Incredible as it seems it is almost time for our flagship event, and the NSW Racing Industry's Night of Nights, Racing’s Night of Champions.

As you would be aware, Racing’s Night of Champions will return to the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens this year on 16 August 2012 with the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation our charity of choice for this year’s event.

The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is an established charitable organisation supporting and promoting research, education, health promotion and patient care for and at the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick.

With the theme of “Where the Stars Align” guests will experience the true magic of this night as we gather to celebrate the year that was.

I thought I would take this opportunity to enlighten you about the Awards Criteria used for the function. The Awards Criteria is based on a points system with eligibility as follows:

NSWROA Awards (2YO, 3YO, Sprinter/Miler, Middle Distance, Stayer and Champion Horse of the Year)
• For all horses predominately trained in NSW, points earned in any group or listed race were eligible to be counted.
• For all other horses, only points earned in group or listed races that were run in NSW were eligible to be counted.
• Only points earned in races in the relevant categories are included in the calculations.

Country & Provincial Champion Horse of the Year
The RNSW Handicapping Panel provided the nominees and judge the winner of the NSW Country Champion Horse of the Year and the NSW Provincial Champion Horse of the Year.

Queen of the Autumn
The Queen of the Autumn is judged by the Australian Turf Club for the best performed filly or mare across the Sydney Carnival.

Further details regarding Racing’s Night of Champions including some of the great auction items on offer features later in the newsletter.

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NSWROA Committee member, Louis Mihalyka, through his business, Laurel Oak Bloodstock, took a group of clients and friends to Royal Ascot and presented this report for the interest of readers.


For the fourth consecutive year we have taken a group to Royal Ascot for one of the great race meetings in the world. This year, with 48 people for the Royal Ascot leg, peaking at 65 on Black Caviar Day, and 37 kicking on to Ireland for the Irish Derby leg of the tour, we were well up on previous years’ numbers. We are not sure if it is because the previous tours were successful, or because of Black Caviar’s going to Royal Ascot, but we were happy to give the kudos to the great mare!

Flying to London on Emirates, we had the opportunity to enjoy a highlights package of the 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup carnival, which is readily available on their entertainment system. After seeing what a magnificent carnival, in terms of racing quality, glamour and splendour, Cup Week is, you actually have the feeling that you are flying halfway around the world for the second-best racing carnival in the world. But still, we wouldn’t miss it, because it has a grandeur and splendour that is just different from Cup Week.

With the Emirates flight arriving around lunchtime on the Saturday preceding the Royal Ascot carnival, we have found a solution to overcome potential tiredness and jetlag, and that is morning suit fittings. So soon after arrival, it is off to Moss Bros to try on our morning suits in preparation for Royal Ascot.

After a day exploring London, we warmed up for Royal Ascot week with a visit to the Sangster family’s spectacular Manton property. “Aussie Day” started a few years ago as a TVN camera crew and twenty to thirty Aussie visitors being hosted with a tour of the magnificent Manton property followed by lunch at a nearby pub. Within two years, courtesy of the influence of Black Caviar, this number swelled to 220 Australians, with several tour groups converging on Manton including the Black Caviar owner contingent. The local pub had no chance of catering for this number, so the Sangster family arranged a giant marquee to entertain the throng. Two pigs on spits were sacrificed for the greater good to feed the multitude, and never has crackling tasted so good! Adam Sangster’s impressive King’s Stand-winning stallion, Equiano, was brought down from his home base of Newsells Park Stud to be paraded for the group. He was on his way to quarantine for his shuttle to Adam’s Victorian Swettenham Stud property.

After Manton, the racing enthusiasts were dropped off at the picturesque Windsor racetrack for the Royal Ascot-Eve warm-up. This traditional meeting has a real up-market picnic atmosphere and is a delightful way to ease into the week ahead.

Our group normally goes to Royal Ascot on the two “Aussie days”, which are the first day, the Tuesday, which features the 1000m King’s Stand Stakes, and the final day, the Saturday, which features the 1200m Diamond (previously Golden) Jubilee Stakes. Some of our tour group went on other days as well, while one stalwart did manage all five days.

There are several features of Royal Ascot racing which are different from Australian carnivals. Function and dining areas open around 10.30-11.00am, but the first race is not until 2.30pm. All the welcome drinks and dining takes place before the racing starts, but when it starts the focus then moves on to the racing, not the dining. Generally the races are 35 minutes apart but, unlike our carnivals, there are only six races on each of the five days.

And again, unlike our carnivals, the program launches straight into the Group I races. Over the five days of Royal Ascot, there are eight Group I races, and three of them are the first three races on the program on Day One. The Queen Anne Stakes over 1600m starts proceedings, followed by the King’s Stand Stakes over the 1000m course, and then the St James’s Palace Stakes, again over 1600m. And there is no such thing as leaving the best till last. Day One race one of the five-day carnival and forty races was without doubt the highlight – Frankel! While he won by under a length last year, beating new Coolmore shuttler Zoffany, this time there was no such concerns – he was absolutely awesome, bursting away from the field to win by eleven lengths! He also settled without any doubt that he, at the moment, is the best racehorse in the world.

The King’s Stand Stakes saw an “Australasian” victory. Not from the expected source of Ortensia, who didn’t fire on the day, but from the New Zealand-bred, Hong Kong-based Little Bridge, ridden by our own Aussie, Zac Purton. The St James’s Palace Stakes also had a tour flavour because the winner, Most Improved, was trained by Manton’s resident trainer, Brian Meehan, who was our host the previous day. The tradition at Manton is to parade all their Royal Ascot week runners so we saw Most Improved first-hand, and most of the tour group gladly accepted Brian’s upbeat tip for the horse, which was a 9-1 winner.

A great irony of racing between Australia and the UK is that big Australia has such little racetracks, principally because most of the tracks are in the heart of the cities, where land is precious (although that argument cannot be applied to some very tight country circuits). Meanwhile little England has massive expanses for their racecourses, and Royal Ascot is no exception. Frankel’s 1600m Queen Anne Stakes is a straight race on what is known as the Royal Hunt Course. Meanwhile Most Improved’s 1600m St James’s Palace Stakes comes around the bend and even here it is only one bend, with a straight run to the home corner before a 500m run home. This is known as the Old Mile Course.

Another difference to Australian racing, and something which English racing has in common with Hong Kong racing, is no speeches at the presentations. Trophies are presented, photos are taken and they move on. This may one day become the norm in Australian racing as well!

Wednesday is a free day in our tour schedule but we made sure that we were in front of a television to watch So You Think fly the Australasian flag with a good win in the Prince Of Wales Stakes.

Thursday is stud day at Newmarket, and this year we visited Cheveley Park Stud, where champion sire, Pivotal stands, and also visited Darley’s ultra-impressive Dalham Hall Stud, which is home to the Australian-bred Exceed And Excel, current shuttlers New Approach, Poet’s Voice, and Authorized, and former shuttlers Dubawi and Kheleyf.

When we saw New Approach he was already the talk of the town, having sired the Group II Coventry Stakes winner, Dawn Approach, on the first day of Royal Ascot. The best was still to come though, because on the following two days at Royal Ascot (Friday and Saturday) he also produced the Group III Albany Stakes winner Newfangled, and Listed Chesham Stakes winner, Tha’ir. This elevated New Approach to potential superstar status, as these three first-crop 2yos were his only three runners at the Royal Ascot meeting, and were amongst only nine first-crop runners to-date.

Further, the trio of winners rendered New Approach the leading sire at the 30-race Royal Ascot meeting. Established star stallions, Galileo, Monsun, Dansili and Marju, all had to settle for a share of second spot with two winners each over the five-day meeting.

While everything that had gone on before was magnificent, Grand Final day still beckoned. The fifth and final day of the Royal Ascot week, it was Black Caviar Day. For any Australians who weren’t obliged to wear morning suits in the royal enclosure, the top hat and tails gave way to salmon and black elegance for the ladies, and Black Caviar ties and caps for the gents.

Above: The Tour Group shows their support for Black Caviar

Above: Tony Noonan and Virginia & John Allen – show their support

Much has now been said about the race and the ride, and the mood of the Aussies in the crowd changed from what was expected to be unbridled joy and celebration to one of stunned relief, when Black Caviar went so close to being defeated. She always appeared to have the race in control, and victory seemed assured until that scary last fifty metres when Moonlight Cloud and Restiadargent loomed up rapidly beside her. We all felt the frightening moment when defeat seemed possible (where is that winning post?!!), but as they hit the line, a quick glance to the big screen assured us that she had won, albeit only just. Stunned relief replaced the expected euphoric celebration, and in the end we were just glad that she won.

The post mortems followed quickly and we did spend another ten days in England and Ireland defending jockey, Luke Nolen, to a point, explaining that when he has switched off on her in all her Australian starts, she still coasted to the line, winning comfortably, but on this occasion, with softer track conditions than she is used to, and a steeper uphill rise than she has faced before, it was in hindsight certainly not the time to be idling on her. It was however a beautiful example of ‘it’s not how you play the game but whether you win or lose that counts!’

After Royal Ascot the tour continued on to Ireland, where we spent a week working towards The Curragh for the Irish Derby. Included on the tour were visits to two more magnificent properties in Coolmore, where champion stallion Galileo posed for the cameras, and Darley’s Irish arm, Kildangan Stud. We also visited the Irish National Stud, where former shuttler, Invincible Spirit, is the star, although the main attraction really is 1993 Melbourne Cup winner, Vintage Crop, who is still alive and well at 25 years of age.

There were also visits to Tally-Ho Stud, home of European champion sprinter, Bushranger, who that day was entering quarantine for his third visit to Eliza Park in Victoria; Sheikh Hamdan’s impressive Derrinstown Stud, and the Aga Khan’s magnificently-appointed Gilltown Stud, home of the superstar, Sea The Stars.

Saturday was Irish Derby Day at The Curragh, a far more rustic racetrack than the grandeur of Royal Ascot. Nevertheless it is the scene of great racing, and if you thought that Royal Ascot was vast, The Curragh is vaster, if there is such a word! We consider Flemington a large racetrack, where the Melbourne Cup field runs almost 1200m before passing the winning post to do a lap of the track, at The Curragh the two-mile start is at the bottom of the back straight, so it is the equivalent of where the 2000m start is at Flemington. The Curragh actually is a giant horseshoe shape, and the home straight and the back straight do not link, which is very unusual.

The racing highlight was of course the Irish Derby, and here we saw another rising star in the shape of the undefeated Camelot. It was a pleasure that on this occasion the English Derby winner, went on to the Irish Derby, and while he had to work hard to defeat Sea The Stars’ younger brother, Born To Sea, we felt that we were witnessing another champion racehorse in the making.

It was another fantastic Royal Ascot tour, made even more special by the presence of Black Caviar, and we already look forward to our return next year.



Electronic copies of the 2012-2013 Fixture Card and the Racing NSW Country Fixture Card are now available to members. Click on image to access.

NSWROA has also received delivery of the “hard copy” 2012-2013 Fixture Cards. If you would like a “hard copy” of the card, simply contact the office and same will be sent to you by mail.

The 2012-2013 Fixture Card is brought to you with the compliments of Gow Gates Insurance Brokers.


The countdown is on for the Racing Industry’s Night of Nights and the Association’s flagship event, 'Racing's Night of Champions'.

As members would be aware, the event will be held in the Grand Pavilion at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 16 August 2012 and will be themed around “Where The Stars Align”.

As all who have attended the event will tell you, Racing’s Night of Champions is a great value night out. Not only do we:-

  • honour the best racing talent in New South Wales, including the NSW Champion Horse of the Year and the Bart Cummings Medalist;
  • provide extraordinary entertainment – this year by one of the best-selling Australian artists of the modern era, Damien Leith;
  • have sumptuous food and beverages

but the night also supports the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, our charity of choice for this year’s event.

During the evening both a Monster Auction and a Silent Auction will be conducted. Without giving too much away about the items available on the night, hereunder is a “sneak peak” at some of the wonderful items that will feature:

  • The “World is Your Oyster” – An Ultimate Trip for the Racing Enthusiast
    Kindly donated by Ambassador Travel in association with Emirates Airlines
    In what can only be described as “the ultimate” for racing enthusiasts, this incredible prize provided by Ambassador Travel in association with Emirates Airlines is for two people travelling Business Class with the multi award-winning airline, Emirates, internationally acclaimed for its superb level of inflight service, to a choice of one of three great destinations in 2013 - the Dubai World Cup (Dubai), Royal Ascot (London) or the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Paris). The prize is inclusive of all travel arrangements and accommodation.

  • A “Timeless Treasure”
    Kindly donated by Claire Aristides Fine Jewels
    Have you ever wanted to create a wonderful dress ring for yourself to compliment a special occasion? Well now is your chance! The extraordinarily talented Claire Aristides will allow you to delve into her gem vault to pick just the right size and shaped gem for you and she will create the “Timeless Treasure” you so richly deserve.

  • Your Advertising Needs – It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3
    Kindly donated by Sky Racing
    What better way to “get your message out there” than take this opportunity to advertise with the leading racing broadcaster SKY Racing? The airtime package, which is valued at $10,000 (plus GST) is available across the Sky Racing television platform and Sky Sports Radio, and is ideally targeted to the thoroughbred industry market.*
    *Advertisements must comply with Sky’s Advertising Policy

  • Old World Charm in New Age Format
    Kindly donated by Racecourse Motors
    Old meets new with the Daelim Besbi, an iconic retro scooter with a powerful 125cc engine, fully automatic CVT Twist and Go transmission with electric start. The Daelim Besbi is the perfect scooter for the daily commute with the traditional looks from an old Hollywood movie whilst holding the technical confidence of the 21st century.

  • Sun, Sea and Relaxation
    Kindly donated by Shoal Bay Resort & Spa
    Get away from it all with a two night stay for 2 adults at the award winning Shoal Bay Resort & Spa. Situated just 2.5hrs drive north of Sydney and 35 mins from Newcastle, your stay in a Poolview Room includes access to the exclusive Aqua Spa wellbeing sanctuary for adults with 3 unique Thalassotherapy mineral spa pools, 25m lap pool & gym. *Conditions apply

to name but a few.

A raffle will be conducted on the night with exceptional prizes on offer as well as a “lucky door prize” being awarded.

To assist guests attending the event, NSWROA has arranged for a return bus service between Randwick and Rosehill, bookings for which are essential. There is also an accommodation event offer available from Rydges Parramatta - just quote “Racing’s Night of Champions” and Rydges can also provide transfers to Rosehill Gardens – simply mention when booking accommodation.

I’m sure the above items have well and truly attracted your attention and will have you racing to book your seat for the night.

As a small gesture to say thank you to members attending our flagship event, members who purchase tickets for 2012 Racing’s Night of Champions will go into a post event draw to win two FREE TICKETS to the 2013 Racing’s Night of Champions.

If you haven’t already done so, reserve your place now at a truly fantastic night. Click here for a booking form for the event.

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


An innovative program aimed at retraining retired racehorses is about to become a lot easier thanks to the help of Paul Harragon’s Tooheys New Crew.

Doing ‘a million beers worth of favours’ the Tooheys New Crew have committed to a rebuilding project at Canterbury Racecourse in August to assist the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust (TRT) in their task of rehabilitating and rehoming former Thoroughbred racehorses.

Established in 2011 by the Australian Jockey Club (now Australian Turf Club) and a financial grant from Racing NSW, the NSW TRT assists in the safe rehabilitation and rehoming of former NSW thoroughbred racehorses at the conclusion of their racing career by raising industry funding, sponsorship and donations from the broader community.

The Crew aims to build an enclosed undercover arena next to the stabling facilities so that the Thoroughbreds may be trained year round, irrespective of bad weather.

Rehabilitation manager Scott Brodie believes the addition of the arena will aid in facilitating the approach taken by the program, as well as enhancing the safety of both horse and trainer.

“ This is the only program which follows the horses from the track through retraining to a safe level and then oversees the rehoming, it really is a holistic approach, we are achieving real outcomes for horses not just numbers for the books,” he said.

“ The addition of the undercover arena will not only allow us to train during bad weather periods, it will allow for a safer training environment for both the Thoroughbred and trainer.”

The project will be run from Wednesday August 15 and be completed on Friday, August 17.

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The NSW TRT is calling for skilled volunteers to help with the building, and is also welcoming any donations to help with building materials.

If you would like more information about this project or the NSW TRT, please contact:

Caitlin Churchill
Racing NSW – Marketing Executive
(02) 9551 7653


The 2012-13 racing season is approaching and that means owners of two-year-olds have just one month from August to nominate their horses for BOBS and BOBS Extra.

Entries for both schemes close on September 1.

BOBS Extra is an exciting extension to the bonus scheme which took effect from 1 August 2010, allowing nominated horses to win bonuses of up to $20,000 by winning events over 1600 metres and longer, from the day the horse turns 4YO until the date of its retirement.

As with BOBS, Group and Listed races are excluded.

Horses which turn 2YO on 1 August 2012 may be nominated for a fee of $840, in addition to the BOBS fee of $990.

BOBS Extra is optional, but a horse cannot be nominated for BOBS Extra without being paid up for BOBS (total $1830).

Unlike BOBS, late nominations are not possible for BOBS Extra.

It’s also the time of year when mare owners are deciding which stallion to use during the 2013 breeding season and it makes sense to choose a BOBS stallion given their progeny will be eligible to be nominated for BOBS bonuses when they turn 2YO in 2015.

And if you need any convincing about the merits of owning a BOBS horse, you only need to look at the inaugural running of the BOBS Significant Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in June.

The event, specifically aimed at emerging two-year-old and three-year-old stayers offered a BOBS bonus of $40,000; twice the normal amount as well as first place prizemoney of $42,000.

Won by the Peter Snowden trained Euryale, the 3YO filly sired by Lonhro showed it definitely pays to be a BOBS horse.

For the month of June alone over $800,000 in BOBS bonuses have been paid and over $60,000 in the BOBS Extra scheme has been distributed.

The battle for the BOBS Stallion with the most wins for the 2011-12 season is still tight with Arrowfield stallion Snitzel siring 35 winners and Darley’s Lonhro not far behind siring 29.

Those two stallions alone represent a massive $570,000 in total bonuses paid for this season while Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock amassed an enormous $305,000 in total bonuses.

For more information on BOBS and BOBS Extra as well as nomination forms and terms and conditions, please visit


I am very pleased to advise that the Association will again be sponsoring the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1400 metres at beautiful Coffs Harbour on the Horses Birthday, Wednesday 1 August 2012, as part of the Association’s continued commitment to support our country colleagues.

Wednesday 1st August is Day 2 of the 2012 Carlton MID Coffs Harbour Cup Carnival. The carnival which is held over a three day period commences on Sunday 22nd July NBN Community Cups Raceday, continues on Wednesday 1st August Cabcharge Sportsman Raceday and concludes on Thursday 2nd August with the 2012 Carlton MID Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Day.

The featured event on the program on Thursday 2nd August is of course the Carlton MID Coffs Harbour Gold Cup with $80,000 in prizemoney on offer. A number of social events will also be conducted on the day with one of the highlights being the Park Beach Plaza Fashions on the Field which is always hotly contested.

We encourage all members in the vicinity to join us and the Coffs Harbour Racing Club on 1 August for a great day out.

For further details on the Carnival, visit the Coffs Harbour Racing Club website at


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 June 2012:

Owner Meeting Horse
J Abrahams Canterbury Number One Gun
  Eagle Farm (2) Hoss Amor (2)
  Newcastle Art Thou Ready
K Albert Kempsey Kiss 'n' Show
M Angelos Warwick Farm Reuben Percival (NZ)
Miss C Backhouse Kembla Oh So Stunning
J Baker Canterbury Bonzerina
N & Mrs Y Begg Wyong Written Consent
Mrs D Boyd Sapphire Coast Virtuoso
G Bunt Kembla Kanskje
I Champion Garah Lady Cinnamon
A Chiswick Newcastle Amazing Albert
  Rosehill Al's Gold
C & Mrs M Conners Gosford Smart Patrol
  Wyong (2) Smart Patrol
F Cook Kembla Luna Kingdom
  Warwick Farm Sour Mash (IRE)
Miss M Crawley Kembla Oh So Stunning
J R Cribb Rosehill Raise The Level
M Crismale Kembla Reprieve
P J Davis Goulburn The Mallee Tiger
C Dawson Warwick Farm Havana Rey
G Fraser Goulburn Solar Choice
A Frogley Gosford Sea Gem
Gooree Pastoral Company Hawkesbury So Symbolic
  Warwick Farm Your Song
  Wyong So Symbolic
R & Mrs J Green Corowa The Youngfella
G Harvey Gosford Pass The Test
  Wyong Dream Choice
M Hohos Canterbury She's A Stalker
J Janiak Coffs Harbour Kremlin
A & Mrs T Johnson Coffs Harbour Dehere John
N & Mrs M Johnson Bathurst Sparkey Babe
J Keough Wagga Reboot
P & Mrs D Kepitis Canterbury Ridotto
R & M Lazarus Wyong Sutton Brave
R K Lees & L Hoyle Grafton Haslington (NZ)
His Excellancy Nasser Lootah Gosford Mashkoor
K Maloney Warwick Farm Ninth Legion
B McGilvray Dubbo Conch
J Middleton Sapphire Coast Virtuoso
  Wagga Charism
N Moraitis, AM Hawkesbury Destiny's Angel
  Wyong (2) Angel's Destiny
  Wyong Midnight Gold (NZ)
W & Mrs R Mula Eagle Farm Griffon
Dato Tan Chin Nam Kembla Penheights
G H Orr Rosehill (3) Australian Star (2)
    Irish Jig (IRE)
Patinack Farm Racing
Eagle Farm (3) Destruction
    Pear Tart (2)
  Warwick Farm Nechita
R Pegum Gulgong Yahiguru
  Wyong Jaipur Princess
A Reichard Bathurst Kurrajong Starfire
P Ryan Warwick Farm Havana Rey
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury (2) Albrecht
  Eagle Farm Mental
  Gosford Kawanishi
  Kembla Arawak
  Newcastle Pennines
  Rosehill (3) Adroitly
    Euryale (2)
  Warwick Farm (2) Erewhon
B & Mrs S Targett Goulburn She's A Superstar
J L Thompson Goulburn We've Got Tonight
P & Mrs C Trewin Goulburn She's A Superstar
T W, Mrs D, J W & Miss H Wallace Rosehill Kirinita
Ms L Watson Wagga Asp

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 June 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
G1 ATC Golden Slipper Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G1 ATC George Ryder Stakes Metal Bender (NZ) D Fuller
G1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G1 ATC Champagne Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G1 ATC All Aged Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G1 TATTS RC Tattersalls Tiara Pear Tart Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
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 MVRC Moonee Valley Fillies Cl. 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
G2 ATC Sapphire Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G2 BRC Queensland Guineas Pear Tart Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
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
G3 SAJC Auraria Stakes Crucial Sheikh Mohammed
G3 BRC Gunsynd Mile Trump S Iskander
G3 GCTC Gold Coast Guineas Florentina J Camilleri
G3 BRC Sprint Tiger Tees (NZ) N Couper
G3 BRC Fred Best Classic Mental 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
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 ATC Birthday Card Stakes Celts Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC P J Bell Stakes Ever The Same Gooree Pastoral Company
LR SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas Conrell Sheikh Mohammed
LR BRC Hinkler Handicap Metallurgical Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ATC Hall Mark Stakes Tiger Tees (NZ) N Couper
LR HRC Hawkesbury Guineas Free Wheeling Sheikh Mohammed
LR GCTC Silk Stocking Mascareri Sheikh Mohammed
LR SRC Scone Cup Raspberries Sheikh Mohammed
LR SRC Dark Jewel Classic Upon This Rock L Macri
LR VRC Gibson Carmichael Stakes Affable Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ATC W J McKell Cup Adroitly Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Winter Cup Reuben Percival (NZ) M Angelos
LR BRC Lightning Stakes Griffon W & Mrs R Mula
LR BRC Lancaster Stakes Hoss Amor J Abrahams
LR BRC Daybreak Lover Stakes Mental Sheikh Mohammed
LR BRC Dalrello Stakes Destruction Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR TATTS RC Centenary Classic Stakes Hoss Amor J Abrahams

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


The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the Taree-Wingham Race Club on Sunday 19 August 2012 – Taree Gold Cup Day.

The Taree Gold Cup (2000m) attracts an impressive country field every year with its whopping $60,000 prize money plus $2500 in trophies. The fashionable set flock from near and far to compete in the Fashions-on-the-Field competition which carries $2,000 in prizes.

The Taree racecourse is one of the prettiest in NSW, adjacent to a forest just outside the city, and gives patrons excellent vantage points to watch the races. Taree is easily accessible via the Pacific Highway, 340km north of Sydney, and only 2 hours by car from Newcastle. From the north it is about one hour’s drive from Port Macquarie.

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


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
13 July 2012


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