Prizemoney Must Stay at "Grass Roots" Level
20 December 2007 : PRESS RELEASE
While the New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) is satisfied with the prizemoney distribution for both the Country and Provincial areas of New South Wales, we as an association have grave reservations with the pending distribution of prizemoney for Metropolitan racing... Full Details

Membership Renewal
20 December 2007
In recognition of the difficulties Owners have experienced as a result of EI and with a view to making membership of NSWROA more accessible to all Owners or former Owners, the subscriptions for the 2008 year have been reduced by approximately 55%... Full Details (Word doc)

EI zones may be lifted
18 December 2007
Racing NSW officials met with the NSW Department of Primary Industries yesterday and pushed for a relaxation of the horse movement protocols that have been in place since the equine influenza outbreak in late August... Full Details

AJC suggests swapping Doncaster, Derby Day
13 December 2007
The Australian Jockey Club is considering switching the Derby and Doncaster race dates in a compromise deal designed to resolve the Randwick autumn carnival race programming issues... Full Details

12 December 2007
Racing NSW is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for a revised date for the commencement of CHAPS II... Full Details

Young Jockey loses his life
05 December 2007
Vale Daniel Baker: 1984 - 2007. On behalf of Mr Stephen van Eyk, President of the NSWROA, board members and all members of the NSWROA, we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Debbie Baker and family on the tragic passing of Daniel Baker... Full Details

Autumn Program Remains Undecided
04 December 2007
No decision has been made on the final format for next year's revamped Sydney autumn carnival after a meeting of industry stakeholders in Sydney was adjourned... Full Details

Vets Didn't Suspect EI at Eastern Creek
04 December 2007
Veterinarians attending horses at Eastern Creek had no experience with equine influenza (EI) and little reason to suspect it was present at the quarantine station, the inquiry into the outbreak has been told... Full Details

Agreement reached on Racing NSW Reforms
01 December 2007
A landmark meeting in Sydney has reached agreement on sweeping reforms to racing in NSW... Full Details

$500 million - The cost of Equine Influenza
30 November 2007
Sydney racing's long-awaited return at Randwick tomorrow has boosted industry spirits at a time when the full financial toll of equine influenza is only just being realised... Full Details

29 November 2007
There has been great debate over the past few days in regard to the AJC programming the Doncaster Handicap and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the same day... Full Details

Grooms Signed but 'didn't read EI docs'
22 November 2007
Jet-lagged grooms signed documents on arrival at Sydney's Eastern Creek quarantine station without reading them, the inquiry into equine influenza (EI) heard... Full Details

Cheltenham Sale Deal Announced
21 November 2007
The South Australian Jockey Club stands to gain $85 million from the sale and development of Cheltenham Park in a deal announced yesterday... Full Details

Debate Rages Over Hall of Fame
21 November 2007
The 2007 Australian Racehorse of the Year & Hall of Fame will be held for the first time in Sydney, next Monday night and once again debate rages over which legends of the turf – trainers, jockeys, horses and associates – will be inducted into the Hall of Fame... Full Details

Commercial Horse Assistance Payment (CHAPS)
Racing NSW is extremely pleased to advise that it has reached agreement with the Federal Minister for Agriculture The Hon. Peter McGauran to have CHAPS extended until 8 February 2008, or until all bans on horse movements are lifted, whichever is earlier... Full Details

Brent Crawford joins NSWROA as Executive Officer
17 October 2007
Brent Crawford has joined the NSWROA as the new Executive Officer. Brent has been involved in the racing industry his whole life as his father, Mick Crawford, has been a horse trainer for many years in Melbourne. Since finishing his VCE in 1994, Brent has always held a position in the racing industry... Full Details

Commercial Horse Assistance Payments Scheme (CHAPS)
20 September 2007
The release of details of the per horse, per day assistance scheme for owners was largely in line with the NSWROA’s stated objectives. Payment will be as follows... Full Details

NSW Racehorse Owners feel the reality of EI
10 September 2007 : MEDIA RELEASE
NSW Racehorse Owners welcome Federal Relief but feel the reality of EI as well performed Thoroughbred dies at Tamworth... Full Details

Racing's Night of Champions Photo Gallery
07 September 2007
The 2007 NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s "Racing's Night of Champions" was another resounding success. Re-live the night of nights with our newly added photo galleries...
Gallery 1 – Awards and Raffle
Gallery 2 – Scenes and People
Gallery 3 – Speech and Auction
Gallery 4 – Silent Auction
Gallery 5 – Evermore, Dance Band and Dancing

Our NSWROA Directors stand and supported for AJC & STC Committees
06 September 2007
Vote 1 – Chris Keogh for STC Committee (pdf)
Vote 1 – John Vouris for AJC Committee (pdf)

Owners the forgotten victims in EI Outbreak
31 August 2007 : MEDIA RELEASE
As the Equine Influenza crisis deepens at Royal Randwick Racecourse, representatives of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Mr. Stephen van Eyk (President) and David Reay (Executive Officer) attended a meeting at the AJC to discuss Quarantine restrictions at Randwick Racecourse... Full Details

ATO Issue Draft of new Horse Industry Ruling
After extensive industry consultation, the ATO finally released a new draft ruling addressing major thoroughbred industry taxation issues on 22 August 2007. It has been 14 years since the ATO last issued a specific tax ruling relating to the thoroughbred industry and this current ruling seeks to clarify many aspects of this ruling as well as addressing many horse income tax issues that have arisen subsequent... Full Details (PDF)

Equine Influenza
27 August 2007
The Executive Officer of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association attended a Media Press Conference today regarding the Equine Influenza at Government Macquarie Tower. The Minister for Primary Industry the Hon. Ian McDonald revealed that symptoms of the Equine Influenza have been reported in 415 horses across the state in 53 different locations, with 51 horses confirmed with the virus... Full Details

Resignation of Director Benedict Chan
22 August 2007
It is with great regret we received Benedict Chan’s resignation as a Director of your association after serving 13 years. Benedict is a life member of the association and was Vice President for more than 10 years. Benedict introduced the Racing Night of Champions and was primarily responsible for developing the night to what it is today... Full Details

Owners Support Ministers Racing Initiatives
17 August 2007 : MEDIA RELEASE
The Vice President of the NSW Race horse Owners Association, Mr Ray McDowell, together with fellow director, Michael Yates, met with the Director of the Office of Gaming and Racing, Mr John Whelan, and Mr Ken Brown yesterday to receive further detail on the Minister’s initiatives for the thoroughbred racing industry announced last week... Full Details

Racing's Night of Champions 2007 - Award Winners!
10 August 2007
The Racing's Night of Champions is the most prestigious charity awards night in Australian racing, acknowledging the major achievements of the preceding season by NSW Thoroughbreds. List of Award Nominations, Winners & Sponsors... Full Details

NSW Racing Minister responds to criticism of lame duck committees by giving power to industry participants
09 August 2007 : MEDIA RELEASE
NSW Racehorse Owners Association President, Stephen van Eyk, today welcomed increased industry participation in decision making resulting from the formation of the Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG). However, he expressed some reservations over the new structure of NSW Racing as announced by the Racing Minister Graham West... Full Details

Racing's Night of Champions - Charity Auction
27 July 2007
This year the Charity Awards Night is again helping to raise money for Redkite, who provide practical, financial and emotional support for children with cancer, and their families... Auction List 2007

Direct Compensation for Racehorse Owners – World Youth Day
12 July 2007 : MEDIA RELEASE
The NSW Racehorse Owners’ Association today again called to be involved in direct compensation negotiations with the NSW Government over the use of Randwick Racecourse for the 2008 Papal visit... Full Details

Racing’s Night of Champions 2007
22 June 2007
The NSW Racehorse Owners Association is, once again, proud to be hosting the Racing’s Night of Champions on Thursday, 9th August, 2007, at the Pavilion at Royal Randwick Racecourse. This event is the most prestigious charity awards night in Australian racing, acknowledging the major achievements of the preceding season by NSW thoroughbreds and celebrating the success of their owners... Full Details

‘Sydney Cup’ NSWROA Luncheon – Great day had by all
23 April 2007 : Social Events
The Association’s annual Easter Carnival lunch held on ‘Sydney Cup Day’, Saturday, 14 April, was an enormously successful day with 141 members and their guests enjoying a wonderful day... Full Details

2007 Autumn Carnival Tipping Competition
17 April 2007
Congratulations to Ron Sullivan & Mario Avellino (Equal 1st on 20 points) who won the NSWROA Autumn Carnival Tipping Competition for 2007, the scores were amended and finalised on 17 April 2007. Geoff Longhurst ran a close 3rd on 19 points having picked the last 2 out of 3 selections in the last round... Full Details

2007 Easter Horse Taxation Seminar
21 March 2007
Paul Carrazzo CPA, widely regarded as Australia’s No.1 bloodstock tax expert, is renowned for presenting his horse tax seminars all over Australia. This is an opportunity not to be missed during the traditional Easter sales week... Full Details (PDF)

Owners Tickets – STC Carnival
19 March 2007
Attention Owners: The maximum ticket quantities for the following STC meeting are as follows... Full Details

26th Annual Doncaster Calcutta Luncheon
19 March 2007
Celebrate, win big and enjoy the anticipation of the Australian Jockey Club Doncaster at Sydney’s largest Cash Calcutta event! The Luncheon will be held at Star City Hotel & Casino on Good Friday the 6th April and brings with it much of the fashion and flare that the Autumn Carnival is renowned for... Full Details

Vale Rob Albon
02 March 2007
It is with great sadness that the NSW Racehorse Owners Association acknowledges the passing of Mr. Rob Albon yesterday. Rob was a long-term serving member and former President of the Association with 6 years service as a Director... Full Details

Homes for Horses : Available Now - "King Stellamark"
28 February 2007 : Homes for Horses Listing
Very attractive bay. City winner. Very good temperament, takes all in his stride. Calm. Will need about 3 months in paddock for injured tendon... Full Details

Free ‘NSWROA Members’ Autumn Carnival Tipping Competition
22 February 2007
Join in the buzz of the 2007 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and be in the running to win great prizes including a Free Nomination to star stallion ‘Intergaze’ (valued at $6,500). The Competition is exclusively for current NSWROA Members Only, with free entry... Register Now

NSWROA Membership Renewals
19 February 2007
A reminder that Membership Renewals are now due for 2007. Members renewing before the 31st of March will be in the draw to win a Free Service to first season US Stallion ‘Classic Endeavor’ standing at Ilala Stud, Scone valued at $16,500... On-line Renewals

Join Us For Sydney Cup Raceday
18 February 2007
The Directors of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association would like to invite you to join them and members of your Association for a great day of racing. SYDNEY CUP RACEDAY - Saturday, 14 April 2007. Vista Room, Level 5, Queen Elizabeth Stand, Royal Randwick... Full Details

31st Asian Racing Conference – An Owners Perspective
16 February 2007
The Asian Racing Conference is an excellent platform to highlight and promote at the international level the many Ownership issues common to many jurisdictions... Full Report

New Date for Charity Golf Day
13 February 2007
A new date of 22nd March 2007 has been set for the Annual Charity Golf Day. The event will take place at Macquarie Links Golf Course and the cost is $150 for ROA Members and $200 for Non-Members. This includes all costs for the day, breakfast, lunch and all alcoholic beverages... Full Details

Racing Mass Invitation
13 February 2007
Every Capitol City in Australia has a Racing Mass at carnival time. In Melbourne this year it will be the 48th. The yearly Racing Mass which is held in Sydney during the Autumn Carnival this year will be held on Sunday 11th March 11am at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 4 Roma Ave, Kensington... Full Details

An Overview of the Racehorse Syndication Industry – An Owners Perspective
17 January 2007
MAXIMUM INVOLVEMENT – MINIMUM OUTLAY. Owning a share in a racehorse supplies 100% of the adrenalin for a fraction of the costs. Racing is our passion – it’s in our blood. However it’s a sign of the times that spiraling costs were forcing the dream out of reach from many people who would be owners if they could afford to be... Full Report

Homes for Horses : Available Now - "The Silver Fern"
16 January 2007 : Homes for Horses Listing
Lovely stallion son of Opera Prince, who is successful sire of 300 winners, 15 stakeswinners, and progeny earnings of $11 million. The Silver Fern has covered five mares resulting in five healthy live foals all home bred. Two runners including Vines of Otago (3 starts, one third to date). Easy to handle and would make ideal station, pony or polo stallion. Good home essential... Full Details