CUL DE SAC is a 2012 son of TEOFILO out of LINDISFARNE who retired from Godolphin’s racing program in 2016. Unfortunately, the racetrack was not for CUL DE SAC, with his racing career ending after only his first start.
CUL DE SAC was retired into the care of Racing NSW’s equine welfare division, Team Thoroughbred NSW, so he could be retrained in order to find him a loving, long-term home.
CUL DE SAC’s forever home was found with Team Thoroughbred NSW’s Media & Communications Manager, Julieanne Horsman.
Julieanne is new to the equestrian riding world and took CUL DE SAC on as a beginner rider.
“I have learnt all of my horse skills with CUL DE SAC, he is such a dream to do everything with and it is clear that he has had very good training” said Julieanne.
Julieanne has always been a racing fan ever since she was a child and has always loved horses, but never received the opportunity to ride. When Julieanne moved from the Racing NSW Media Department into Team Thoroughbred NSW in 2019, she decided that it was time to get herself a Thoroughbred. Julieanne tagged along to the Thoroughbred & Veterans Welfare Equine Therapy program that Racing NSW facilitated in 2019. Throughout the program she received the opportunity to learn about horse care, the process of re-training a retired racehorse and began her riding pursuit. The program finished with a five-day graduation trail ride through Kosciuszko National Park. Julieanne first met and worked with CUL DE SAC during this program and has continued with him ever since.
“He has brought me so much joy and I am so grateful to have him in my life!”
Julieanne & CUL DE SAC continue to enjoy leisurely trail rides and are looking forward to developing their skills together under the watchful eye of her coach and colleagues. Julieanne aspires to compete in low-level shows in the near future.