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 - the true heroes of the racing industry have always been of the equine variety.
Horses are the centrepiece of our industry, and Racing Victoria is committed to ensuring that they’re afforded appropriate care and attention during and after their racing life.
“It’s not just about horse racing. A lot of people think that behind the scenes, all we care about is racing which is totally wrong. We actually love the horses, which is why we do what we do.” – Sarah Ashworth, Greg Eurell Racing.
There are approximately 600 breeds of horse around the world, with the thoroughbred amongst the most popular.
Here are the top eight fun facts on thoroughbred horses. Who knows, one of them may come up at your next pub quiz