Life After Racing Superstars

If you own a Standardbred for pleasure, competition, or even just a paddock mate we want to hear their story.

We need you to tell us about your superstar – name, age, breeding, what you like to do with them and don’t forget to include a photo (must be landscape).

Send your story through to [email protected] and we will upload it onto our Life After Racing Superstars page.

Life After Racing Superstars is proudly supported by Seahorse Supplements and each month one lucky winner will be selected to receive a 1x 1kg Bag of Maxia Digest.

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Sylvan Ruler

Most of all Albert gave me my confidence back. He gave me endless hours of fun and has been my best friend for the past 16 years.  

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Admirals Flight

Renly has taught me so much and I’d hate to think of life without him.

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Artfilly

A fan favorite with teenage girls.

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Artique

We have done lots of relationship building over the past year.

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Ashleighs Flight

Pippa, loves Jumping, dressage, road rides and food.

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Bad Desire

Bad Desire is an open show hack, that has won numerous champions at A&P level.

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Bacardi Royal

Cardi became a member of my family back in the winter of 2019.

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Battle Commander

From our very first ride together to now, he has gone out of his way to look after me and be an absolute gentleman.

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Better Than Most

He is one loyal horse and I wouldn't trade him for anything. He is my soul mate.

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Bonnie Doon

Bonnie Doon has taken to her life after racing like a duck to water.

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Boom Gate

Boom Gate enjoys pleasure riding at the forest, beach and trails.

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Bourbon Street

Burno has been to camp and he has had a lot of nervous people ride him. He really looks after people.

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Bronze Jay

Ridden Standardbred at the 2016 Horse of the Year show

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Can't Believe Myeyes

I am so glad I have found my heart horse and so glad its a Standardbred.

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Charismatic

He is a gentle giant. He adores cuddles and pats.

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Charlie Chuckles

With his super temperament and eager nature, Chuck is a star and I'm looking forward to having lots of adventures with him over the coming years.

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Charley's Pride

A colorful character, Charley is yet to join the trekking team out and about.

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne and I both love walks, and she loves the quiet life.

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China Cat

Kat has a super brain, is super smart, is a quick learner and she has the kindest nature.  

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Clockwork Special

Monz has aged like a fine wine. He is a real rare gem.

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Danube

He is such a gentle soul and I use him for hacking and the odd pony club day.

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Destined To Be

My girl China is a real sweetheart and loves learning new things.

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Dontgetmerong

Tiny is a horse you can leave in a paddock for months and bring out to anything.

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Dream Major

We are only at the beginning of our journey, but he has talent to burn.

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Dusky Eyre

Dusky loves to fall asleep laying down in his paddock on sunny days.

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Easy Vance

We learnt together and spent the next 20 years doing pony club and trekking the hills.  

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Enth Degree

We started competing in 2017 and got Reserve Champion at our very first inhand show.

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Extreme Robyn

Lyra had a lot going for her and we could see her potential. After only such a short period off the race track and under the saddle, she was doing so well, trying her best.

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Flamin Shard

It seems that Annie is not only a "wee hack" but has taken a liking to competing in Barrel Racing.

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Fort William

This year Patch and I are show jumping 70-80cm and I can’t wait to see how far we can go together.

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Fortune Smiles

Seven won one race for me and then I retained her for showing.

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Franco Cristiano

Frank is a happy hacker and loves a good dip in the river.

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Franco Santino

Franco Santino was Southland Harness Horse of the Year 2020

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Franco Tetrick

Stevie and I trail ride, but also like barrels and cowboy challenges.

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Galleons Knight

At a whopping 16. 3hh, he is a true gentleman of a giant.

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Golden Future

She is sensitive but the kindest horse to ride. She has taught non horsey people to ride on the lead and particularly loves people with special needs.

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Gouda

Gouda just loves to plod.

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Halla

The most decorated horse in the history of Olympic showjumping is a standardbred mare!

 

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Hurricane Banner

Hurricane Banner is still currently racing and has won eight races.

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Irish Moss

I just love this gentle giant.

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Kiel

Kiel is such a super horse, so easy to have around but so full of personality.

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King Chevron

Macklemore has personality plus, and  loves his pet pig!

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King Tut

George was my number one show horse.

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Laila Franco

Laila has won multiple awards in the past two seasons.  

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La La Lives

Kahu is the alpha of herd and charmer of many.

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La Vie Dansante

She is truely our best gift ever.

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Lambourne Road

Lambourne Road (Herbie), won a number of Southern races and gave us all so much joy.

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Land A Dream

I have owned Tiger for seven years and he is my best friend.

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Lars Christian

I purchased Lars as a horse for my daughters to ride.

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Lasvegasherewecome

Jed's favourite trick is to push his backside into you for a scratch.   

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Lavra Euta

Blackie has given me seven gorgeous foals.

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Lavros Spur

I love this horse so much. He is a real mate and he's got a great work ethic. I'm proud of him and how he's adjusted to life after racing.  

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Lets Elope

Showing, dressage and hacking he’s just awesome.

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Lincoln Hanover

He works for me in my riding school and loves being spoiled by all our cool little riders.

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Little Mo

Since he’s been with us he’s been to pony club, shows, hacking and generally been amazing

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Love Watching

Reggie's favourite pastime is rounding up the stock and chasing the farm bike when it's harrowing.

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McRough

We love him dearly and are privileged to have him as part of the family.  

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Mad Max

Max and I were also lucky enough to compete at the very first Battle of the Breeds, Standardbred vs Thoroughbred competition.

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Magic Morris

I have a wonderful old Standardbred who is still keen as mustard to get out and have an adventure.

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Magnate Mara

Murray is my rock and my go too when ever I struggle in life.

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Malak Alby

I purchased Malak Alby from Stable to Stirrup.

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Maravu Still Lives

 Brondi is the most genuine mare I have ever had and will never let leave here.

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Master Jonty

Jonty AKA Super Jonty, is 23 years old (don't let the age fool you, he can still bust a move with the younguns)

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Master Lavros

Master Lavros loves his life after racing and it is my absolute mission to give him the best life possible, and the best life he truly deserves.

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Minnie Mouse

We came home with a neck full of ribbons at her very first show under saddle.

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Mister Seven Up

Vance was my go to horse for many years and he is now enjoying a lovely retirement.

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Mister Slick

Elmo is such a cool dude.

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Monkey King

Monkey King is a true character and a credit to the Dancing on Moonlight team for the years of care they have provided him.  

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Mouton

Mo has personality plus and was an excellent babysitter to my newly weaned foals.

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Myboylolliepop

Pete's an utter joy to have around, he's taken living the 'life of Riley' very well.

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Nova

I would love to do some Standardbred shows with her as she is stunning and has incredible paces.

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O'Sheas

Rusty has proven to be a star off the track.

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Painted Black

He is particularly fond of small creatures, has his own pet cat, and recently took over the mothering role of an abandoned newborn lamb.

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Peeping Thru

I had the endurance bug and George was right there with me as I moved up the distances.

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Pegasus Speed

He is extremely spoilt in his life after racing and has proven to be an excellent riding horse who is always out to please.

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Pip

We are raising our granddaughter and she wanted to barrel race him. He tried so hard even though it wasn't his forte and he took such good care of her.

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Rare Exception

From competing in the show ring, to hunting and showjumping. There is nothing this wee pony can't turn his hoof to.

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Rebel Richie

Richie is just the best horse ever, my one in a million pony who is definitely in his forever home.   

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Regalmahon

Reg has been to Browns Beach in Temuka, where he had an absolute ball running free.

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Rio Lenardo

He’s a cool wee horse with a bit of attitude to him, he loves to jump and hack out.

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Run Fatboy Run

Run Fatboy Run was not only a superstar on the track but is a star in the show ring.

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Silver Surfer

Smokey has now commenced training to become a trots clerk.

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Simply Special

She has proven to be one of the most awesome ponies I have taken on. She is brave, bold and sassy.

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Sparkling Life

Sparkles is the cuddliest thing when you get to know her and I'm glad to have been able to give her a second or third life.  

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Speedy Lavros

I use Rio as a hack and for all the beginners that want to learn how to ride.

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Spice And Spark

My husband brought Bella in early 2015.

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Spirit of Algeria

Ali was the first horse I bred for harness racing.

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Spirit Of Ireland

Jimmy is now entering a slower pace of life with semi retirement.

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Starlights Sister

Stella is such a pleasure to have around. She's always so level headed, even when doing new things.  

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Steen

Steen has come home with Multiple Champions.

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Stunning Shadow

Despite his success as a speedster, he is known as Mr Slowpoke.

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Sunny Pegasus

Buster is super cheeky in the paddock.

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Swift And Smart

She has one of the kindest temperaments ever and I am super lucky to have her!

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Tad Lucas

Tad was never a superstar on the track but she is my superstar.

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Tartan Trilogy

He’s one of a kind and we love the old boy to bits.

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Tenacious Bromac

Mac had a successful racing career with 47 starts on the track before being retired in 2017.

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Testarossa

Russell was very, very special to our family.

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Thanks Shane

He is a stunning horse and despite being a bit of a grump most of the time there’s just something about him which makes me think I’ll keep him around.

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Thefixer

He has been to Bill Noble dressage lessons with some amazing feedback on his movement and looks.

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The Graceful Lady

Maci was brought as a weanling to be my racehorse.

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The Guardsman

The Guardsman (first horse on the right) is part of the Mounted Police Team in Melbourne.

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The Outlaws Rule

There was a moment that clicked and I just knew I'd keep him forever.

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The Tin Soldier

I got my boy, The Tin Soldier, now known as Kowhai in February 2021.

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Trina Jaccka

This tough little mare has won a race and was taken on as a hack by Shannon Armour, who started a riding life for Peanut.

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Turnbulls

I bought charlie at the End of April and he is the most amazing horse.

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Western Bay

He is a gentle giant with a heart of gold.

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Will Take Charge

This is just the beginning for Willis and I'm looking forward to seeing how far this little pocket rocket will go in life.

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Wonder Anvil

Wanda is now the beloved mount of our 13yr old daughter Liv.

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Worthy Pride

I had Stoney for 13 years and did a bit of everything with him, from pony club to hunting.

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Young Charlie

I got Charlie in February, and between then and now, he has come along way.

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Zippys Bro

This boy has the biggest heart and puts 110% effort and heart in at all the times.

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Zippidy Doodah

The bond we share is amazing and I’m very lucky to have her.

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