A reminder to members that bookings will be closing very soon for the Sydney Cup Raceday at Royal Randwick – Saturday 25 April 2009.

As previous attendees will confirm, the NSWROA Sydney Cup Luncheon is an event not to be missed.

The package for the day includes a sumptuous buffet luncheon and beverage package, afternoon tea, Guest Tipsters and Tipping Competition, Best Hat & Best Tie Competition, a Raffle with great prizes, race book and pen and full tote and bookmaker facilities.

The luncheon, which is held in the Vista Room, Level 5, Queen Elizabeth Stand, is priced at $150.00 for NSWROA members and $170.00 for guests, GST inclusive.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.


Notice is hereby given that the forty-fourth Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Limited (ACN 000 498 859) will be held at 'The Rugby Club', Rugby Place, Off 31A Pitt Street, Sydney, 3rd Floor - Barbarian Room, on the 19 May 2009 at 6.00pm.

  1. To confirm the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on 22nd July 2008.
  2. To receive and consider the Company’s Accounts and Report of the Auditors.
  3. To receive and consider the Report of the President on behalf of the Committee for 2008.
  4. To elect Auditors for the year 2009.
  5. To elect two (2) Directors. In accordance with Articles 38 and 44 of the Articles of Association, Christopher Keogh and Michael Kissane retire and offer themselves for re-election. Laurie Macri having been appointed as a Director to fill a casual vacancy, retires and offers himself for re-election.
  6. Special Business
    In order to update references in the company’s Constitution, to recognise that the Association no longer requires payment of entrance fees for new members, to allow the calling of general meetings on a more expedient basis than the current 42 day notice requirement, and to open membership of the Association to all those who are interested in Owners’ rights (albeit that they are not currently an Owner at the date of joining), the following resolution is to be considered at the AGM:
    1. The reference to “Five Pounds (5)” in paragraph 7 of the Memorandum of Association, be deleted and replaced with the words “Five Dollars (5)”;
    2. The definition of “Owner” in paragraph 1(l) of the Articles of Association be deleted and replaced by the following definition:
      “ “Owner” means a person who is or has been the owner or part owner or lessee of a horse registered in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing and includes any current or former member of a race horse syndicate registered in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.”
    3. Paragraph 3 of the Articles of Association be deleted and replaced with the following:
      “ The members of the Association are the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association and any person, being an Owner (or a person who at the date of applying for membership has a current intention of becoming an Owner), as the Committee, may, from time to time, admit to membership, and who continue to be Ordinary Members subject to these Articles.”
    4. In paragraph 7, delete the reference to “entrance fees and”.
    5. In paragraph 8, delete the reference to “entrance and”.
    6. In paragraph 9, delete the reference to “entrance fee and/or”.
    7. Delete the first sentence in paragraph 10 and replace it with the following:
      “The annual subscription shall be as determined from time to time by the Committee.”
    8. Before paragraph 17, delete the words in the heading “ENTRANCE FEES AND”.
    9. In paragraph 17, delete the reference “entrance fees,”.
    10. In paragraph 23, delete the words “forty two (42)” and replace it with “twenty eight (28)”.
    11. In paragraph 36, delete the reference to “Corporations Law” and replace it with “Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)”.”
  7. To transact any business that may be transacted in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association.

N.B. Your attention is directed to:

  1. Article 40 of the Company’s Articles of Association which provides, inter alia, that: “No person shall be eligible to become a Member of the Committee unless (his/her written consent having first been obtained) he/she shall be nominated in writing by two (2) Ordinary Members of the Association at least twenty-eight (28) days before the Annual General Meeting at which the election is to take place”.
  2. Article 30(a) of the Company’s Articles of Association provides that no member shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Company unless the member has paid all subscriptions due by him to the Company and such subscriptions have been paid for not less than twenty-eight (28) days before the said meeting.
  3. Article 33 of the Company’s Articles of Association which provides, inter alia, that: “An Ordinary Member may appoint another person (being an Ordinary Member) as a proxy to attend and vote in his stead…”
  4. Article 34A of the Company’s Articles of Association which provides, inter alia, that: “Such instrument of proxy, to be valid, shall be lodged at the registered office of the Company not less than 48 hours before the meeting at which it is to be utilised”.
  5. The registered office of the company is Level 9, 66 King Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.
  6. A copy of the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association and the Company’s Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2008 are available for perusal at the registered office of the company.

Michael Yates, Secretary
30 March 2009



SOLD OUT! No two words can bring a greater smile to any event organiser. It is a status akin to winning a black type race for a racehorse owner.

It is something every event organiser dreams of but does not always receive and particularly in today’s economic climate, an incredible result.

So how fantastic was it for event organisers, Catherine Kelly and Sharon Lenton that the inaugural Golden Slipper Hats and High Tea function on 22 March 2009, presented by Sir Stamford at Circular Quay in association with the NSW Racehorse Owners Association and Moët & Chandon, achieved “ sold out” status well before the event was held.


Event Organisers Sharon Lenton (left)
and Catherine Kelly (right) with guest
of honour Jean Carroll.


Neil Grigg with “Best Dressed”
winner Lisa Wellings.

Upon arrival guests were greeted by Sonia Lipski, Miss World Australia Runner-Up 2008 as they entered the grand foyer. They were serenaded by a trio of musicians as they sipped away on Moët & Chandon amongst the guest of honour, Jean Carroll's collection of beautiful theatre hats.

Master of Ceremonies for the day was Richard Davey who did a brilliant job.

The talented couture milliners headwear creations were paraded by a team of beautiful models with a finale of hats by Sydney celebrity milliner Neil Grigg. Entertainment was provided by Kathrine Taliana.


One of the highlights of the afternoon was the competition for “Best Dressed” which was enormously difficult for Guest Judge, Warren Turner of Anthea Crawford, as the level of immaculately dressed women was extremely high. The winner for the day was Lisa Wellings with close runners up being Judith Foley and Sarah Elliott. The award for Best Hat went to Anna Furlong.

GREAT NEWS! A Spring millinery function will be held – so to those of you who unfortunately missed out this time, make sure you book in early to avoid disappointment.


A WINNER – there are no better words for an owner to hear! As members are aware, as part of our membership renewal process, NSWROA requested members to forward the names of their racehorses in order for us to acknowledge their racing triumphs in our publications.

Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in March 2009:

Name/s Course
Ms N L Anderson Canberra
Bangaloe Stud Syndicate ++ Broadmeadow
A Bates Orange
N C Begg & Mrs Y Begg Kembla
W and Mrs E Benson Coffs Harbour
Port Macquaire
D Boland Broadmeadow
J Camilleri Dubbo
J O Cassim Wyong
A Chiswick Warwick Farm
R Conway Bathurst
F Crews ** Randwick
A Curtis * Randwick
H Dyball Wyong
M Einfeld Broadmeadow
R C and Mrs A Ellis Randwick (K)
T Ford Muswellbrook
Gooree Pastoral Company *** Broadmeadow
Warwick Farm (2)
F Grainger Queanbeyan
Name/s Course
G Harvey + Broadmeadow
M Holman Muswellbrook
R Lapointe Tamworth
R J Lazarus Tamworth
R K Lees & L Hoyle Grafton
P Linnegar Tottenham
B McHugh Orange
A Menzies Bathurst
N Moraitis, AM Goulburn
Dato Tan Chin Nam Kembla
A Nightingale Broadmeadow
Miss K Nivison Randwick
Warwick Farm
J Poot Randwick (K)
G A Rogerson + Broadmeadow
B A Rutter Canberra
P Ryan Narrabri
G Scholes Broadmeadow
Name/s Course
Sheikh Mohammed # Broadmeadow (3)
Canterbury (N)
Hawkesbury (2)
Muswellbrook (2)
Warwick Farm
Wyong (2)
G C Smith Randwick (K)
G and Mrs G Stack ## Randwick
Stratheden Stud Randwick
O P Tait Warwick Farm
M Tierney Nowra
H W Truscott Wyong
N & Mrs A Vass ** Randwick
T W, Mrs D, J W & Miss H Wallace Wyong
Mrs S I Watkins Canberra
Miss S Woodcock Canberra (2)
L Young Hawkesbury
J Zammit Bathurst

++ a Group 2 and Group 3 win for Solo Flyer
# A Group 2 win to Portillo
### A Group 2 win to All Silent
## A Group 3 win to Judged
*** A Group 3 win for Gamble Me
* A Listed race win to Hot Danish
+ A Listed race win to Illuminates
** A Listed race win to Bhutane Dane

What great results! Congratulations to all!

Don’t forget to forward the names of your racehorses to the NSWROA office.


The Association has been asked for feedback (by way of questionnaire) by Racing NSW about the standard of privileges, facilities and service provided to racehorse owners.

Accordingly, the Association is writing to members to request their participation in responding to the request.

If you are interested in contributing to the NSWROA response, please complete the Venue Standards Questionnaire and return to the NSWROA office by: email: facsimile: (02) 9299 3212 or post: GPO Box 1506 Sydney NSW 2001.

If you are receiving the Newsletter by mail, you can contact the NSWROA office to obtain a “hard-copy” of the questionnaire.

Responses are required by Wednesday 22 April 2009.


Members are requested to advise the NSWROA office of any changes to their contact details.

If you are receiving this newsletter by “snail mail” and have recently obtained an email address, please advise the office of your new email address. It should be noted that Members receiving the Newsletter by email receive it in its new user friendly style - html format whilst the old PDF format is used for “hardcopy” recipients

A reminder to members who have not, as yet, renewed their membership for the 2009 year. As a “not-for-profit” organisation, NSWROA relies on its membership fees. Therefore your early renewal would be greatly appreciated and thank you to those members who have already renewed.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell, President
14 April 2009


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