The much-loved Dream Master has been retired as a happy and sound seven year-old.
Dream Master was placed in his new off track home by current trainer Mitch Beer with enthusiastic young employee Kip Rieck.
Kip fell in love with Dream Master whilst in work, and was quick to put her hand up to provide a wonderful new direction away from the racetrack.
Full credit must go to the Dream Master ownership group which didn’t hesitate to retire him following a lack lustre final start at Wagga on 29 May which indicated he had lost his zest for racing.
Aside from Kip Rieck, the shareholder group also put forward several other re-homing options, whilst former trainer Toby Edmonds also volunteered a new off track home.
Dream Master won 6 races and was placed in a further 14 in a 34 start career spanned between three stables - Chris Waller, Toby and Trent Edmonds and Mitch Beer.
Born in Western Australia, Kip Rieck comes from a pony club back ground and embarked in a full time career with Mitch Beer from school after moving to a Sheep/Grain farm in Swan Hill.
“I fell in love with Dream Master straight away. He had a beautiful temperament around the track and stables. I’m so thankful to have been given him and I look forward to our future together after he’s had a well deserved rest,” said Kip.
Encouraged to ride by her mother from a very young age, Kip’s talents in the saddle grew as she worked moving cattle and participating in horse events at pony club.
“ Me and my brother did school of the air back in WA but half of my schooling was done on horse back as I didn’t like the classroom.
“ We eventually moved closer to Perth where my mum either worked with horse or cattle on farms. I always helped and quite often was required to move cattle on horseback," said Kip.
We wish Kip and Dream Master (aka Andy) the very best for the future and we look forward to seeing them both progress.