Last month I informed members about a sub-committee (Working Party) formed at the instigation of the Association from the Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG), to analyze and reassess the increase to owners on the buy into BOBS. I am pleased to advise that the Working Party has met and will shortly table a report to RICG, which if adopted, will be sent onto the Racing NSW Board. Whilst I cannot disclose the contents of the report to you, I can confirm that scenarios contemplated by the Working Party will, I am sure, satisfy some of the concerns that have been raised previously.

At the time of writing unfortunately I cannot update members further on the Personal Properties Security Act. As you are aware the Association has representation via Committee Member Mr Tom O’Callaghan in an industry working party and I thank him again for the tremendous amount of time he has dedicated to this very crucial issue.

And whilst I am in “negative mode” there has still been no decision handed down by the High Court re the Race Fields Legislation appeal. The whispers tell us that all will be revealed next month – we can only hope so as time is fast becoming of the essence for a vast number of participants.

Enough of this doom and gloom – let’s move into “positive mode” again.

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has celebrated its first birthday this week marking 12 months since the historic merger between Sydney’s two former clubs, the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club. ATC CEO Darren Pearce has said that he was pleased with the results achieved by the new Club to date and that it was well on its way to delivering strong business outcomes for the long-term benefit of racing in Sydney.

And in closing a reminder to members that our first function of the year, a raceday function at Warwick Farm, will be held on 18 February 2012. Further details appear later in the newsletter. I look forward to welcoming members to the event.

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Bookings are now closing for our raceday cocktail function at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Saturday, 18 February 2012 – Royal Sovereign Stakes Day.

As advised previously, the function will take place in the Hobartville Bar in the JBH Carr Stand and is priced at $95.00 per person and includes:-

  • Entrance tickets
  • Racebook
  • a substantial cocktail menu
  • afternoon tea
  • Australian sparkling, white and red wines, James Boag beer, mineral water, orange juice and soft drinks
  • RSA beverage waiter service
  • TAB facilities
  • TV monitors for race viewing
  • Onsite car parking

So don’t delay book now to avoid disappointment.


In the past two issues of the newsletter we have featured previews of the January and February yearling sales. This month we feature short reviews from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and the Premier Sale from Karaka.

The Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale was conducted on January 22, 23 and 24 at the time honoured Newmarket complex.

Statistics for the sale are as follows with 2011 figures in brackets:

Lots Catalogued: 572 (575)
Gross: $12,804,727 ($14,342,000)
Average Price: $30,200 ($33,509)
Median Price: $25,000 ($26,000)
Top Price: $140,000 ($170,000)
Lots Sold: 424 (428)
Lots Withdrawn: 48 (56)
Lots Passed In: 100 (91)
Sold %: 81 (82)

Leading Buyers
Aquanita Racing – 11 lots for $515,000
Darby Bloodstock – 5 lots for $276,000
Star Thoroughbreds – 3 lots for $235,000
BC3 Thoroughbreds – 3 lots for $232,000
Anthony Cummings – 4 lots for $190,000

Leading Vendors
Widden Stud – 34 lots sold for $938,500
Arrowfield Stud – 11 lots sold for $659,000
Bowness Stud – 14 lots sold for $492,000
Murrulla Stud – 14 lots sold for $450,000
Carramar Park – 15 lots sold for $404,500

The top price of the sale was Arrowfield Stud’s Hussonet-Monte Rosa colt (Lot 560) which was knocked down to Mauro Poletti for $140,000.

Full details of the Classic Yearling Sale can be found on the Inglis website

New Zealand Bloodstock
January closed with the commencement of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sales series with the Karaka Premier Sale the first of three sales in the series to be held.

The Premier Sale featured 516 lots – the largest catalogue since 2006.

The headline act for the sale was the highly-anticipated colt by Fastnet Rock from Nureyev's Girl (Nureyev) at Lot 353, a half-brother to Group 1 winner King's Rose (Redoute's Choice), which was knocked down to David Ellis for $1,750,000.

Statistics for the sale are as follows:

For full details of the Karaka Premier Sale, please visit New Zealand Bloodstock’s website


Our intrepid traveller, NSWROA Committee member Mr Louis Mihalyka of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, made the trip to the Karaka Sales and has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following item.

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The Premier and Select Yearling Sales at Karaka in New Zealand have been completed for another year.

Statistically, the prices were down at the two-day Premier Sale. In what is a continuing trend in worldwide bloodstock sales, as buyers are becoming more selective the most sought-after horses are difficult to buy while those in less demand go through for modest prices that bring the average down.

This year the average price was NZD $154,677, down 11.6% from last year’s NZD $174,864. The clearance rate also dropped to 74% from 79%. The median price, which is always a telling figure, dropped from NZD $140,000 to NZD $120,000.

The top-priced horse was a NZD $1.75m Fastnet Rock colt, bought by David Ellis, and was well-clear of the second-highest priced horse which was a High Chaparral colt which sold for NZD $800,000. This latter sale is more in line with the 2011 top price of NZD $875,000.

New Zealand Bloodstock continues to lead the way in terms of promotion and hospitality, and seem to have a natural gift for getting the ‘right’ people there to buy horses. In fact, you are so well looked-after you feel guilty if you don’t buy a horse, which can only mean very good marketing on their part.

The hospitality provided by the various vendor farms in New Zealand is something which Australian farms are certainly trying to aspire to, but New Zealand vendors have been doing it for a lot longer than those in Australia, and it certainly comes much more naturally to them. The New Zealand hospitality marquees have a very genuine ‘All welcome’ attitude which buyers from all over the world appreciate.

Aside from the vendor hospitality, New Zealand Bloodstock operates a fantastic courtesy car system. The network of cars is operated by members of the local police force who take holidays during the sale period and drive the New Zealand Bloodstock cars. It is a system that has been working very well for some years now, and the drivers usually have a fascinating story or two to tell to keep us entertained on the trip to Karaka and back each day from Auckland.

The big problem that the New Zealand breeding industry is probably facing in the coming years is where the next big stallion is coming from. For years, New Zealand has succeeded on the back of certain stallions, and in most recent times that has been the mighty Zabeel, and in the past few years, ably supported by High Chaparral. With Zabeel now 26 years old, and possibly having served his last season at stud, this great stamina source will not be around in the sales for much longer, while High Chaparral, who is a major success off his first five seasons in New Zealand, now stands in NSW, so New Zealand sales will only see a sprinkling of his offspring into the future as this year’s sales provided his last NZ-conceived crop.

O’Reilly and Pins have also been stalwart stallions in New Zealand, and are very popular with not only local buyers but also Asian and Australian buyers, which always means their offspring are in demand. But they, too, are gradually getting on in age, and at the moment the rising star on the local front appears to be Savabeel. He is likely to need some support, though, to make sure that the New Zealand breeding profile can be maintained at its continuing high standard.

It was noticeable in the top ten sires by average that seven of them stood in Australia in the 2009 breeding season, and if you now include High Chaparral, eight of them are currently Australian-based stallions. Zabeel is the exception, along with Stravinsky who has been only an intermittent shuttler in recent times from his home base in Japan due to quarantine restrictions (and did not shuttle in 2010 so will not have a crop to offer at next year’s sales). The remaining stallions on the top ten list are all based in the Hunter Valley.

The second tier Select Sale, which sold 620 lots over three days, showed a slight increase on 2011. The average this year was NZD $46,059, up slightly from last year’s average of NZD $45,711. The median, however, was down, which, again, showed that those in demand were in big demand, and those that weren’t no one really wanted. The median dropped from NZD $39,000 to NZD $35,000 this year. Last year’s top-priced lot was NZD $290,000, while this year it was NZD $230,000.

Once again, horses that were popular amongst Asian and Australian buyers sold very well, but they were far less frequent than in the Premier Sale, which is as you would expect. Traditionally, while more horses are sold in the Select Sale, it has been very competitive with the Premier Sale in terms of producing Group One winners of the future, and no doubt the same will apply this year.

The Karaka Sales complex is a pleasure to work at as it is arguably the best laid-out sales complex in Australasia, but I don’t have enough personal experience to know whether there are any better elsewhere in the world. New Zealand still remains a very competitive market where buyers go with the mindset of buying staying-orientated horses much more so than in Australia. Australian and Asian buyers remain very strong, but local syndicator David Ellis remains the pillar on which the sale is built around as he is a prolific buyer and bought 27 horses this year. Hong Kong Jockey Club was the second-biggest individual buyer with 12 horses.

New Zealand will continue to remain a popular buying destination because New Zealand Bloodstock goes to so many lengths to make sure it is an enjoyable experience for buyers.

The Sydney model for the new Inglis complex will be not unlike the New Zealand model. The plan to relocate the Inglis Sale complex to Warwick Farm while having buyers based in the city is not unlike having the majority of buyers based in the centre of Auckland while the sales complex is a half-hour down the freeway at Karaka. The only hassle with that is that the Auckland traffic is comparable to Sydney traffic these days, and if you want to make the trip in peak hour the half-hour trip can be well and truly doubled on a bad day.

But, in the end, the buyers don’t seem to mind, and they will be flocking again next year.


All eyes will be on Sydney as Australia’s global city shines once again with the staging of the country’s premier autumn racing event – The BMW Sydney Carnival – between 24 March and 28 April.

The Carnival, run at the Australian Turf Club’s two premium venues of Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick, promises the unparalleled thrill of world-class racing, stunning fashion and fantastic entertainment.

Australia’s best thoroughbreds will compete for over $20 million in prize money with a staggering 49 Group races including Carnival highlights the $3.5m AAMI Golden Slipper and $2.25m The BMW on Easter Saturday; an all-group race program on David Jones Australian Derby Day (14 April) and the coveted BMW Doncaster Mile (21 April) at Royal Randwick .

Tickets to the six major race days and its tempting array of hospitality options have been selling fast since they were launched last December. Choose from an appetising array of race day dining experiences including trackside restaurants, exclusive marquees, private suites, bars and open terraces; all designed to celebrate the Carnival in style.

Booking early will be vitally important for the 2012 Sydney Carnival, particularly for the days at Royal Randwick where crowd capacity will be limited due to the venue’s $150m redevelopment which will be occurring concurrently.

For those travelling from out of town, or just wanting to make a weekend of the carnival experience, choose from a range of travel packages made available from Qantas Holidays and Virgin Australia. Allow our travel partners to tailor a package that suits your needs and budget, why not book you Easter long weekend at the AAMI Golden Slipper today.

Plan your trip now to this autumn’s BMW Sydney Carnival spectacular in Australia’s home of racing. Visit


Myer Ladies Day 24 March Rosehill Gardens
Flinders Lane Rosehill Guineas Day 31 March Rosehill Gardens
AAMI Golden Slipper Day 7 April Rosehill Gardens
David Jones Australian Derby Day 14 April Royal Randwick
BMW Doncaster Day 21 April Royal Randwick
Schweppes Sydney Cup Day 28 April Royal Randwick


The 2012 Early Bird Membership Renewal Competition, was drawn on Monday 6 February 2012 by NSWROA Life Member, Mr Noel Bracks.

The winners were:
1st Prize – G & L Clarke
2nd Prize – R Henson
3rd Prize – G & S Fischl

Our congratulations to all prize winners.


The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the newly re-branded Thoroughbred Racing Bathurst on Sunday 26 February 2012 – Bathurst Cup Day.

Bathurst is synonymous with racing, whether it is of the four wheel or four legged kind it’s always a fun day out. Step back in time and go for a ride on a horse drawn coach, or get up close and personal with the Clydesdales and ponies. The vintage car display will be a real winner and don’t forget to get your picture taken in the old-fashioned photo booth!

If it’s adrenalin you like, it’s adrenalin you’ll get at the Bathurst Cup – why not try your luck on the bungee run? Then be sure to turn your attention to the exhilarating racing featuring the $20,000 Bathurst Cup.

Located just past the idyllic Blue Mountains, Bathurst is a mere three hour drive west of Sydney. Take the scenic route of Bells Line of Road and enjoy the picturesque pit-stops or for a more direct route stick to the Great Western Highway. Trains depart Central station regularly and include an express (3 hours) or an all stations (4.5hrs).

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


Racing NSW Chairman John Messara and Chief Executive Peter V’landys will conduct a series of racing industry forums in regional centres throughout NSW over the next two months.

The first will be at Tamworth Racecourse on Wednesday 22 February, commencing at 10:30am.

“Country and provincial racing is absolutely essential to our industry, and we want to know what needs to be done to keep it healthy and growing,” said Mr Messara.

“Each of these meetings will give country people a voice and it’s a voice that we’ll be listening to. Country racing is a vital contributor to local employment and businesses; race clubs are part and parcel of the social and cultural life of country NSW.”

The forums will be open to racing club administrators and members, trainers, owners, jockeys, bookmakers and other industry participants. Community leaders and local government councillors will also be welcome to express their views on how racing can be improved in their region.

The schedule for the forums is as follows, with each planned to start at the local racecourse at 10:30am and conclude around 12:30pm:-

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 TAMWORTH
Tuesday, 6 March 2012 ORANGE
Wednesday, 7 March 2012 NEWCASTLE
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 KEMBLA GRANGE
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 WAGGA WAGGA
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 QUEANBEYAN
Tuesday, 3 April 2012 BALLINA

“This is a chance for everyone involved in country and provincial racing to have their say,” said Mr V’landys. “We’re inviting you to tell us what you think, whether you work in the industry, whether you’re a punter, or a member of the public who supports country racing.”

For more information please contact Mr Peter McGauran, Director - Strategy, Marketing and Public Affairs by phone on (02) 9551 7561.


Sharon Lenton Events, in conjunction with the Association, will be conducting Off Et Le Racing (formerly the Golden Slipper Hats and Tea) on Sunday 18 March 2012 at the Hughenden Hotel, Woollahra.

The event which has a Parisian theme will be an afternoon of pure indulgence.

To be hosted by Australia’s only Female Race Caller, Victoria Shaw, guests will have a chance to meet the wonderful GG team from Sky Racing World. There will also be fashion and millinery parades, racing games and loads of prizes on offer.

Priced at $95.00 per person this is the perfect “lead-up” event to the BMW Sydney Carnival.

To make a booking for the event either:-
• visit;
• email or
• telephone Jennifer Fisher on 0438 717 247.

For your information this event sells out very quickly so reserve your place today.


The first nominations have arrived this week for BOBS 2012 – for horses which are currently yearlings and turn 2-years-old on 1 August 2012.

The deadline for nominations is 1 September 2012. That may seem a long way off but it’s an excellent idea to get the paperwork to Racing NSW now. It saves confusion later, when hundreds of nomination forms arrive on a daily basis by mail, email and fax.

In 2011 the number of BOBS nominations hit 3000 for the first time and almost 40% of those nominations were for BOBS Extra as well. That’s the main decision owners need to make – do I enter my horse for BOBS only, or for BOBS Extra too?

Remember, BOBS pays bonuses when your horse wins during its 2yo and 3yo seasons; BOBS Extra comes into play from the day your horse turns 4yo and wins over 1600 metres and longer. So if you think the horse will be running as a 4yo and will be capable of winning beyond the sprint distances, then the $840 investment in BOBS Extra is worth every cent.

You cannot enter BOBS Extra without paying the BOBS nomination as well, and it must be done at the same time – there is no possibility of waiting to see how the horse develops over the next couple of years and then entering BOBS Extra!

February is a very busy time as owners redeem Double-Up vouchers to help pay for horses purchased at the January yearling sales. If you win a BOBS bonus and elect to forego the cash and instead take twice the value in a Double-Up voucher, we give you two years to spend the money.

Double-Up vouchers can be used to buy BOBS Eligible yearlings at any of the auction sales anywhere in Australia conducted by Magic Millions, Inglis, Brisbane Bloodstock or Peter Milling & Co at Dubbo. The NZ Bloodstock sales across the Tasman are also included.

You don’t have to be at the sales yourself. If your trainer offers you a share in a BOBS Eligible horse purchased from one of these sales, you can redeem your Double-Up voucher to pay for it. Racing NSW sends the money directly to the auction company once we receive your redemption form and the invoice.

One last piece of advice to owners who will be sending in BOBS nomination forms. You can save yourself some money if you put the form in the mail along with a cheque made out to Racing NSW. If you lodge the form by fax or email and give us credit card details, Racing NSW is obliged to pass on to you the fees that the credit card company charges us. And those fees do mount up, especially if you nominate more than one horse!

If you have any questions on BOBS, BOBS Extra or Double-Up, give John Gatfield a call 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 January 2012:

Owner Meeting Horse
J Abrahams Gosford Carmine King
  Newcastle Midnight Reigns
Ms H Ayres Moruya Vilakazi Street
Mrs D Boyd Dubbo Rebu
A Cardy Goulburn (3) Court Connection
    Shining Example
  Wagga Sand Dune (NZ)
Ms R Charlton Nowra Reigning Rhythm
A Chiswick Port Macquarie Amazing Albert
J Clift & Mrs M Hill Armidale White Stocking
A Collins Gilgandra Dreamwinner
F & Mrs C Cook Warwick Farm Wazn (IRE)
  Wyong Bielski
Mrs S Coward Nowra Reigning Rhythm
C Dawson Newcastle Havana Rey
B English Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
C English Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
P Falk, OAM Kembla Four Nations (NZ)
G Fraser Moruya Vilakazi Street
Mrs K Fraser Moruya Vilakazi Street
  Nowra Reigning Rhythm
D Fuller Newcastle Steel Fixer
Gooree Pastoral Company Gosford Agueda
  Wyong Wild and Proud
S Gorter Canberra Roman Alliance
K Griffith Nowra Reigning Rhythm
D Hall Canterbury Mr Edison
G Harvey Canterbury (2) Fontelina
    Slow The Flow
  Gosford Moonstones (NZ)
  Newcastle Etrangere
R & Mrs Y Hyatt Tumut You're On
M Inglis Wagga Don't Tell Morgan
Mrs C Jeffery Moruya Vilakazi Street
D Jeffery Moruya Vilakazi Street
P & Mrs D Kepitis Warwick Farm Hoylonny
Laurel Oak Bloodstock Canberra Roman Alliance
  Moruya Vilakazi Street
  Nowra Reigning Rhythm
  Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
C & Mrs L Lawlor Gosford Ausbred Gold
R & M Lazarus Gilgandra Sutton Queen
A Lees Warwick Farm Thumbtacks (NZ)
R K Lees & L Hoyle Ballina Chinsky
His Excellency Nasser Lootah Goulburn Mashkoor
  Rosehill De Shamekh
L Macri Flemington First Command
  Rosehill Upon This Rock
C Malicki Nowra Reigning Rhythm
Ms J May Grafton Maysong
S McGowan Nowra Reigning Rhythm
D McMillan Moruya Vilakazi Street
J Middleton Canterbury Skateboard
  Warwick Farm Skateboard
L Mihalyka Canberra Roman Alliance
  Moruya Vilakazi Street
  Nowra Reigning Rhythm
  Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
B Morelli Moruya Vilakazi Street
S Morgan Moruya Vilakazi Street
P Morrison Newcastle Youthful Kid
A Moulding Gosford Danes Bullet
  Port Macquarie Danes Bullet
Mrs J Murray Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
M Naprta Nowra Reigning Rhythm
M Notaras Canberra Roman Alliance
  Moruya Vilakazi Street
G Orr Newcastle Australian Star
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate Canterbury Honourable Aussie
  Coffs Harbour Whirlwind
  Rosehill Maules Creek
  Taree Opportunities Won
Ramsey Pastoral Company Canterbury Mecir
  Warwick Farm Blue Ruby
Mrs C Richards Canterbury (2) Tigress Lily (2)
P Richards Nowra Reigning Rhythm
M Riley Moruya Vilakazi Street
Ms J Ritchie Warwick Farm Chula Vista
D Russell Moruya Vilakazi Street
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury (2) Pectin
  Gosford (2) Shiso
  Warwick Farm Tactless
R Smith Parkes Eye of the Needle (NZ)
B Speerng Nowra Reigning Rhythm
J Strachan Nowra Reigning Rhythm
D Swan Canberra Roman Alliance
  Moruya Vilakazi Street
J L Thompson Warwick Farm Nash Rambler
J Tucker Nowra Reigning Rhythm
M Walcott Canterbury Skateboard
  Warwick Farm Skateboard
T W, Mrs D, J W & Miss H Wallace Warwick Farm Social Rank
G Williams Wyong Snitsky
G & Mrs V Williams Canberra One More Grant
  Canberra Our Brightest Star
  Kembla Fille Vilaine
  Queanbeyan Nineveh's Wish
  Queanbeyan Safa Park Girl
Mrs V Williams Nowra Reigning Rhythm
R Wise Canberra Roman Alliance

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 January 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
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
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
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

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


Alison Mactaggart, a PhD student at The School of Veterinary Science, Queensland University is conducting an online survey “Determining opinions of training requirements for Thoroughbred racehorses” and is seeking the assistance of thoroughbred racehorse owners to participate in the survey.

The questionnaire is expected to take 10-15 minutes to complete and asks questions regarding the husbandry provided to thoroughbred racehorses in breeding and training establishments.

The results from the questionnaire are confidential and de-identified in the analysis and reporting phases.

Hereunder are details to participate in survey:

Survey link:
Users name: horse
Password: racing

This study adheres to the guidelines of the Ethical Review process of The Queensland University, Project No 2011000067.


A reminder to members 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; and
  • Country Membership will continue again in 2012 and will also remain at the same rate.

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
10 February 2012



I am very pleased to advise members that the Association will be conducting our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon again this year on 28 April 2012 – albeit in slightly different circumstances.

(Karen Pfeiffer, Kylie Pride & Sharon Lenton at the 2011 event)

With the Randwick redevelopment work now well underway, hospitality options are very limited with only a small amount of marquee hospitality available.

The Association has a guaranteed marquee booking for the day on the leger lawn to accommodate our regular numbers for the event.

Details for the event are currently being finalised with full particulars to appear in next month’s newsletter.


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