$1 million added to VRC Equine Welfare Fund
Champions of the turf housed at Living Legends will reap the benefits from a $1 million fund that has been set up by the Victoria Racing Club. The VRC Equine Wellbeing Fund will provide continued financial support to not only Living Legends but also to an upgrade of horse welfare standards at Flemington.
Living Legends will receive $220,000 over the next three years which will guarantee former champion racehorses such as 1997 Melbourne Cup winner Might And Power (Zabeel) a home for life at Oaklands.
A new on-course hub to incorporate two Living Legends horses at Flemington race days, as well as a horse from the Off The Track program, will be built as a new destination offering education to patrons about thoroughbreds. The fund will also enable the VRC to begin upgrades for improved equine post-race recovery. New cooling aids will be installed in the race day tunnel taking horses from the mounting yard to the horse stalls area.