SUCCESSFULLY REHOMED THOROUGHBREDS
Transitioning Thoroughbreds Foundations’ founder Jane Gollan is widely acknowledged for her personal efforts over many years to rehome racehorses. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Australian Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Award for the Thoroughbred Care and Welfare Category, which pays tribute to this work she has done.
These horses below are just a few examples of the thoroughbreds she has rehomed successfully to long-term purposeful homes. Jane’s hard work and effort will now be continuing in full force with the support of the Transitioning Thoroughbred Foundation and its incredible sponsors and retrainers.
Straturbo had a long career as a racehorse and retired from racing at 10 years of age.
With 68 race starts and $650K prize money.
Straturbo was a racing war horse, retiring from racing following an illustrious career of 68 starts and earnings over 650k. He was a veteran at 9YO when he retired, but sound and in wonderful health. The only reason was that he had reached his mark.
‘Turbs’ always had a very relaxed and kind demeanour around the stable, and being of a fairly smallish stature of 15’3 certainly looked like he would suit a young rider.
Only a month or so following his last race start he found his match with Ben and his 11yo daughter Grace.
For a horse so ‘institutionalised’ in his job, Straturbo settled in effortlessly to his new home and within weeks he was quickly transitioning to learning new western pleasure skills and 11yo Grace was safe and confident to ride him.
As he nears being a year off the track he is still building strength to hold his canter and is learning to jump and be prepared for pony club activities. He loves the attention and being fussed over.
Had only 4 career starts for no wins.
Rob’s Ransom is a gelding born in 2012 August 25 by Where’s That Tiger out of Silks.
His Show name was LA Confidential
2017 Pacific Coast Hack Championships- Campion Newcomer Hack
2017 NSW Country Show Hack Championship-
Reserve Champion Hack
2018 & 2019 Sydney Royal- 1st Open Hack 15.2-16hh
2018 & 2019 Grand National Saddle Horse Championship-
Champion Small Hack
Retired as a sound 3yo gelding unraced in 2016.
Today Rob’s Ransom is…
The Ambassadore is 1 wins from 18 starts with prizemoney of $60,600.00.
The Ambassadore is a gelding born in 2013 August 11 by Love Conquers All out of Sale Eve.
Retired at 5 years old.
TEG Preliminary ODE – 1st Place
TEG QRIC Welfare Best Performed Off The Track Thoroughbred
Armidale Preliminary ODE – 1st Place
The Ambassadore (Love Conquers All x Sale Eve) was a Magic Millions purchase and was retired in October 2018 as a 4YO following a race-bleed.
Kate Drevernan, upon inspecting the gelding took him home and after a spell commenced re-training for eventing. In only a few months time he was competing in official ODES.
The gelding is seen by Kate as a jack of all trades, but his strength is his dressage and he is often leading in large fields. He has great paces but his wow factor is in his canter gait.
Similar to when he was in racing, The Ambassadore had a very trainable temperament coupled with natural athleticism.
He is excelling in show-jumping, with a ground covering stride and scopey jump!
In 2020 he won back to back eventing competitions and Kate has ambitions to have him reach the star classes by the end of the year.
The current race record for Kraftwerk is 5 wins from 25 starts.
Won over 200k in prize money.
Kraftwerk is a gelding born in 2010 September 17.
Rehomed to a young school rider who jumps up to 120cm
Bearskin – “A Regal Affair” (Show name)
Real Saga x Devil Inside
8yo Bearskin now affectionately called “Bear” by his new owner Emma Cox retired from racing in 2017 following 17 starts and earnings over 100k.
Bred by Glenlogan and bought from the Magic Millions QTIS Sale, Bearskin was an imposing and big strong type and with an attitude and personality to match!
He had a racing career tarred with minor injury setbacks which led to the decision to finally retire him.
He was rehomed to Emma who was aware of his quirks, but together have been a strong partnership.
Some of his highlights to date include Champion Newcomer Show Hunter at the NSW Young Horse of the Year, Champion Show Hunger at Hawkesbury Show, Runner Up Prelim Show Hunter at the NSW Horse of the Year, Top 10 Open Large Hunter at ENSW and SHC Horse of the Year, Reserve Champion Prelim Hunter Hack NSW Horse of the Year and Champion Thoroughbred at the Thoroughbred Spring Fair Hawkesbury Show, Penrith , Minto and Leisure Coast shows.