Australia has the second largest thoroughbred breeding industry in the world with 660 stud farms across the country, predominantly in NSW, VIC and QLD. These stud farms supply thoroughbred horses to both the
domestic and overseas markets.
This report provides an assessment of the size and scope of the thoroughbred breeding sector in Australia. It demonstrates the value-added economic impact, job creation and export impacts of the thoroughbred breeding sector on the Australian economy. Furthermore, it illustrates the social and community impacts of the breeding industry in terms of volunteerism, history, education and training and the environment.