Thoroughbred Horses

The thoroughbred breeding industry in Australia is responsible for generating more than $1.16 billion to the Australian economy and is the second largest in the world. AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program invests in high-impact RD&E that improves the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the Australian thoroughbred industry.

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Thoroughbred Horses

Passion for performance horses has aspiring vet on the right track

The opportunity to work with elite equine athletes the driving force behind Ella’s decision to apply for a Horizon Scholarship. Sponsored by the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program, 2023 AgriFutures Horizon Scholar Ella Fleming says she is looking forward to working with elite equine athletes and learning about equine reproduction.

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2024 Les Young Scholarship now open unveiling golden opportunities for aspiring thoroughbred industry leaders

If you’re looking to develop your skills in the thoroughbred industry, then the unique experience offered through the Les Young Scholarship might be for you. Applications for the 2024 Scholarship are now open.

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New research into the impact of radiographic lesions to help the thoroughbred industry

New research focused on Australian thoroughbreds is now available to help understand the impact of a range of lesions on a yearling’s potential racing performance.

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AgriFutures Fast Track Program: A career where no day (or horse) is the same for Audrey Keck

Two years after finishing school, Audrey was working as a barista and looking for career options outside of the 9-to-5 grind when she came across the Fast Track program on Facebook which sparked her interest.

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