The welfare of our racehorses is at the forefront all decisions and RWWA is committed to ensuring that all registered Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds receive the appropriate level of care.
The Australian racing industry has many rules and policies in place that ensure the welfare of our racehorses are maintained in all stages of their racing career, including:
Ensuring that the industry is compliant with the rules of racing ensures the long-term sustainability of the racing industry.
Furthermore, not only are racehorses closely monitored and examined on race days, but RWWA’s Stewards also regularly visit licensed breeder’s and trainer’s premises to ensure that they are maintaining the highest level of care for the horses at all times. RWWA Stewards are authorised to at any time enter the premises occupied by or under the control of a licensed person or any premises where Standardbred or Thoroughbred horses are kept, trained or raced. This ensures that the welfare of the horses is able to be constantly monitored.
Breeding horses is a specialised activity, requiring extensive knowledge about the breed of horse itself and the different components of breeding, from inception right the way through until the weaning and early education stages.anc_LinkCol1
The educating stage of a horse’s racing career is extremely important. When educating a horse, the aim is to develop a trusting relationship where the person and the horse have a mutual respect for one another.anc_LinkCol2