Members will recall that I advised that I would keep you updated on some of the various issues the Association is dealing with on behalf of racehorse owners in New South Wales.

One subject in particular that has generated a number of comments in recent times is the programming of staying races.

The Association wrote to Racing NSW expressing the dissatisfaction of the Association and its members at the recent clash of staying races in the programming calendar. Particular mention was made to the clash of the MTC Wagga Gold Cup on 7th May and the STC Lord Mayor’s Cup on 8th May which resulted in a number of dual acceptors in both races.

The Association agreed that more staying races needed to be conducted and in fact commented that with the introduction of BOBS Extra next season it felt confident that field sizes will increase. However, the Association was concerned that some country races may “suffer” reduced field sizes if a clash similar to that expressed above, occurred again.

The above is just one of a number of issues the Association is presently investigating on behalf of members. Without going into too much detail at this time, I can advise that some of these issues will be raised with the Racing Industry Consultation Group.


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NSWROA is, once again in 2010, proud to be hosting Racing’s Night of Champions, the most prestigious charity award’s night in Australian racing.

Racing’s Night of Champions will return to the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens this year on 12 August 2010 and NSWROA cordially invites you to join us for the evening. As members would be aware, Racing’s Night of Champions is in aid of Redkite who support children and their families through cancer.

With the theme of “Celebrating 200 Years of Racing in NSW” guests will be treated to some fantastic moments in racing’s long and proud history.

I am very pleased to advise that the feature entertainment for the evening will be provided by David Campbell, one of Australia’s favourite cabaret and Broadway performers.


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.

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.


In addition, in order to assist guests travelling to the function, NSWROA has arranged for a return bus service to the event at a nominal fee. The bus will travel between Randwick and Rosehill. Bookings for this service will be essential.

For further information regarding the Racing’s Night of Champions, visit the NSWROA website or click here to view the latest flyer for the event.


The forty-fifth 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, 1st Floor – Waratah Room on 17 May 2010 at 6.00 pm.

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


Following the election of the Committee at the 45th Annual General Meeting of the NSWROA on 17 May 2010, an election of office bearers took place at the June Committee Meeting with the following results:

President: Ray McDowell
Treasurer: John Vouris
Secretary: Michael Inglis


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 on Town Plate Day – May 6 which was the second day of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival.

The event was taken out by Lion Dance (Lion Heart (USA)-Dawnfire) who is owned by Mr M Chung and trained by Bruce Cross from Universal Rock and Lily Sienna in third place.

Lion Rock salutes in the NSWROA Maiden Handicap

The 2010 Gold Cup Carnival was run over 3 days commencing on 18th April with Prelude Day, followed by Town Plate Day on 6th May and concluding on 7th May with Cup Day.

The winner of the feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Gold Cup, was Sainthood (Lonhro-Bonne Famille) who is trained at Warwick Farm by Rick Worthington. Fellow city trained horses Barlagarney and Twin Wing took out the minor prizes.

Hereunder some photographs taken during the Carnival.


Ray McDowell, Michael Inglis, Clare Haddrill,
Joe Dennis and Bruce Cross at NSWROA presentation


NSWROA Committee (back row) Ray McDowell
and Michael Inglis and (front row) Darren Farnham and Max Whitby


Our good friend and corporate partner Gow Gates Insurance Brokers, have kindly prepared the following advice, via Kingsley Edwards, B.Agr.Ec (Syd.), Dip.Fin.Serv. (Ins. Broking), ANZIIF (Snr. Assoc.), C.I.P., for members:

The horse insurance package available exclusively to members is a significant benefit of belonging to the NSWROA.

Cost savings and special policy inclusions are features of the insurance package offered to NSWROA members. The mortality insurance cover offered by Lloyd’s of London through Gow-Gates is available to all NSWROA members for their ownership interests, regardless of whether a horse is owned 100%, or in a partnership/syndicate, and covers horses currently racing or horses as yet unraced (including yearlings purchased at sale). Breeding risks including stallion shares, broodmares, foals and pre-sale yearlings can also be covered.

The Lloyd’s mortality policy covers death of the horse from any disease/illness or accident/injury, but does not cover intentional slaughter unless a vet certifies that the horse's suffering is incurable and so excessive that immediate destruction is imperative for humane reasons. Covers also extends to theft of the horse and transits anywhere within Australia and to (or from) New Zealand.

Extensions of the policy offered to NSWROA members that are not part of the standard policy include: the death of a horse which becomes ill or injured within the period of insurance for up to 12 months after the policy expires; and surgery conducted by a qualified veterinarian under local or general anaesthetic (both subject to the policy terms and conditions).

The package provides not only this quality insurance product, but is delivered by professional and experienced staff who ensure a level of personalised service aimed at making the insurance process as easy as possible, particularly in the efficient handling of claims and their settlement.

The bloodstock division at Gow-Gates was established over 25 years ago and its expertise in assisting clients to manage the risks of horse ownership is another benefit of the NSWROA insurance package of which members can take advantage.

Should you wish to find out more about the NSWROA horse insurance package, please contact Kingsley Edwards of the Bloodstock Insurance Division on (02) 8267 9940 or by email

Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers (Australasia) Pty Ltd, A.B.N 29 069 562 787, AFSL 245433.

Disclaimer: The information in the above article is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon without the consulting the “Lloyd’s Equine Policy LE (Australia) LMA3069” wording with relevant endorsements and seeking independent professional advice.


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 has been “upgraded” for the 2009/2010 racing season. Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in May 2010:

Owner Meeting Horse
G Altomonte Orange (2) Conadilly
Miss C Backhouse Kembla Let Me Finish
C Battese Rosehill Shadows In The Sun
A & Mrs M Bish Kembla Boulevard Baron
Mrs D Boyd Boorowa Blues Hero
P Cater Gunnedah Beyond A Doubt
F & Mrs C Cook Canterbury (2) So So Sure (2)
Miss M Crawley Kembla Let Me Finish
Mrs B Cummings Rosehill Shadows In The Sun
A E Curtis Doomben Hot Danish
K & Mrs H Delforce Newcastle Echo Street
P Duggan Newcastle Unsolved
Ms A Edwards Kembla Boulevard Baron
M Einfeld Wagga Fitness Fanatic (NZ)
W Estephan Canberra Lebrechaun
Gooree Pastoral Co Gosford Stage Performer
Kembla Distant and Lovely
Rosehill Common Objective
S & Mrs G Hardy Nowra Lucky Imprint
G Harvey Gosford Yamunotri
Hawkesbury The Warrior Woman
Newcastle Slow The Flow
Tamworth (2) Milford Sound
Perfect Swindle
S Iskander Dubbo Tidy Package
Rosehill Oopsy Doopsy
Wyong Eye Broken
N & Mrs M Johnson Dubbo Curraghsee
Mrs D Kepitis & P Kepitis Canterbury Slater
M & Mrs J Lee Wyong Watson
R K Lees & L Hoyle Grafton Eye Might (NZ)
Lismore (2) Deputation
Dowden (NZ)
Murwillumbah Yass River (NZ)
His Excellency Nasser Lootah Randwick Al Nakhla
Ms J Marheine Hawkesbury Snow Alert
J Middleton Boorowa Blues Hero
N Moraitis, AM Kembla Zoot Suit
Randwick (2) Bejewelled
Love Conquers All
Taree Electric Field
A J Moulding Newcastle Bindifield
Port Macquarie (2) Chenkajest
  Mamboo Czar
J A Munro Canberra Chosen Time
Dato Tan Chin Nam Canterbury Brightnight (NZ)
B & Mrs M O'Malley Cobar In Awe
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Doomben Run for Levi
  Port Macquarie Chopped
Randwick Readyor
Scone So Anyway
J Poot Wagga Asabelly
Ramsey Pastoral Co Kembla In Expectation
G Rogerson Randwick Dats Ma Gal
Scone Sukab (NZ)
Wagga Fitness Fanatic (NZ)
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury (3) Daytona Beach
Doomben Beaded
Gosford Athenienne
Hawkesbury (4) Eighto
Kembla Third Estate
Morphettville Kidnapped
Newcastle Daytona Beach
Randwick (5) Buffalo
Mascareri (2)
Rosehill (3) Buffalo
Skytrain (2)
C Spindler Corowa Lord Louis
J L Thompson Gilgandra Foveaux Strait
B Webb Bathurst King's Flyer
M Whitby Scone Sukab (NZ)
Widden Stud Syndicate Hawkesbury Mabkhara
G & Mrs V Williams Queanbeyan Goldviva
L Young Canterbury Cloudy Morning
Newcastle Unsolved

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

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 May 2010 is as follows:


2009/2010 NSWROA Members Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 31 May 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
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, W McCully & 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

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, W McCully & 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 Ms J Marheine
LR SRC Dark Jewel Classic So Anyway Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR BRC Doomben Slipper Run for Levi Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

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


During the month of May owners of horses racing in NSW won 127 BOBS bonuses, valued in cash terms at just under $1 million. It was a record number for May and it took the payments for this season to more than $6 million.

By the end of May 893 bonuses had been won this season, compared with 772 at this time last year.

Of those 893 bonuses, winning owners had opted not to take the cash in 309 cases (or 34.6%) but to exercise their right to double the value with a Double-Up voucher. At the same time last year 197 bonuses had been claimed as Double-Up vouchers – so there is an obvious trend towards this option.

It demonstrates quite clearly that the Racing NSW initiative in introducing our unique Double-Up system is popular with owners and is contributing enormously to the breeding side of the industry as well as to ownership.

Since Double-Up was introduced in January 2006, $5 million worth of cash bonuses has been doubled – meaning Racing NSW has put $10 million directly into horse ownership.

When you consider those figures it makes perfect sense to make sure that your rising 2-year-old is entered for BOBS. Don’t delay – download the nomination form and get it back to us well before the last minute rush!

Here’s the link:

From the start of the new racing season on 1 August we’ll be paying BOBS Extra bonuses too, so if you own a 4YO for which you paid the $2500 nomination fee last year, start looking for those races of 1600 metres and longer. And we will be making sure that clubs program more races to cater for BOBS Extra.

For further information please contact:
John Gatfield,
BOBS Executive Officer,
Racing NSW,
(02) 9551-7574,


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
10 June 2010


Please note that there has been a change in date to Paul Carrazzo’s annual end of financial year Sydney seminar. The seminar will now be conducted on Tuesday, 22 June 2010.

The seminar will coincide with the Inglis Weanling and Breeding Stock sale at the William Inglis & Son complex at Randwick. Hot Topics in Horse Taxation that will be covered include:

• New horse loss rules finalised
• Horse tax planning
• Capital Gains Tax & GST
• GST win for hobbyists
• Stock write-downs
• Horse deductions
• Tax break and racing
• Business v Hobby – what now?

Seminar attendance is normally priced at $132.00 per head (including GST) but NSWROA members will receive a special discounted rate of $110.00 per head (including GST).

To register contact Carrazzo Consulting by:
• telephone: (03) 9329 7044
• email:
• website:


NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
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