Our rehoming program is comprised entirely of retired geldings. Following their retirement from racing, each horse will return to one of our farms in New South Wales or Victoria to enjoy a well-deserved break. The length of each retiree’s spell varies depending on each individual horse.
Following their arrival to one of Godolphin Australia’s spelling farms, each horse is assessed by our team of bloodstock and veterinary experts to determine, to the best of their ability, if the horse has the physical and mental aptitude for a second career. Every horse is given a minimum 6-week spell, giving each horse the time to wind down and socialise with other horses again. If the horse was retired from racing due to an injury, it is given the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation period prior to being offered for rehoming.
The horses that Godolphin Australia offers for rehoming vary with regards to retraining. Our horses may:
- Be rehomed out of the paddock following their spell
- Receive basic re-education by Godolphin’s Education team prior to rehoming
- Be retrained by accredited or acknowledged retraining facilities or individuals
Godolphin places a large emphasis on our education system which begins when they are foals. Godolphin’s education system (from the ground to saddling and through to barrier training) provides our horses with an important solid educational foundation that makes a difference later in their life when they retire from racing and transition into a second career.