Equine Welfare

As part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our horses in Australia, we established our Equine Welfare Program in November 2019.


Our Equine Welfare Program involves:

1. An ongoing tracking register of the whereabouts of each horse following it leaving OTI’s management, whether by sale or retirement. This will be done on a rolling 6 month basis.

2. Upon being moved from OTI’s management, a written agreement by each recipient of a horse to co-operate in the accurate maintenance of the register.

3. An ongoing commitment by OTI to employ an equine veterinarian to investigate any concerns that OTI may have regarding the care of each horse leaving OTI’s management.

4. Where appropriate, the payment of $2,000 to ensure the relocation of a horse no longer needed by its owners or in a condition that requires euthanizing under the supervision of equine veterinarians.

The costs associated with this policy will be borne by OTI, not individual partners who were involved in the ownership of the horse while under OTI’s management.

All horses within OTI’s Equine Welfare Program are also registered under Racing Victoria’s Full Circle Program, whereby OTI are enlisted as an ’emergency contact’, should assistance be required for a given horse.

The Process:

The horses involved:
Former racehorses currently part of our Equine Welfare Program are:

Horse NameCurrent Status
AchaeusContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Sale
AkatinoContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Rockhampton
AquiloContinues as racehorse under new ownership, New Zealand
ArtarmonShowhorse, Casterton
AtypicalNanny, Doreen
Au PairShowhorse, Evergreen Lodge
AzuroShowhorse, Invermay
Cake WalkerShowhorse, Barnawartha
CastertonNanny, Cootamundra
ChelkarPony, Ballarat
CondaminePony, Paradise
DarvinShowhorse, Camperdown
DauntlessContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Cowra
DorozaContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Cressy
Dusk FallsShowhorse, Nullawarre
FairlightShowhorse, Mount Gambier
Fastnet TempestShowhorse, Freshwater Creek
Gailo ChopLiving Legends Resident, Victoria
Gallic ChieftainShowhorse, Ballarat
Gregorian ChantContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Devonport
Grey LionPleasure horse, Ballarat
HakyPleasure horse, Gold Coast
Happy PharrellShowhorse, Seville
High BridgePony, Garvoc
HutchinsonShowhorse, Shory Park
Instant de RevePony, Goulburn
InstigatorContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Warrnambool
King of CamelotShowhorse, Kilmore
La ReconquistaBroodmare, Meredith Park
Le JugePony, Goulburn
LuniyarPony, Moorooduc
MantasticPony, Healesville
Master ZephyrWeaning and agistment partner, Maldon
Mighty QuinnPony, Gold Coast
MilestoneContinues as racehorse under new ownership, New Zealand
MiloniaContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Wangaratta
Miss CarboniContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Strathalbyn
Miss Chang'eBroodmare, Broadmarsh
Mr SatchmoShowhorse, Kempsey
My SwashbucklerTrail Riding Horse, Sofala
NassidioShowhorse, Wagga Wagga
Night's WatchPony, Stawell
Our InsiderContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Geraldton
PenshurstPony, Mapleton
PeronneContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Cobar
Plymouth RoadContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Sale
RomanesquePony, Bunkers Hill
SollevareContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Mornington
TamlandPony, Racing Hearts
Tigre RoyaleContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Adelaide Hills
TiifuBroodmare, Ellora Stud
Tom MelbourneLiving Legends resident, Victoria
TristanoShowhorse, Cockatoo
Urban LumberjackShowhorse, Lara
VelaContinues as racehorse under new ownership, Darwin

Early success stories:
Articles published as a part of OTI’s Equine Welfare Program, can be read below:

  • February 2022, Gailo Chop to head to Living Legends
  • November 2021, ‘Gailo Chop’s new life’, published by Racing.com
  • October 2021, OTI’s Equine Welfare Program feature within RV Off The Track
  • September 2021, an update on My Swashbuckler’s transition from racehorse to trail-riding horse in OTI’s Gazette
  • August 2021, Pharrell happy in his new environment
  • May 2021, a visit to High Bridge & the Lenehans
  • November 2020, a one-year reflection on our Equine Welfare Program
  • June 2020, a check-in on the progress of High Bridge, Fastnet Tempest, Instant de Reve, Master Zephyr & Tom Melbourne
  • April 2020, success stories stemming from the journey’s of Tristano, Condamine, Achaeus, Romanesque & High Bridge