FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

Although a long time in the making, the news we were hoping for finally arrived on 30 March.

To the great joy of the entire NSW racing industry, all seven judges of the High Court dismissed the appeals of Betfair and Sportsbet in the Race Fields Legislation case. Basically what this means is that the NSW industry now has a guaranteed revenue stream for the future which will be passed onto participants via increased prizemoney and improved infrastructure.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate Peter V’Landys and the Racing NSW Board, both present and past, for the fantastic job they have done to secure the future of our industry. The flow-on effect from this decision will make owning racehorses more viable and will result in expansion to the ownership ranks. Put very simply this is a great result.

In the space of a few days Racing NSW then announced increases right across the board in prizemoney (effective from 1 July), in an endeavour to make all sectors of NSW racing viable for all participants. Whilst the Association is most supportive of the increases, we have sent a report to Racing NSW detailing suggestions to enhance these increases further. We will keep members informed of developments.

Now onto racing. We have just completed the “Rosehill leg” of the BMW Sydney Carnival and wasn’t it spectacular? Our congratulations to the Australian Turf Club (ATC). Whilst I do not normally like to single out members, it would be very remiss of me indeed if I did not congratulate Greg and Donna Kolivos on the success of Pierro in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and David Fuller on the triumph of Metal Bender (NZ) in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes. Simply outstanding results. The BMW Sydney Carnival now moves to Royal Randwick for three wonderful weeks of racing.

On a sad note, the racing industry has lost one of its true champions with the passing of Mr Tom Brassel. Tom was a legend in the racing writer ranks. I can say from personal experience that his columns were compulsory reading for not only myself, but all those who enjoyed hearing about all facets of the racing game. On behalf of all at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association we extend our sincere sympathy to the entire Brassel family.

And in closing a reminder to members about two upcoming functions we are conducting. Firstly next Tuesday the Association is hosting a function to celebrate the official barrier draw for the BMW Doncaster Mile. The second function for the month is one of our very favourite events, the Sydney Cup Day luncheon. Further details for both events appear later in the newsletter and we look forward to welcoming our members to both functions.

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SYDNEY CUP DAY LUNCHEON – 28 APRIL 2012

Join us at for the Association’s annual Sydney Cup Day Luncheon at Royal Randwick on Saturday 28 April 2012.

As previous attendees will confirm, the NSWROA Sydney Cup Luncheon is an event not to be missed. The very talented Christy Johns from Sky Racing will join us to host this great event.

 

The package for the day, which is priced at $190.00 per person or $1,900.00 for a table of ten (both amounts are GST inclusive), includes a sumptuous buffet luncheon and beverage package, afternoon tea, various competitions (including Best Dressed, Best Hat & Best Tie), a Raffle with great prizes, a race book and pen and full tote and bookmaker facilities.

Due to the redevelopment work at Randwick, the event this year will be held in a marquee on the Leger Lawn and numbers are strictly limited.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Click here for a booking form.

A REFLECTION ON THE DONCASTER

As a preamble to our BMW Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw function on 17 April, our good friend and NSWROA member, Mr Graham Caves, has kindly prepared for the interest of members the following item.

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Last autumn we had an amble through the years of the Sydney Cup. It seems appropriate to do the same this year for the Doncaster.

While the former race has struggled to maintain its relevance and the glory of its yesteryears, not so the Doncaster. The AJC, now ATC, has thrown its support and prizemoney into this historic “mile” race and it now rates as the most important and prestigious 1600m event in the country.

The Doncaster was named after the famous racecourse in England, as the Epsom was named after the iconic course in Surrey. The mother country was the source of much of the naming in the colony in the 1800s.

By the 1860s the racing clubs had begun to organize and structure the Australian turf. The need was seen to provide the populace, most of which went racing on a regular basis, with contests where the quality horses of the day could compete for big prizes and engender betting, and therefore interest, well before the race day, and thus pre-post doubles betting was born. The Doncaster/Sydney Cup double was the big autumn event in Sydney Town.

Both races were introduced in 1866. The Doncaster boasted 70 sovereigns in prizemoney and the Sydney Cup 200 sovereigns and a gold cup of 150 sovereigns. How the worm has turned, this year the Doncaster carries $2million and the Sydney Cup $500,000.

In 1866 interest ran high for the two new races and the first Doncaster winner was the 4YO chestnut horse Dundee. As he was the hot 6/4 favourite “much joy was felt for his win”. He was a good horse for he had also won the Epsom the previous spring.

Three years later in 1869, Rafferty applied his rules when the first and third across the line were disqualified for their jockeys having a stoush during the race. The second horse Tippler became the winner and the fourth horse Blondin was placed second. Nobody had noticed who ran fifth, so no third placing was declared.

In 1876 the Doncaster was won by the 2YO filly Briseis. Yes, a 2YO filly, but she was no ordinary filly. Briseis also won the All-Aged Stakes at that meeting and then, as a 3YO in the Melbourne spring, she took the Victoria Derby, Melbourne Cup and VRC Oaks in the one week.

Advance to 1888 and the first big weight, 59.5 kgs, was carried to victory by Ben Bolt. He also won a Caulfield Cup.

That weight record didn’t last long. Four years later the great miler Marvel carried 65.5 kgs to win. That record stands today, although equalled by Chatham in 1934.

Cremorne in 1893 and the imported Sir Foote in 1902 were Doncaster winners destined for more success. Cremorne won a Caulfield Cup and Sir Foote became a champion, though short-lived, sire. Between them, in 1901 the immortal, and some say still the best, mare to race in Australia, 4YO Wakeful, won the big mile at only her fifth start in a race. She had won the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket at her two previous runs and two days later ran third in the Sydney Cup. They did things differently then.

A little known but very good horse called Famous won in 1905. He also won an Epsom. Quality mares Istria and Julia Grey won in 1907 and 1922 respectively and between them were the prominent winners Jolly Beggar 1913 and Eurobin 1916.

A run of high class winners came from 1924 to 1926 in Whittier, Fuji San and Valicare, the mare that took the racing world by storm in 1926. In the golden era of Australian racing, the 1930s, the Doncaster was won by a string of champions and near champions.

Sir Christopher, an imported grey, won in 1932 and the underrated Jacko in 1933 and then, in succession, the iconic Randwick mile was won by Winooka (63kgs), Chatham (65.5kgs, equalling Marvel’s record weight carrying victory), Hall Mark (61kgs) and the New Zealand champion mare Cuddle (59kgs). Not far behind them in ability were the winners Sarcherie and the near-forgotten Gold Rod in 1937 and 1939 respectively.

Winooka - One of Australia’s greatest milers and Doncaster winner in 1933

The forties, including the war years, were notable for the successes of the Randwick mile specialists. Good horses all, they lifted their game whenever they arrived on the spacious mile course at “headquarters”, as Randwick was known in those days, and added their name to the Doncaster honour roll. Starting with Mildura in 1940/41, Tuhitarata, Abbeville and then came the best of their ilk, Blue Legend in 1946/47.

Blue Legend: The Randwick mile specialist winning his first Doncaster in 1946

Grey Boots was a popular winner in 1950 and in 1953 the sensation of the time came when Tommy Smith’s 1953 winner, the excellent imported mare Tarien was disqualified by a positive doping test and the race given to the 100/1 second placegetter Triclinium.

Dual Doncaster winners Slogan II and Tudor Hill came in that decade and Fine and Dandy did the same in the 60s, albeit his wins were separated by the bog-track winner Te Poi in 1962. Other 1960s winners were Time and Tide, a brother to Fine and Dandy, who led all the way to just last under Des Lake in 1965, the outstanding filly Citius in 1966 and the unforgettable performance of Tobin Bronze to win in 1967. At the 300m mark the soon-to-be top class sprinter Cabochon, with nothing on his back, had dashed clear. Tobin Bronze with 59.5kgs to carry and six lengths behind, set out after him and mowed him down to win on the post.

Tobin Bronze whose Doncaster win in 1967 was unforgettable

Through the 70s the race lost no caste with the quality of its winners. Much underrated Rajah Sahib won in 1971 and the following year who could forget Gunsynd getting the better of the New Zealand star Triton in 1972. Exceptionally good horses Tontonan and Dalrello won in 1974 and 1975 and the almost champion mare Maybe Mahal in 1978. In 1979 Belmura Lad won for Mal Barnes. It was a lucky victory for him as he was given the horse just two days before the race when Bart Cummings was disqualified due to a positive drug test by one of his horses in Melbourne.

A “quiet” period for the Doncaster perhaps during the 80s but the win of the New Zealand mare (My) Gold Hope in 1982 and of Emancipation as a three-year-old filly with 54.5kgs in 1983 was a sight to behold. Hula Chief, perfectly managed by Bart Cummings was a popular winner in 1986.

We haven’t, and never will, see the like of Super Impose’s extraordinary domination of the Randwick mile in 1990/91. Trained in Melbourne by Lee Freedman, he was a top class galloper before he performed these deeds but he is immortal now. Super Impose won the Doncaster of 1990 with 57kgs then won the Epsom later that year with 58.5kgs. The next year he returned to win the 1991 Doncaster with 59.5kgs and did the incredible by winning the Epsom six months later with 61kgs. That double double ranks with the greatest deeds ever seen on the Australian turf.

Pharaoh’s dual Doncasters in 1994 and 1995, trained by Gai Waterhouse, paled in comparison but were meritorious performances. Sunline rounded out the decade by winning her first Doncaster in 1999 as a three-year-old.

Well into the modern era now in our preamble for the great race, we come to the new millennium and there is no need to fear for the future of Randwick’s showcase 1600 metre event when its history can boast the likes of Sunline winning her second Doncaster when fighting off the brave and talented Shogun Lodge in 2002.

Great mare Sunline outlasts a brave Shogun Lodge in the Doncaster of 2002
(Photo courtesy of Grant Guy – 0410 067 241)

An emerging Grand Armee was a deserving winner in 2003 as was the John O’Shea trained star mare Private Steer in 2004. That trainer has an affinity with the race as his high class little horse Racing to Win won in 2006. Set for international fame the brilliant but erratic Haradasun speared off his planned trajectory in the final 250m but stayed in front in 2007. In 2010 former New Zealand trainer Chris Waller sealed the success of his move to Rosehill by getting the honest and highly talented Rangirangdoo home to loud applause as a crowd favourite.

Racing To Win: The outstanding winner of the Doncaster in 2006
(Photo courtesy of Grant Guy – 0410 067 241)

Last year the recently retired Sacred Choice, a very capable mare but a superb mud-runner who was also successful over the mile in the Group 1 VRC Myer Classic and the Group 2 AJC Emancipation Stakes, enjoyed the downpour and romped home to win the Doncaster of 2011.

What a race it is and what a history it has!

LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS TO BMW DONCASTER MILE BARRIER DRAW - 17 APRIL 2012

It’s last call for tickets to the BMW Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw function which will take place on Tuesday 17 April 2012.

This inaugural event held by the Association in conjunction with Sharon Lenton Events, allows guests to join in the excitement of the BMW Sydney Carnival at the official barrier draw for the BMW Doncaster Mile.

The function which is priced at $75.00 per person, is to be conducted at The Loft, 3 Lime Street, King Street Wharf and will run from 12 noon to 3.00pm. Sky Racing’s Greg Radley will be “in charge of the microphone” for the afternoon.

To book your place, telephone Sharon Lenton on 0401 290 666.

DON’T MISS THE FINAL 3 DAYS OF THE BMW SYDNEY CARNIVAL @ ROYAL RANDWICK

The first three days of the BMW Sydney Carnival were blessed with fine weather and great racing, culminating with the AAMI Golden Slipper showdown witnessed by more than 28,000 racegoers at Rosehill Gardens. With three more event filled days left of the carnival, hosted at Royal Randwick, don’t miss out on any of action.

David Jones Australian Derby Day – 14 April
Known as the ‘classic’ day of the carnival, get your black and white outfits ready for the David Jones Australian Derby Day this Saturday. With an all Group race line up there will be plenty of quality action on the track, headlined by the 151st running of the $1,500,000 Group 1 David Jones Australian Derby.

BMW Doncaster Day – 21 April
A serious day for the punters, the newly sponsored $2,000,000 Group 1 BMW Doncaster Mile will be one of 9 races aimed to get the heart pumping.

Schweppes Sydney Cup Day – 28 April
The grand finale of the BMW Sydney Carnival, Schweppes Sydney Cup Day is a day focused on family and friends. The $500,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup is the feature racing event, so why not make it a big day out with friends or bring the whole family to the Sydney Carnival finale.

Don’t forget tickets are limited at Randwick due to the $150million redevelopment. Get your tickets and hospitality now at thesydneycarnival.com.au.

If you’re not an ATC member, or you’ve missed out on tickets through Ticketek, don’t forget the infield known as the ‘TAB Sportsbet Paddock’ will be open for the first time in 40 years (Tickets are $25 each).

See you there!

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are reminded that the forty-seventh Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Limited (ACN 000 498 859) is to take place:

• at The Rugby Club, Rugby Place, Off 31A Pitt Street, Sydney, 3rd Floor – Barbarian Room
• on the 14 May 2012
• commencing at 6.00pm.

In order to assist with catering arrangements, it would be greatly appreciated if members attending the AGM could advise the office by either email nswroa1@ozemail.com.au or by telephone (02) 9299 4299.

BE OUR GUESTS AT THE WAGGA GOLD CUP CARNIVAL
AS NSWROA SPONSORSHIP CONTINUES IN 2012

I am very pleased to advise that the Association, as part of our commitment to support our country colleagues, will be continuing our sponsorship at the Wagga Gold Cup Carnival in 2012. This year the Association will be sponsoring both the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1000 metres and the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Group 1 Handicap over 1600 metres on Town Plate Day – 3rd May.

Town Plate Day is of course part of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s prestigious Wagga Gold Cup Carnival which commences on 15th April with Prelude Day and concludes on 4th May for Cup Day.

The featured event of the Carnival is the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup which is run over 2000 metres and has prizemoney of $140,000 on offer.

We would like to invite members to be part of the excitement of the Carnival by joining us on 3 and 4 May. The Association has a limited number of admittance & members tickets available for Town Plate Day and Gold Cup Day for our members on a “first in” basis.

Accordingly, if you would like to take advantage of this offer simply email your details to the office (nswroa1@ozemail.com.au) quoting either NSWROA Town Plate day ticket offer or NSWROA Gold Cup day ticket offer. For those of you without an email address, please call the office on (02) 9299 4299 to register your interest.

For further details on the Carnival, visit the Murrumbidgee Turf Club website at www.mtcwagga.com.au.

FEEDBACK FROM OWNERS FOCUS GROUP

As members are aware, the Association was approached by Racing NSW to participate in an Owners Focus Group to obtain some feedback on what owners use the Racing NSW website for and what changes they would like to see.

After seeking expressions of interest from members, a group comprising Anthony Curtis, Kingsley Edwards, Tom O’Callaghan, Julia Ritchie and Antony Surace was formed. This group, along with John Gatfield and Ben Flores from Racing NSW, meet at the offices of Racing NSW last month.

Members will recall that the Association was also approached by Racing NSW to obtain assistance with a survey they were undertaking to obtain feedback on how they can improve the content and operation of their website.

It is interesting to note that out of the 400 responses to the survey received at that time, 288 were from owners thus reflecting their useage of the site.

The Owners Focus Group commented on the various parts of the survey and there was agreement that the site needed rationalizing and simplification of presentation in order to make the information easily accessible and current ie. it is all about transparence and clarity.

The group also suggested the following additional changes to be included in the future:

  1. The overall site needed simplification – especially the home page - too busy with information, advertisements and images – information getting lost in presentation
  2. Introduce drop down menus for ease of navigation
  3. Many relevant areas of information grouped together and possibly direct linked with RISA including nominations, weights and acceptances in ballot order where relevant. The information is currently spread over 3 or 4 areas
  4. Prioritise the News and separate the News and Notice section
  5. Online forms needed to include all forms from interstate as well
  6. All relevant horse information be grouped together under one portal
  7. Need for apprentice claims to be available, easy access to stewards reports
  8. Trainers statistics beyond the premiership list for top 10
  9. Provide track layouts of NSW racetrack (apparently exist however buried in a document)
  10. Need more links to appropriate and relevant industry groups including Pattern Committee, ARB and ASB

Many of the suggestions reinforced the findings of the survey and all comments were welcomed.

The meeting was constructive and we look forward to many positive changes and improvements to the website which is already underway and will be presented for approval at Racing NSW in the coming weeks.

Other issues discussed included benchmarking and programming information. Improvements to the horse naming section was also raised and in particular whether they could isolate the names that are coming available on 1st August each year and also improve the search and naming function.

The group advised Racing NSW that the NSWROA website was also presently being overhauled to make it the most useful site to owners and sought their support in access and links from their site regarding owners matters and information.

The Association would welcome any suggestions on improvements and inclusions for our website from our members to ensure we are providing the relevant information you need for all aspects of your horse ownership experience. Please email any comments/suggestions to nswroa1@ozemail.com.au. All are welcome.

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.

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 March 2012:

 
Owner Meeting Horse
G Altomonte Rosehill Ichihara
  Warwick Farm Ichihara
  Wyong Ichihara
Ms H Ayres Albury Vilakazi Street
W & Mrs E Benson Newcastle California Storm
R & Mrs J Bergstrom Albury Extra Zero
R Bramich Corowa High Expectation
P Braude Taree Al Be Swift
B Bryant Canberra Crusader General
T Burke Armidale Zenit
A Cardy Canberra Sand Dune (NZ)
A Chiswick Cessnock Admiral's Order
A & Mrs K Chrysiliou Wauchope Miss January
F & Mrs C Cook Newcastle The Heights (NZ)
M Crismale Canterbury Tavarnelle
  Newcastle Dream Alibi
C Dawson Wyong Dal Rommel (NZ)
Gooree Pastoral Company Hawkesbury Ever The Same
  Rosehill Laser Hawk
  Rosehill Wild and Proud
J Fleming Wellington Spectacular Iam
Mrs K Fraser Albury Vilakazi Street
G Harvey Wyong Moonstones (NZ)
M Hohos Gosford Café Nero
Mrs C Jeffery Albury Vilakazi Street
  Canberra Crusader General
D Jeffery Albury Vilakazi Street
  Canberra Crusader General
K Keady Narromine Flash Academy
G & Mrs D Kolivos Hawkesbury The Great Snowman (NZ)
  Rosehill (2) Pierro (2)
  Wyong The Great Snowman (NZ)
Dr M & Mrs E Kowalczuk Grafton So Too
  Kempsey So Too
W Lanham Scone Clickerty Snip
  Scone Rollin'ontheriver
  Tamworth Clickerty Snip
Laurel Oak Bloodstock Albury Vilakazi Street
  Canberra Crusader General
R & M Lazarus Canterbury Sutton Queen
  Tamworth Sutton Surprise
  Tuncurry Sutton Brave
R K Lees & L Hoyle Ballina Bradfield (NZ)
His Excellency Nasser Lootah Bowraville Luloah
  Gosford School of Turin
  Newcastle School of Turin
K Maloney Newcastle Iggi Pop (NZ)
G & Mrs J McAuliffe Canterbury Maximus Gladiator
  Kembla Maximus Gladiator
G McNeice Queanbeyan Brasileiro Macho
J Middleton Goulburn Dancing Doll
  Newcastle Servante
L Mihalyka Albury Vilakazi Street
  Canberra Crusader General
B Morelli Albury Vilakazi Street
S Morgan Albury Vilakazi Street
A Moulding Port Macquarie Choice of Joy
  Tuncurry Bindifield
W & Mrs R Mula Canterbury She's A Fox
  Wyong Future Shock
Dato Tan Chin Nam Flemington Empress Rock
M O'Callaghan Gosford Etype
T O'Callaghan Gosford Etype
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Flemington All Too Hard
  Randwick Maules Creek
  Rosehill All Too Hard
K Pryke Newcastle The Heights (NZ)
Ramsey Pastoral Company Flemington Panipique
  Newcastle Tribal Rock
A Reichard Goulburn Kurrajong Starfire
Ms J Ritchie Hawkesbury Imperial Grand
  Rosehill Niagara
  Wyong Outlaw Prince
D Russell Albury Vilakazi Street
B Rutter Canterbury She's A Fox
Sheikh Mohammed Canberra Epaulette
  Canterbury Beltane
  Flemington Raspberries
  Gosford Tramp
  Kembla Appearance
  Morphettville Sabie
  Muswellbrook (2) Baize
    Chessmate
  Newcastle Haut Ton
  Rosehill Celts
  Rosehill Detours
  Wyong Proverb
Ms L Stedman Wyong Dal Rommel (NZ)
O P Tait Canberra Hood
  Goulburn Colourist
J L Thompson Randwick Fibrillation
  Rosehill Fibrillation
C Tognolini Queanbeyan Bold Reality
S van Eyk Cessnock Yes She Can
T W, Mrs D, J W & Miss H Wallace Cessnock Tourmalet
W & Mrs L Watkins Canberra Peal of Bells
  Hawkesbury Agent Bauer
P Webb Canterbury Rose of Scotland
M Whitby Hawkesbury The Shooter
  Kembla Manjenine
Mrs V Williams Gosford Champagne Dynamite
Dr J & Mrs S Woolridge Kembla Suzanne
L Young Queanbeyan Bold Reality
 

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 31 March 2012

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
G1 ATC Rosehill Guineas Laser Hawk Gooree Pastoral Company
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
G2 ATC Villiers Stakes Monton G Bunt
G2 MRC Autumn Stakes Pied A Terre Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G2 ATC Hobartville Stakes Wild and Proud Gooree Pastoral Company
G2 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes All Too Hard Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 VRC A V Kewney Stakes Empress Rock Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 ATC Todman Stakes Peirro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G2 ATC Magic Night Stakes Ichihara G Altomonte
G2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes All Too Hard Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G2 ATC Ajax Stakes Niagara Ms J Ritchie
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 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
G3 ATC Summer Cup Yulalona Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Southern Cross Stakes No Evidence Needed Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G3 VRC Frances Tressaday Stakes Raspberries Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ITC Illawarra Mercury Classic Appearance Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Epona Stakes Fibrillation J L Thompson
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
LR TATTS RC Recognition Stakes Wonderful Lass Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ATC Festival Stakes Monton G Bunt
LR VRC Kensington Stakes First Command L Macri
LR ATC Australia Day Cup Wazn (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook
LR VRC Talindert Stakes All Too Hard Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR MVRC Typhoon Tracy Stakes Glows Sheikh Mohammed
LR VRC Bob Hoysted Stakes Panipique Ramsey Pastoral Company
LR CRC Black Opal Stakes Epaulette Sheikh Mohammed
LR CRC National Sprint Hood O P Tait
LR SAJC Pewsey Vale Stakes Sabie Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Aspiration Quality Handicap Fibrillation J L Thompson
LR ATC Randwick City Stakes Maules Creek Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ARC Albury Gold Cup Extra Zero R & Mrs J Bergstrom
LR LR ATC Birthday Card Stakes Celts Sheikh Mohammed

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

NEXT TAB SADDLE-UP SUNDAY MEETING –
29 APRIL 2012 – TAMWORTH JOCKEY CLUB

The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the Tamworth Jockey Club on Sunday 29 April 2012 – Tamworth Cup Day.

Tamworth is regarded as a must-see landmark of Country NSW and has been lauded as the capital of country racing with the most thrilling day of the local racing calendar being the Tamworth Cup.

Famous for its annual Country Music Festival, this outback town has so much to offer visitors and you will be impressed with the excellent facilities provided by the Tamworth Jockey Club. The picturesque race club boasts five tracks and is home to 150 horses. So come along and join in the fun of the Tamworth Cup.

Travelling from Sydney to Tamworth is quite a direct drive following the F3 to Newcastle and then join the New England Highway for a further 260km to find yourself in the heart of Tamworth.

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

GENERAL

Members are reminded that 2012 membership renewal fees are now due. I confirm that 2012 membership fees (inclusive of GST) have remained at the same rate as last year as have the Country Membership rates.

To those of our members who have already renewed your membership our thanks – your support of the Association is greatly appreciated.

In addition, if you have you recently moved, changed your postal address or obtained an email address, 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
13 April 2012

 

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