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

2024 Levied industries Advisory Panel member recruitment

AgriFutures Australia is currently recruiting for positions across our Thoroughbred Horses, Honey Bee & Pollination, Ginger and Chicken Meat Advisory Panels.

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Man walking horse at sale
THOROUGHBRED HORSES / 07.12.23

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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THOROUGHBRED HORSES / 05.09.23

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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THOROUGHBRED HORSES / 11.07.23

2023 Les Young Scholarship applications now open

In honour of Les Young’s lifetime commitment to the thoroughbred and racing industry, AgriFutures Australia has announced the establishment of a new scholarship – the Les Young Scholarship.

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