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Nice to see another one off to a god home.

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Did anyone see the OTTTBs show jumping at Equitana ?  Goldtown was there with his lady, Rachelle Lovett, who said he came off the track sound and is doing a great job.
Kate beadle has Flying Maverick, from Mick Price, and he is doing well .
A short piece of vid on the equitana page.
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Remember Sirmione, who won a McKinnon, trained by Bart and ridden by Peter Mertens ?  We were there that year and my OH came home with his pockets bulging with money.
Sirmione competed in this years Garryowen at Royal Melbourne Show.  He wasnt in the first 3 but he did alright.  More than half the entrants were OTTTBs, and the first 3 were by Zabeel, Faltaat and Encosta.
My "showy" friend says they all want Encostas.
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I see Bart,s old warrior, Precedence, appeared in the led classes at the Canberra Royal Show , and looked a million dollars. 
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Lyndal Yelavich is with Amanda Nemaric and 3 others at Emadilo Equestrian.

Sometimes special horses and people come into our lives.
This is one of those times🎉

Roman Fizz has arrived from the Griffiths Training stables and we are hugely thankful to all the connections that have entrusted us with this special boy’s future. From the moment I said we would be delighted to take him on board, his owners and trainer have reached out to ensure he gets the very best of care and hopefully finds his feet as a successful Eventing horse of the future. Proof once again that thoroughbred Racing is filled with people that adore their horses, sometimes, well actually in my experience, ALWAYS, above the sport itself.

We look very forward to working with this kind, handsome young thoroughbred, with the support of this squad, he’s bound to go far! 🐎🤞💪👌
Special thanks to Crystal Conning for making sure he found his way to us 😘

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Read an interesting little story about a horse called Caymans.  He was a G2 winner of the 2008 Sandown Guineas.  Goldolphin owned and Snowden trained gelding who went on to race in Britain and Dubai.
He is now pushing 13 and has only one eye, due to an infection.
Moved on as part of Godolphin,s rehoming program he went into the care of Martin Whitley at Dartmoor Hawking, which is one of Britain,s few private falconry centres, and is now a falconer,s mount.
They said his missing eye doesnt prevent him doing his job, and he is good as gold.
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Hmmm, that wont connect for me.  Not sure why.  Would be interested to watch it tho.
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Thanks Gay, and also Phillip.
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Originally posted by Gay3 Gay3 wrote:


How good it that !




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Quite amazing how that horse never turns a hair at the lure and the bird with wings flapping and bells jangling, isnt it ?  A t least I thought it was , just reading about him, but actually seeing him !  Amazing !
So much for a couple of dressage queens I know who think all OTTTBs are nutters.  Cant wait to show them that !!LOL
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Sorry AA, now that I check it it didn't work for me either, but thankfully Gay came to our rescue :-)
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Last time I was in England had a sort of argument about the merits of thoroughbreds against whatever that breed is that they ride at the olympics.  She said thoroughbreds are mad.  I said she needed to check out aussi thoroughbreds as alot aren't that way.  Some are so laid back they fall asleep even at the track.  You have alot of people thinking thoroughbreds are only good on the track and too hotheaded for anything else.
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I was of the opinion police horses were retired r/horse, they Do have to put up with plenty of bullshyte imo.
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Originally posted by furious furious wrote:

Last time I was in England had a sort of argument about the merits of thoroughbreds against whatever that breed is that they ride at the olympics.  She said thoroughbreds are mad.  I said she needed to check out aussi thoroughbreds as alot aren't that way.  Some are so laid back they fall asleep even at the track.  You have alot of people thinking thoroughbreds are only good on the track and too hotheaded for anything else.  

That highlighted opinion is pretty well nonsense Furious, as you'd well know.

We sold one into performance and he was a well decorated Champion, led and ridden, at numerous shows including Sydney Easter.  Robbie Griffiths does his best to home retirees, and each of the three we had recent shares in were been snapped up by people in the pleasure/performance field.



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There are a lot of ex race horses as police horses ,  here in NSW anyway. 
For some reason some of the dressage brigade think only dumb bloods can do that stuff  ?   
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I was of the opinion police horses were retired r/horse, they Do have to put up with plenty of bullshyte imo.

We donated one of ours to VIC Police.....he had run 4th in the Doomben Cup, he was real Gentleman, a pleasure to have known. He was highly intelligent, many year later we were walking along Cronulla beach just after to riots, we saw a few mounties......I mentioned to the Copper most senior that our bloke had gone to the Mounties....we told him his brand and his name.......amazingly he told us he ended up in Canberra, mentoring the newbies, he was a legend in the Force and they had given him a rank....My missus choked up, we knew he would make it......he sure did......Go Ata.
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A friend here who does jumping tells me she has had 3 EDLs OTT and they can all jump like jack rabbits.  She says the best jumpers she has ever had.
I often check the brands on police horses when I see them,,,often if you have a chat they can tell you what its race name was.  Its interesting.
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Anyone watching jump off ??
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Show Horse Victoria - EV is with Lee Purchase.
2 hrs ·

Equitana Off the Track Show Horse Championships 2018
Equestrian Victoria were proud to partner with Racing Victoria’s OTT Program to host the Ridden Championship.

Judges Sally Watkins, Lee Purchase and Gary Beaton officiated and awarded:

Champion:
Show Name: Reverly RP
Race Name: Tartan Warrior
Owned by: Leesa Anderson
Ridden by: Ali Berwick
Prize: Trophy, Trophy Rug, Sara Love Garland, $500, OTT Prize Pack and Rosette.

Reserve Champion:
Show Name: WBH Entourage
Race Name: Rolling Paradise
Owned by: Warren Coyle, Howard Morris and Briony Randle
Ridden by: Briony Randle
Prize: OTT Prize Pack, Rosette & $300

Third:
Show Name: DP Amazing
Race Name: Chesta Pinition
Owned by: Michelle Paynter
Ridden by: Michelle Paynter
Prize: OTT Prize Pack, Rosette & $200

Fourth:
Show Name: SLM Mercedes
Race Name: Crosswind
Owned by: Catherine Neil
Ridden by: Catherine Neil
Prize: OTT Prize Pack & Rosette

Fifth:
Show Name: Precedence
Race Name: Precedence
Owned by: Fiona McIntyre
Ridden by: Fiona McIntyre
Prize: OTT Prize Pack & Rosette

Sixth:
Show Name: New Orleans
Race Name: Brother Aiden
Owned by: Peta Plozza
Ridden by: Peta Plozza
Prize: OTT Prize Pack & Rosette

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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Anyone watching jump off ??


Still have 3 recorded to watch LOL

6 part series

https://www.racing.com/shows/jump-off
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RIP recently in  his forever home.
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Waller Sponsored Thoroughbred Sport Horse Classes
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 8
Australia's most successful trainer Chris Waller was in hot form last weekend winning all four Group I races in Australia with Kolding, Funstar, Come Play With Me and Kings Will Dream and he was also doing his part for thoroughbreds post racing as a sponsor of the latest round of Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association classes at the Glen Innes Spring Showjumping Weekend.

Liberty Shopper with Emily Patterson wins the G1 final

Liberty Shopper with Emily Patterson wins the G1 final

Thoroughbred Sport Horses classes are proving a popular addition to the program at our major jumping shows bringing additional interest to the sport of showjumping and providing retired racehorses with another avenue in which to showcase their talents.

TSHA are looking for sponsorship on thoroughbred classes going forward at the events listed below, so interested studs and race clubs can contact Krissy Harris, krissyharris@outlook.com or ph: 0459 168 782 to support this highly worthwhile venture.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS NEW SOUTH WALES 2019/2020
DATE: SHOW: CATEGORY: LOCATION:
2 – 3rd Nov HVSJC Champs Branxton
23rd – 24th Nov Stonewall Showjumping Mangrove Mountain
30th – 1st Dec Sydney JC Champs Clarendon
5th – 9th Dec Summer Classic NSWSJC SIEC arena – Horsley Park

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London Fog landed his moniker courtesy of his owners as they thought 'he'd never lift'.

In his racing career for firstly Jamie Edwards and then later Symon Wilde, London Fog gave his all in 42 races, winning five times and earning connections more than $220,000 in prizemoney.

And after giving his all on the track, London Fog might have spent his retirement lounging in a paddock, being a hack for a young rider or competing in Off The Track events.

Instead, four days after his final race last June, London Fog tested at the Victoria Police Mounted Branch's stables at Attwood, where he passed the initial entrance exam and began his new life as a police horse.

Now with senior trainer Eleshia Ajana as his constant companion, London Fog is well on his way to becoming a fully-fledged member of the force.

"He's in his training phase and he's working his way up to be a troop horse at the mounted branch," Ajani said.

"He came in pretty much straight off the track and his flat work's coming along really well, he's been out doing patrol work in medium-level areas with traffic, trams and buses and so far he's doing really well.

"The training process, it can be from anywhere from six months to 12 months to get them from arrival stage to full-troop horse status, which means that they're fully operational and able to attend any of our jobs.

"Core duties at the mounted branch is what we call 'public order management', that's all of our protests, our crowd control sort of movements. One horse is worth about 10 members, so that's the advantage of having the horses.

"We also do patrols through high-crime locations, we do searches for missing people rural and urban and we do ceremonial jobs such the Governor General escort on (Melbourne) Cup Day."

London Fog might have fallen short of making the field for the Melbourne Cup in his racetrack career, but there's every chance you'll see him bowling along up the Flemington straight in his new role.
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11 different business names in the last 5 years but finally being sued for selling OTTBs as 'bombproof' learner/beginners to unsuspecting buyers.
She isn't the only one but at least the Project will have raeched a large enough audience to spread awareness when buying any type of horse, to ensure suitability for purpose as far as is possible. Money back guarantee was part of her terms & we're referrining to multi $Ks horses.
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Oh dear.   There are so many good people out there doing their best to rehome OTTTBs, and then this disgusting woman comes along and undoes so much good work others have done.
She needs to be held responsible and get some sort of punishment for what she is doing.

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What a superb transition from sprinter to endurance horse Clap

Baribo: Owned by one of Our Off The Track NSW Inc Members Jolene Cole. This story is a good incentive for all Thoroughbred owners that may want to become interested in social smaller rides to start off, with ERANSW to see if this sport interests you & your TB.
Baribo's first race was a Group 3 Sprint race at Flemington, ridden by Hugh Bowman. He has proven to be an incredible Stayer in this sport, not a sprinter. This accomplishment has never ever been achieved by a Thoroughbred before.
Written By Jolene Cole:
If people ever tell you that a Thoroughbred is not going to suit Endurance riding because it is not an Arabian, ex race horse “Baribo” proves that the Thoroughbred is the most versatile breed of them all. This has been confirmed & Proven by the 2019 Tom Quilty Endurance Ride Heavyweight Division winner/owner/rider, Jolene Cole riding Baribo & also by Baribo winning Line honours medium weight last weekend ridden by Liz Moir at the State Championships. This has never been achieved before. Ever! So as mentioned above, don't allow people to tell you that a Thoroughbred is not suited to Endurance.
Endurance as the name implies, is all about long term aerobic work and for the famous 160k Tom Quilty there is a lot of it. Arabians are good at Endurance because they have a greater amount of Slow Twitch muscle fibers, which are said to be fatigue resistant. Slow Twitch fibers suit long term submaximal intensity aerobic exercise and Fast Twitch muscle fibers suit short term, high intensity anaerobic exercise. All horses have both Slow and Fast Twitch fibers and Thoroughbreds that have been bred over the centuries to run fast have 80%-90% Fast Twitch, whereas Arabians have 75% Fast Twitch. The Arabians have a greater percentage of Slow Twitch which makes them good at Endurance. But think for a minute where Thoroughbreds came from.
The Byerley Turk, the Godolphin Barb and the Darley Arabian, were the founding fathers of all the Thoroughbreds we have today. The Byerley Turk apparently, a bigger and longer horse than what we think of as Arabians has a higher percentage of blood in the modern Thoroughbred than the other two. Byerley Turk mares founded the Thoroughbred Family 1 which counts English Champion Frankel amongst its members. On the sire line in modern times, My Babu is a male descendent, and Baribo has My Babu on the dam line of both sire and dam.
“I have a lot of Endurance horses” Jolene says, “and from the very first time I sat on Baribo, I knew, that he was the best horse in terms of cardio vascular performance that I had ever ridden previously. The heart rate isn’t as good as our best Arabs, but it is very good and certainly good enough to race at the top level”.
Baribo was foaled in 2007 and is by King of Prussia that stands at the Greta West Stud in Northern Victoria. King of Prussia goes back to Northern Dancer on his sire line and his dam sire is Centaine by Century by Better Boy, by My Babu. Baribo’s dam is by Runyon by Sandler’s Wells by Northern Dancer and she is out of the mare, Viva Savans that goes back to My Babu via her sire, Lord Seymour. Plenty of successful relatives there to give the owners hope, but Baribo only had three starts with no placings, picking up a total of $500 in attendance fees.
Jolene states that she bought Baribo at Camden Sales in 2014. “He wasn’t in good condition, in fact he was quite poor. Jolene goes on to say that she has always been taught to pick a horse by its eye first. He just put his head over the rails and looked at me, I said I’ve got to have this horse. I didn’t know he was a Thoroughbred, & I also had no idea what his breeding was. I just thought he would be a good lead pony for my breakers and why not give him a go? He was rising seven when I purchased him, he has recently turned 13. When I got him home, I looked up his brands, I discovered his breeding and race information from his brands. Apparently he trialed well, but raced poorly. I think being such a young horse at the time, he was probably shin-sore or foot sore or similar to that.
At home he showed me that he had such a good temperament and was quiet enough for me to do what I wanted to do, which was lead breakers from him. I would ride him leading Arabians and take him out for ten kilometers. He did it easier than any of the horses we took with him. I considered this to be amazing, so we just kept going. Let’s take him to an endurance ride for fun I thought, because he is such a nice horse to ride. His heart rate was really good, and he always went calmly, you could just go again and again. I think too, his naturally calm temperament also helped with his heart rate and recovery.
“The Quilty last year was his first completion of a 160k ride, we had tried before, but we always had a few issues with his feet. We have had to manage that over the years, and because of the way we managed his feet, he has improved a lot. Last year was the first year that he had not been foot sore in a ride. He had a really good slow preparation and we finally have his feet right. The issue was that he would either pull a shoe or would go sore due to having ongoing hoof issues.
He is definitely harder to manage than an Arab soundness wise. He is a much bigger horse, standing at 16.1hh you have to have his feet perfect, you cannot take any short cuts, but he is worth it. The Arabs hit the ground lighter, they have flatter muscles and they tolerate the heat much better. He is very much a staying type of Thoroughbred even though he raced as a sprinter. We don’t do any fast work with him and for four years he has had long, slow aerobic conditioning. I believe that if you take the time and condition the muscles, you are going to change the fibers a lot. If you stay in that aerobic 160 heart beats per minute, the horse is going to recover better.
Going in to the Quilty, I thought there were ten horses that could beat us easily. I also thought, let’s just get a buckle for completion and then let’s try for top five. It was a challenge for me to win the Quilty on a horse that was not Chip Chase Sadaqa bred, because we have a number of them. My late father Peter Cole won the 1983 Quilty on Sadaqa, renowned world wide as probably the best Endurance stallion of all time. But Baribo is just as special. The Tom Quilty that I won last year, was held at Matthew Sample’s Sterling’s Crossing Endurance Club at Imbil in Queensland and it was a hard Quilty too.
“We won the Heavyweight section and it was absolutely amazing. I am 6’2” and that’s why I love Baribo so much, he carries me with ease. International buyers have been keen to take him for some time. They don’t care that he is not an Arabian, they just know he is a good horse and that is what they are after, but he will never leave me. After his State Championship overall win & the fact that it's the first time ever in history for an off the track Thoroughbred to win at this level, we now have big plans to try & qualify him for an Australian team position for a future overseas race to show the world what this versatile breed can achieve.
“People need to know what they can do with their Thoroughbreds, it's not just hacking, eventing and Show jumping, they are an amazing versatile and adaptable breed. Baribo who is now 13 years old, is only just getting good at the toughest game in horse sports. I believe he has years of competition ahead of him and if I had the money I would take him overseas to a World Championship, I believe 100% that he is that good”. Never say that a Thoroughbred can’t do something.
For those that don’t know, an endurance ride is a timed test against the clock of an individual horse/rider team’s ability to traverse a marked, measured cross country trail over some very tough terrain and conditions. To complete is to win. Welfare of the horse is paramount in this sport, and all horses entered must pass a pre-ride examination at the ride site by a licensed veterinarian before they are allowed to start the ride. Horses must also pass additional mandatory vet examinations at specific check-points during the ride, and a final vet check after the ride. Any horse showing lameness or failure to meet
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