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The health and wellbeing of all thoroughbreds is, and has always been, at the heart of our culture at the VRC. Our love and respect for horses has fuelled our involvement in the sport of horseracing and will continue to drive our future actions.

We are, all of us, the champions for happy, healthy, thoroughbreds, and we are proud to share these stories with you. 

Emma Booth: Journey of determination

Emma Booth: Journey of determination

Success in elite sport is often marked by the athlete’s grit and resilience. Paralympian Emma Booth knows this well, and is using everything she has to get to the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.

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FACILITIES & PRACTICES

Equine Welfare Measures

A horse’s journey doesn’t end at the finish line after a race; it continues with a series of rituals designed to ensure their wellbeing and recovery. 

FACILITIES & PRACTICES

Care on course

The Racing Victoria veterinary services team is committed to protecting equine welfare and maintaining the integrity of the sport. Each race day, General Manager of Veterinary Services Grace Forbes and her dedicated team care for the health and welfare of the equine athletes.

VETERINARY & RESEARCH

Beach benefits

From city lights to sandy beaches... dual training facilities are now becoming more common for many trainers, as they seek to offer their horses more variety in their care. 

VETERINARY & RESEARCH

Straight from the horses mouth

Mark Burnell explains why dental health is just as important for horses as it is for humans. Network 10 catches up with the equine dental technician at work.

Equine welfare always has and always will be paramount to the VRC. The safety of the horses, along with all racing participants and racegoers, is our absolute number one priority.

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