginning a second career as a show horse with a rider who was delighted to give him a new home when he retired. Together, he and new partner Indianna Weinert have been working on their skills and a recent coaching clinic on the first anniversary of the Off the Track […]

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