Off-the-track profiles

Queensland Off-The-Track has partnered with Polocrosse Australia to stimulate demand for retired Thoroughbreds in the sport of polocrosse by sponsoring the Polocrosse Australia World Cup Display.

At the Australian Polocrosse Nationals, to be held at Chinchilla, Queensland on 28 June 2024, the 2024 Goodline Australian World Cup Team will showcase these amazing athletes in a polocrosse demonstration. Each team member will present a retired racehorse, which they have personally retrained to participate in a polocrosse display, to showcase the versatility and suitability of retired racehorses for the sport of polocrosse.

Following the display, the horses will be available for purchase by auction on Saturday 29 June 2024, with all funds going to support the 2024 Goodline Australian World Cup Team. Download the auction terms and conditions.

Name: Groovy Playmate
Description:
8YO bay mare
DOB:
13/08/2015
Height:
16hh
Sire:
Mahisara (AUS)
Dam:
Syncopated Groove (AUS)
Trainer:
Trevor Rowe
Career highlights: Win 12% Place 28%

Groovy Playmate is a great mare to have around, beautiful natured and a lovely horse on the ground.
She continues to improve everyday and has now been mustering and playing
polocrosse.

Beth Hafey

Name: Crackle Cause
Description:
5YO bay mare
DOB:
13/09/2018
Height:
15.2hh
Sire:
Worthy Cause (AUS)
Dam:
Without John (AUS)
Trainer:
Tanya Parry
Career highlights: Win 6% Place 33%

Crackle is taking to Polocrosse really well, she’s currently starting to learn her line ups, she loves a cuddle as much as her dinner.

Lucy Grills

Name: Evanescent
Description:
4YO bay mare
DOB: 07/09/2019
Height: 16hh
Sire:
Spirit of boom (AUS)
Dam: No time (AUS)
Trainer: Brendan Jones
Career highlights: 1 win No places 15 starts

My mare has transitioned quite well, her ground manners are really good and she is very quiet on the ground as well as to ride.
She was quite green to ride when she first came, but is learning very quickly!

Corey Buys

Name: Glacier Princess
Description: 4YO bay mare
DOB:
25/10/2019
Height:
15hh
Sire:
Spirit of Boom (AUS)
Dam:
Snow Fields
Trainer:
Amanda Park

Princess has come to the stable and is taking to polocrosse like a complete natural, stick and balling nicely. She’s a super kind mare with a lot of ability.

Matt Davison

Name: Maddison’s Missile
Description:
6YO bay mare
DOB:
06/10/2017
Height:
15.3hh
Sire:
The Factor (USA)
Dam:
Teasing (AUS)
Trainer:
Amanda Park
Career highlights: Win 11% Place 22%

Maddison’s Missile has taken to the basics well. Racquet and ball has been no issue. She has had a few big days out mustering and has taken her new life in her stride.

Sam Allen

Name: Avid Diva
Description:
5YO bay mare
DOB:
02/11/2018
Height:
15.3hh
Sire:
Divine Prophet
Dam:
Ready Diva
Trainer:
 Jared Wehlow
Career highlights: Place 21%

Diva is a very easy horse to have around. She has taken to polocrosse well and started learning stops and rollbacks. I’m sure she’ll fit nicely into someone’s family.

Lindsey Doolan

Name: Faithful Maryanne
Description:
5YO bay mare
DOB:
04/11/2018
Height:
15.3hh
Sire:
Keep The Faith (AUS)
Dam:
Bold Rock (AUS)
Trainer:
 Stephanie Sixtus
Career highlights: Win 3% Place 13%

Faith is a really nice horse and has fitted in well in our stables. She’s easy to rug, shoe, clip and feed. She is working well in the arena and is enjoying her journey to becoming a polocrosse horse.

Jimmy Grills

Name: Straight Alphas
Description:
4YO bay mare
DOB:
05/10/2019
Height:
15hh
Sire:
Spirit of Boom (AUS)
Dam:
Rosendahl
Trainer:
 TJ and M Sears
Career highlights: Win 17% Place 50%

Alphas quickly settled into the family and was at ease over the weekend at polocrosse.

Tom O’Neil
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