Thoroughbreds are Go Returns to Sky on Monday Night

Media Release - Sunday September 27

Monday night sees the return of Australia’s only thoroughbred re-homing and re-training program, Thoroughbreds Are Go at 7.30pm on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

The series aims to assist racing’s owners and breeders know the best ways to find a new home for their thoroughbred away from racing.

It also encourages the equestrian world to take on this fabulous, athletic breed and gives advice on the best care to give them in their new homes.

Monday’s first episode of Series 2 includes a beautiful and inspiring story on the Riding For Disabled organisation at Richmond on the outskirts of Sydney and how the thoroughbred's sensitivity makes it the perfect horse for the job. 

Thoroughbreds are Go visited thoroughbreds involved with RDA at Richmond.

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The other feature focusses on Godolphin’s Lifetime Care and how the early handling of thoroughbred foals, bred to be racehorses, gives them the best chance of being a productive and willing horse in a variety of disciplines for the whole of their lives.

 

John Sunderland explains the Godolphin Lifetime Care program.

A new segment, “The Thoroughbred Guru” contains training tips for off track thoroughbreds from one of Australia’s leading thoroughbred re-trainers, Scott Brodie.

And Arrowfield Stud’s Strapper’s Stories features Elaine Robl, wife of trainer Peter Robl, and a long-time stable worker and Jade Crusader, now a successful three-day eventer with their daughter Hayley.

Future stories focus on the rehabilitation of thoroughbreds with tendon injuries, caring for mares in their 20’s and 30’s at Segenhoe Stud, the thoroughbreds used by Lindy Maurice’s Thoroughbred Industry Careers to train new track-riders and jockeys, Vinery Stud’s care for their home-bred geldings,  leading trainer Chris Waller and his passion for finding new homes for thoroughbreds he trains and prolific owner and breeder, Kingstar Farm’s Matthew Sandblom, and his thoughts on rehoming thoroughbreds in Australia.

Those stories and more make Thoroughbreds Are Go appeal to both the racing and breeding world and the equestrian fan alike as we show the magnificent contribution thoroughbreds make to our lives both on and off the racetrack.

 

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