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.

Thoroughbred horse at a racetrack

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Thoroughbred Horses

James Loder fast tracks his career in thoroughbred breeding

From the age of 16, James Loder tried a variety of full time jobs in meatworks, general maintenance and even building centre pivot irrigators, but it wasn’t until he worked with thoroughbred horses at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia that he found his passion.

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AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses and Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel member recruitment

AgriFutures Australia is currently recruiting for positions across our Thoroughbred Horses and Honey Bee and Pollination Advisory Panels.

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Call for research into horse welfare, breeding, and a deeper understanding of the dollar value to further boost Australia’s thoroughbred industry

To improve the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the industry, AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program has released a new five-year plan to guide investment of the industry levy in research, development and extension (RD&E). To support the launch of the new plan, an Open Call for high-impact research projects has been announced.

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Mare and foal

New stable of projects set to improve horse health outcomes and build community confidence

Four new projects contracted under the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program aim to improve health outcomes for Australian horses and their handlers, and boost the confidence of buyers looking to purchase yearlings with high-performance potential.

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