VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE APPEAL

I know all members will join me in offering their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the recent bushfires in Victoria.

If you know of anyone requiring assistance in relocating horses during this tragic event, please contact Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria on 03 9258 4233 or email tbv@racingvictoria.com.au and they will attempt to assist wherever possible.

If you are in a position to offer any assistance, simply visit our website www.nswroa.com.au for further details.

BOOKINGS CLOSING SOON FOR MEMBER RACING TOUR TO HONG KONG

Members are reminded that it is not too late to book your spot on the NSWROA Members Racing Tour to Hong Kong in late April 2009.

The tour includes attending race meetings in both Hong Kong and Macau; sightseeing and leisure time that will introduce you to some of Hong Kong and Macau’s most popular scenic attractions and their hidden charms.

For more information visit the Ambassador Travel website www.ambassadortravel.com.au. We look forward to members joining us on our inaugural racing tour.

 

PROPOSAL FROM AUSTRALIAN JOCKEYS’ ASSOCIATION

The Association is seeking comments from Members on a proposal from the Australian Jockey’s Association for a 1% increase (from 5% to 6%) of the prescribed percentage of prizemoney payable to jockeys. The proposal has been lodged by the AJA with the Australian Racing Board and the matter is scheduled to be considered in late March 2009.

The AJA has indicated that the 1% increase will be used to:
(a) cover jockeys compulsory Public Liability Insurance premiums;
(b) fund a national Personal Accident Scheme for jockeys;
(c) support jockeys and their families in financial hardship due to death, illness and injury through the National Jockeys Trust;
(d) fund other Welfare Programs, and
(e) assist with administration.

Further information on the Australian Jockey’s Association can be obtained via their website http://www.australianjockeys.org/aja---home.html

If you would like to comment on this issue, your response by email to nswroa1@ozemail.com.au by Monday 23 February 2009 would be appreciated.

SYDNEY CUP DAY LUNCHEON

NSWROA will again be holding our annual Sydney Cup Day Luncheon at Royal Randwick. This year’s event will take place on 25 April 2009. Details are currently being finalised but members should note this date in their diaries.

GOLDEN SLIPPER HATS AND HIGH TEA

We are pleased to invite you to the Golden Slipper Hats & High Tea, brought to you by Sir Stamford in association with NSWROA and Moet & Chandon. Details as follows:

When: Sunday, 22 March 2009
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, 98 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Price: $70 per person - this includes a Traditional High Tea and a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne on arrival – additional beverages can be purchased. Hat Parade with designs from participating milliners (Hats paraded may be purchased on the day).

Dress: According to weather – there will be an Award for the Best Dressed Woman (both Spring and Autumn hats are acceptable).

RSVP: Samantha Storry by phone: 8274 5462 or email samanthastorry@sscq.stamford.com.au

 

RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

The countdown is on for our signature event, the Racing’s Night of Champions, which will take place on Thursday 13 August 2009 at the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens. Don’t forget to note your diaries!

NSWROA WEBSITE

As advised previously, the NSWROA website has undergone a much needed “make-over” but is still “under-construction”. All members are encouraged to visit the website www.nswroa.com.au

 

RESULTS OF EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL COMPETITION

The 2009 Early Bird Membership Renewal Competition, was drawn on Monday 9 February 2009 by NSWROA Life Member, Mr Noel Bracks.

The winners were:
1st Prize – Michael Angelos
2nd Prize – Bob Lapointe
3rd Prize – Fred Crews
Our congratulations to all prize winners.

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

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.

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
16 February 2009

 
 

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