NSWROA is pleased to announce that Tabcorp’s corporate bookmaking arm will become a major partner with the Association in a one-year sponsorship deal.

In addition to being NSWROA’s Exclusive Wagering Partner, has also secured the Principal Awards Sponsorship for this year’s NSWROA Racing’s Night of Champions with the NSW Racehorse Of The Year award. General Manager of Marketing and Media Stephen Brassel said: “The partnership between Luxbet and NSWROA is an extremely important alliance which we see as being beneficial to the overall health of the racing industry in NSW.

“When launched late last year Luxbet made a firm commitment to pay all race fields fees levied by the racing industry and we also currently intend making a discretionary payment of net profit back into the racing industries of both NSW and Victoria.

“Through this partnership with NSWROA we will reinforce the message that Luxbet is committed to those who are so integral to putting on the show, the owners. The Night of Champions is a major event for the NSW racing industry and it is an honour for Luxbet to be so heavily involved as a major partner by sponsoring the NSW Racehorse of the Year Award."

NSWROA President Ray McDowell outlined the many benefits the partnership will immediately bring to members by commenting “NSWROA welcomes as our Exclusive Wagering Partner and supporter of racing’s Night of Nights, the NSWROA Racing’s Night of Champions. The Association is of the view that it is essential that all racing participants work together for the greater good of the industry. Luxbet are committed to supporting the industry by paying all race fields fees levied. They are putting “their hands in their pockets” to support the NSW racing industry and we applaud that stance.”


NSWROA President, Mr Ray McDowell, has great pleasure in announcing that Mr Michael Inglis will be joining the NSWROA Committee.

Mr Inglis, a prominent Barrister and Accredited Mediator, has a long association with the racing industry and has been racing and breeding horses for over 25 years. He is currently Vice President of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC), having been elected to the Board of the MTC in October 1998. Mr Inglis has been instrumental in improving conditions for owners both within the MTC and in the Southern Region and also for the preservation of a number of meetings and race clubs in the country sector.

Mr McDowell stated “NSWROA has been most fortunate to obtain the services of Mr Inglis for the NSWROA Committee. His background in the country sector of racing and his great passion for the industry will make a valuable addition to our Committee”.

Mr Inglis said “I am delighted to join the Committee of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association and look forward to working with all participants in the industry”.

Mr Inglis’ appointment will take effect from 7 July 2009.


NSWROA is, once again in 2009, proud to be hosting the Racing’s Night of Champions, the most prestigious charity award’s night in Australian racing.

The 2009 Racing’s Night of Champions is truly an event not to be missed and NSWROA cordially invites you to join us for the evening.

The event will be staged at the Sydney Turf Club’s Rosehill Gardens complex in the spectacular new event centre – 'The Grand Pavilion' on Thursday August 13th 2009, and will also feature the Inaugural Presentation of the Bart Cummings Medal. Dress is black tie.

As you would be aware this event, which not only pays homage to the best New South Wales Racing has to offer in recognising achievements for both horses and their humans, also supports one of Australia's leading children’s cancer charities – Redkite. Redkite provides practical, financial, and emotional assistance for children battling childhood cancer, and their families.

The Racing’s Night of Champions is without doubt the best value night out you can have. For the low admission price of $198.00 per person you receive a sumptuous 3 course meal, fine wines and beverages; and entertainment by the big names in the Australian industry, as we showcase the best live entertainment in the land.

I am very pleased to announce that the Feature entertainment on the evening will be provided by the Tim Freedman Trio, featuring Aria Award winning singer/songwriter Tim Freedman.

Tim is the front man & pianist for the contemporary rock group 'The Whitlams' and has had a string of hits including 'No Aphrodisiac' and 'Blow up the Pokies'.

The event will also feature the Gotham City Horns as our after party band. The Gotham City Horns are a big, bold, brassy nine piece band If they can’t get you dancing – no-one will.

You will find it very hard to get such value for money from any other event and by attending you are also assisting Redkite, who now more than ever, need our help. So why not treat yourself to a great night out and at the same time show your support for Redkite.

For further information regarding the Racing’s Night of Champions, visit the NSWROA website

I look forward to seeing you on the night.


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

Our thanks to members who attended the meeting and stayed on for refreshments.


Following the election of the Committee at the 44th Annual General Meeting of the NSWROA on 19 May 2009, an election of office bearers took place at the June Committee Meeting with the following results:
President: Ray McDowell
Treasurer: John Vouris
Secretary: Michael Yates


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 May 2009:

Name/s Course
M Angelos Gosford
D Boland Scone
R Bramich Corowa
A Cardy Wagga
I Champion Scone
A and Mrs K Chrysiliou Port Macquarie
F and Mrs C Cook Canterbury
Warwick Farm
Ms P Cooper Boorowa
K and Mrs H Delforce Broadmeadow (2)
J and Mrs L Durbridge Kembla
Ms J E Evatt Bathurst
P Falk OAM Goulburn
M Frankel & Mrs E Frankel Wagga
Mrs B Gelderman Taree
Gooree Pastoral Company Randwick
D Hall Canterbury
G Harvey Canterbury
Kembla (2)
Name/s Course
W R Haylen Bathurst
M Holman Muswellbrook (2)
S Iskander Cessnock
B & Mrs P Jacobs Rosehill
R & Mrs J Kirkby Orange
W Lanyon Gosford
R Lapointe Dubbo
Murwillumbah Muswellbrook
His Excellency Nasser Abdullah Hussain Lootah Canterbury
R Lucas Broadmeadow
Mrs S Martin Gunnedah
J McBreen Gosford
B McGilvray Dubbo
B McHugh Tamworth
B McNally Queanbeyan
P McPherson Ballina
R Milne Wagga
N Moraitis, AM Canterbury
J & P Muir Broadmeadow
Dato Tan Chin Nam Randwick (2)
Rosehill (2)
Name/s Course
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Gosford
J Poot Cessnock
G Rogerson Canterbury (2)
Wagga (3)
Sheikh Mohammed # Canterbury (7)
Hawkesbury (3)
Kembla (3)
Randwick (3)
G and Mrs G Stack Warwick Farm
O P Tait Gosford
J Thompson Scone
H W Truscott Gosford
M Whitby Canterbury
R Willis Broadmeadow
D Wilton Muswellbrook
Dr J and Mrs S Woolridge Murwillumbah
L Young Randwick

Including: # A Listed Race win for Rio Osa

Interstate black type wins were recorded by:
* J Janiak – Takeover Target (G1 SAJC Goodwood Handicap)
* Sheikh Mohammed – Purple (G1 Queensland Oaks)
* Newhaven Park – Court (G3 BTC Classic)
* Patinack Farm – Run For Naara (LR VRC Gibson Carmichael Stakes) & Soiled (LR QTC Sir Edward Williams Hcp)
* F & Mrs S Tagg – Burgeis (LR SAJC Proud Miss Stakes) & Carrara (LR BTC Doomben Slipper).

What great results! Congratulations to all! Don’t forget to forward the names of your racehorses to the NSWROA office.


Following extensive lobbying by the NSWROA Committee, Racing NSW has agreed to the expansion of the Racing NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (BOBS). Our thanks to Racing NSW Board member Kim Harding for her support of our suggestion and its ultimate realisation.

BOBS Extra is an exciting expansion of the BOBS Scheme. The incumbent BOBS series have been highly successful, paying bonuses of up to $20,000 for wins by BOBS eligible racehorses of two and three years of age. BOBS Extra now builds on the success of BOBS, targeting middle distance and staying races for BOBS racehorses aged four years and older.

Objectives of BOBS Extra

BOBS Extra has been designed to cater for middle distance and staying horses sired by NSW based stallions, with the intention of building additional opportunities for these horses. Middle distance and staying races have been recognised by the Board of Racing NSW as an important segment of racing, ripe for reinvigoration.

It is an objective of Racing NSW to strengthen middle distance and staying racing in NSW and BOBS Extra is an important element of meeting this objective.

More specifically, BOBS Extra seeks to:
* Reinvigorate middle distance and staying races in NSWROA;
* Retain middle distance and staying racehorses in NSW (from export interstate and overseas);
* Encourage connections of horses to retain and show patience with slow maturing horses;
* Balance our breeding and enhance our international reputation; and
* Boost interest in middle distance and staying races in NSW.

Bonuses for BOBS Extra

BOBS Extra will be a bonanza for owners and it is expected that more than $2 million will be won collectively by each series (generation) of horses eligible for BOBS Extra.

Races Covered by BOBS Extra

BOBS Extra applies to all races of a distance 1600 metres and beyond (excluding Group and Listed), where these are won by BOBS Extra racehorses aged four years old and older.

Commencement of BOBS Extra

BOBS Extra commences in two stages:

1. Horses entered in the existing BOBS 2008 Series (two year old at 1 August 2008) are eligible to nominate by 1 September 2009, for an expansion of the existing BOBS series to commence 1 August 2010 (when these horses have turned 4 year old).

Nomination fee is expected to be $2,500.

2. Horses nominating for BOBS 2009 (turning two years old at 1 August 2009) will have the option of expanding their nomination to include BOBS Extra. BOBS Extra races for this series will commence from 1 August 2011 (when these horses have turned 4 year old). Nominations close 1 September 2009.

Nomination fee for BOBS Extra is $840, plus $660 to enter the incumbent BOBS Series (total of $1,500).

Eligibility for BOBS Extra

Ultimately all horses by BOBS stallions will be eligible for BOBS Extra. At the commencement of BOBS Extra, eligibility will be as follows:

1. For the extension of BOBS 2008, with BOBS Extra races commencing in August 2010, horses must have been nominated for BOBS 2008.

2. For BOBS 2009, horses must be sired by BOBS Nominated stallions and nominate for BOBS and BOBS Extra.

Incumbent BOBS Series

The incumbent BOBS series for two and three year olds remain in their existing form.

BOBS Extra provides a great incentive for owners to keep horses in work and training after their classic year.

NSWROA encourages all members to support BOBS Extra by nominating their horses for the Scheme.


Our good friend and Racing’s Night of Champions supporter, Paul Carrazzo of Carrazzo Consulting, has provided his views on the abovementioned issue.

To read Paul’s views click on this link (pdf)

Are you aware of these tax changes? Does this affect you? If so, do you have any comments to make? Email responses to

Please note if you are receiving the newsletter by post and would like a copy of Paul’s paper, simply contact the office on telephone (02) 9299 4299, and a copy will be sent to you.


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.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell, President
18 June 2009


Paul Carrazzo, CPA, arguably Australia’s most respective and active bloodstock tax consultant, presents his renowned “year end” horse tax seminar to coincide with the Inglis weanling and breeding stock sale.

When: Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 10.00 am-11.30 am
Where: William Inglis & Son Sales Complex, Newmarket
Cost: $110.00 for NSWROA members (Special discounted rate)

To register contact:
Carrazzo Consulting
Telephone: (03) 9329 7044


What a completely awesome display of sprinting by Western Australian galloper Scenic Blast (Scenic(IRE)-Daughter’s Charm) to win the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday night. His dynamic turn of foot saw him gap the opposition in the twinkling of an eye.

Our congratulations to his many owners and to his trainer Danny Morton. This win was his third win at Group 1 level from his last four starts – a fantastic effort. We wish him well at his next outing in the Group 1 July Cup.

And lastly, our best wishes also to NSWROA member Joe Janiak with our great favourite Takeover Target in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes on Saturday night.


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