Hear from Olympic rider Boyd Martin at the Retired Racehorse Clinic from Mikiland Park in Japan
We work with our regional partners to support Godolphin-owned thoroughbred horses as they move on to a life after racing.
Not every thoroughbred is destined to become a top class racehorse and racing careers can be short, even for successful horses. With this in mind, Godolphin Rehoming is working to support thoroughbreds as they move on to a life after racing.
Retired from racing in September 2012, Debonair has been successfully competing in show jumping with his new owner. A bay son of Agnes Tachyon, his most distinguished achievement was making the field for the G1 Japanese Derby.
Affectionately called Debu, he is now ridden daily, and has won prefectural showjumping events for owner Yasuko Sawai who is steadily moving up the amateur level ranks.
Following injury, Ganymede and Gyroscope retired from racing and received the necessary treatment before beginning their second careers at the Bloodhorse Training Center (BTC) in Urakawa, Hokkaido in May 2016. Now, Ganymede and Gyroscope are helping trainees develop their riding skills so that they may become the future of the racing industry.
Following retirement from the track, our thoroughbreds return to one of our farms in Hokkaido where they receive any necessary treatment and are given ample turnout. After plenty of rest and time to unwind, the horses are gifted to good homes where they will be cherished and well looked after.