As members are aware, the Association has been in negotiations for a number of months with Racing NSW and other parties concerning a review of the financial arrangements between Owners and Trainers. We do not agree with the recommendations contained in the report of the Committee appointed to conduct the review.

As previously reported, the Owners and Trainers have had an agreement in place for many years and we were only awaiting Racing NSW to draft a dispute resolution clause, which had been asked for on many many occasions, to be added to the agreement.

We have been successful in resisting part of the Committee’s recommendations which would have added $5 million annually to the cost to owners racing horses in the state of New South Wales. The position taken by your Association was supported by other industry bodies including, in particular, the Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG).

The principal bone of contention is a Payment Mandate Authority which has been approved by the Racing NSW Board. Although the requirement will be introduced in stages, owners in all categories will be required to lodge credit card details with RISA as a condition of the registration of an interest in a racehorse. If an owner defaults in payment after 30 days, the trainer can call on the credit card through RISA for payment.

We are outraged by this proposal and believe it will have an adverse affect on the industry as a major disincentive to owning and racing a horse. Trainers will enjoy a commercial security not enjoyed by most people in business including many existing racehorse owners.

The Payment Mandate will not be introduced before March 2014 and has not been adopted by the Australian Racing Board (ARB). Furthermore we believe that all the other owners associations throughout Australia, with the exception of TROA in Victoria where the concept had its inception, are opposed to the mandate. So all is not yet lost.

The fight must go on and I suggest that you take this issue up with your trainer as, not surprisingly, the Trainers Association has been pushing for the Payment Mandate to be implemented without proper regard to its likely consequences.

Finally as we come to the close of another year, I would like to take the opportunity, in this the last newsletter of the year, to thank our members for their support.

The compliments of the season.


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Our good friend and NSWROA member, Mr Graham Caves, who is also a member of the Australian Turf Club Heritage Society, has kindly prepared the following item for the interest of members.

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In last month’s newsletter we gave early notice of the opening of the ATC Heritage Gallery at Randwick. The gallery has been very well received by the ATC members and racegoers and future plans will only improve the experience of a walk down racing’s memory lane.

As promised here is a little more detail about the gallery and its contents.

The centrepiece of the display is the Randwick chronograph. Chronographs were very much in fashion from the 1880’s until the 1950s and they were used to electronically time races. In tandem with the starter’s bells to relay the signal that the race had begun, the chronographs improved the accuracy of race timing. There were quite a few chronographs around Australia among the bigger clubs – Kalgoorlie had one of the earliest and Flemington one of the most famous but Randwick had the biggest and most ornate of them all.

Installed in 1910 and located immediately behind the judge’s tower, it stood in place, though no longer in use, until at least 1954. Then it found its way into the old AJC worksheds where it was protected to some extent for 60 years until the newly formed ATC Heritage Society was alerted to its existence. After getting over the shock, the society negotiated a plan to restore it and the ATC came up with the funds. The wonderfully restored unit was put in place in the Heritage Gallery in time for the Melbourne Cup Day races at Randwick. Channel 9 and some journalists covered the small ceremony.

The heritage conscious ATC generously provided an area at the southern end of the old Officials Stand where it connects to the new grandstand and invited the society to use the space to house and display some of the treasures that are held in the collection.

If you pay a visit next time you are at Randwick you will be able to see paintings, photographs, prints and memorabilia of the Randwick of old. Famous racehorses of the past peer down at you – horses such as Emancipation, Tea Rose, Bernborough, Phar Lap, Valicare, Shannon and many more. Jockeys on whom you may have invested your last dollar (or pound) such as Darby Munro, George Moore, Athol “George” Mulley, Jim Pike and others will cast a steely eye on you while they explain why you lost your money. Pious looking committeemen of old also claim their place among the display. Please go and have a look but leave a bit of time for it. If you have any interest in or memories of racing past you will be entranced and want to spend time there.



With the 2013 NSWROA membership year almost at a close, it is now membership renewal time again.

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

The “Early Bird” Membership Renewal Competition will be conducted again in 2014 with three great prizes on offer.  Entry to the competition is automatic if you renew your membership by Friday 7 February 2014.

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



NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka, of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, made the trip to Hong Kong for International Raceday on 8 December 2013 and has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following item.

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The Hong Kong International Races meeting held last Sunday 8 December remains one of the world’s great race meetings and should be on the bucket-list of every keen racing fan.

Sha Tin is a spectacular racetrack with high-quality facilities and magnificent dining for those attending as part of the various raceday packages for the tour groups.

The 2013 running was no different. The number of return visitors highlights the quality of the event – held in a spectacular, vibrant city with so much to do that there is always something left over for the following year whether you are a shopper, tourist or ‘foodie’. Beyond Hong Kong there is also Shenzhen for the avid shopper, Macau for the tourists and casino fans and Mission Hills for the golfers.

Regardless of the other attractions, the International Race Meeting is the ‘grand final’ of the tour and the main attraction – as it should be! The ten-race programme kicks off at 12.25pm on what was a glorious sunny day with mild winter temperatures in the low 20s. The meeting concludes at 5.50pm under lights and is followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

The four Group One International Races were supported by a programme of high-quality runners and many of the support race winners will feature as the stars of future International race days.

While there was only one official Australian entrant in the International Races, Stradbroke winner Linton, there was still a strong Aussie flavour to the meeting. Aside from several current and former Australian-based jockeys and trainers, there were also many horses racing that were bred in Australia, or had previously raced successfully in Australia, invariably under different racing names.

Further, the 2400m Hong Kong Vase is now part of the International circuit with Dunaden, Red Cadeaux, Mount Athos and Simenon going from the Melbourne Cup to Hong Kong. Dandino was also due to do the same but unfortunately for connections was scratched 24 hours before the race.

Hong Kong-trained horses won three of the four International Races with Japan winning the other.

The main race winners were:

2400m Vase – Dominant (by Cacique), trained in Hong Kong by John Moore, ridden by Zac Purton, bred in Ireland.

1200m Sprint – Lord Kanaloa (by King Kamehameha), trained in Japan by T. Yasuda, ridden by Y.Iwata, bred in Japan.

1600m Mile – Glorious Days (by Hussonet), trained in Hong Kong by John Size, ridden by Douglas Whyte, bred in Australia.

2000m Cup – Akeed Mofeed (by Dubawi), trained in Hong Kong by Richard Gibson, ridden by Douglas Whyte, bred in Great Britain.

Arguably the star of the programme was the Japanese sprinter Lord Kanaloa. Winning the Sprint for the second consecutive year, he is clearly the best sprinter in the world since Black Caviar’s retirement but he now leaves the crown vacant as this was his swansong before going to stud. His five-length victory off a wide draw in an electrifying 1.08.25 was awesome. He sizzled over the last 200m in 21.89sec and was the only horse on the day to break 22sec for the last 200m.

On the support programme, four of the six winners were bred in Australia while the other two were bred in New Zealand. The NSWROA influence spread to these winners as Glorious Sunday (by Pendragon) was bred by Dato Tan Chin Nam, while Able Friend (by Shamardal), was bred by Stuart Ramsey. Both breeders are members of the NSWROA so congratulations to them both.

The turnover on the day was an astonishing $HK1,356,838,951 (about $193,834,136!!). The lowest win hold by some margin was on the Vase which did not have any high-profile Hong Kong horses so the locals clearly like to back the horses they know. But like true punters the last five races each held more than the first five races, with the last two races having the biggest turnover regardless of the fact neither was a feature race.

The crowd was 68,611, down 2.22% on last year.

It was another great racing event and if you have not been we can recommend that you add it to your list of race meetings to visit.




With the Australasian circuit of major yearling sales about to commence with the Magic Millions sale in early January, invariably this is the time of the year our office receives many enquiries from prospective and expanding racehorse owners along the lines of: “can I claim tax deductions and GST for my racehorse(s)?”

Now, at this juncture, let me emphasise that I am referring to tax deductions for players only involved with racing (referred to by the ATO as ‘stand alone’ racing), i.e. no breeding is or will be done in the future with the stock acquired.

The main authority for this question is the 2008 ATO tax ruling on the horse industry and relevant tax cases, which I will now comment on below.

ATO rules for claiming a racing ‘business’

To be able to claim racing expenses an income tax ‘business’ must be demonstrated to the ATO and whether a business is carried on is always a question of fact in any particular case. Nevertheless the 2008 ruling provides some general guidance on whether horse racing activities can, on their own, constitute the carrying on of a business.

The Ruling indicates that the racing of horses as a stand alone activity is difficult to demonstrate to the ATO and will not normally constitute the carrying on of a business because of the significant element of chance and the likelihood that the activity is a hobby or pastime.

Despite this, horse racing can be a business where system and organisation, rather than chance, drive the prospect of profit; and there is a reasonable expectation of commercial viability within a timeframe consistent with industry standards. A genuine intention to make a profit is not sufficient; there must be an objectively reasonable prospect of profit.

Some established ATO racing business indicators are:

  • a significant commercial purpose or character to the activity more than just an intention to engage in business or to commence business;
  • a profit motive and a prospect of realising a profit;
  • repetition, regularity, size, scale and permanency;
  • activity consistent with the ordinary trade in that line of business;
  • activity planned, organised and carried on in a businesslike manner aimed at a profit;
  • the activity is not just a hobby or recreation;
  • the existence of a Business Plan demonstrating long term viability;
  • the keeping of proper records;
  • registration of a business name;
  • time expended on the activity;
  • establishing a separate racing business bank account;
  • the regular use of experts and consultants; and
  • does the taxpayer exercise “control” of his/her stock?

The 2008 ATO ruling provides an example of what is not considered a stand alone racing business and for your reference I reproduce it below:

Example – A ‘hobby’ stand alone racing business (per TR 2008/2)

‘Joe runs a successful primary production business called Grow-N-Grow. Over the last few years, Joe has acquired several race horses. Although he is a keen follower of horse racing, Joe does not have any particular expertise in the buying, racing or training of horses. Joe’s horses are in work with a trainer who is also a good friend and who advised him on the purchase of the horses. Joe incurs expenditure on agistment, training fees and veterinary fees. Joe’s horses have achieved a few minor places in local country race meetings.

Joe does not have any clear objectives in regard to his horse racing activities other than to enjoy watching them race and hopefully sometimes win. He relies on his friend to manage the training of the horses. However, there are no plans to improve the performance or profitability of his current horses. In addition, Joe has no plans to buy additional horses or sell any of his current horses to improve the profitability of his activities.

The racing of the horses by Joe does not amount to the carrying on of a business of the racing of horses. The size and scale of the activity and the lack of system or organisation directed towards the making of a profit points towards his activities being no more than those of a keen follower of horse racing.

Therefore, Joe cannot deduct the expenses relating to his horses from his business income from Grow-N-Grow. The gross proceeds from the racing of the horses will also not be included in Joe’s assessable income.”

Proving a racing ‘business’ is not impossible!

The above highlights that demonstrating a stand alone racing business is a real challenge, but I hasten to add that the ATO’s current strict position is based on the relatively few cases where the deducting of racing expenses has been held to be a business. To date, all of these cases have been associated with breeding and training activities, none have been ‘stand alone’ racing activities.

The cases that the ATO rely upon in rebutting the existence of a stand alone ‘racing business’ have been overwhelmingly ‘hobby’ in nature, lacking most, if not all, of the above business indicators outlined above. I look forward to more ‘business like’ stand alone racing cases going before the courts so that the industry and tax community can have greater guidance on this vexed issue.

It is also worth noting that under the ATO ‘integration’ principle, the deducting of racing expenses is acceptable if the racing is ‘inherently connected’ to the business breeding activity (e.g. ‘home bred’ fillies are raced prior to breeding), but I’ll leave this discussion for another day

Correction to recent Fairfax horse tax article

N.B. An article appeared in the Fairfax media on Sunday 8 December 2013 under the title of “Racehorse owners to fight Tax Office on ATO crackdown”. Whilst I wholly agree with the spirit of this article, I disagree with its contention that “Overturning years of industry practice, the Tax Office has ruled that breeders who also race their horses are not carrying on a business, meaning they may use the losses to reduce the tax bill payable on their other income.”

I’m unaware of any such ATO ruling and it clearly rebuts the ‘integration’ principle I briefly outlined above.

You are welcome to contact Paul Carrazzo if you wish him to clarify or expand upon any of the matters raised in this release.


Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances with an accountant specialising in this area.

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Hereunder for the interest of members are some recent industry items:

ARB Chairmanship
Mr John Messara AM has been elected Chairman of the Australian Racing Board (ARB) on the retirement of the Honourable Michael Duffy after 6 years as an ARB Director, the last two as Chairman. The ARB is the national body representing the Principal Racing Authorities (PRAs) of Australia’s 8 States and Territories.  Mr Messara is currently Chairman of Racing NSW and has had a long-standing involvement in all aspects of the industry.

The Chairman of Racing Queensland [RQ], Kevin Dixon, was elected Deputy Chairman of the ARB at the same time.

Jacqueline Stewart appointed 8th Keeper of the Australian Stud Book
The Australian Stud Book has appointed current Deputy Keeper, Jacqueline Stewart the 8th Keeper of the Australian Stud Book.  The appointment takes effect from 1 January 2014.  Ms Stewart is the first female to hold this prestigious position.

The Australian Stud Book (ASB) which is co-owned and administered by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and the Australian Turf Club (ATC), is a member of the International Stud Book Committee.

Since being founded in 1878, seven Keepers have overseen the operations of the ASB, by recording 750,000 foals and the breeding records of over 610,000 broodmares.

Licensing Of Veterinarians – Introduction By Racing NSW (Commencement Deferred Until 15 January 2014)
At the request of the NSW State Government, Racing NSW has agreed to conduct further negotiations with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board in respect of the licensing regime to be implemented for veterinarians. Accordingly, the commencement date of the licensing regime and Local Rule 82C is deferred until 15 January 2014 to allow those further negotiations to occur.

Latest Edition of Australian Fact Book published
The Australian Racing Board has released the Australian Fact Book for the 2012-13 season which incorporates all of racing and breeding’s key statistics on a national basis.  The 2012-13 fact book reveals that the Australian breeding and racing industry is growing across the board with increases in prizemoney, infrastructure spending and wagering turnover.  The 2012-13 Racing Fact Book is available online at



With 2014 just around the corner, hereunder for your information is a listing of the 2014 Australasian Sales Dates.

Our best wishes to those of our members both buying and selling at the 2014 sales.

Click here for a pdf version


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As the 2014 Yearling Sales are fast approaching, why not consider pre-arrangement of your insurance needs if purchasing a yearling.

At Gow-Gates, NSWROA members can obtain “Fall of the Hammer” cover therefore taking the worry out of their purchase on Sales day. Gow-Gates takes the hassle out this part of your purchase and would be back in contact after the sales to finalise all the paperwork.

In addition, special discounted rates can be negotiated via Gow-Gates for all registered members of the New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA).

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw

You may well ask what does George Bernard Shaw have to do with horse tax? Unless I’m mistaken, absolutely nothing, but he is a man who did not find success by standing still, this I do know.

It was George Bernard Shaw’s above famous quote about how progress is difficult without change that helped lead me to the conclusion that, after 10 years of hosting the ground breaking Magic Millions Tax Seminar at their showcase yearling sales in January, it was time to take the concept to the next level and move it to the MM National Sale in May/June.

Be assured that the seminar, to be renamed ‘The Magic Millions National Tax Seminar’, will have little or no change in format, but the timing is expected to allow many more industry players and professionals to attend, given that it will no longer be conducted in the peak holiday period of early January every year.

There are also many other compelling reasons to moving this seminar back to May, including marketing and its proximity to the end of the financial year in June, where ‘last minute’ tax planning and tips becomes paramount in any business operation.

The exact date in May/June has yet to be finalized, but it will be during the period of the MM National Sale (26 May 2014 – 6 June 2014). I suggest you regularly monitor our website, which will have all dates and promotions for my horse tax seminars in 2014.

I will again be in attendance at the MM yearling sales in January seeing clients as usual, so if you wish to seek a consultation with me in this period, I again direct you to our website which has our contact details.


Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances with an accountant specialising in this area.

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Update by Ben Flores, Media Officer, Racing NSW

As the New Year approaches, January is a major month for horseflesh with the Magic Millions Yearling Sales conducted on the Gold Coast from January 8 to 12 and the first of the Inglis sales, the Sydney Classic Yearling Sale to take place over two days on January 19 and 20.

Covering an impressive 480 lots, the Summer Classic Sale last year boasted an enormous 417 BOBS eligible horses – making a massive 89 per cent of the sale eligible for the incentive scheme.

Given the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale is conducted in Sydney’s Newmarket complex, one would feel safe to assume that BOBS eligible horses outnumbering non BOBS eligible horses was a reasonable connection.

However, when viewing the numbers around the Magic Millions Sale on Queensland’s Gold Coast, it can truly be seen how successful a bonus scheme BOBS actually is.

Beginning on Wednesday January 8 and concluding on Saturday January 12, the Magic Millions Sale will see some 926 lots come under the gavel, just under double of that in Sydney.

Of those 926 lots, 777 are BOBS eligible horses; that is an astonishing 84 per cent meaning a paltry 16 per cent of horses available are not BOBS eligible or just 149 of 926 lots.

The BOBS scheme in NSW dwarfs any other incentive plan in Australia, not only in the total amount paid out each season but also by the sheer number of horses eligible.

One of those eligible stallions, champion Sire Exceed and Excel, is currently leading the BOBS Stallion premiership with $170,000 in BOBS bonus money won so far.

The Darley Stallion’s progeny have won 22 races so far this season, with Lonhro sitting next in line with 14 winners and $120,000 in BOBS bonuses won.



A WINNER – there are no better words for an owner to hear!  As members are aware, as part of our membership renewal process, NSWROA requested members to forward the names of their racehorses in order for us to acknowledge their racing triumphs in our publications.

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

Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in November 2013




G Altomonte


Mana Manu

G Bachell




Rosehill (2)




Time for War

Miss C Backhouse



C & Mrs R Beaton


Lord of the Isles

P Braude


Ms Wicked Wanda



Ms Wicked Wanda

A Cardy

Goulburn (2)

Cry Havoc (NZ)



Faust (NZ)



Kazoom (NZ)

Coghlan Family


Via Facile

F & Mrs C Cook




Randwick (2)

Instrumentalist (IRE)



Mulaqen (GB)



Index Linked (GB)

N Couper

Randwick (2)

Terravista (2)

Miss M Crawley



J R Cribb


Royal Adventure



Ella Magic

G De Vries



P J Duggan


Darciwood (NZ)

M & Mrs E Frankel


Mam'selle Harada

Gooree Pastoral Company


Surge Ahead

B Graham



G Harvey

Eagle Farm



Flemington (2)







Idle Chat (NZ)


Randwick (2)







Heart Testa

Ms J Henning



S Iskander




Newcastle (2)





J Keough



Mrs D Kepitis


Secessio (GB)

Mrs D & P Kepitis



W Lanham



R K Lees & L Hoyle


Tabletop (NZ)

HE Nasser Lootah




Goulburn (2)











K Maloney


Positive Outlook



Ninth Legion

Ms J May


Bandit Queen



Bandit Queen

J & Mrs A McDonnell


Fiorente (IRE)

J Middleton



N Moraitis, AM





Your Excellency

W & Mrs R Mula


Foreign Prince (NZ)

J A Munro


Entrée Time

Dato Tan Chin Nam


Mega Think



Precedence (NZ)




Mrs A Pedersen


Mostly Matisse

R Pegum


Foreign Prince (NZ)

K Pryke


Instrumentalist (IRE)



Index Linked (GB)

D Rex



Ms J Ritchie



Sheikh Mohammed







Flemington (2)






Hawkesbury (2)






Kembla (2)




Tallage (NZ)


Newcastle (2)






Randwick (4)












Rosehill (4)

La Pieta



Memorial (2)





Warwick Farm





T & Mrs D Wallace, J Wallace & Miss H Wallace








Prime Suspect

W & Mrs L Watkins


Love Takes Over

P Webb



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 2013-2014 season is as follows:

NSWROA Members
2013/2014 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 30 November 2013

Category Race Name Horse Owner
G1 MRC Memsie Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G1 ATC The Golden Rose Stakes Zoustar S Iskander
G1 ATC George Main Stakes Streama Coghlan Family
G1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Rebel Dane Laurel Oak Bloodstock, L Mihalyka, Mrs J Mihalyka, S Cook, P Kite, J Murphy, N Parbery
G1 ATC Flight Stakes Guelph Sheikh Mohammed
G1 MRC Caulfield Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas Long John Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes Complacent Sheikh Mohammed
G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Zoustar S Iskander
G1 VRC Melbourne Cup Fiorente (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
G2 VRC Makybe Diva Stakes Foreteller (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
G2 VRC Let's Elope Stakes Commanding Jewel M & Mrs D Larmer
G2 ATC Furious Stakes Bound For Earth K Maloney
G2 MVRC W H Stocks Stakes Atlantic Jewel L Macri
G2 MVRC McEwen Stakes Kuroshio Sheikh Mohammed
G2 MVRC Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Fiorente (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
G2 ATC Theo Marks Stakes Riva De Lago G Harvey
G2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes Guelph Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Hill Stakes Moriarty (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook
G2 ATC The Shorts Sessions Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes Eurozone Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 ATC Shannon Stakes Rain Drum J & Mrs A McDonnell
G2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes Zoustar S Iskander
G2 MVRC Mitchelton Wines Vase Savvy Nature (NZ) M Whitby
G2 MVRC Moonee Valley Gold Cup Precedence (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 MVRC Crystal Mile Toydini R & Mrs J Bergstrom
G2 VRC Yellowglen Stakes Fontelina G Harvey
G2 MRC Sandown Guineas Paximadia Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC Vain Stakes Safeguard Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Toy Show Quality Hidden Kisses R Pegum
G3 ATC Show County Quality Rebel Dane Laurel Oak Bloodstock, L Mihalyka, Mrs J Mihalyka, S Cook, P Kite, J Murphy, N Parbery
G3 ATC Ming Dynasty Quality Aussies Love Sport K Maloney & G Harvey
G3 NJC Cameron Handicap Toydini R & Mrs J Bergstrom
G3 NJC Spring Stakes Savvy Nature (NZ) M Whitby
G3 ATC Colin Stephen Quality Julienas (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
G3 ATC Gloaming Stakes Compacent Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Aerobatics Sheikh Mohammed
G3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes Paximadia Sheikh Mohammed
G3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Precedence (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR ATC The Rosebud Eurozone Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR ATC Premier's Cup Less is More (FR) Ms J May
LR WRC Wyong Gold Cup Wazn (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook
LR VRC Henry Bucks Best Dressed Stakes Long John Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Heritage Stakes Barbed Sheikh Mohammed
LR VRC Poseidon Stakes Paximadia Sheikh Mohammed
LR MRC Ethereal Stakes Arabian Gold N Moraitis, AM
LR VRC Desirable Stakes Moderate Sheikh Mohammed
LR VTC Connoisseur Stakes Surge Ahead Gooree Pastoral Company
LR VRC Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes Dothraki G Harvey
LR TATTS RC Recognition Stakes Absalon G Harvey

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 Tamworth Jockey Club on Sunday, 19 January 2014 – Country Music Cup Day.

Tamworth is regarded as a must-see landmark of Country NSW and has been lauded as the capital of country racing! Even if you’re not a fan of country music, there’s something on offer in Tamworth on Country Music Cup Day!

Get trackside with Tamworth Jockey Club and celebrate a great day out for the whole family, featuring Fashions on the Field and plenty of entertainment for the kids with FREE entry for under 18’s!

Located approximately 420km north of Sydney, Tamworth is famous for its annual Country Music Festival and is a hive of activity during January each year!

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



Members are advised that the NSWROA office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 23 December 2013 to Friday, 10 January 2014, both dates inclusive.



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

Yours in racing
Ray McDowell,
13 December 2013



ADVANCE NOTICE:  Members are advised that the Association will be holding a raceday function on 22 February 2014, Apollo Stakes Day at Royal Randwick.

Arrangements are currently being finalised, with full details for the function appearing in the January issue of the Newsletter.


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