As members are aware the Association is continually working to advance the interests of our members.

With this in mind, this month in my column I am bringing to your attention two very important issues for us as owners – an increase in the number of individual owners per horse and the distribution of prizemoney.

Following lobbying by the Australian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Council (ATROC) (which is the national body of racehorse owners associations), last week the Australian Racing Board approved that the maximum number of individual owners listed in the racebook per horse be increased from 10 to 20. The rule amendment, which will come into effect from the commencement of the new racing season on 1 August 2012, should go a long way to reactivate interest in racehorse ownership.

Contrary to what you might have seen in various media publications, this was in fact instigated and then driven by this Association at ATROC meetings.

Last month you will recall that Racing NSW 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 was supportive of the increases, we are greatly concerned about the dilution of prizemoney to the major placegetters. Accordingly the Association wrote to Racing NSW detailing suggestions to enhance these increases further. Those suggestions were:

  • Country racing will receive a massive boost with a 50% increase in prizemoney with every TAB race meeting increasing from $10,000 to $15,000 per race
    The Association applauds increases to country owners but we would suggest that prizemoney in the country is only paid down to the 5th placegetter and that the starters rebate be maintained from 6th to 10th placings.
  • Metropolitan Saturday race meeting prizemoney increases by 21% from $70,000 to $85,000 per race; and
    Metropolitan midweek race meeting prizemoney increases by 30% from $27,000 to $35,000 per race

    The Association agrees that increase is good but prizemoney should be paid to 8th place at all metropolitan venues and a subsidy bonus be paid to all other runners.
  • Provincial race meeting prizemoney increases by between 42% and 46% from $16,000 per race (and $14,000 per Saturday race) to $22,000 per race
    Again the Association applauds increases to provincial owners but we would suggest that provincial prizemoney is only paid down to the 5th placegetter and that the starters rebate be maintained from 6th to 10th placings.
  • Country SKY2 race meeting prizemoney will increase by 60% to $8,000 per race and
    Country non-TAB race meeting prizemoney will increase by 71% to $6,000 per race;

    The Association agrees with increase but suggests that prizemoney only be paid to 5th placing.
  • Licensed stablehands will receive 1.5% of total prizemoney
    The Association has concerns regarding this point and in particular how it will be administered. It is imperative that the 1.5% is deducted from the gross amount. Clarity regarding distribution is also required ie: are stablehands, strappers and trackwork riders all included in the proposed distribution?
  • Prizemoney will be paid to tenth place
    Refer to previous individual items.

It is pleasing to note that these suggestions were unanimously supported by the Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG) which is representative of all industry participants and is legislated to consult with, and make recommendations to, Racing NSW on matters concerning thoroughbred racing in NSW.

Unfortunately, the Board of Racing NSW has rejected our suggestions.

Not to be deterred, the Association has already made further representations via RICG to Racing NSW to ensure that the final result of this very important issue is in the best interests of racehorse owners.

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As mentioned in the President’s Column, the Australian Racing Board has approved that the maximum number of individual owners listed in the racebook per horse be increased from 10 to 20. The rule amendment will come into effect from the commencement of the new racing season on 1 August 2012.

The intention with the rule change is that more owners will have their names in the racebooks. A 5% owner can now reasonably expect to have his/her name listed in the racebook from 1 August onwards. There will no doubt be some logistic issues that will need to be overcome with racebook and formguide publishers due to the increased space that owners’ names will take up.

Other relevant information is that the rule change is due to come at 1 August. Therefore new yearlings raced by syndicates will be holding off registering their horses until 1 August to take advantage of the new rules. The result will be a huge influx of registrations from 1 August, so there is likely to be a massive backlog unless RISA is able to implement a transition period before that. But that is something that owners will need to be aware of if they have 2yos that look like making the early trials and races.

Also a commonly-asked question already has been whether existing syndicates can be re-registered to take advantage of the new rules. At this stage we anticipate that the answer is “no” without going through a formal ownership transfer process, which will become the decision of owners of individual horses. Otherwise the new rules will simply come into place on an evolutionary process over the years with new registrations from 1 August 2012 onwards.


A change in location made no impact whatsoever on the Association’s annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon. I must say initially there were some reservations that the “new” location would impact on our numbers for the event but nothing could be further from the truth as the room was, to quote a popular saying, “packed to the rafters”.

As a result of the Randwick redevelopment work, our regular venue of the Vista Room in the Queen Elizabeth Stand was not available for the function this year and hospitality options were very limited with only a small amount of marquee hospitality available. The Australian Turf Club kindly guaranteed the Association space in the Leger Lawn Marquee for our function this year which was very much appreciated.

The view from the marquee gave us an entirely different perspective when watching the races and in fact we were able to witness first hand, the incredible turn of foot of Pierro, Atlantic Jewel and More Joyous. Simply breathtaking to witness!

Pierro – the view from the marquee as Pierro leaves rivals
in his wake in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes

Another change to this year’s event was the catering with Gastronomy providing a fantastic array of food for the buffet style function. Our thanks to chef extraordinaire Kevin Low, our maitre d’ Anthony Dean and also to Roger Brassington from the ATC Convention Centre for their help with the function.

The very talented Christy Johns from Sky Racing was in charge of the microphone for the afternoon and did a masterful job keeping everyone updated and entertained and we thank her for her time.


Ms Christy Johns –
our MC for the day


NSWROA President Ray McDowell with NSWROA Executive Officer Sharon Hunt & Sky Racing’s Christy Johns

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank:-

  • Sharon Lenton from Sharon Lenton Events for providing the prizes for the Best Dressed, Best Hat and Best Tie Competitions;
  • Max Presnell, the racing guru from the Sydney Morning Herald for “trekking down to the marquee” to deliver valuable tipping advice to guests;
  • Henry Noonan Top Odds Racing and Sports for “fielding” in the marquee and providing tipping advice;
  • Ken Callander, from the Daily Telegraph for sending his tips to assist guests in the tipping competition; and
  • Caroline Taylor for kindly taking the photographs which have appeared in this article.

Throughout the day our regular competitions - Best Dressed Woman, Best Hat, Best Tie and the Tipping Competition were conducted and the lucky competition winners were Julie Steel (Best Dressed), Jane Pitman (Best Hat), Berman White (Best Tie), Anne Kelly (Tipping Competition) whilst Chris Bourne took out first prize in the raffle.


Julie Steel & Sharon Lenton


Anne Kelly


Sharon Lenton & Jane Pitman


Berman White


Lucky Table 4 with Chris Bourne far right

Congratulations to all winners.

As members would be aware Sydney Cup Day is the last day of the BMW Sydney Carnival and it has been said that the fields this year were the best ever assembled for the day.

We were most fortunate indeed to see the wonderful Atlantic Jewel win with ease in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes, More Joyous our reigning NSW Champion Horse of the Year salute in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the fantastic Pierro, the undefeated two-year-old star of the season, complete the juvenile triple crown by scoring in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes. Our congratulations to NSWROA Members Greg and Donna Kolivos (Pierro), Laurie Macri (Atlantic Jewel) and Neil Couper (Tiger Tees (NZ)) on their black type successes on the day.

Success in the 2012 Group 1 Sydney Cup went to Niwot, trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes from Efficient with Once Were Wild in third place.

Any just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we were privileged to see, via the screens on course, the incredible Black Caviar extend her winning steak to 20 wins in succession when she saluted in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

Our thanks to all who attended the NSWROA Sydney Cup Day Luncheon this year and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2013 function. A pictorial guide for the function will appear on the website shortly.


NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka, of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following item.

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It suddenly seems a long time ago, but as the April edition of the NSWROA newsletter went out just after the Easter yearling sales, we didn’t have the opportunity to bring you an Easter Yearling Sale summary.

As usual, there was a great atmosphere at the sale, and as usual, it was difficult to buy for the average trainer and racehorse owner. In recent years the growing trend has been the pooling of resources by owners and investors in the eternal chase for better quality horses, and often this pooled buying power helped keep prices up. Australian bloodstock is now highly regarded internationally, and as a consequence of that there is a growing strong demand from international buyers and bloodstock agents, as well as leading Australian buyers and bloodstock agents. You have to go a long way down the buyers list to find individuals buying a number of horses in their own name.

The star of the show was clearly always going to be Lot 200, the impressive-looking Redoute’s Choice half-sister to Black Caviar. Spirited bidding saw her sell for $2.6million to BC3 Thoroughbreds in Victoria, and she will be trained by Danny O’Brien. Two other million-dollar lots were a Street Cry half-brother to Makybe Diva, which Peter Moody and Paul Willetts bought for $1.2million. The other million-dollar colt was a Fastnet Rock/Catreign colt which a Coolmore combination of James Bester and Demi O’Byrne bought for a neat $1million.

While there were three $1million-plus lots in the 2012 sale, compared to two last year, the overall median was dropped from $180,000 to $160,000. In the sales breakdown statistics there was a noticeable increase in the percentage of horses in the $100,000-$199,000 range, which increased from 30.9% of the total horses sold to 36.1%. Certainly there was a growing trend amongst buyers to put a cap on the price they pay for the horse, and that was reflected in the overall figures. While the median dropped 11%, the sale average dropped 7.6% from $238,360 to $220,181.

Redoute’s Choice led the sale averages, no doubt helped by Black Caviar’s half-sister, but he also held sway as the leading sire by median for those stallions who had five or more horses sell. His average price was $429,808, and his median price was $300,000.

Fastnet Rock and Street Cry followed in the average figures, while in the median figures, Fastnet Rock and More Than Ready were next, for five or more horses sold.

The sale has a huge concentration on the established leading sires. Only four stallions, Duke Of Marmalade (3), New Approach (5), Northern Meteor (10) and Sebring (21) had three or more yearlings sold, while five other first-season sires had only one or two yearlings sold. Each of the first-season sires sold well; similarly there were only two second-crop sires, Bernardini and Street Sense, who had three or more yearlings sold; while there were no third-crop sires with three or more yearlings sold. Those figures suggest that there is only a narrow band of young stallions which the market believes will break into the established sire listings.

So while the average buyer was finding it tough to buy, were breeders making money?

Obviously many did and many didn’t, but it was interesting to note that there were only eight stallions whose median was three or more times their 2009 advertised service fee that would have been paid to produce the yearling sold. The leader on this table was High Chaparral, from Savabeel, New Approach, Charge Forward, Lonhro, Fastnet Rock, Bernardini and Northern Meteor, in that order. Based on their increased 2012 advertised service fees, High Chaparral, Lonhro and Fastnet Rock wouldn’t make the three times service fee list, based on their 2012 sales figures.

In reality the statistics are for interest only. If you are a breeder who produces a yearling by a popular stallion from a good family, that is a good type with no x-ray issues, then you will sell very well. And if you are a buyer and want to buy a horse with those impeccable qualifications, then invariably you need to pool your resources to acquire those horses. It is noticeable now that there are buyers who are happy to punt horses with varying degrees of faults and x-ray issues, knowing that that is their only chance to get a foot in the door and buy a yearling.

Good luck to all owners who bought a horse at the 2012 Easter Yearling Sale, and Australia’s highest-quality yearling sale will be on again next year.


Six weeks of Group ones and first class racing wrapped up last month with the conclusion of the BMW Sydney Carnival.

The final day - Sydney Cup day, billed as the family friendly day saw over 13,700 spectators roll through the hallowed Royal Randwick gates and the racing did not disappoint.

Overall, this year's Sydney Carnival gave out more than $21 million in prizemoney, ran 40 Group races, and entertained a cumulative total of nearly 90,000 spectators at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick.

The BMW Sydney Carnival which began in March, delivered six straight Saturday's of racing, and saw the makings of some Equine champions, as well as highlighting outstanding efforts from trainers and jockeys alike.

Key standouts for 2012 certainly deserve to go to 2YO boom colt Pierro, outstanding fillies Atlantic Jewel and More Joyous, as well as Jockey Nash Rawiller (winner of the De Bortoli Wines George Moore Golden Whip Award) and Queen of the carnival, Gai Waterhouse (winner of the BMW Trainers award for most outstanding trainer of the BMW Sydney Carnival).

For those who couldn't make it for 2012, don't forget that the 2013 Sydney Carnival will be bigger and better with the opening of Randwick's newly developed Grandstand - an event not to be missed!

Nash Rawiller & Gai Waterhouse with Pierro’s Golden Slipper Trophy
(Photo courtesy of the ATC)

Pierro salutes in the 2012 Golden Slipper Stakes
(Photo courtesy of the ATC)


The forty-seventh Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Limited (ACN 000 498 859) was held at The Rugby Club, Rugby Place, Off 31A Pitt Street, Sydney, 3rd Floor – Barbarian Room on 14 May 2012 at 6.00 pm.

I am pleased to confirm that Messrs Bruce Cowell, Michael Inglis and Ray McDowell were re-elected at the meeting. They join Messrs Peter Beer, Louis Mihalyka, Tom O’Callaghan, John Vouris and Ms Julia Ritchie on the NSWROA Committee.

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


The NSW Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Mr William Fraser Gordon in late April.

Mr Gordon was a former President and life member of the Association. Mr Gordon also served as a member of the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) Committee during the 1970-1980’s and was 89 years of age at the time of his passing,

Mr Gordon is survived by his daughter Anne and grandchildren Lucy and Phoebe and on behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family.


As members might recall as part of the Association’s commitment to support our country colleagues, the Association continued and expanded our sponsorship at the Wagga Gold Cup Carnival in 2012. This year we sponsored both the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1000 metres and the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Class 1 & Maiden Plate over 1600 metres on Town Plate Day – May 3.

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 NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap was taken out by Star Maher (Al Maher-Produce) from Mineral Deposit (Canny Lad-Beryl) with Part Expectation (Bold Expectation-Spartacular) in third position.

Our second sponsored race, the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Class 1 & Maiden Plate was taken out by Newell (NZ) (Zabeel(NZ)-Trolly Dolly(NZ)) from De Improviso (Danasinga-Unexpectedly) with Late Starter (Shagny(USA)-Star Billing) in third place.

NSWROA members were well represented during the Carnival and I am pleased to say that they recorded quite a few wins. Those winners were:

  • Prelude Day
    - Crusader General who is co-owned by NSWROA Committee Member Louis Mihalyka, Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Mr D Jeffrey, Mrs C Jeffrey & Mr B Bryant
    - Caprossa who is owned by NSWROA Secretary Michael Inglis; and
    - Agent Bauer owned by Mr W and Mrs L Watkins
  • Town Plate Day
    - Doubt Not who is co-owned by Mrs L Locke; and
    - Rambling On (NZ) who is co-owned by Mr A Cardy
  • Cup Day
    - Caprossa who is owned by NSWROA Secretary Michael Inglis; and
    - Tribal Rock, who was successful in the Murrumbidgee Guineas, is owned by Ramsay Pastoral Company.

Our congratulations to all.

The winner of the feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Gold Cup, was Coliseo (Arena-Palace Capers) who is trained by Norm Gardner. Devised and Raindrum took out the minor prizes.


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 April 2012:

Owner Meeting Horse
J Abrahams Newcastle North Pole Dancer
  Randwick Lightinthenite
Miss C Backhouse Kembla Let Me Finish
J Baker Albury Spring Diva
R & Mrs J Bergstrom Randwick Toydini
Mrs D Boyd Canberra Virtuoso
B Bryant Wagga Crusader General
A Cardy Canberra Court Connection
  Goulburn Faverock
J Carmody Cootamundra Ravissant
A Chiswick Gosford Admiral's Order
J Clark Goulburn (2) Contemplation (2)
J Clift Wyong Al Cavan
W Cloros Port Macquarie Scarlet Cloud
F Cook Randwick Kelinni (IRE)
F & Mrs C Cook Randwick Marden (IRE)
N Couper Randwick Tiger Tees (NZ)
Miss M Crawley Kembla Let Me Finish
F Crews Randwick (2) Under the Sun (NZ) (2)
C Dawson Randwick Al's Pride
H Dyball Canterbury Ain't She Grand
J Fleming Dubbo Spectacular Iam
  Gilgandra Eureka Joh
  Nyngan Eureka Joh
D Fuller Rosehill Metal Bender (NZ)
P Galvin Goulburn (2) Contemplation (2)
Mrs S Gavenlock Armidale Camorino
Gooree Pastoral Company Canterbury Ever The Same
G Harvey Eagle Farm Metallurgical
  Gosford Contessina Debardi
M Hohos Wyong Cafˇ Nero
M Inglis Wagga Caprossa
Mrs C Jeffrey Wagga Crusader General
D Jeffrey Wagga Crusader General
A Johnson Lismore Darshan Joh
G & Mrs D Kolivos Randwick (2) Pierro (2)
  Randwick The Great Snowman
  Rosehill Pierro
W Lanham Wyong Clickerty Snip
Laurel Oak B'stock Wagga Crusader General
R & M Lazarus Bathurst Sutton Brave
His Excellency N E Lootah Port Macquarie Fayez
B Mackie Dubbo Slippin The Booty
L Macri Randwick (2) Atlantic Jewel (2)
  Warwick Farm Upon This Rock
K Maloney Randwick Iggy Pop (NZ)
G & Mrs J McAuliffe Gosford Maximus Gladiator
J Middleton Canberra Swish on By
  Canberra Virtuoso
L Mihalyka Wagga Crusader General
P Morrison Taree Double Crest
K & Mrs J Moses Kembla Tapakeg
J Munro Queanbeyan Happy Time
Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate  Eagle Farm Metallurgical
R Pegum Randwick (2) Under the Sun (NZ) (2)
Ramsey Pastoral Company Gosford Tribal Rock
Ms J Ritchie Canterbury Song Shan
  Gosford Tohunga (NZ)
  Kembla Tohunga (NZ)
  Randwick Imperial Grand
Sheikh Mohammed Gosford La Pieta
  Kembla Parquetry
  Morphettville (2) Crucial
  Newcastle Escoffier
  Randwick (2) Sessions
  Wyong Trapunto
Mrs C Size Randwick Take The Oath
J L Thompson Goulburn Pastoral Care
M Walcott Wagga Oyster Bell
W & Mrs L Watkins Queanbeyan Peal of Bells
  Wagga Agent Bauer
G Williams Randwick Lightinthenite
G & Mrs V Williams Canberra Sialia Magic

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 April 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
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
G2 ATC Sapphire Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G3 ATC Silver Shadow Stakes Pane in the Glass Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
G3 ATC Run To The Rose Smart Missile Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 ATC Tramway Handicap Sincero P Walker
G3 NJC Spring Stakes Darci Be Good (NZ) P de Vries
G3 NJC Cameron Handicap Raspberries Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC How Now Stakes Sister Madly K Maloney
G3 MRC Naturalism Stakes December Draw (IRE) R Pegum
G3 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
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

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 Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Sunday 10 June 2012 – Jazz Festival Raceday.

For the past 30 years the Jazz Festival has brought the South Coast town of Merimbula to life over the June holiday weekend and 2012 promises to be bigger and better than ever. With more than 100 bands playing a wide variety of jazz, it has grown to be one of the largest and most popular music festivals in Australia.

The Sapphire Coast Turf Club Raceday falls on the Sunday of the Festival so whether it’s the sound of hooves pounding the turf you like or smooth jazzy grooves you can’t go wrong, so be trackside this June.

The Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site just off the Princes Highway at Kalaru, between Bega and Merimbula, and around halfway between Melbourne and Sydney using the coastal route. It is also less than three hours drive from Canberra via the Snowy Mountains Highway.

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


The Australian Turf Club (ATC) have recently announced that international company Toga Hotels has signed an Agreement to manage a 170 room, 4 star apartment hotel at Royal Randwick.

Branded Adina Apartment Hotel Royal Randwick Racecourse, the unique track fronting hotel is part of the ATC’s world-class redevelopment of Royal Randwick Racecourse.

The hotel will be located along Alison Road at the end of the main straight, with spectacular views over the racetrack towards the winning post and across Centennial Park to the city skyline.

The new hotel will provide quality accommodation to race day attendees, local and visiting businesses, as well as tourists, event goers and the surrounding community including UNSW, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium, Sydney International Airport, and Sydney CBD.

A restaurant, pool deck bar and conference facilities within the hotel will provide superior dining and business facilities to hotel guests, race-goers and the local residential and business community.

The hotel is expected to commence construction in late 2012, with an opening date to follow completion of the Royal Randwick Grandstand redevelopment in 2014.


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
18 May 2012


To coincide with the Inglis weanling and breeding stock sale, Paul Carrazzo CPA, arguably Australia’s most respected and active bloodstock tax consultant, will present his annual end of financial year seminar covering the hot topics in horse taxation, including:

• New horse loss rules and tips for ruling applications
• Horse tax planning
• Superannuation and horses
• Capital gains tax and GST
• Breeding property taxation
• Tax cases and budget update
• Stock write-downs
• Horse deductions
• Business v hobby – what now?

When: Tuesday 26 June 2012, 10am to 11.30am
Where: William Inglis and Son Complex, Newmarket
Cost: $132 per head (including GST)

Light refreshments will be served.

Special discounted rate of $110 for NSWROA members

To register contact Carrazzo Consulting:
T: 03 9329 7044 E:


NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 9299 4299 • Fax: 9299 3212 • E: • W: