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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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Dogs like Pepper bring flavour to Linda’s life

Ask greyhound trainer Linda Britton about the standout animals in her life and she doesn’t mention her greatest champion but one with a big personality who loved attention. The renowned trainer’s most famous greyhound is Paradise Street, who won the Group 2 National Distance Championship at Cannington in 1998 and remained WA’s only winner in […]

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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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Animal welfare central to review of State’s greyhound racetracks

The State’s three greyhound tracks are being upgraded to ensure they deliver the best levels of care for racing greyhounds following a review by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As part of its commitment to provide the highest animal welfare standards, Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) commissioned the UTS review, to assess the […]

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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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How the boy who didn’t have a dog became a top trainer

There were no pets in Paul Stuart’s home as a kid but he always wanted a dog. Now he always has at least a dozen as a leading greyhound breeder, trainer and owner. At 16, Paul got his chance to spend time with animals through the work experience program at school. “I used to watch […]

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New rule for retirement and rehoming of racehorses

A new rule of racing is now in effect to support racehorses in retiring from their track careers to new homes. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) aims for all healthy and behaviourally sound thoroughbred and standardbred horses to retire to second careers as pleasure or performance horses. To help achieve this, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Power to Transform the Lives of Humans and Horses

Competitors at the 2021 Community TAB HorsePower Australia Winter Family Fun Day held on Friday 9 July, showed there can be surprisingly little difference between a racehorse and a therapy horse. Held at HorsePower’s Collie centre, few people watching Little Red and Kenny gently carry riders of various abilities through the fun day activities would […]

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RWWA’s Off the Track WA Retraining Program Expands

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Retraining Program is set to increase its capacity for the retraining and rehoming of the State’s retired racehorses by 50 per cent. The OTTWA Retraining Program was first launched as a pilot in September 2020 and following its success RWWA has expanded the program […]

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