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Community, Off The Track, Thoroughbred

It’s show time for spring racing

Saddle up with The Races WA to feel the thrill of being a jockey in a virtual horse racing experience at the Perth Royal Show. A giant six-metre-round digital racecourse will display virtual racing, allowing showgoers to join in by riding a hobby horse or running alongside the on-screen competitors. The adventurous can also mount […]

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Community, Industry, Off The Track

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 […]

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Off The Track

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 from eight horses in retraining, to […]

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Off The Track

Applications for 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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Off The Track

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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Industry, Off The Track

RWWA Presents Multi-purpose Racehorse Welfare Facility

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today unveiled its multi-purpose racehorse welfare facility, the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Estate, with the announcement that two of the first horses transitioning through its retraining program will be donated to HorsePower Australia. The Estate will be used to facilitate the retraining of retired racehorses through RWWA’s OTTWA […]

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Off The Track

RWWA Launches WA Horse Passport

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today launched the Off the Track WA (OTTWA) Passport, an initiative designed to assist in the tracking of retired thoroughbreds and standardbreds in the State. The passport, part of the commitments outlined in the WA Racehorse Welfare Plan announced in November 2019, will work to ascertain details of […]

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Industry, Off The Track

RWWA seeking re-trainers for Off the Track WA program

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today released a tender for the provision of re-trainers to assist its Off the Track WA Retraining Program, supporting with the assessment, education and training of retired racehorses. The Off the Track WA Retraining Program forms part of RWWA’s WA Racehorse Welfare Plan to further safeguard the wellbeing […]

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Off The Track

RWWA Launches Website Dedicated to Retired Racehorses

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 […]

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Off The Track

Off the Track WA and Equestrian WA Events and Clinics Announced

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) through its Off the Track WA program, to present a series of events across the State in 2020. The series, which covers both regional and metropolitan areas, will provide an opportunity for owners of retired […]

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Off The Track Horses bring joy to Collie

Off The Track Horses bring joy to Collie 30 May, 2019 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK HorsePower Collie has today officially accepted two Off The Track WA (OTTWA) racehorses to become part of their team as equine therapy horses. Sports Man, a standardbred, and Shilling a thoroughbred, were recognised early on in their […]

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Equine Athletes Impacting After Retirement

Equine Athletes Impacting After Retirement 9 July, 2018 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Living on a farm in her native New Zealand, horses were not alien to Jess Novak. However, since establishing Silverfern Equestrian in Oakford, Novak has discovered a new found appreciation for ex race horses. Such is her respect for these […]

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Superstar Nanny

Superstar Nanny 21 June, 2018 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Star Risca with his new family at Mungrup Stud. Star Risca foaled at Mungrup Stud in Narrikup, Mount Barker, and is by the sire Kenvain and out of the mare Rijinsky.  Branded with the notoriety of the famous lazy G O W, Star […]

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Retired racehorses on track with their new lives

Retired racehorses on track with their new lives 17 May, 2018 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Photo caption left to right: Taltarni Wevel Pyatt on Key Emblem, Isabelle Siegwart on Madam Tempete, show jumping instructor Les Bunning, Bonny Dunlop on Jeux Desprit and Monica Magalengo on Eivind. The first of the popular Off the Track (OTT) Education Clinics for 2018 […]

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Jockeys Give Show Jumping a Go

Jockeys Give Show Jumping a Go 3 April, 2017 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Some of WA racing’s most prominent jockeys will ride a cast of retired racehorses in a state-first show jumping competition later this month. The inaugural event, to be held by Off The Track at the State Equestrian Centre on […]

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Off The Track

On The Track And In The Park

On The Track And In The Park 16 December, 2016 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK For most event riders the warmer months mean it’s time to kick up their heels and turn their horses out, but for an elite group of horse and rider combinations the competition is only just heating up. The […]

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Off The Track

Sharon Joyce talks Off the Track and Greyhound welfare on Sports FM

Sharon Joyce talks Off the Track and Greyhound welfare on Sports FM 14 October, 2016 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Off the Track WA’s Equine Welfare Officer, Sharon Joyce co-hosted the Talking Horses program on Sports FM last Wednesday evening. Listen in to Sharon’s commentary for a good insight into RWWA’s commitment to animal welfare of […]

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Off The Track

Off The Track Starts Educational School Visits

Off The Track Starts Educational School Visits 31 August, 2016 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK   In conjunction with The Melbourne Cup Tour, the first of the Off the Track Educational School visits debuted on Wednesday 10th August 2016 at Alkimos Primary School and proved extremely popular among students, parents, teachers and the […]

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Off the Track & Melbourne Cup Tour to visit Local Primary School

Off the Track & Melbourne Cup Tour to visit Local Primary School 4 August, 2016 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) Off the Track program, in conjunction with the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, will pay a visit to the Alkimos Primary School, on Wednesday […]

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Sonja Johnson tracks her path to Rio

Sonja Johnson tracks her path to Rio 28 April, 2016 Off The Track O OFF THE TRACK Western Australian retired thoroughbred racehorse Bullionaire has taken giant strides to be on the verge of Australian selection at the Rio Olympics later this year. Bullionaire and his Albany rider, Sonja Johnson’s, bid for selection in the Australian […]

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