Applications invited for new Explorer Cadetship

Thoroughbred Industry Careers invites young Australians with a passion for horses or racing to apply for the new Explorer Cadetship – a thoroughbred industry-designed and-managed 12-month stud and stable horsemanship program… 

Thoroughbred Industry Careers is inviting those who have a passion for horses or racing to consider applying to join the ‘Explorer Cadetship’ Program – a thoroughbred industry designed and managed 12-month stud and stable horsemanship program. 
For the first time in Australia, the country’s leading stables and stud farms are working together to offer an educational pathway which will guide and mentor young Australians into careers within the world-leading Australian Thoroughbred Industry.

Leading trainer Chris Waller says it’s an exciting time for anyone looking to become involved.

“The racing and breeding industry is enjoying exceptional growth at the moment, which means there’s job opportunities as far as the eye can see,” Waller said.

“With a program like the Explorer Cadetship, young people will be able to experience these opportunities whilst getting valuable hands-on experience learning from the best horse people in the thoroughbred industry.”

The program will commence with a three-month practical and theoretical learning block at the Australian Racing and Equine Academy (Richmond, NSW), with students residing at Western Sydney University (Richmond Campus). 

The students will then be allocated to a leading trainer where they will spend 4.5 months on their first paid work-experience in a racing stable, followed by 4.5 months on a leading stud farm. Upon Graduation of the program students will be further guided and mentored into an area which interests them.

The first intake of 40 students will commence studies in February 2019 with further information on the program and how to apply available here:

Applications are now open.

This training program is part of a wider push by newly established not for profit organization Thoroughbred Industry Careers (TIC) which aims to promote career pathways into the industry along with introducing new educational opportunities for young people.

Leading thoroughbred employers Adrian Bott/Gai Waterhouse Racing, Arrowfield Stud, the Australian Turf Club, Chris Waller Racing, Godolphin Australia, Lindsay Park Racing and McEvoy Mitchell Racing are amongst those offering knowledge and expertise to TIC. 

TIC CEO Lindy Maurice said applications close end of November and anticipated entry to be competitive.

“When you are first starting out, it’s very difficult to know what to do and the choices are endless, so we have designed the Explorer Cadetship to give young people an opportunity to experience both the breeding and racing industries before they decide which area they would like to pursue further.

“This is the first time a program like this has been offered in Australia and for those who want to pursue a life around horses, this is a great opportunity”, Maurice said.

Students will need to be 18 years or over at the commencement of the program and 24 years or under. Applications close on November 30, 2018.

Applications for the first intake of the Explorer Program can be made via

For further information and/or interviews please contact: Lindy Maurice – 0488 066 604

Arrowfield celebrates inaugural Snitzel Sprint

Arrowfield celebrated the inaugural $100,000 Snitzel Sprint with the delighted owners and trainer of the wonderfully competitive Isorich who has now returned more than $500,000 on his $7,000 Inglis Scone purchase price. 

The buyer was owner-trainer Wayne Seelin who prepares the 7YO gelding with minimum fuss at Wyong and races him with his father and their good friend Paul Watson.

Driven hard out of gate six by 3-kilogram claiming apprentice Lee Magorrian, Isorich rolled along easily behind Tango Rain with the favourite I Thought So third, then began applying pressure at the 300-metre mark. All three horses were in for the fight, but Isorich’s weight advantage and determination prevailed in a time of 1:08.63 on the Good3 track.

Often under-rated by punters on city racing, Isorich paid a juicy $21 for the win, a result warmly greeted by several members of Team Arrowfield who selected him for a group bet on the race!

Bred by Colin Flynn, Isorich is by Choisir from seven-time winner A Little Naughty (by Rustic Amber), from the family of Group 1 winner Danni Martine.  

Arrowfield also sponsored the $150,000 Breeders’ Plate 1000m LR, always fascinating as the first Sydney 2YO race for colts and geldings, and a handy guide to the season’s juvenile talent.

First run in 1906, the Breeders’ Plate has an illustrious list of winners including Hall of Famers Heroic, Sky High, Luskin Star and Choisir and more recently, Snitzel, Charge Forward, Smart Missile, Sebring, Pierro, Vancouver & Capitalist. 

The Snitzel colt Bondi (ex Bondi Blonde by Red Ransom) very nearly matched the sponsorship with an Arrowfield-sired victory, but had to settle for second behind the fast-finishing Performer.

Bondi’s jockey Blake Shinn said, “It was a great run, nearly as a good as a win. He did everything right, he ran as well as he could, the winner was just a bit better.’’