The Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association recognises our role as a leading industry participant association representing all Victorian thoroughbred racehorse owners.
It is extremely important for TROA to play an active role within the Racing Community, and to support organisations who are promoting racing participation. TROA also recognises we need to show our corporate and community responsibility towards charitable causes within the racing industry.
TROA is very proud to provide support in the following ways:
Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday
Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday held in April at Caulfield Racecourse commenced in 2015. TROA proudly supports this initiative driven by Racing Victoria and Melbourne Racing Club. Together with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, as an industry association we recognise importance in the continued growth of this event. Strong wagering activity has been generated in both 2015 and 2016, with strong prizemoney and VOBIS bonuses attracting quality race fields. Participation in ownership and breeding is promoted with Racing Victoria conducted educational seminars, with TROA represented on the panel.
National Jockeys Trust
The National Jockeys Trust provides financial and other support to jockeys, apprentice jockeys and their families who fall under necessitous circumstances due to injury, illness or death. TROA recognise our moral responsibility to provide annual support to the National Jockeys Trust, we have been a proud sponsor of the annual National Jockeys Trust Charity Raceday at Caulfield since the inaugural event in 2012.
Australian Trainers Trust
The Australian Trainers Trust was launched in September 2015 by the Australian Trainers Association after recognition of the toll that the profession can take on trainers. Serious illness and injury was a common experience, with the outcome for many stress, anxiety, family breakdown and financial hardship, or worse, a permanent disability from injury or a lingering illness like depression.
The Role of the Australian Trainers Trust is to support trainers who have suffered serious injury, serious illness or death, who as a result of the situation the trainer and/or immediate family incur serious financial hardship. TROA were proud to contribute seed funding to the Australian Trainers Trust.
Living Legends was established to bring retired champion racehorses back to the public, located at Woodlands Historic Park near the Melbourne Airport. TROA has been a proud supporter of Living Legends, providing the ability for the heroes of the turf to continue to promote racing. Champions currently living at Living Legends include 5 Melbourne Cup winners - Might and Power, Doriemus, Efficient, Rogan Josh and Brew; Cox Plate hero Fields of Omagh; stars with cult followings Apache Cat, Zippling & Chief De Beers; Hong Kong stars Silent Witness, Sacred Kingdom & Bullish Luck and many more
Racing Victoria’s Off the Track - Bulla horse rescue
In April 2016, 22 horses were seized from a Bulla property from a registered racehorse trainer in a joint operation by Victoria Police, Racing Victoria and RSPCA Victoria. Racing Victoria, along with the support of the wider Victorian racing industry worked closely with the RSPCA to care for the horses, and committed to funding the ongoing veterinary care, feed and rehabilitation of these horses. TROA made a financial contribution towards Racing Victoria’s effort towards equine welfare.
Lady in Racing Award
Since 1993 the Lady of Racing Award celebrates and acknowledges a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in one of the many facets of the Thoroughbred Breeding and/or Racing Industry. The Lady in Racing Award acknowledges a woman who has passion and commitment, a sound knowledge and is respected in her chosen field. TROA is proud to be an annual supporter of this event recognising participation and contribution of women in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry