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It’s horses for courses

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May 10, 2018

Seymour College principal Gail Hardman (left) with Ganzfeld, the retired racing horse was recently gifted to the school by Godolphin.

Seymour College was presented with a four-legged gift from Godolphin last week.

Ganzfeld, a retired racing horse, will start a new career with the school’s equine students in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning program.

His role will be to enable students to have hands-on thoroughbred experience, be part of demonstrations around equine health and handling as well as helping students meet the learning requirements of the equine studies course.

Ganzfeld is by the Australian Champion Lonhro (The Black Flash) from Hallucinates (Redoute’s Choice). He was born at the iconic thoroughbred stud Woodlands in the Hunter Valley on September 20, 2014, weighing 53kg.

In addition to his famous parents, Ganzfeld’s half-brother, Alucinari, (Street Cry) was a winner of the Listed Scone Race Club Denise’s Joy Stakes.

Seymour College principal Gail Hardman said this marks a special association between Godolphin and the school.

‘‘We’d like to thank Goldolphin for supporting our students’ learning,’’ she said.

‘‘Caring for a horse also involves many other costs, and we thank the following sponsors for their support with goods and services to ensure that Ganzfeld has quality care throughout the year: Seymour Equine Clinic, Mitavite, farrier John Pittard, Inglis, Horseland Shepparton, Sign Ur Neigh’m, Equine ID Solutions, Racing Victoria, and the Seymour Telegraph.’’

Seymour College VCAL co-ordinator Emmi Hoefchen said she was grateful for the support shown by the students and the wider school community.

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