Thoroughbred Racehorses To Be Given A New Retirement Home

Thoroughbred Racehorses To Be Given A New Retirement Home

New South Wales Minister for Racing Paul Toole

Home For Retired Racehorses Welcomed

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales (NSW) Government has welcomed the purchase of an equestrian property by Racing NSW to care for retired racehorses, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.

“This new facility will ensure thoroughbred horses continue to receive the best of care after they’ve retired from the racetrack.” Mr. Toole said.

Racing NSW today announced it has acquired the Bandanora property, north of Lithgow.


“As the Member for Bathurst, I’m particularly pleased that Racing NSW has chosen Bandanora for this facility.” Mr. Toole said.

“It’s a win for regional NSW and particularly the Central West.”

New South Wales Government is supporting racing through tax parity reforms that drive competition with other states, encourage investment and support jobs growth. Last year, Racing NSW established the Horse Welfare Fund through a 1 % levy on all prizemoney paid in NSW.

“This means that all NSW thoroughbred horses are cared for after racing as well as those thoroughbreds that never made it to the race track.”

New facility at Bandanora builds on the work Racing NSW is already doing through the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program.

“This year will also see the first running of The Everest, the world’s richest race on turf. This is another vote of confidence in racing by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club.” Mr. Toole said.