Searching for a Horse on the Database

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Whether you worked in the racing industry, enjoy going to the races or have ridden ex racehorses over the years, the ex-racehorse database can help you find out what happened to your favourite horses since you last saw them. In this post I will explain how to use the database and hopefully answer any questions you may have.

How do I search for a horse on the database?

All you need to know to find a horse on the database is their registered racing name and ideally the year of their birth, which can be found easily on the Racing Post website.

Once you have loaded the ex-racehorse database page, click on the link to download the online copy of the database. In the first column is all the horses racing names in alphabetical order. Scroll down the spread sheet to where the horse you are looking for should be.

Hopefully the horse’s name will be there and you can then read along the row to find out what they are doing now, where they are living and their owner might have given more information about any plans for the future and any other comments about their horse.

How can I find out more about a horse on the database?

If you would like to find out more about a horse on the database, you can contact us at EquiPepper by emailing us at You will need to tell us which horse you want to find out more about, how know the horse and a few contact details.

We will then pass your details onto the horse’s new owners so that they can get in contact with you. The majority of the owners would love to hear from anyone who knew their horse before they had it and will be more than happy to answer your questions and probably send you a few photos.

What if the horse I’m looking for isn’t on the database?

Don’t worry if you can’t find a particular horse on the database. New horses are being added all the time. Check back every now and then to see if the horse has been added. Also make sure you like our Facebook page as every time the database is updated we will be posting names of a few horses we have added to the database.

What if I can’t remember the horse’s racing name?

If you know what year the horse was born, where it lived, it’s stable name or its owner’s first name, you can use the database to search using one of these things. However, the horse may have changed owners since you last knew them and may have also been given a different stable name.


In the future we are looking to include country of birth, sire and dam to the database to help find horses. However, currently this is not an option until we find a better way for managing the database.

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