Jo is an experienced primary school teacher with a special interest in science. She has worked in many different primary schools and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. As well as teaching, one of her other main passions in life is horses. She grew up on a farm in Gippsland, and rode horses throughout her childhood.
Subzero or "Subbie" for short, ran into the nation's heart when he won the 1992 Melbourne Cup. The gallant grey, as he is affectionately known, was born in 1988 and began racing as a three-year-old. Subbie is an incredibly popular horse, especially with children. He loves all the attention, almost as much as he loves carrots! Subbie can also answer questions with a nod of his head. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of his Melbourne Cup triumph, Subbie accepted the offer of a Lifetime Ambassadorial Contract from Racing Victoria for his tireless philanthropical work throughout the community.
Archie is the newest and youngest member of the team, as he has only recently retired from his racing duties. Archie is progressing rapidly in his new career as a Clerk of the Course horse and has received high praise for his temperament and maturity for a horse at this stage of his development. Archie is also thriving in his new role as Schools Ambassador, where he recently made his debut during a special ANZAC Day themed incursion.
Barely Made It got his name from the fact that he was born with breathing difficulties. Bare had a brief career at the racetrack, but he has excelled in his secondary career as a Clerk of the Course horse and Schools Incursion Ambassador. Keep an eye out for the cool markings on his legs, as some children believe they look like forks of lightening.
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