Beyond Racing Ltd was established in February 2020 by three women with a passion for making a difference in the lives of retired racehorses. The founding Directors Lyn Shand, Lisa North and Lou Abey are all Racing Victoria Acknowledged Retrainers and decided more could be done to support these wonderful animals in their retirement once their racing days are over. 


​Beyond Racing Ltd (ABN 80 639 431 146) is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Taxation Office. 


Our mission is to provide support and opportunities to secure the future of retired thoroughbred racehorses


Our vision is to establish a community of likeminded people and businesses who can strengthen the connections between the racing industry, general public and equestrian horse owners to ensure that every retiring racehorse has a future.  We do this by:

  1. Providing funding to various retraining centres, to ensure that thoroughbreds get the necessary training, care and attention to successfully transform them into their new careers.
  2. Promoting the versatility and adaptability of racehorses for other equestrian pursuits.
  3. Providing education and raising awareness of the issues faced by retired racehorses.


  1. Prevent and relieve the suffering of thoroughbreds when the retire from racing by providing food, shelter, veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and retraining to retired racehorses until a permanent home can be found.
  2. To advance education by becoming a source of information to the public about the care, protection and treatment of racing thoroughbreds as they retire from the track.
  3. To discourage cruelty to animals and preventing the suffering of thoroughbreds as they retire from track by educating the public about the treatment and rehabilitation requirements of thoroughbreds once they retire from track and providing hands-on experience to children and adults about the handling, rehabilitation and training of off-the-track thoroughbreds.
  4. To discourage cruelty to animals by providing a forum for all people engaged in the horse racing industry to discuss best practice in the management of thoroughbreds when they retire from racing and to minimise unnecessary euthanasia of retired racehorses.



Ethical, responsible & accountable


Striving for excellence


Partnerships, collaboration & inclusive engagement


Open & honest communication


Those who influence or are influenced by what we do

Racing Victoria Riders Media
Equestrian Clubs Suppliers General Public
Victorian Government Sponsors Donors
Local Communities Volunteers Industry Associations