I had been hoping that by the time of publication of our December newsletter, I would have been able to put on my Santa Hat and be the bearer of good tidings to all – but alas that is not the case.

At the time of writing there has been no decision handed down by the High Court re the Race Fields Legislation appeal nor has the Minister made the “big announcement” regarding the new Board for Racing NSW.

As members would be aware, both of these matters are of utmost importance as to whether our industry will be able to survive (with respect to the Race Fields Legislation decision) and prosper and grow (with respect to our industry regulator).

Far be it for me to be Scrooge McDuck with the festive season fast approaching, but I do not even want to contemplate the thought of a loss in the court case.

Regardless of what happens, members can be rest assured that the Association will continue to “fight the good fight” for our members to ensure their rights as racehorse owners are furthered and protected.

Here’s hoping the hat will be on soon!! Have a wonderful festive season.

I would also like to take the opportunity, in this the last newsletter of the year, to publicly thank my wonderful colleagues on the NSWROA Committee for their sterling efforts throughout 2011.

I cannot begin to tell you the number of hours they dedicate to the Association – it is fantastic! And my very special thanks to my fellow office bearers John Vouris and Michael Inglis – who have been of great support to me.

And in closing it is with regret that I inform members that due to heavy work commitments, we have unfortunately just lost two of our Committee members, Chris Keogh and Narelle Anderson. On behalf of everyone at NSWROA, I thank them for the service they gave to the Association – it was very much appreciated..

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Racing NSW has made the following announcement regarding Benchmark Programming and Handicapping.

Enhancements to the system from 1 January 2012
The new benchmark programming and handicapping model was introduced in October 2009. An initial review led to some improvements to the system from 1 November 2010. Racing NSW conducted its second comprehensive review of the system in 2011.

After considering the findings of the second review, industry feedback and consultation with trainer representatives, RICG (Racing Industry Consultative Group which includes Jockey, Race Club and Breeder representatives) and NSW Racehorse Owners Association, some enhancements to the system are set for introduction on 1 January 2012:-

For metropolitan racing:-
Provide more opportunities for 2yo and 3yo horses.
• an increased weight allowance for 3yo’s to encourage participation in Open Age Saturday handicap races against older horses, including a lower minimum of 53kg for 3yo’s when older horses have the new (ARB) 54kg minimum (not to apply to Black type races)
• more 2yo Set Weights & Penalties races pre 1st January each year to alleviate the quickly performing 2yo’s carrying high weights in handicaps
• more 2yo distance races in May, Jun and Jul to provide options after the Autumn carnival, and
• the above races will lead into a newly created 2yo & 3yo Set Weights & Penalties race, the Metropolitan final (early proposed name is the Significant Stakes)

For provincial racing:-
Provide more opportunities for horses transitioning to metropolitan level
• continue the hybrid system of Class 1, 2 racing and benchmark racing
• increase the number of Benchmark 70 and 75 races to provide more options for higher level provincial horses

For country racing:-
Provide more opportunities for lightly raced horses
• continue the hybrid system of Class 1, 2, 3 racing and benchmark racing
• increase the number of Class 1 , 2 and 3 races if the regional horse population can support more of these races
• Racing NSW handicappers to format a lower entry point for horses in Maiden Class and also lower into Class 1 after winning maiden
• introduce Class 1 and Maiden combined set weight races originally at 1600m and further to provide a set weight opportunity for a horse to gain its second (or first) win
• include the unplaced NSW starters fee in total horse earnings when determining ballot order for NSW maidens

Provide more information
It was also agreed that more information would be helpful in trainers and others interpreting the benchmark system across all sectors. Racing NSW will publish guidelines explaining the weighting of non-benchmark races especially Open and Quality handicaps, general reasoning as to why horses of any grade are more likely to rise quickly or drop quickly in weight, and publish the scale difference in races against the average for that grade.

This handicappers scale differences will be carried in the Race headings when weights are declared; e.g. from 1 January 2012, the Australian Rules of Racing provide that all handicaps must be released with a 59kg topweight and 54kg minimum. If for example, a win restricted metropolitan race is not as strong as usual and needs to be scaled to reach the 59kg topweight, the heading will say NMW Hcp (Scaled +1kg). This should help Trainers and Owners gauge the strength of the race and understand why their horse has 1 kg more than expected. The same will apply to country and provincial Class races, etc.

Monitoring the outcomes
Each new initiative will be measured for success. For example, if the new 3yo weight allowance on Metropolitan Saturdays provides too much advantage it will be reviewed. Field sizes will also be an important measure against some of the changes above so as not to have a negative impact.

Class racing or Benchmark racing?
A request from Country trainers to eliminate Benchmark races and return to full Class 1 to 6 racing was not supported as statistical data showed benchmark races are providing:
• More choices are available for trainers to place their horses as all classes of horse are eligible for Benchmark races, which are graded according to a horse’s merit
• Results show that each class of horse is competitive in Benchmark races and win close to or equal their participation rate
• Benchmark races have closer finishes than non-Benchmark races
• Benchmark races have higher average turnover per runner
• Benchmark races have betting markets which are generally more open, and less odds-on favourites

Note: a survey of Country trainers is being conducted providing them with the review findings of this topic and seeking comment.


January marks the commencement of the Australasian Yearling Sales. In this issue of the newsletter we have compiled for the benefit of members, a short preview of the sales that are to be conducted during January.

Magic Millions
The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is the first sale of the year and runs from 11 to 17 January 2012.

This sale which is conducted during the holiday period, is synonymous with the glitz and glamour that the Gold Coast is renowned for. With some 892 lots on offer in the first five sessions of the sale, owners are sure to find a yearling to suit their requirements.

Included in this year’s catalogue are (at least) half relations to star gallopers Absolut Glam, Albert the Fat, Black Piranha, Charge Forward, Fastnet Rock, Melito, Once Were Wild, Racing to Win, Rock Kingdom, Streama, Toorak Toff, Universal Prince and Whobegotyou.

With an Honour Roll comprising the likes of Sebring, Heavenly Glow, Princess Coup, Stratum, Special Harmony, Regimental Gal, Dance Hero, Private Steer, Hasna, Belle Du Jeur, Karuta Queen etc, the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is sure to produce some stars of the future.

Last year the first four sessions of this sale had an aggregate of $63,669,000 at an average of $123,629 and top price of $1,150,000 for the 674 lots offered.

For further details regarding the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, visit the Magic Millions website or telephone (07) 5504 1200.

The Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale, the source of recent Group One winners Manawanui, Secret Admirer and Hurtle Myrtle, will be conducted at the time honoured Newmarket complex on January 22, 23 and 24 in 2012.

Few sales in the world can boost Classic’s remarkable record in producing champions on the racecourse, such as Choisir, Silent Witness and Whobegotyou.

At a bargain average price of $30,000 Classic’s record of unearthing future stars is exceptional. The team at Inglis Bloodstock aim to select precocious physical types for Classic that will grow into tough sprinter-milers that suit local conditions.

22 First Season Sires will be represented with progeny in the Classic catalogue, headed by Henrythenavigator (19 lots), Northern Meteor (14), Duke Of Marmalade (12), Murtajill (10), Mutawaajid (10), War Pass (10), Ready’s Image (9) and Teofilo (8).

With over 100 stallions represented in the 572 lot strong catalogue, there is something for everyone at Classic in January. In recent times pinhookers have had plenty of success with overseas black type glory for Tell A Tale (a New Zealand Group 1 winner) and Blue Tosca (a Malaysian Group One winner). There is also plenty of upside for local trainers and owners with 89% of the yearlings catalogued BOBS and BOBS Extra eligible.

All yearlings offered at Classic are eligible for nomination into the $2.6million Inglis Race Series.

For catalogues visit or call (02) 9399 7999.

New Zealand Bloodstock
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka Yearling Sales have been the source of over 80 individual Group 1 winners in the last five seasons, more than any other auction house in Australasia, and will be offering 1,444 yearlings at its 2012 Karaka Yearling Sales.

Featuring 516 lots – the largest catalogue since 2006, the Karaka Premier Sale, is first cab off the rank in the Karaka Yearling Sales Series which runs from January 30 to February 5 and is set to offer some of the best yearlings Australasia has to offer.

With progeny from over 100 stakes winning mares and siblings to over 135 stakes winners, the Sale showcases progeny from some of the world’s very best stallions.

The Karaka Premier Sale is preceded by the Karaka Million Twilight Race Meeting on Sunday January 29 which provides a vibrant and exciting opening for the week ahead and will feature the running of New Zealand’s richest race, the $1 million Karaka Million.

New Zealand Bloodstock is unique in the auction world with its exceptional standard of buyer hospitality. The team can arrange everything from accommodation and transport during your stay, to horse insurance and transport to 14 countries around the world.

For international visitors, NZB also offers a generous Buyer Reward Scheme as a gesture of thanks for buyers’ support of the Sale and a contribution towards the cost of their trip to Karaka.

For more information on your trip to the 2012 Karaka Yearling Sales, please contact NZB or visit

Our best wishes to those of our members both buying and selling yearlings at the 2012 sales.


Our good friend and corporate partner Gow Gates Insurance Brokers, have kindly prepared, via Kingsley Edwards, B.Agr.Ec (Syd.), Dip.Fin.Serv. (Ins. Broking), ANZIIF (Snr. Assoc.), C.I.P., the following as a follow on from our yearling sale feature:

Insuring your yearling purchase at “Fall of Hammer” coincides with the risk passing from the vendor to the purchaser from the moment the horse is knocked down to you, providing immediate protection for your new investment.

Fall of Hammer cover is a mortality insurance that reduces the impact of financial loss from the death of the horse due to accidental injury or illness and it also covers humane destruction when recommended by a qualified vet in the case where the horse’s suffering is incurable and excessive.

The movement of a horse from a sale will include loading and unloading onto and off a float, presenting a risk of injury, in addition to during the float trip itself. Travel sickness is another inherent risk in transporting horses, particularly when long distances are involved.

Yearlings then face risks arising from a number of first time experiences including spending extended periods in a stable, breaking-in and training, all within the twelve months following purchase at sale.

The premium rate charged for Fall of Hammer insurance is lower than for racehorses, making it comparatively more affordable and better value for the owner.

Prospective buyers should arrange Fall of Hammer cover prior to the intended Yearling Sale. To discuss making such arrangements, please contact Kingsley Edwards at Gow-Gates on (02) 8267 9940 or

Disclaimer: The information in the above article is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon without reading the policy wording and seeking independent professional advice.


With the 2011 NSWROA membership year almost at a close, it is now membership renewal time again. Where has the year gone !!

Membership Renewal documentation is currently being processed and will be sent to you by either email or post next week.

I confirm that membership fees for 2012, inclusive of GST, will remain at the same rate as last year.

The “Early Bird” Membership Renewal Competition will be conducted again in 2012 with three great prizes on offer.

Entry to the competition is automatic if you renew your membership by Friday 3 February 2012.

I am also pleased to confirm that the Country Membership Rate, which was introduced in 2010, will continue again in 2012 and will also remain at the same rate.

The Association appreciates our members’ previous support and welcomes the renewal of your membership.


A reminder to members regarding Racing NSW’s Thoroughbred Retraining Program - an innovative not-for-profit program dedicated to finding new homes and careers for retired racehorses.

Here’s how we as owners can help this very worthwhile cause.

Firstly, you could make a tax deductible donation to the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, the charitable arm of Racing NSW’s Thoroughbred Retraining Program. This can be done by contacting Natalie Tipping, General Manager – Special Projects at Racing NSW on telephone 9551 7581 or by email

Secondly, you could purchase a horse that has graduated the program. All proceeds from the sale of retrained horses are reinvested back into the program.

Thirdly, you could sponsor a horse in the program. Enquiries regarding this should be directed to Scott Brodie on 0448 088 844 or by email

As advised last month, subject to feedback, Scott is considering holding an open day for NSWROA members to show us what they do.

If you are interested in attending an open day, simply contact the NSWROA office by either email or telephone 9299 4299.

FOOTNOTE: Scott is conducting a demonstration day on 17 December 2011 (Villiers Day) and all are welcome. Details are on face book page or call Scott on 0448 088 844.


The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the Ballina Jockey Club on Sunday 29 January 2012 – the Iris Neilson Ladies Invitational raceday.

This special Saddle-Up Sunday is all about the ladies! Celebrating female jockeys, the 110 year old Ballina Jockey Club will be pulling out all stops for the fifth anniversary of this special raceday.

Iris Neilson was a pioneer for women jockeys and sadly lost her life in a fall in 1988. To commemorate her contribution to NSW Racing, Ballina Jockey Club invite current female jockeys to take part in a $50,000 feature race, the Iris Neilson Ladies Invitational. At the conclusion of the race day three young jockeys will join the ranks of Iris Nielson and be inducted into the Ballina Jockey Club Lady Jockeys Hall of Fame.

It’s all about girl power - so ladies make tracks and head to Ballina Jockey Club.

Visit the website – – for further information on the race meeting, accommodation and local activities to make a perfect weekend away.


A reminder that a change in minimum weights is to take effect Nationally from 1 January 2012. In response to an application from the Australian Jockeys Association to raise the minimum weight for jockeys to 54kg in all sectors, the Australian Racing Board has mandated a new weight scale:

• The minimum weight in general handicap flat races increases from 53kg to 54kg (occasionally lower for 2yo and 3yo’s against Open age horses if approved)

• The minimum topweight increases from 58kg to 59kg when weights are released (58kg Group 1’s or 2yo races)

• The minimum topweight at acceptances (final fields) increases to 58kg (up 1kg).


The 2012 yearling sales are about to begin and once again the major sales are dominated by the progeny of NSW-based stallions which are enlisted in the Racing NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (BOBS).

Around 2000 BOBS Eligible yearlings have been accepted into the catalogues for the Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast in January, for the Inglis Classic sale in Sydney the same month, for the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier sale at the end of next month, and for the Inglis Easter Yearling sale.

The NSW thoroughbred breeding industry – and the Hunter Valley region in particular – ranks among the world’s elite racehorse nurseries and Racing NSW is proud to support that industry through BOBS.

  • 755 of the 892 Magic Millions yearlings in Sessions 1-5 are BOBS Eligible – that’s 85%
  • The Classic Sale has 509 BOBS Eligible yearlings in a catalogue of 572 – that’s 89%
  • Our premier sale, at Easter, has 625 entries and 542 are BOBS Eligible – an impressive 87% when you consider that Inglis apply the most stringent criteria
  • Even the NZ Premier Sale has 131 BOBS Eligible yearlings in a catalogue of 516 – that’s a surprising 25%.

If you buy a yearling at one of these sales – and you’d be crazy if you buy a non-BOBS horse to race in NSW – remember that the entry fee for BOBS has to be paid by September 1st 2012. Under our scheme, the breeders (or mare owners) don’t pay a nomination fee – it’s the responsibility of the new owner to do that.

Many of you will be sitting on a BOBS Double-Up account, having won a bonus already and having chosen the double-Up option. Remember this is good for two years only! If you’ve taken a Double-Up in the past 18 months, use it to buy into a BOBS Eligible yearling at one of the 2012 sales. Otherwise you lose the entire amount after 2 years has elapsed since your horse won the original bonus.

By the end of November 246 BOBS bonuses had been won this racing season, valued at $1,653,750 in cash terms. In addition there were 60 BOBS Extra bonuses, worth $425,000.

If you have any questions about BOBS or BOBS Extra, please call John Gatfield on (02) 9551 7574 or email



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.

The listing under comprises wins recorded in New South Wales as well as Australian black type successes which are recorded in bold type.

Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in November 2011:

Owner Meeting Horse
J Abrahams Rosehill Lightinthenite
Mrs H Ayres Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
S Bilich & P Davis Canterbury Millenium Ruler
A & Mrs M Bish Tamworth Fashion Statement
R Bray Warwick Farm Biggietupac
P Bridge Warwick Farm Biggietupac
G Bunt Hawkesbury Kanskje
A Cardy Randwick Taken (NZ)
A Chiswick Canberra Musical Lady
  Taree Onemoe Eightmore
A & Mrs K Chrysiliou Randwick Master of Darkness
J Clift Gosford Al Cavan
F Cook Kembla Non Capishe
F & Mrs C Cook Canterbury Praise Be (IRE)
  Rosehill Strike One (GB)
  Warwick Farm Praise Be (IRE)
S Cook Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
Mrs B Cummings Goulburn Harry The Fox
  Randwick Hard Liquor
W Estephan Canberra Not A Dancer
Mrs V Everson Murwillumbah Storm Fabulador (ARG)
J Fleming Dubbo Spectacular Iam
G Harvey Canterbury Mrs Onassis
  Gosford Singa Songa
  Hawkesbury (2) Dream Choice
    Mrs Onassis
  Randwick Mossamine
  Warwick Farm Racing Eight
S Heffernan Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
R Henson Hawkesbury Kilauea
Dr B Hudson &
Mrs L Armitrano-Hudson
Muswellbrook Mr Tut
The Hon T Hughes Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
Mrs C Jeffery Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
D Jeffery Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
A Johnson Port Macquarie One Carat Racer
P Johnston Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
K Keady Dubbo Flash Academy
Laurel Oak B'stock Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
R J & M Lazarus Muswellbrook Sutton Chilli
Ms P Leeper Port Macquarie Forerunner
R K Lees & L Hoyle Murwillumbah Bushroad (NZ)
  Tabulam Renmark
B Mackie Tamworth Phil A Mint
L Macri Dubbo Seek De Fortune
D McMillan Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
J Middleton Canberra (2) Braviano
    Spanish Halo (NZ)
  Gundagai Strategic Purchase
L Mihalyka Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
N Moraitis, AM Canterbury Lil and Grace
P Morrison Kembla Double Crescent
J A Munro Gundagai Crown Time
Miss K Nivison Rosehill Faustus
M Notaras Gundagai Strategic Purchase
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Canterbury Honourable Aussie
  Coffs Harbour Whirlwood
  Flemington Real Stolle
  Randwick Honourable Aussie
W & Mrs B Pegg Kembla Magic Ivy (NZ)
M O'Callaghan Kembla Etype
T O'Callaghan Kembla Etype
M Sanderson Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury (4) Angelus
  Flemington Applegate
  Hawkesbury Shannara
  Kembla (2) Maluti
  Randwick Haut Normandie
  Sandown Soul
W Shields Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
D Smith Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
R Strachan Canberra Spanish Halo (NZ)
P Stubbs Muswellbrook Falzzon
D Swan Gundagai Strategic Purchase
O P Tait Goulburn Red River
J L Thompson Warwick Farm TigerTerritory
Ms K Tibbey Canterbury Imeldamay
  Tamworth Off The Rack
N & Mrs A Vass Warwick Farm No Looking Back
J Vouris Canberra Starzov
M Walcott Rosehill Faustus
T W, Mrs D, J W &
Miss H Wallace
Scone Cajun Waltz
  Warwick Farm Platinum Choice
G Williams Rosehill Lightinthenite
G & Mrs V Williams Canterbury Safusa
  Queanbeyan Gold Agent
  Queanbeyan Zulita
Mrs S Woodcock Gundagai Right To Go

Another feature in the Newsletter is the NSWROA Member’s Black Type Honour Roll which acknowledges the success of members in the black type arena.

The Honour Roll for the 2011-2012 season is as follows:


2011/2012 NSWROA Members Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 30 November 2011

Race Name Horse Owner
G1 ATC George Main Stakes Sincero P Walker
G1 MVRC Manikato Stakes Sepoy Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC Epsom Handicap Secret Admirer J & Mrs T Muir
G1 VRC Turnbull Stakes December Draw (IRE) R Pegum
G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas Helmet Sheikh Mohammed
G1 MRC Thousand Guineas Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Sepoy Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Warwick Stakes Pinwheel Sheikh Mohammed
G2 VRC Danehill Stakes Sepoy Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Chelmsford Stakes Trusting Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 ATC Hill Stakes Trusting Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 ATC The Shorts Love Conquers All N Moraitis, AM
G2 MRC Caulfield Sprint Sepoy Sheikh Mohammed
G2 VRC Salinger Stakes Sister Madly K Maloney
G2 VRC Wakeful Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G3 ATC Silver Shadow Stakes Pane in the Glass Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G3 ATC Run To The Rose Smart Missile Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 ATC Tramway Handicap Sincero P Walker
G3 NJC Spring Stakes Darci Be Good (NZ) P de Vries
G3 NJC Cameron Handicap Raspberries Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC How Now Stakes Sister Madly K Maloney
G3 MRC Naturalism Stakes December Draw (IRE) R Pegum
G3 ATC Gloaming Stakes Strike the Stars (NZ) Mrs B Cummings
G3 MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude Helmet Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Research Stakes Screen Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Craven Plate My Kingdom of Fife (GB) R Pegum
G3 MRC Betfair Stakes Love Conquers All N Moraitis, AM
G3 MRC David Jones Cup Foreteller (GB) F Cook
G3 MVRC Red Anchor Stakes Karuta Queen G & Mrs V Williams
G3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes Galah Sheikh Mohammed
G3 VRC Maribyrnong Plate Real Stolle Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ATC The Rosebud Aeronautical L Cohen
LR MRC Vain Stakes Sepoy Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Show County Quality Skytrain Sheikh Mohammed
LR MVRC William Crockett Stakes Kneeling Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR WRC Mona Lisa Stakes Sweetest Melody Gooree Pastoral Company
LR ATC Ming Dynasty Quality Hcp Ambidexter Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Heritage Stakes Karuta Queen G & Mrs V Williams
LR SAJC Tokyo City Cup Zauberin G Harvey
LR ATC Reginald Allen Handicap Disputes Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Gimcrack Stakes Hussousa Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR VRC UCI Stakes Isopach Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR MRC Gothic Stakes Galah Sheikh Mohammed
LR City Tattersalls Club Cup Galizani Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR GRC Geelong Classic Induna Sheikh Mohammed
LR MVRC Alexandra Stakes Torah Ramsey Pastoral Company
LR VRC Emirates Airlines Plate Applegate Sheikh Mohammed
LR HRC Skin Fitness Ladies Day Cup Shannara Sheikh Mohammed
LR MRC Kevin Heffernan Stakes Soul Sheikh Mohammed

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


In this issue of the newsletter we are highlighting another of the many benefits of NSWROA membership, the 10% discount with Hyland Sportswear on race colours and vast array of gift items. Perfect timing for your Christmas shopping.

Hyland Sportswear has been one of the leading suppliers of racing colours and jockey equipment since 1976.

Over the years, Hyland Sportswear has specialized in extra light weight race gear for jockeys. Owners and trainers purchase their individually designed racing colours whilst race clubs and sponsors also purchase an array of race day products and promotional items.

Hyland Sportswear has agents in all States and Territories within Australia. Internationally, the business has agents in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Macau, Japan and Hong Kong and Dubai. This allows the business to enjoy both strong local and export sales.

As the racing globe gets smaller, the business now services racing customer’s right throughout the world. The business is constantly evolving and researching the opportunity to manufacture or source new products. Just like owners winning a race, the satisfaction of seeing Hyland Racing colours first past the post makes it all worthwhile.

For further information, logon to and start your shopping experience. For colours go to Race Day selection, click on the “Design your own colours” icon and see the program made available to owners. Under Gifts there are ties in your racing colours to your racing colours for your kids.

When you have finished shopping, to redeem your 10% NSWROA Members discount, use coupon code NSWROA on check out and the 10% will be applied.

Any further enquiries please contact Shane Hyland (03) 9571 7515.


Members are advised that the NSWROA office will be closed for the holiday period from Thursday 22 December 2011 to Friday, 13 January 2012, both dates inclusive.


In closing, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the NSWROA Committee, to wish members and their families all the very best for the festive season.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell, President
9 December 2011


ADVANCE NOTICE: Members are advised that the Association will be holding a raceday cocktail luncheon function at Warwick Farm on Saturday, 18 February 2012 – Royal Sovereign Stakes Day.

Details are currently being finalised, but I can confirm that the function will take place in the Hobartville Bar in the JBH Carr Stand.

Full details of the function will appear in the January issue of the Newsletter.


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