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Applications for the Stud Start program, funded by the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) organization, are now being accepted, the group stated via press release on Monday.

Stud Start was launched last year to compliment TBA’s flagship training program Fast Track. The former is intended to provide a gateway into the breeding industry for people with little to no previous experience, while the latter is particularly aimed at individuals in rural communities looking for a career change or to re-enter the workforce, and who want to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Successful applicants will take a six-week tester program that combines online learning with a week-long learning block in Scone, where students will receive class-based education and hands-on experience with horses. In addition to putting into practice the lessons completed from the previous five weeks, farm visits, guest speakers, and networking opportunities will also be introduced. Students will be provided with accommodation during the week in Scone, and depending on the participant’s travel requirements, financial assistance may also be provided.

“Stud Start will provide successful participants the confidence and skills to enter a career within thoroughbred industry. This year we are excited to offer not only face-to-face learning but a hybrid structure of online study and hands-on practice throughout the six weeks, which is a development from the launch of the program in 2023,” says Madison Tims, TBA’s education and projects manager.

TBA is encouraging any interested parties to apply for the program by Friday, May 17. Successful applicants will commence their online learning from Monday, June 17, with the course ending on Monday, July 22.

The post Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Accepting Applications For Stud Start Program appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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