Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Off the Track WA website to assist in the transition of retired racehorses to equestrian and pleasure pursuits.
The website, www.offthetrackwa.com.au, forms part of a series of commitments presented in RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the welfare of its racehorses.
The website’s key functions include:
- Marketplace: A buy and sell function providing the racing industry and equestrian community with a dedicated platform to buy and sell retired thoroughbred and standardbred racehorses.
- Information: Educational material by industry experts providing advice and guidance on how to care for a retired racehorse, as well as tips for training an off the track horse.
- Clinics and Events: Ongoing list of all Off the Track WA clinics and events run by RWWA in partnership with Equestrian Western Australia (EWA), as well as clinics and events sponsored by the program.
- Re-trainers: A list of all acknowledged re-trainers in WA that can assist in re-training retired horses.
- Sponsorships: Information on how to apply for sponsorships from RWWA’s Off the Track WA program.
RWWA General Manager Racing Charlotte Mills said that since the announcement of the Welfare Plan in November 2019, RWWA has been diligent in planning and implementing a number of the commitments, including increased investments to its Off the Track WA program.
“Having a dedicated Off the Track WA website will provide further support to the racing industry, making it easier for them to find a new home for their retired racehorses,” Ms Mills said.
“The website will also benefit those who are looking to purchase an off the track horse, and those who already own one, acting as a one-stop-shop for finding recognised re-trainers, information about upcoming clinics and events, as well as educational material to support with the transition.”