A love for the horse is something that emanates deep within all participants of the thoroughbred racing industry. From Phar Lap to Carbine, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar – racing’s true heroes have always been horses.
They are the centrepiece of our industry, and Racing Victoria is committed to ensuring that they’re afforded appropriate care and attention before, during and after their careers on the racetrack.
Racing Victoria’s vision is to be a leader in equine welfare and build a racing culture in which the safety and welfare of the racehorse is paramount to all participants and owners.
Racing Victoria is implementing an Equine Welfare Strategic Plan following an extensive consultation process with industry stakeholders and external experts to best understand and address the key issues relating to equine welfare.
Equine welfare best practice is an evolving journey, and this strategy builds on the work of those in racing over the past decade and beyond. The strategy will serve to guide us into the future, setting clear priorities and objectives.