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From the fun of the occasion to cheering on a roughie, there's something about horse racing that's fundamentally Australian - including the fact that everyone can get involved.
What makes racehorse ownership in Australia so exciting is that champions can come from anywhere, and anyone can own them. And even if your horse isn't a champion, owners will tell you that it makes no difference - it's all about the journey.
One of the greatest myths about racehorse ownership is that it's difficult and expensive to get involved. It's not. And, most importantly, owners come from all walks of life, many with no previous connections to racing.
Owning a racehorse is not confined to multi-millionaires. There are many ways to become involved in racehorse ownership in Queensland and become involved with the industry. The purchase and ongoing costs of a racehorse can be very affordable and the joy you get from being involved in the industry, not just a spectator, is immense.
Thoroughbred ownership is your ticket into the inner-sanctum of the 'Sport of Kings', thanks to the variety of ownership opportunities available. You can own shares in a Thoroughbred and get up-close with icons of the sport; talk tactics, plan racing strategies and help define the career of your own champion.
Whether you own the whole horse or a small share, you can be part of the action at the track, not just watching it! The majesty of the horses and the buzz of the occasion combine to deliver a uniquely rewarding experience. The ultimate goal, watching your horse hit the line first to win a race, is one of the most thrilling moments an owner will experience. Whether it’s a Group 1 city race or a regional maiden handicap at a Queensland country track, there's no better feeling!
How do I get involved?
Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS)
Life after racing
The 2019 Rockhampton Stallion Tender closes on 24 July. Please note that funds raised will go towards promoting the 2020 Capricornia Yearling Sale.
CLICK HERE for more information and the tender form.
This year there were seven entries into the Off The Track (OTT) Bonus at the North Queensland Barrel Racing Club (NQBRC) Futurity held on 23 June 2019. The OTT Bonus is awarded to the fastest three off the track horses of the day. READ MORE
When Stanthorpe's Michael Jensen lost his best friend, Russell 'Cookie' Cooke, he decided to follow through with a lifelong ambition to purchase shares in a racehorse. Follow Michael as his horse Ready To Roam races in the $500,000 QTIS 2YO Jewel at the Gold Coast.
"I cannot describe the butterflies and nervous energy I feel when I get to see Boomsara saddled up, parade and enter the starting barriers." says Aaron Firth, one of Boomsara's owners, "It is a different feeling to punting, which I can only describe as 'next level'." READ MORE