Animal welfare law reform could rein in horse owners’ rights

The Victoria State Government has been accused of commercial sidestepping the consultation proposed changes to animal laws that could see licenses brought in for horse events and horse activity. Animal Care Australia (ACA) horses and livestock representative Karri Nadazdy said as a major stakeholder, ACA responded to the ‘Plan for Victoria’s new animal care and … Read more

Licences for horse activity and events on the cards in Victoria

Licenses for any professional horse activity and events in Victoria could be brought under proposed new animal welfare laws. The proposal has been outlined in a plan developed as part of the reform process for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and states that anyone ‘showing and exhibiting animals for a commercial purpose’ … Read more

Horses to benefit as Victoria plans update of animal welfare laws

Licenses for any professional horse activity and events in Victoria could be brought under proposed new animal welfare laws. The proposal has been outlined in a plan developed as part of the reform process for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and states that anyone ‘showing and exhibiting animals for a commercial purpose’ … Read more

Tony Sears laughs off jumpout demolition chatter about gun colt Steady Ready

Boom colt Steady Ready had his colors lowered as a hot favorite in his second start during the winter, but trainer Tony Sears says punters can expect a different horse this time around as he returns for a brief spring campaign at Doomben on Saturday. The Toowoomba-trained speedster turned heads on debut, winning by almost … Read more

Kyle Wilson-Taylor and Angela Jones are competitive jockeys but partners off the track

They say opposites attract and there are few better examples than Kyle Wilson-Taylor and Angela Jones. Both are supremely talented young apprentice jockeys – Wilson-Taylor will be crowned champion Brisbane apprentice this season. There is a high likelihood that Jones will keep the champion apprentice title in the household next season – the country girl … Read more

Charleville racetrack unusable despite state government Country Racing Program grant

Almost $1 million in taxpayers’ money has been wasted on upgrades to an outback Queensland racetrack that remains unusable. Key points: Rain showed flaws in upgrade work as it damaged the track before the first race back could be held The track has now fallen into disrepair It is not expected to be ready for … Read more

80-1 shot Rich Strike wins Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike won the 148th Kentucky Derby.Image: Getty Images Rich Strike wasn’t in the Kentucky Derby field when head trainer Eric Reid woke up Friday morning. After a late scratch to Ethereal Road, a spot opened up for a 21st horse in the 20-thoroughbred field. And one of the longest shots in the field at … Read more