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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
5 Ways the U.S. Could Emulate Australia's Retirement Initiatives

By T. D. Thornton (courtesy of the Thoroughbred Daily News)

As the globalization of the sport opens new avenues of knowledge sharing, the world’s largest Thoroughbred breeding nation might be wise to take a page or two from the playbook of the second-largest breeding country to glean pearls about how Racing Australia, within just the past three years, has implemented a comprehensive traceability program to track racehorses from foaling through retirement.

“Going back six or seven years, it was always in the mind of the Racing Australia board that this was an area that needed some focus,” said Dr. Eliot Forbes, who serves as chairman of Racing Australia’s national Retirement of Racehorses Committee.

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