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Horses Birthday Celebrations

Horses’ Birthday Celebrations

To celebrate the Horses’ Birthday Racing Victoria’s Off the Track program is today throwing an equine party at Geelong Racecourse for more than 50 retired racehorses including Subzero the gallant grey who won the 1992 Melbourne Cup.August 1st marks the standardised birthday for all horses born in the southern hemisphere. The date is used to standardise the thoroughbred racing industry which uses it to put horses in their age grades for races. The birthday celebrations will feature a variety of equine information sessions plus a range of activities including: blood readings X-rays physical assessments for soundness farrier services dental services nutritional advice Off the Track re-training tips and saddle fitting advice.Established in 2012 the Off the Track program aims to facilitate and encourage the placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses into second careers.The event will be supported by Tabcorp and broadcast live on Michael Felgate’s Racing Pulse show on RSN.

  • WHAT Horses’ Birthday Celebrations
  • WHEN Today 1st August 2017 from 10am (formalities start at 10.30am)
  • WHERE Geelong Racecourse 99 Breakwater Road Breakwater VIC 3219
  • WHO Up to 50 retired racehorses including 1992  Melbourne Cup winner Subzero and the former Bart Cummings-trained stars Precedence a four-time runner in the Melbourne Cup and Sirmione the 2008 Australian Cup winner. Don Scott former Hawthorn champion and Off the Track spokesman. Terry Bailey Racing Victoria’s Chairman of Stewards. Ruby and Lucy Brownless Geelong Cup ambassadors.
  • VISION OPPORTUNITIES The Brownless sister Ruby and Lucy will help Subzero and Precedence blow out the candles on their large carrot cake.

Throughout the morning retired racehorses will be receiving a range of treatments from a variety of equine experts. Interview opportunities with Don Scott Terry Bailey and leading equine specialists. 

Media Contact: Paul Symes – Racing Victoria Media and PR Co-ordinator
M: 0478 771 868 P: (03) 9258 4261 


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