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.
Giovanni, who boasts six wins in JRA racing, is a chestnut son of Admire Moon. He retired from racing in March 2016 and has since commenced his retraining programme at a riding club in Mie, Honshu, where he is already a barn favourite thanks to his sweet personality.
Staff report that he has the aptitude for jumping and has taken to pole exercises like a fish to water.
Sense of Energy, a 2014 Street Sense gelding, has been adopted by the Konan University equestrian team. Unfortunately, he was unsuitable for horse racing but has adapted to his new life very quickly. He is making great progress in show jumping and recently performed extremely well in his first horse show.
Following an injury and his subsequent retirement in December 2015, Tribune received plenty of R&R before starting his second career at Shinjo Riding Club in Nara Prefecture. After training, Tribune performed extremely well in his first horse show in March 2017, and now has a promising second career ahead of him.
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.