FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

One month down for 2013 and we are soon to see the excitement of Carnival racing.

This year the BMW Sydney Carnival will run from 23 March to 27 April 2013 with six big days of racing.

First up is Ladies Day at Rosehill Gardens with the Group 1 Coolmore Classic and the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes the highlights.  Day 2 is Rosehill Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on Easter Saturday with the best three-year-olds ready to stake their claim for the prestigious Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.  The third and last day for Rosehill Gardens is the Tooheys New Golden Slipper Day on 6 April 2013 with four Group 1 events to be decided.  The highlight of course is the running of the world’s best race for two-year-olds, the $3,500,000 Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.

We move to Royal Randwick for Day 4 of the Carnival, David Jones Australian Derby Day, which features three Group 1 events including the time honoured Australian Derby as well as the grand opening of the Theatre of the Horse amphitheatre.

Day 5 at Royal Randwick on 20 April 2013 is BMW Doncaster Day with the famous mile, the Group 1 Doncaster the highlight on yet another blockbuster day of racing.

And lastly, Day 6 on 27 April 2013 is Schweppes Sydney Cup Day at Royal Randwick.  Four great Group 1 events are conducted on the day with the Group 1 Sydney Cup over 3200 metres the highlight.  This day is a very special day for the Association and our members as we hold our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon which is without doubt one of the best days you will have on a racecourse.  So take my tip and book your place early for this event as our numbers will be strictly limited in our marquee that day.

Speaking of excitement, like the rest of Australia I am eagerly awaiting the return to the track of the world’s best sprinter, Australia’s own Black Caviar, in the race named in her honour, the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.  So whether you are at home or at the track, stand and cheer on this magnificent specimen of the equine world as she strives to maintain her unbeaten status.

 

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 YEARLING SALES REPORTS

NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka, of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, attended both the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale in New Zealand and has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following item.

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Inglis Classic Sale

Inglis’s Sydney Classic Yearling Sale took on a slightly new dimension this year by having the catalogue split into a summer book and a winter book to cater for later-maturing horses to be sold on 23 June.

As a consequence 105 fewer horses were catalogued in 2013 compared to 2012; the 18% decrease in the number of horses catalogued resulted in only a 9.5% decrease in the aggregate, so that reflected a continuing strong trend in yearling prices compared to 2012. The average this year was $33,712, a 12.5% increase from 2012. The telling median price increased from $25,000 to $30,000.

The joint top-priced lots were a Magic Albert colt out of Kianben, sold by Fairview Park Stud, and a colt by Not A Single Doubt out of Fleecing, sold by Bell River, both of which brought $170,000.

This sale has firmly established itself as the fourth-best sale in Australia in terms of quality and in terms of prices, however it does remain a regular supplier of high-quality horses at value prices – it is just a question of finding them! While local trainers and syndicators feature prominently amongst the leading buyers, it was also noted that Korea Bloodstock bought thirteen horses at an average price of just over $20,000 so they were certainly buying volume at the lower end of the market.

 

Karaka Premier Sale

The Karaka Premier Yearling Sale has been completed over the past month. It is generally agreed by regular attendees at yearling sales that the Karaka complex is the best laid out from a viewing point of view, and the hospitality of the New Zealand vendors is a benchmark that Australian sales do not seem to be able to match. Consequently the New Zealand yearling sale invariably provides a pleasant working environment.

The catalogue for the two-day Premier Sale was reduced by 65 lots from 2012, in an attempt to maintain the quality. That resulted in a 5.7% drop in the sale aggregate, however, continuing the overall trend of sales around Australia, the average increased, albeit by only 2.2% to $NZ158,054. The median remained constant at $NZ120,000.

It was very noticeable in preparing for the sale that the New Zealand bloodstock industry could certainly use an injection of young broodmares into the system, as a lot of the dams of the yearlings were getting on, and many yearlings were out of high-quality families of days gone by, whose results are now starting to taper.

It is also noticeable with the stallion ranks there that there is now room for a new heir apparent as a high-class marketable stallion in New Zealand. With Zabeel now 26 years of age, and O’Reilly 20 years of age, there is room at the top for a young star to replace them. Savabeel and Thorn Park appeared the most likely heirs apparent, and the sad death of Thorn Park at the end of 2012 will prove to be a huge loss to the New Zealand industry.

High Chaparral is still proving to be a real asset to the New Zealand sale, despite the fact that he now stands in the Hunter Valley. A lot of New Zealand broodmare owners sent their mares to the stallion and the result was a very healthy average price of $NZ223,000 for 24 sold.

The star stallion of the sale, as he has been in Australia, was Fastnet Rock, who provided the top-priced lot at $NZ1.975 million, with the colt out of Celebria purchased by Tom Magnier of Coolmore Stud.

Zabeel’s price still held up well, with his offspring averaging $NZ218,000. While there is a sprinkling of speed stallions creeping into their industry from an Australian buying point of view it still remains the most concentrated source of staying-bred yearlings, which is really the main mission for the majority of Australian buyers, as the yearlings by New Zealand-based stallions are not eligible for BOBS or SuperVOBIS bonus schemes. If you buy a Cox Plate, Derby or Cup winner, you won’t mind!

Of the first-season sires, Cambridge Stud’s Tavistock led the way with his ten yearlings averaging $NZ136,000, while Darley-based Denman sold four yearlings for an average of $NZ135,000. Pre-sale there may have been an expectation that Mastercraftsman would lead the way amongst the first-season sires, as he was arguably the highest-quality racehorse amongst the first-season stallions available in New Zealand. He was very well supported by New Zealand breeders, and that was reflected by the fact that he had over fifty entries in the Premier Sale. However only 31 sold at an average of $NZ95,000, which still represents a good return for the breeders off his $NZ27,500 service fee, but perhaps not as much as what may have been expected. Nineteen of his offspring were passed in, which is a very high percentage.

The Karaka Premier Sale did have a milestone moment with Cambridge Stud handing over the title of leading vendor to Curraghmore Stud. Sir Patrick Hogan’s Cambridge Stud has held the position as leading vendor by aggregate at the sale for the last 31 years, an astonishing effort. However this year Curraghmore had the very distinct advantage of ten Fastnet Rocks in the sale. As you would reasonably expect, Fastnet Rock was the leading stallion, with an average of $NZ419,000.



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Featured below are just some examples of the many exciting tours Ambassador Travel has on offer. For a complete listing of all tours available, visit their website at www.ambassadortravel.com.au or call them on (07) 3229 6555.



South Africa                                                                                                                                

Witness the fascinating variety that makes South Africa a unique place of many contrasts and natural wonders and experience South Africa's premiere racing event, the Durban July.

The tour will visit several top destinations in and around the country, including the Kingdom of Swaziland, Kruger National Park - a world famous wildlife reserve, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, where you will attend the Durban July.

The tour combines breathtaking sights of African scenery with the thrills of thoroughbred racing. A variety of options including a Victoria Falls & Sun City Extension are available.




Royal Ascot                                                                                                                                  

There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse which hosts one of the greatest race meetings in the world.
 
The tour includes a visit to Newmarket, the headquarters of the British Racing Board and the first and final day of the prestigious Royal Ascot race week, highlighted by the King’s Stand and Golden Jubilee Stakes.

Continue on to Ireland together for the Irish Derby to be run at the iconic Curragh Racetrack, as well as visits to two of the world’s most famous stud farms, Coolmore and the Darley owned Kildangan.




South America                                                                                                                              

Experience thoroughbred racing South American style combined with some of the most breathtaking scenic highlights in the world, witnessing the beauty the South American continent has to offer.

Indulge in a series of race meetings in South America starting with Santiago, where you will enjoy a race day at the Hipodromo Chile. This is followed by racing in Buenos Aires at the famous San Isidro racetrack, one of the largest tracks in the Americas. Your final race meeting takes place at Rio de Janeiro's historic Gavea Racetrack.

During the tour, you will also get to experience horse breeding and training in South America with a visit to renowned Haras de Pirque stud and winery.




Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe                                                                                                            

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Racing Tour combines visits to some of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in Europe with the running of one of the most prestigious thoroughbred races in the world.

The tour begins in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Continue on to explore the meticulously preserved medieval city of Brugge, visiting Ypres, which during WWI was the centre of sustained trench warfare between German and Allied forces.

Tour some of the studs located in the beautiful Normandy region of France like Haras de Bonneval, owned by the Aga Khan and Haras du Quesnay, which is owned by the Head family, whose name is synonymous with world class racing.

Travel further to Chantilly, home to thoroughbred horse racing in France. Rich in equine history the town features the magnificent Chateau the Chantilly with its Great Stables and historic racetrack.

Arrive in Paris in time for the running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which is considered the ultimate test for thoroughbreds worldwide.




Hong Kong International                                                                                                             

Experience the excitement of the 2013 Hong Kong International - one of the world’s premier race meetings. The tour is well-balanced between racing, sightseeing as well as ample free time.

This year you will once again have the opportunity to play golf a famous Mission Hills Golf Course with your fellow travellers.

You may also take advantage of a range of extensions or extend your stay in Hong Kong and it’s surrounds with the assistance of one of the Ambassador consultants.



RESULTS OF 2013 EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL COMPETITION

The 2013 Early Bird Membership Renewal Competition, was drawn on Monday 11 February 2013 by NSWROA Life Member, Mr Noel Bracks.

The winners were:

1st Prize – I & C Patrick

2nd Prize – G Ings

3rd Prize – J & A McDonnell

Our congratulations to all prize winners.

 

DEMONSTRATION DAY AT THE THOROUGHBRED REHABILITATION HEADQUARTERS

A reminder to members that the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program will be holding a Demonstration Day at their newly refurbished stables at Canterbury Racecourse on Sunday 24th February.

If you’re curious about the retraining program, are thinking about donating your retired racehorse, or just keen to see some beautiful equines in action, then this Demonstration Day is just for you.

Don’t miss your chance to win some fantastic equine prizes through our volunteers’ raffle, and there will be food and merchandise available for sale.

When:        Sunday 24th February – 10am until 2pm
Where:       Canterbury Stables – Entrance off King St Canterbury
What:         Demonstrations by Scott Brodie and TRT Staff
                  Gate Entry $10 donation
                  Raffles with great prizes to be won
                  Sausage Sizzle and merchandise available for sale

 

   

 

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE

The 2011/12 racing season has witnessed the first season of BOBS Extra horses, who were nominated for the scheme some six years ago when it began, make their way on to the BOBS Extra winners’ scoreboard.

In between the beginning of the new season in August and up until early September, six, six-year-old horses have won a BOBS Extra event (events 1600m and over).

Kembla Grange based trainer Shane Kember, trained the first six-year-old to take out a BOBS Extra event in early August when he prepared Galileo’s Son (Galileo (IRE) x Halo Of Gold) at Forbes.

Six-year-old gelding Beaveroo, trained by Wyong based Stephen Schofield became the second original BOBS Extra horse to take out a BOBS Extra event when he won the HTBA Protect Our Industry BM70 Hcp (1600m) in August at Scone.

Beaveroo’s win was quickly followed by The Boondock Saint in September at Wagga. Another three have won since then.

Nominations closed for BOBS and BOBS Extra on September 1 and are currently being processed. Despite an increase in fee, nominations have been coming into BOBS headquarters at the same rate as last year, giving the current forecast for nominations to be around the 2700 mark.

BOBS 2015 Sire Guides are still available. To order your free copy simply email britzau@racingnsw.com.au or contact Racing NSW on 9551 7605.

 

2013 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

A reminder to members that 2013 membership renewal fees are now due.

2013 membership is at the nominal rate of $27.50, inclusive of GST, for all membership categories.

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

 

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS

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

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

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


Owner Meeting Horse

J Abrahams

Kembla

Art Thou Ready

 

Rosehill

Carmine King

G Altomonte

Rosehill

Campania

D Balian

Goulburn

Private Label

W & Mrs E Benson

Newcastle

Plastic Fantastic

 

Rosehill

California Storm

 

Wyong

Anshar

S Bianchini

Moruya

Spanish Shoes

J Camilleri

Goulburn

Revengeful

A & Mrs K Chrysiliou

Tuncurry

Miss January

A Collins

Mudgee

Valcot

F & Mrs C Cook

Gosford

Moriarty (IRE)

 

Goulburn

Luna Kingdom

 

Kembla

Unimpeachable

 

Rosehill

Moriarty (IRE)

 

Warwick Farm

Zin Zan Eddie

J Cribb

Warwick Farm

Circle of Power

P Duggan

Gosford

Testarhythm

J & Mrs L Durbridge

Nowra

Conflicting Dreams

J Fleming

Cowra

Pennyforyathoughts

W Ford

Gosford

Testarhythm

G & Mrs K Fraser

Kembla

Unimpeachable

D Fuller

Gunnedah (2)

Steel Academy

 

 

Steel Fixer

Gooree Pastoral Company

Goulburn

Super Continental

 

Warwick Farm

Swing Vote

F Grainger

Moruya

Abishadow

G Harvey

Cessnock

Strong

 

Goulburn

Lucky Lucky Lucky

 

Newcastle (2)

Give Me More

 

 

Lychee

 

Rosehill (2)

Riva De Lago

 

 

Royal Descent

 

Warwick Farm

Mossamine

 

Wyong (2)

Dream Choice

 

 

Pass The Test

Ms J Henning

Goulburn

Private Label

G Holz

Moruya

Majestic Beast

M Inglis

Warwick Farm

Caprossa

I R Johnson

Murwillumbah

Union Street

K Keady

Coonamble

Flash Academy

M & Mrs E Kowalczuk

Tamworth

So Too

R & M Lazarus

Tamworth

Sutton Power

A Lees

Warwick Farm

Thumbtacks (NZ)

HE Nasser Lootah

Canterbury

Muhaajir

 

Port Macquarie

Shamekha's Choice

B & Mrs L Mackie

Muswellbrook

Grand Cooler

K Maloney

Nowra

Heaven Beneath

 

Wyong

Belrock Lighthouse

Ms J Marheine

Rosehill

Calming Influence

Ms J May

Ballina

Bandit Queen

J & Mrs A McDonnell

Rosehill

No Looking Back

G McNeice

Queanbeyan

Brasileiro Macho

G Mooratoff

Newcastle

Wine 'n' Dine

N Moraitis, AM

Canberra

Arabian Gold

W & Mrs R Mula

Canterbury

Cosmo King (NZ)

 

Muswellbrook

See You Saturday

J A Munro

Canberra

Chosen Time

 

Queanbeyan

Double Night

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Canterbury

Cosmo King (NZ)

 

Wyong

Megathink

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

Murwillumbah

Bathilda (NZ)

 

Rosehill

Ferment

 

Wyong

Greek Island

Mrs A Pedersen

Muswellbrook

Merry Christmas

W & Mrs B Pegg

Sapphire Coast

Magic Ivy (NZ)

Ramsey Pastoral Company

Canterbury

Knockabout

Ms J Ritchie

Newcastle

Plastic Fantastic

Sheikh Mohammed

Canberra (2)

Adulation

 

 

Escoffier

 

Canterbury

Skytrain

 

Gosford

Imperil

 

Goulburn

Ameliorate

 

Kembla (2)

Kawanishi

 

 

Realms

 

Rosehill (2)

Kukri (2)

 

Warwick Farm (3)

Guelph 

 

 

Knoydart

 

 

Sessions

 

Wyong (2)

Pleiades

 

 

Tunes

O P Tait

Canberra

Warble

C Tognolini

Moruya

Spanish Shoes

N & Mrs A Vass

Gosford

Never Dwell

 

Rosehill

No Looking Back

M Whitby

Kembla

Pump It (NZ)

L Young

Moruya

Spanish Shoes


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 2012-2013 season is as follows:

NSWROA Members 2012/2013 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 31 January 2013



Category

Race Name

Horse

Owner

 

 

 

 

G1

ATC Golden Rose

Epaulette

Sheikh Mohammed

G1

ATC Flight Stakes

Norzita (NZ)

Dato Tan Chin Nam

G1

ATC The Metropolitan

Glencadam Gold (IRE)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

G1

MRC Caulfield Guineas

All Too Hard

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

G1

MRC Thousand Guineas

Commandng Jewel

M Larmer

G1

VRC Victoria Derby

Fiveandahalfstar

H Dyball & Ms J Ritchie

G1

VRC Myer Classic

Appearance

Sheikh Mohammed

G1

VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes

Nechita

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

G1

VRC Patinack Classic

Mental

Sheikh Mohammed

 

 

 

 

G2

ATC Warwick Stakes

Pinwheel

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

MRC Memsie Stakes

Sincero

G De Vries & P Walker

G2

ATC Chelmsford Stakes

Danleigh

K & Mrs R Leonard

G2

ATC Sebring Sprint

Ambidexter

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

ATC Tea Rose Stakes

Longport

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

G2

MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes

Pierro

G & Mrs D Kolivos

G2

ATC Stan Fox Stakes

Kabayan

Gooree Pastoral Company

G2

MRC Tristarc Stakes

Streama

G R J Coghlan, Mrs P R Coghlan & Ms S Coghlan

G2

MVRC Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

Kazanluk

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

VRC Wakeful Stakes

Zydeco

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

VRC Yellowglen Stakes

Fontelina

G Harvey

G2

MRC Sandown Guineas

Tantra

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

WATC WA Buineas

Academus

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

ATC Villiers Stakes

All Legal

Mrs J Moses

 

 

 

 

G3

ATC Missile Stakes

Pinwheel

Sheikh Mohammed

G3

ATC Up and Coming Stakes

Albrecht

Sheikh Mohammed

G3

ATC Silver Shadow Stakes

Nechita

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate

G3

ATC The Run To The Rose

Piero

G & Mrs D Kolivos

G3

ATC Concorde Stakes

Tiger Tees (NZ)

N Couper

G3

ATC Tramway Handicap

Tagus

Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate & G Harvey

G3

NJC Newcastle Gold Cup

Glencadam Gold (IRE)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

G3

MRC How Now Stakes

Detours

Sheikh Mohammed

G3

ATC Colin Stephen Quality

Kelinni (IRE)

F & Mrs C Cook

G3

MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Epaulette

Sheikh Mohammed

G3

MRC David Jones Cup 

Lightinthenite

J Abrahams & G Williams

G3

VRC Lexus Stakes

Kelinni (IRE)

F & Mrs C Cook

G3

VRC Carbine Club Stakes

Lunar Rise

Dato Tan Chin Nam

G3

HRC Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Darci Be Good (NZ)

P De Vries

 

 

 

 

LR

ATC The Rosebud

She's A Fox

B Rutter & W & Mrs R Mula

LR

ATC Starlight Stakes

Mrs Onassis

G Harvey

LR

MVRC Mitchell McKenzie Stakes

Rusambo

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Premier's Cup

Glencadam Gold (IRE)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

LR

WRC Mona Lisa Stakes

Miss Stellabelle

K Maloney

LR

WRC Wyong Cup

Julienas (IRE)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

LR

ATC Ming Dynasty Quality Hcp

Tatra

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Heritage Stakes

Ichihara

G Altomonte

LR

ATC Dulcify Quality

Proverb

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Reginald Allen Quality

Urban Groove

N & Mrs A Vass

LR

VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes

Kuroshio

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Gimcrack Stakes

Brilliant Bisc

Ramsey Pastoral Company

LR

ATC The Nivison

Quidnunc

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

City Tatt's Club Cup 

Crafty Irna

P Kearney

LR

MRC Alinghi Stakes

Mrs Onassis

G Harvey

LR

GRC Geelong Classic

Solemn

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

HRC Ladies Day Cup

All Legal

Mrs J Moses

LR

MRC Twilight Glow Stakes

Meidung

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Frank Underwood Cup

Fiumicino (NZ)

N Moraitis, AM

LR

ATC Christmas Cup

Cantonese

C Tognolini

LR

WATC Starstruck Classic

Upon This Rock

L Macri

LR

ATC Carringston Stakes

No Looking Back

N & Mrs A Vass, J & Mrs A McDonnell

LR

ATC Tattersalls Club Cup

Moriarty (IRE)

F & Mrs C Cook

LR

GRC Takeover Target Stakes

Testarhythm

W Ford, P Duggan

LR

GRC Gosford Gold Cup

Moriarty (IRE)

F & Mrs C Cook

LR

ATC Canterbury Classic

Skytrain

Sheikh Mohammed

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



NEXT TAB SADDLE-UP SUNDAY MEETING –
24 FEBRUARY 2013– BATHURST THOROUGHBRED RACING

The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing on Sunday 24 February 2013 – Bathurst Cup Day.

Bathurst is synonymous with racing, whether it is of the four wheeled or four legged kind it’s always a fun day out so make your way to beautiful Bathurst. Don’t miss Fashions-on-the-Field with a range of generous prizes from local businesses on offer. The kids won’t be complaining with jumping castles and games galore.

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

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



GENERAL

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 either by email, facsimile or phone in order for our records to be updated.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell, President
15 February 2013

 

STOP PRESS – SYDNEY CUP DAY LUNCHEON – 27 APRIL 2013

ADVANCE NOTICE:

I am very pleased to advise members that the Association will be conducting our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon again this year on 27 April 2013.

This year our event will be held in the Oaks Lawn Marquee and as space is at a premium, our numbers have been strictly limited.

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

Remember book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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