Careers

The nature of thoroughbred horse racing makes it one of the most diverse and exciting industries to be involved in.
Horse Float Driver

Horse Float Drivers are responsible for the transportation of race and breeding horses. Their work involves transporting race horses to and from various race tracks on race day and transporting horses between racing stables and spelling farms. Float Drivers also transport Stallions, Broodmares and Foals for breeding purposes. There may also be some long haul […]

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Equine Veterinarians - Nurses

Equine Veterinarians and Nurses play an important part in the health and welfare of racehorses. They are required in the daily management of horses and are also present on race day where they are employed by the relevant Principal Racing Authority. There are career opportunities for graduates in speciality equine practices. There are also a […]

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Track Rider

A Track Rider plays a vital role in conditioning thoroughbreds to a level of fitness suitable for racing, they can also be known as 'work riders' too.  Track Riders follow directions given to them by the trainer and ride each thoroughbred's work to those instructions.  A Track Rider is required to ride at speeds that […]

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Stablehand

The duties of a Stablehand include grooming, feeding, walking, keeping the stable clean, saddling up and attending the races with horses to ensure they are safe at all times.  Some Stablehands ride track work in the mornings too. Racehorses require constant care and attention to ensure they are performing at their best; this means Stablehands […]

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Stud Hand

  Stud Hand's can choose from jobs listed in many different States in Australia frequently positions are available on historic stud farms in picturesque locations.  Ideally a Stud Hand should have horse handling and, or husbandry skill along with some basic farm knowledge as successful candidates may need to operate equipment like tractors or mowers […]

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Thoroughbred Trainer

The fundamental function of a thoroughbred Trainer is to condition racehorses to the level of fitness required for racing. It's about knowing a horse’s abilities and strengths and training them for particular races. Becoming a trainer takes a lot of experience working with horses and working in racing stables as well as having a natural […]

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Farrier

A Farrier is responsible for the trimming and shaping of horses' hooves they form, fit and shapes horseshoes to their hooves - and work across racing stables, stud farms and large equestrian establishments. A Farrier is a skilled person who may be trained in 'blacksmithing' so they can correctly shape a shoe or plate to […]

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Horse Health & Wellbeing

Outside of veterinary care there are other specialist thoroughbred health and well-being fields. Trainers and owners require their horses to perform at an optimum level at all times to do so they ensure they are afforded every bit of care possible to have them feeling their best.   Equine Dentist  Professional specialist dental care is […]

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Jockey

Becoming a Jockey can be a tough but rewarding career in a highly competitive sporting industry.  Jockeys are licensed and employed by their Principal Racing Authority (PRA) where they must follow strict integrity guidelines. The relevant PRA executes riding fee payments - and may contribution towards their travel costs to and from the races when […]

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Steward

Stewards are fundamentally responsible for conducting race meetings and ensuring that the Australian Rules of Racing are adhered to. Being a Steward involves a wide number of duties in order to properly control and regulate racing. Outside of race day stewards may conduct administrative tasks such as checking the bonafides of ownership and stable returns, […]

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Racing Operations

Each Principal Racing Authority (PRA) has a Racing Operations department which run the administrative side of racing. Each PRA has a core vision and it is the role of Racing Operations to co-ordinate their programming, handicapping and other functions into something that ensures the greatest possible outcomes for its stakeholders. There are many pathways to […]

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Betting Services

As wagering is a key element in the racing industry, there are roles within the betting services area that need to be filled. As these are available only on race day, people in these positions often have other jobs as well.   Bookmakers Clerk A Bookmakers Clerk is responsible for the processing of bets that […]

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Other Raceday Services

These roles are only available on race day so the majority of people who hold these positions also work elsewhere. There is no set path to entering these roles but a strong knowledge of racing, customer service as well as a high level of integrity is required from the individual.   Clerk of Scales A […]

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Race Caller

A Race Caller is responsible for the "calling" of races and trials. Race Callers are employed by the relevant Principal Racing Authority (PRA), radio or television stations.  In order to be a Race Caller you will need to have a clear voice and very good eyesight. A Race Caller needs to remember the names and […]

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Bloodstock Agent

The core function of a bloodstock agent is to assess and purchase horses on behalf of clients. Some Bloodstock Agents also syndicate horses and must have the appropriate qualifications and accreditation to do so.  Bloodstock agents must have strong client relation skills and an outstanding knowledge of thoroughbred breeding, horse conformation and value. Bloodstock Agents […]

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Professional Syndicator

A professional Syndicator is responsible for purchasing a racehorse and syndicating shares to members of the public. They may be aligned with or work closely with trainers who collaborate with them on conformation and breeding. They need to hold an ASIC issued AFSL or be an Authorised Representative holder under an AFSL as you must […]

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Racecourse Manager

A Racecourse Manager is fundamentally responsible for maintaining a racing surface to its optimum level, ensuring its in line with industry standards. The quality of a racing surface is vitally important to the welfare of all thoroughbreds, it is also important that the surface is as fair as possible to ensure every horse is afforded […]

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Horse Breaker

Horse Breakers are responsible for educating young horses in the fundamentals required for them to begin training. The breaker will familiarise them with wearing bridles, being under a saddle, having a rider on their back and walking through barriers. Horse Breakers are generally self employed - an advanced level of horsemanship is required to handle […]

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Pre-Trainer

A Pre-Trainer is responsible for the conditioning of horses prior to them going into the racing stables of a licensed trainer. The reason for this is so the horses head to the trainer with a solid foundation of fitness so the trainer is able to focus on the more serious conditioning which prepares them for […]

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Barrier Attendant

Barrier Attendants are responsible for the loading of horses into the barriers on race days. They provide vital support for the jockeys and horses in and behind the barriers. Some horses wear gear that is only worn on the way to the barriers and it must be removed by the barrier attendants prior to the […]

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