Go Racing horses enjoy their retirement in a variety of ways. We always like to keep in touch with old friends and what they are getting up to in their post racing years.
Racing Manager Albert Bosma takes a personal interest in finding the right ‘forever’ homes. “Often, a syndicate member will ask to take a horse on their retirement. That is what happened with Silky Red Boxer who holds a special place in my heart. My family and I could go and visit him in Levin at Glenn Hacche and Mary Dacombe-Bird’s property who took such special care of him.”
Another horse, Cruiseonby, went to Riding for the Disabled in Te Awamutu to be a companion horse to Special Olympic’s competitor Callum Taylor’s mount Tia. Says Albert, “With her placid nature, she had the perfect temperament for the job.”
More recently, one of Go Racing’s favourites, Savour The Moment, is now loving life as an eventing horse.
In his racing career, Savour the Moment was a stakes winner of six races and over $125,000 in prize money. His success hasn’t stopped upon his retirement in the Wairarapa. His new owners proudly tell us he has improved out of sight in the last 12 months and is now competing in the 1.45 metre Grand Prix class.
If you would like to offer a home to a retired racehorse, please let us know.