TBNSW Breeders Update Winter/Spring 2018 - Page 29



period for Australian stud farms with mares foaling
down and stallions covering, in many cases, large
books.
“Farms across the country are finding it increasingly
difficult to source good workers so we felt TBA should
take a leadership role in recruiting these people,” TBA
CEO Tom Reilly points out. “The course was designed
to create a career pathway for those who already had
a background with horses, but maybe didn’t know that
breeding could provide them with a job.”
Third generation breeder – Newhaven Park’s John Kelly
– is another to fully endorse the Fast Track program and
was, in fact, involved with the trainee selection process:
“I think the course will prove invaluable for the breeding
industry. I’ve no doubt that Fast Track has been able to
attract youngsters by creating a pathway and the TBA
has ensured all participating farms are going to make
an effort to develop these trainees and bring them along
so that they stay in the industry for the long term.”
There is little question that Australia is at the forefront
of international breeding – the second largest in the
world behind North America – and should also be
recognised for its contribution to the regional economy.
Aside from thousands of jobs it directly provides,
ancillary industries such as transport, fodder, fencing
and insurance rely on the continued health and wealth
of thoroughbred breeding and racing.
Furthermore, NSW Australia’s premier breeding state
are the breeders of the #1 racehorse on the planet in
Winx; an Australian bred in Merchant Navy won arguably
the world’s most prestigious sprint race – the Diamond
Jubilee at Royal Ascot – and; encouragingly, locally
sourced gallopers made a clean sweep of Australia’s
eight Group One Classics in the season just completed.
Australia’s horses are renowned for competing against
the best: the Fast Track program is designed to ensure
that our staff can do the same.
For further information on the Fast Track program, visit : www.tbaus.com/fast-track-program
Thoroughbred Breeders NSW is working with TAFE NSW on industry supported courses, our website has
recently been updated with a list of courses available to newcomers and courses to upskill staff your staff.
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