Priscilla Looker and Cassie Schmidt hope a plan that allows them to rehome and retrain racehorses will go a long way towards changing some misconceptions that surround the industry.
They have some strong support to go with it through well-known jockey partners Ben Looker and Luke Rolls.
Throw in Priscilla's job as a presenter for Sky Racing and Cassie's employment through Team Thoroughbred with Racing NSW and they have most bases covered.
The family-run business has been operating for two years after they brought the property off some friends and it's already been a winner.
"We always had something like this in mind; we just probably didn't expect it to expand as quickly as it has," Looker said.
"It's just in our blood and we like to see our horses go from top racehorses, but there's plenty of slow racehorses that make great show horses.
"It's all about giving them a life after racing and seeing them excel in another career path."
What started as a self-proclaimed "side hustle" has now turned into almost a second full-time job for the duo although they do have some help from the rest of the family including mum Theresa.
Bud Regal Park is a 100-hectare property approximately 15 kilometres west of Port Macquarie that has everything a horse could possibly want.
Thirty spelling paddocks along with stables, walkers, swimming pools, arenas, round yards and jump arenas to name just a few of the luxuries.
"The program is designed to retrain racehorses, performance horses or pleasure horses into whatever they may be in the next life," Schmidt said.
It really is the best environment for a racehorse to be in whether they're retired or just in need of a change of scenery.
"We've got a lot of different facilities for them to be able to prove to us what they are good at and what they're not," Schmidt said.
"It's also good for racehorses to get them fit before they go into the track and we've already had plenty of success with doing that as well.
"A lot of horses we've had that come out mid-preparation go back and win with their next start so they obviously enjoy it out here."
But it's not just about the current racehorses who the sisters focus on with a retrained racehorse now in the top three hacks in New South Wales.
"To get a horse from racing to that level in his first couple of years off the track shows they're amazing animals," Schmidt said.
While most of their patronage are local trainers they do have some trainers from Newcastle which shows the business is slowly growing.
"We thought we would just get local business, but we've got good support from trainers from afar now," Schmidt said.
"We're growing every day and very rarely do we have a spare paddock or a spare stable so that's a good sign."
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