2010 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

Before a huge crowd with a backdrop of glitz and glamour, Melito was named the Luxbet.com NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2010 Racing’s Night of Champions.

This prestigious event, held at The Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens which was in aid of Redkite - Australia’s leading cancer support charity, was abuzz with excitement with “top fields” in contention for all the awards.

The award winners for the 2009/10 season were:

Luxbet.com NSW Champion Horse of the Year
Melito

NSW 2 Year Old of the Year
Pressday

NSW 3 Year Old of the Year
Melito

NSW Sprinter/Miler of the Year
Rangirangdoo (NZ)

NSW Middle Distance Horse of the Year
Metal Bender (NZ)

NSW Stayer of the Year
Jessicabeel (NZ)

Queen of the Autumn
Faint Perfume

NSW Country Champion Horse of the Year
Sniper’s Bullet

NSW Provincial Champion Horse of the Year
Brilliant Light

The Bart Cummings Medal was taken out by Nash Rawiller making it a double celebration for him on the night as he also picked up the George Moore Award for the Sydney Premiership Jockey.

Other awards to be presented included the T J Smith Award (Peter Snowden), the Theo Green Award (Tommy Berry) and the NSW Strapper of the Year (Melissa Williams).

David Campbell, the feature artist for the evening, opened the function in spectacular fashion when he literally “came out of the dark” and in no time at all, had the large crowd in the palm of his hand.

Returning to the stage after the awards ceremony, he continued to enthral guests with his unique and masterful style.

NSWROA President, Mr Ray McDowell said “on behalf of Redkite and NSWROA, I would like to thank everyone for attending this incredible event which showcases the very best of the NSW thoroughbred industry. My thanks also to our sponsors – we greatly appreciate your support. Congratulations to all winners and I look forward to seeing you all again at the 2011 Racing’s Night of Champions.”

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

Well, what more can I say about Racing’s Night of Champions that hasn’t been said before!!

It is truly THE event when it comes to racing awards nights. I know I am biased on this issue but who could blame me?

From the moment the “lights dimmed” and David Campbell started singing, you just knew that this night was going to be something special and the best we have ever had.

So what makes this night just so good? I have no doubt it is the people behind the scenes that go that “extra yard” to ensure that guests will never forget the experience of attending Racing’s Night of Champions.

I extend my sincere gratitude to Kelly McLean and her team at Redkite, Melissa Momitsas from Arinex Pty Limited, our event managers, who was cool and calm under extreme pressure, Sharon Hunt our Executive Officer who I depend upon so much and the incredible Darren Farnham from Network 10 whose skill and expertise is surely unrivalled.

I would also like to thank again all of our sponsors and prize donors for their support of this wonderful function and look forward to their participation again in 2011.

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WINNERS ARE GRINNERS

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.

By popular demand, this feature was upgraded for the 2009/2010 racing season. Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in July 2010:

 
Owner Meeting Horse
P Aalto Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
G Altomonte Canterbury Pureness
Ms H Ayres Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
Miss C Backhouse Wyong Let Me Finish
M Barsley Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
G Besgrove Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
R Bray Dubbo Biggietupac
Rosehill Oopsy Doopsy
Wellington Privatedestination
P Bridge Dubbo Biggietupac
Rosehill Oopsy Doopsy
Wellington Privatedestination
R Carauso Scone Midnight At Ascot
I Champion Cessnock (2) Cruzado
Jeffery Joe
M Clift Canberra You Can Call Me Al
F & Mrs C Cook Kembla Mutawarath (IRE)
Randwick Patrician's Glory (USA)
S Cottle Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
Miss M Crawley Wyong Let Me Finish
J R Cribb Goulburn Lady Tara
S & R Dickerson Warwick Farm Tonk
P Duggan Canterbury Testarhythm
Kembla Al Be Trendy
M Einfeld Newcastle Stormy Masika (NZ)
B English Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
C English Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
W Ford Canterbury Testarhythm
M & Mrs E Frankel Goulburn Chantelle's Heart
G Fraser Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Mrs K Fraser Canberra You Can Call Me Al
P Galvin Canberra Champagne Express
Gooree Pastoral Co Hawkesbury Distant and Lovely
Ms S Grant Canberra You Can Call Me Al
G Gurney Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
D Hall Kembla Mr Edison
G Harvey Randwick Hatton Garden
Rosehill Illuminates
S Heffernan Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
S Iskander Dubbo Tidy Package
Rosehill Oopsy Doopsy
J Jackson Kembla Mutawarath (IRE)
J Janiak Grafton Kremlin
D Jeffery Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
Mrs C Jeffery Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
P Johnston Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
Mrs D Kepitis Randwick Perchance
Laurel Oak B'stock Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
B Mackie Moruya Runaway Claim
C & R McDowell Canterbury Intermac
B McHugh Grafton Ollie Vollie
J Middleton Gundagai Demoriane
Hawkesbury (2) Mambo Flyer
Skateboard
Wagga Demoriane
L Mihalyka Canberra You Can Call Me Al
Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
N Moraitis, AM Bowraville Bondit
Grafton (2) Bondit
Electric Field
Hawkesbury Sailor Sam
T J Morton Grafton Twin Wing (NZ)
Mrs J Moses Randwick Perchance
A Moulding Port Macquarie Chenkajest
J A Munro Canberra Crown Time
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Hawkesbury (2) Fappiano's Lad
  Rumour and Scandal
Newcastle Joy In Winning
Scone Midnight At Ascot
Warwick Farm Just Been Lucky
D Rex Dubbo Orpenitcanappen
G Rogerson Grafton Sukab (NZ)
Newcastle Stormy Masika (NZ)
M Sanderson Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
A Sedgwick Taree Callandersnitemare
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury (2) Classics
Quidnunc
Grafton Pinwheel
Hawkesbury Incitement
Randwick (3) Brasileira
Daytona Beach
Offhanded
Rosehill (2) Killiazn
Reprobate
R Smith Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
S Snape Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
D Stoddart Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
W Sweeney Hawkesbury Mr Ponzi (NZ)
J Vial Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
G Vines Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
T W, Mrs D, J W & Miss H Wallace Cessnock Cajun Waltz
  Muswellbrook Logically
Scone Glenarvy
Tamworth Sea Point
P Webb Newcastle Stormy Masika (NZ)
Mrs J Whitby Randwick Perchance
M Whitby Grafton Sukab (NZ)
Newcastle Stormy Masika (NZ)
G & Mrs V Williams Rosehill One More Grand
Wyong More Than Words
T Zwegers Queanbeyan Etoile Vitesse
 

I advise that the bold type entries recorded black type wins in July.

Speaking of black type wins, another feature in the Newsletter is the 2009/2010 NSWROA Member’s Black Type Honour Roll which acknowledges the success of members in the black type arena. The Honour Roll, as at 31 July 2010 is as follows:

 

2009/2010 NSWROA Members Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 31 July 2010

Race Name Horse Owner
G1 STC Golden Rose Stakes Denman Sheikh Mohammed
G1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Turffontein Mrs B Cummings
G1 AJC George Main Stakes Road To Rock Mrs B Cummings & H Dyball
G1 MRC Toorak Handicap Allez Wonder Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 MRC Caulfield Cup Viewed Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 MVRC W S Cox Plate So You Think (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 VRC Crown Oaks Faint Perfume Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 VRC Age Classic All Silent N & Mrs Y Begg
G1 MVRC William Reid Stakes Turffontein Mrs B Cummings
G1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks Small Minds Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G1 VRC Australian Guineas Rock Classic W Mula & Mrs R Mula
G1 STC Vinery Stud Stakes Faint Perfume Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 AJC Champagne Stakes Skilled Sheikh Mohammed
G1 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Road to Rock Mrs B Cummings & H Dyball
G1 AJC All Aged Stakes Hot Danish A E Curtis
G1 SAJC SA Derby Kidnapped Sheikh Mohammed
G1 BRC Doomben 10,000 Hot Danish A E Curtis
G1 BRC Queensland Derby Dariana Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 STC Premiere Stakes D/H Mentality M Crismale
G2 STC Premiere Stakes D/H Kroner (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 AJC Warwick Stakes Trusting Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 STC Shannon Stakes Drumbeats Sheikh Mohammed
G2 MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes Carrara F M & Mrs S Tagg
G2 AJC Stan Fox Stakes Denman Sheikh Mohammed
G2 VRC Gilgai Stakes All Silent N & Mrs Y Begg
G2 MRC Caulfield Sprint First Command L Macri
G2 VRC Wakeful Stakes Faint Perfume Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 VRC Matriarch Stakes Purple Sheikh Mohammed
G2 MRC Sandown Guineas Kidnapped Sheikh Mohammed
G2 AJC Villiers Stakes Palacio De Cristal G Harvey
G2 MRC D'Urban Stakes Denman Sheikh Mohammed
G2 MRC Autumn Classic Extra Zero R J & Mrs J K Bergstrom
G2 STC Hobartville Stakes Monton G J Bunt
G2 VRC Kewney Stakes Faint Perfume Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 STC Canterbury Stakes Hot Danish A E Curtis
G2 STC Ajax Stakes Brilliant Light A Surace, Ms A O'Neill, G Debono,
W McCully, M O'Callaghan & T E
O'Callaghan
G2 STC Tulloch Stakes Count Encosta Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 AJC Sapphire Stakes Renaissance Sheikh Mohammed
G2 AJC Emancipation Stakes Sacred Choice G Fraser
G3 STC Run to the Rose Denman Sheikh Mohammed
G3 AJC Up and Coming Stakes Rarefied Sheikh Mohammed
G3 VRC Bobby Lewis Quality Swift Alliance Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 STC Research Stakes Hot Danish A E Curtis
G3 MRC Naturalism Stakes Red Lord Ms J Ritchie
G3 MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude Demerit Sheikh Mohammed
G3 STC Gloaming Stakes So You Think (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
G3 AJC Bill Ritchie Handicap McClintock G Harvey
G3 MRC Betfair Stakes McClintock G Harvey
G3 VRC Carbine Clube Stakes Kidnapped Sheikh Mohammed
G3 AJC Liverpool City Cup Dreamscape Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 VRC Victoria Plate Be Positive G Fraser, R Ward, A Bennett, S Cook,
N Chapman, L Mihalyka & Laurel Oak
Bloodstock
G3 STC Star Kingdom Stakes Swift Alliance Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 AJC Frank Packer Plate Dariana Dato Tan Chin Nam
G3 BTC Sprint Beaded Sheikh Mohammed
LR AJC Toy Show Quality Moti (NZ) Gooree Pastoral Company
LR AJC Show County Quality Swift Alliance Gooree Pastoral Company
LR MVRC Mitchell McKenzie Stakes Carrara F M & Mrs S Tagg
LR MRC The Heath First Command L Macri
LR WRC Mona Lisa Stakes Moti (NZ) Gooree Pastoral Company
LR VRC Henry Bucks Plate Carrara F M & Mrs S Tagg
LR NJC Tibbie Stakes Moti (NZ) Gooree Pastoral Company
LR AJC Angst Stakes Illuminates G Harvey
LR AJC Breeders Plate Run For Wilson Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR VRC Paris Lane Stakes Raheeb Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR AJC Brian Crowley Stakes Love Conquers All N Moraitis, AM
LR AJC City Tattersalls Club Cup Bid Spotter G Rogerson & G Harvey
LR MRC Jayco Stakes Kidnapped Sheikh Mohammed
LR VRC TCL Electronics Stakes Trim Sheikh Mohammed
LR VRC Myer Spring Fashion Stakes Turf Express E Cojuangco
LR HRC Yalumba Wines Cup Beaded Sheikh Mohammed
LR MRC Snowhite Stakes Marquardt (NZ) Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR MRC Triple M Stakes Secession Sheikh Mohammed
LR HRC Gosford Gold Cup Spinney Sheikh Mohammed
LR STC Festival Stakes Rabbuka Gooree Pastoral Company
LR BRC J F Meynink Stakes Jantzen F W & Mrs C Cook
LR BRC Bernborough Handicap Joku Gooree Pastoral Company
LR Tattersalls Club Cup Rainbow Styling (NZ) N Moraitis, AM
LR STC Frank Underwood Cup Rabbuka Gooree Pastoral Company
LR MRC Zeditave Stakes Denman Sheikh Mohammed
LR MRC Barton Stakes Joku Gooree Pastoral Company
LR SAJC Birthday Cup Zagreb G Harvey
LR MRC Manfred Stakes Denman Sheikh Mohammed
LR KTC Kilmore Cup Joku Gooree Pastoral Company
LR SAJC Adelaide Guineas Small Minds Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR SAJC Pewsey Vale Stakes Koala Bear Sheikh Mohammed
LR AJC Aspiration Quality Sacred Choice G Fraser
LR AJC Eskimo Prince Stakes The Mikado Ms J Henning & D Balian
LR AJC Wenona Girl Handicap Beaded Sheikh Mohammed
LR TATTS RC Member's Cup Soiled Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR STC Sky High Stakes Bellagio Wynn D Farnham
LR STC N E Manion Cup Precedence (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR STC The Schweppervescence Skilled Sheikh Mohammed
LR SAJC City of Adelaide Hcp Tagus Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate & G Harvey
LR AJC Royal Parma Handicap Brilliant Light A Surace, Ms A O'Neill, G Debono,
W McCully, M O'Callaghan & T E
O'Callaghan
LR AJC Fernhill Handicap Kudakulari Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR AJC James H B Carr Stakes Happy Hippy Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR HRC Darley Crown Serenissima Sheikh Mohammed
LR HRC Rowley Mile Snow Alert Stratheden Stud
LR SRC Dark Jewel Classic So Anyway Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR BRC Doomben Slipper Run for Levi Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR STC Winter Cup Twin Wing (NZ) T Morton
LR AJC June Stakes Love Conquers All N Moraitis, AM
LR STC Civic Stakes Illuminates G Harvey
LR CRJC Ramornie Handicap Pinwheel Sheikh Mohammed
LR CRJC Grafton Cup Twin Wing (NZ) T Morton

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

CARRAZZO TAX FILE - WHAT IS A HORSE TAX BUSINESS?

Easily the most frequently asked question asked of myself and the team at Carrazzo Consulting is: “Are my horse racing/breeding activities a business for tax purposes”?

This is understandable as the answer to this question will determine:

  • Whether horse expenses are deductible; and
  • Whether a horse activity is eligible for GST registration.

Given that many of you are now in the process of gathering your tax records to do your 2010 tax returns, I thought this was an opportune time to provide you with a current update on this crucial horse tax issue.

For your reference, I list below the primary factors the Australian Tax Office (“ATO”) wants demonstrated for a business of thoroughbred racing/breeding to be accepted:

  • whether the activity has a significant commercial purpose or character;
  • whether the taxpayer has more than just an intention to engage in business;
  • whether the taxpayer has a purpose of profit as well as a prospect of profit from the activity;
  • whether there is repetition and regularity of the activity;
  • whether the activity is of the same kind and carried on in a businesslike manner such that it is directed at making a profit;
  • the size, scale and permanency of the activity.
  • existence of a breeding property;
  • if the activity started with limited numbers, is their consistent growth in the scale of the activities (e.g. increase in mare numbers and/or foals);
  • whether the activity is better described as a hobby, a form of recreation or a sporting activity;
  • prior horse industry experience;
  • the keeping of proper records;
  • the existence of a business plan evidencing long-term viability;
  • time expended on the activity;
  • are mares being regularly serviced;
  • progeny must be sold on a commercial basis;
  • stallions used need to have market appeal (commerciality);
  • is progeny being regularly sold in order to generate a profit;
  • are stallion rights (if applicable) being utilised;
  • registration of a business name;
  • establishing a separate bank account;
  • the use of experts and consultants; and
  • does the taxpayer have control of the stock?

N.B. You need not demonstrate all of these factors, however the existence of a horse taxation business is enhanced by the activity demonstrating as many of these factors as possible.

It should also be noted:

  • It is very difficult to have a “stand-alone” racing activity (i.e. without integrated breeding activities) accepted as a “business” with the ATO;
  • Having the horse activity conducted via a trust or company does not automatically mean it will be accepted by the ATO;
  • No longer does a breeding activity need six quality mares to be accepted as a business; and
  • An activity with losses can be accepted if it has been the result of “unforeseen events”, e.g. drought, EI, mare infertility, stock injuries/defects/deaths etc.

I hope this provides you with the guidance you need and, importantly, tax savings result for the 2010 tax year and into the future.

You are welcome to contact me if you wish me to clarify or expand upon any of the matters raised in this article.

Prepared by:

PAUL CARRAZZO CPA
CARRAZZO CONSULTING CPAs

22 BLACKWOOD ST, NORTH MELBOURNE VIC 3051
TEL: (03) 9329 7044
FAX: (03) 9329 8355
MOB: (0417) 549 347
E-mail: paul.carrazzo@carrazzo.com.au
Web Site: www.carrazzo.com.au

DISCLAIMER: Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances with an accountant specialising in this area.

NSWROA RACE SPONSORSHIP DURING COFFS HARBOUR CUP CARNIVAL

As members might recall as part of the Association’s commitment to support our country colleagues, NSWROA sponsored the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1000 metres at beautiful Coffs Harbour on Sunday 25 July 2010.

The event was taken out by One Tiger (Tiger Hill (IRE)-Monetary (USA)) who is owned by D G Hodge, D S McCudden, Mrs T L Schmidt & C Pickering and trained by Glen Hodge from Pringle’s Way with Our Flair in third position.

Sunday 25th July was NBN Community Cups Day and the first day of 2010 Coffs Harbour Cup Carnival. Held over a three day period the Carnival continued on Wednesday 4 August with the Sportsmans Race Day and concluded on Thursday 5th August with the 2010 Coffs Harbour V8 Gold Cup Day.

The winner of the feature race of the Carnival, the Coffs Harbour V8 Gold Cup, which had $70,000 in prizemoney on offer, was Mossurmi (Mossman-Nalurmi) who is trained at Warwick Farm by Marc Conners. Long Journey Home and Slick Sniper took out the minor prizes.

For further details on racing in Coffs Harbour, visit the Coffs Harbour Racing Club website at www.coffsracingclub.com.au

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE

The 2009-10 season set another record with $6.8m paid in cash and another $2.1m in Double-Up vouchers for the purchase of further NSW-bred yearlings.

  • 1152 bonuses were won during the season, an increase of 96 on the previous year. They were valued in cash terms at $7,913,750.
  • The leading 15 sires by value of bonuses won come from 7 different studs. All but three of these stallions are Australian-bred.
  • 2605 two-year-olds were entered for BOBS 2009 with 857 of those nominated for BOBS Extra as well.

The first BOBS Extra bonuses were won on at Hawkesbury and at Coffs Harbour on 5 August, in both cases for success in 1600 metre events. The honour of the very first goes to the Tim Martin-trained Gee Eff Cee – named for the Global Financial Crisis – which is raced by a group of friends headed by Nick Buckland.

As this season progresses it will be interesting to compare BOBS Extra winners and their breeding with those horses winning BOBS bonuses.

The top 10 horses in 2009-10 by value of BOBS bonuses won are listed below.

HORSE SIRE TRAINER BOBS BONUSES WINS
Triple Elegance Mossman Chris Waller $70,000 4
Oopsy Doopsy General Nediym Greg McFarlane $65,000 4
Gigas Dubai Destination (USA) Gai Waterhouse $60,000 3
Killian Commands Peter Snowden $60,000 3
Mascareri Commands Peter Snowden $55,000 4
Daytona Beach Shamardal (USA) Peter Snowden $50,000 5
Love Conquers All Mossman M W & J Hawkes $50,000 3
Neeson Mossman Joseph Pride $50,000 3
No Hesitation Not A Single Doubt Clarry Conners $50,000 3
Tromso Lonhro Chris Waller $50,000 3

As might be expected those stallions which led the general sires’ premiership during the 2009-10 season were also prominent as sires of racehorses winning BOBS bonuses.

STALLION STANDING AT BONUSES BY VALUE WINS NO. OF WINNERS
Lonhro Darley $400,000 44 30
Redoute’s Choice Arrowfield $350,000 37 29
Commands Darley $338,750 45 27
Mossman Vinery $307,500 31 17
Encosta de Lago Coolmore $295,000 36 22
More Than Ready (USA) Vinery $276,250 32 24
Not A Single Doubt Arrowfield $270,000 34 22
Shamardal (USA) Darley $220,000 26 15
Fastnet Rock Coolmore $217,500 22 17
General Nediym (deceased) Widden $161,250 21 12
Snitzel Arrowfield $160,000 11 6
Al Maher Emirates Park $150,000 22 15
Magic Albert Yarraman Park $150,000 31 20
Hussonet (USA) Arrowfield $147,500 23 17
Choisir Coolmore $145,000 19 13

For the third season in succession Sheikh Mohammed led the table of owners winning BOBS bonuses, by both number and value.

Owners Bonuses Value
Sheikh Mohammed 73 $732,500
Patinack Farm P/L Syndicate 23 $195,000
Mr G & Mrs A White, Invermien P/L Syndicate 15 $135,000
Inghams Enterprises P/L Syndicate 11 $120,000
Gooree Pastoral Company Syndicate 15 $110,000
Mr J & Miss G Tan, Mrs G Wong 5 $90,000
Mr P Ng, Mr J Lee, Mr K Li 4 $70,000
Iskander Racing Services P/L Synd, R & R Synd, Mr K Feldman, Texmist P/L, Millar Racing & Breeding 4 $65,000
Mr N Moraitis 6 $60,000
Mr L Samba, Mr R Medich 4 $60,000

Don’t forget – 1 September 2010 is the deadline to nominate your 2YOs for both BOBS and BOBS Extra. There is no late entry for BOBS Extra so if you miss this deadline, you’ll miss the opportunity to win bonuses after your horse turns 4YO.

And for those of you who breed thoroughbreds, we now have the Racing NSW BOBS 2013 Sire Guide available – a 48-page full colour booklet listing BOBS nominated stallions for this year’s breeding season, together with all the information you need to understand why BOBS and BOBS Extra are so important to owners. It’s free – just email bobs@racingnsw.com.au or phone (02) 9551 7574 and we’ll put one in the mail to you.

For further information please contact:
John Gatfield,
BOBS Executive Officer,
Racing NSW,
(02) 9551-7574,
jgatfield@racingnsw.com.au

UPGRADE TO AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB’S OWNERS LOUNGE POLICY

I advise members that the Australian Jockey Club have updated their Owners Lounge Policy.

In line with industry practice and many metropolitan clubs, the current Non-winners room availability to owners and trainers will be extended beyond just their own race so when you have used your owners’ entitlement to food and beverage for your race, you may purchase additional drinks and stay on during the day. Winning owners can also avail themselves of this facility as well and join their friends during the day.

The new daily owner’s tickets will be issued from Wednesday 4th August, which will have detachable food and beverage entitlements on the same ticket, which are surrendered at the bar. After that owners can continue to purchase from the bar and stay for a day. Replay footage and current races will be screened and complimentary tea and coffee facilities will be available all day.

If you require further information regarding this upgrade to policy, please visit the AJC website under the Owners section at http://www.ajc.org.au/racing/page.aspx?p=64

CONTACT DETAILS FOR MEMBERS

Have you recently moved, changed your postal address or obtained an email address? If so, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact the office in order for our records to be updated.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell, President
20 August 2010

STOP PRESS:
LET’S WELCOME IN FRIDAY NIGHT RACING AT CANTERBURY PARK – 24 SEPTEMBER 2010

ADVANCE NOTICE: Members are advised that the Association will be holding a cocktail function to “Welcome In Friday Night Racing at Canterbury” at the first ever Friday night race meeting at Canterbury Park on Friday, 24 September 2010. A truly historic occasion!

Details are currently being finalized, but I can confirm that the function will take place in the Directors Room, which is situated right in front of the Winning Post, and has its own private lift entry and private tote facilities.

As previous attendees will attest, our night racing functions are a great value night out, so once arrangements have been completed, a formal notice will be sent to members.

 

NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 9299 4299 • Fax: 9299 3212 • E: nswroa1@ozemail.com.au • W: www.nswroa.com.au