Drought. It’s a word that strikes dread in farmer’s hearts and wallets and one we’ve all become sadly accustomed to hearing. For fifteen of the past twenty years, much of Australia has been in drought. To put that in context, Australia has officially been in drought for thirty-seven of the past one hundred years, so a disproportionate amount of reduced rainfall years have happened recently.

For racehorse trainers and owners, this begs one question – how does drought affect the quality of racehorse grown? The simple answer is no.