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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Greyhounds Find Their Forever Homes During April Adoption Month

As a result of Greyhounds as Pets WA’s (GAP) adoption month this year 67 retired greyhound athletes found their new homes. April was marked Greyhound Adoption Month this year, with GAP encouraging people to become a greyhound’s next victory with discounted adoption fees from $350 to $75, and all dogs vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, and […]

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Applications for the Off the Track WA Event Sponsorship Now Open

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that applications for Off the Track WA (OTTWA) sponsorship is now open for equine events to be held from August 2021 and January 2022. Any equine events held in regional or metropolitan Western Australia that promote the participation of off the track thoroughbreds and standardbreds […]

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Greyhounds as Pets WA Announces Adoption Month

Greyhounds as Pets WA (GAP) is encouraging people to become a greyhound’s next victory by adopting a four-legged companion this April for just $75, as part of Greyhound Adoption Month. During the month of April, GAP will discount its adoption fee from $350 to $75, with all greyhounds vet checked, fully vaccinated, microchipped, sterilised, and […]

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RWWA’s Animal Welfare Manager Announced as Speaker for International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that its Animal Welfare Manager, Dr Anna Smet, will be a speaker for the 2021 International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) to be held as a series of four virtual webinars on 6, 13, 20, and 27 April 2021. IFAR announced its lineup […]

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RWWA’s Greyhounds as Pets Partners with Applied Vocational Training

Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA program and Applied Vocational Training (AVT) are partnering to facilitate a short-term intensive course in animal care and welfare. The nationally recognised course, ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies Intensive (Animal Care and Welfare), is provided by AVT who provide training for students seeking […]

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Off the Track WA and Equestrian WA Program Announced

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that it will continue its partnership with Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) for 2020/21, presenting a series of events across the State through its Off the Track WA program. The partnership, which commenced in 2019, saw more than 370 individual horse and rider combinations take part […]

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