It’s over for another year!  Hat’s off to the Australian Turf Club for an absolutely wonderful 2013 BMW Sydney Carnival.  The “Randwick leg” picked up where Rosehill left off with racing at it’s finest over the three day period. 

Day 1 at Royal Randwick was David Jones Australian Derby Day, an “all black day” featuring three Group 1 events, two Group 2 events and four Group 3 events.  Winners on the day included (in race order) Safeguard, Toydini, Royal Descent, Tremec (NZ), Guelph, Skyerush, It’s A Dundeel (NZ), Arinosa and of course the magnificent Black Caviar.

Little were we to know as we stood and watched this incredible mare take her record to 25 wins from as many starts, that this would be the last time she would race.  As all who were on track that day will agree, the excitement level was simply extraordinary.

Day 2 was BMW Doncaster Day, with the highlight being the famous mile, itself with Sacred Falls (NZ) saluting.  There were two Group 1 races and four Listed Races conducted on the day.  Joining Sacred Falls (NZ) as the other Group 1 winner was Royal Descent whilst Kelinni (IRE), Riocetto, Everage and Platinum Kingdom were successful in the Listed Races on the card.

And the finale of the Carnival was Schweppes Sydney Cup Day which featured four Group 1 events with the highlight of course being the Group 1 Sydney Cup with Mourayan (IRE) the victor.  Other Group 1 winners on the day were All Too Hard, Guelph and Reliable Man (GB) whilst Skyerush, Usainity (NZ), Missy Cummings and Rarefied collected the other black type spoils.

Our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon was yet again another great success.  I know I speak for all who attended when I say it was truly a wonderful day.  See article later in the newsletter regarding the function.

My congratulations to all members who had winners over the Carnival.  I speak from past experience when I say that the thrill of winning a race during a major carnival is priceless.

I advise that since our last newsletter there have been a couple of changes on the NSWROA Committee.  Mr Bruce Cowell resigned after serving 15 months on the Committee.  Mr Francis Cook who nominated for a Director’s position was elected unopposed at the recent Annual General Meeting to fill this vacancy.  May I take this opportunity to thank Bruce for his service, it was greatly appreciated, and also to welcome Francis to our Committee.

The Association is most fortunate to obtain the services of Francis Cook for the NSWROA Committee.  His wealth of experience and involvement with the racing industry will be invaluable.  With the expertise, experience and initiative of the likes of John Vouris, Michael Inglis, Peter Beer, Wayne Haylen Louis Mihalyka, Tom O’Callaghan, Julia Ritchie and now Francis Cook, the Association continues to grow in stature.


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With the Randwick redevelopment work still in progress, this year our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon was held in the Oaks Lawn Marquee and it was a “full house” as always.

As we have come to expect, the catering was again a highlight with the Australian Turf Club (ATC) providing a fantastic array of food for the buffet style function.  Our thanks to all from the ATC who worked on our function with particular mention to Tracey Ware and Roger Brassington for all their help.

A big thank-you also to the very talented Christy Johns from Sky Racing who was again in charge of the microphone for the afternoon and did a masterful job keeping everyone updated and entertained.

(Ms Christy Johns – the luncheon compare)
(Photo courtesy Steve White)

As an exceptional treat for attendees, our special guests Sandy and Kathy Tait, kindly brought in their champion galloper Tie The Knot’s 1998 Sydney Cup for our guests to see and Sandy shared some incredible memories of this wonderful horse who sadly passed away last October at 18 years of age.  It is not often as an owner that a Sydney Cup comes your way but Sandy and Kathy Tait, were lucky enough to win two consecutive Sydney Cups with Tie The Knot. 

Our sincere thanks to Sandy and Kathy Tait for joining us on the day.

(Kathy Tait, Ray McDowell, Sandy Tait and Sharon Hunt with the 1998 Sydney Cup)
(Photo courtesy Steve White)

Our ever popular competitions were once again conducted with the lucky winners being Jane Pitman (Best Hat), Dennis Pitman (Best Tie) and John Murphy (first prize in the raffle).  The prize for the tipping competition had to be split 4 ways as it was a tie in first place.

Congratulations to all winners.

(Competition winners Dennis & Jane Pitman)
(Photo courtesy Pauline Lamb)

(John Vouris presents 1st Prize in the Raffle to John Murphy)
(Photo courtesy Pauline Lamb)

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

  • Our judges for the Best Hat & Tie Competitions – Jillian Mihalyka and Ann Vouris;
  • Max Presnell from the Sydney Morning Herald for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Henry Noonan Top Odds Racing and Sports for “fielding” in the marquee, providing tipping advice via Ashley Johnson and for donating the prize for the tipping competition;
  • Ken Callander from the Daily Telegraph for his tipping advice to guests; and
  • Steve White for kindly taking the photographs which have appeared in this article.

In closing my thanks to all who attended the NSWROA Sydney Cup Day Luncheon this year and I look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 function.  A pictorial guide for the function will appear on the website shortly.


The forty-eighth Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Limited (ACN 000 498 859) was held in The Boardroom, Lawler Partners, Level 9, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney on 13 May 2013 at 6.00 pm.

It was with regret that the Association accepted the resignation of Mr Bruce Cowell from the Committee.

I am pleased to confirm that Messrs Peter Beer, Wayne Haylen and John Vouris were re-elected at the meeting.

One nomination was received for a Director’s position by Mr Francis Cook who was elected to fill the vacancy on the Committee.

The above gentlemen join Messrs Michael Inglis, Louis Mihalyka, Tom O’Callaghan, Ray McDowell and Ms Julia Ritchie on the NSWROA Committee.

Following the election of the Committee, an election of office bearers took place with the following results:

President:          Ray McDowell
Vice President:   John Vouris
Secretary:         Michael Inglis
Treasurer:          John Vouris



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Hereunder is Part 2 of the Australian Easter Yearling Report kindly prepared by NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka of Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

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The report on the Easter Yearling Sale for the April edition of the NSWROA newsletter was prepared after the first day of the sale, and, while the news is now a month old, we will conclude the report on that record-breaking sale here.

Despite there being 29 fewer lots on offer in 2013, the aggregate was up 15.9% to a healthy total of $84,440,090. Receiving 8% of that gross highlights what a good business Inglis has!

The average price increased to $291,187, which was up 32.2% on 2012. The telling median figure was maintained throughout at $200,000, which was 25% more than last year’s $160,000.

Aside from the overall strength of the sale, the highlight was clearly the new Australasian record yearling price. The previous Australian record price was $3m, which was set in 2006 and repeated in 2007. The Australasian record was $NZ3.6m. As we reported last month, the record-priced horse went through on the first day, which was the Redoute’s Choice half-brother to Black Caviar selling for $5m. It was almost passé when the old record was broken again the next day with Emirates Park paying $4m for the Fastnet Rock/River Dove colt.

The overall strength of the sale was clearly a function of the very strong international buying bench, which Inglis was able to bring together. As reported last month, it was noticeable that there were more prominent international buyers and agents present at the sale, and once they are there they inevitably buy. The leading buyer was Shadwell Australia, who bought 21 lots at an aggregate of $8.2m. There was also strong representation from Great Britain, Ireland, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

Local agents and trainers also featured prominently, with most leading Australian agents and training stables buying in the range of three to six horses.

This sale has continued a trend that has become more obvious in recent years where the market is extremely discerning, but when quality is presented they are willing to pay big money for the horses perceived to give them the best opportunity of success.

Breeders seem to be playing a form of equine lotto these days in that they are not relying on a return per yearling that may reflect something resembling a profit on each horse but rather having a draft where a small number of those horses in the draft get everything right in the buyer’s eye. The combination of type, fashionability and commercial appeal of the stallion in that particular year, a currently successful catalogue page plus a clean set of x-rays, provides windfall results, so much so that profitability is now measured very much by aggregate draft results rather than expectation of making profits on individual yearlings.

Inglis is to be congratulated for bringing together such a strong buying bench, and the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale still remains the sale in which breeders aspire to be able to sell.



With a Government desperate for revenue to find a ‘pathway’ back to surplus, it comes as little surprise to this office that Tuesday night’s Budget contained a pledge by the Government to devote greater resources to the more thorough screening of ABN registrations prior to issuing.

The racing industry should take this pledge very seriously as it is very common for our industry to have ‘hobbyists’ incorrectly applying for GST registration, only to have them revoked down the track, and prior year GST credits refunded, when they become subject to greater ATO scrutiny. Any industry, such as ours, where there is a fine line as to what is a tax business or GST enterprise and what a ‘hobby’ is, will be in the firing line with this increase in ATO compliance activity.

Specifically, the Government will provide $80.2 million dollars in extra funding to strengthen ‘up-front’ checks for issuing of ABNs and encourage the use of AUSkey (the access point for online services of the Australian Business Register).

I will release more details on this measure when the ATO formalise what this greater scrutiny will involve. However, for the time being, I will provide a timely update below as to what the factors the ATO expect from a racing and breeding activity for it to be considered an ‘enterprise’ for GST purposes.

1. What is a Racing or Breeding GST ‘enterprise’?

An enterprise, amongst other things, is any activity or series of activities carried on in the form of a “business”. The definition of business “includes any profession, trade, employment, vocation or calling, but does not include occupation as an employee” This is identical to the definition of “business” used in the Tax Act.

1.1 Racing without associated breeding or training activities

The general rule is that racing horses on a ‘stand-alone’ basis, without training or breeding activities, is not accepted as a business. In the reported cases where horse racing was held to be a business, the racing was either associated with concurrent breeding or the taxpayer was also a horse trainer.

To overcome the general rule you must demonstrate that the racing activity:

  • is conducted as a business with the intention of making a profit and not primarily for pleasure;
  • is so considerable, systematic and organised as to exceed that of a keen follower of the sport;
  • is conducted in such a way that it is reasonable to expect it to become commercially viable,
  • does not rely primarily on chance as distinct from business acumen.
  • It may be necessary to outline whether, given the number and quality of horses, it is reasonable to expect that you can make a profit if the horses are reasonably successful. It is relevant to look at whether:
  • the taxpayer acts on expert advice or has expertise in relation to the training and racing of horses;
  • records are maintained in a businesslike manner; and
  • the activities do not rely primarily on chance to be commercially viable.

1.2 Breeding, whether or not combined with racing

The same tests as outlined above apply to taxpayers involved in breeding or breeding and racing horses. Relevant factors would be:

  • the quality and number of horses;
  • the turnover of horses (for example in yearling sales);
  • regular service of mares;
  • the use of stallion rights;
  • progeny must be sold on a commercial basis;
  • prior horse industry experience;
  • existence of a breeding property;
  • whether geldings, barren horses or non-breeding stock are kept other than for racing;
  • whether colts are sold;
  • if the activity started with limited numbers, is their consistent growth in the scale of the activities (e.g. increase in mare numbers and/or foals);
  • if racing, are they “integrated” with the breeding activities?;
  • stallions used for breeding need to have market appeal (commerciality);
  • whether the activity is combined with other income-earning activities such as training other people’s horses;
  • registration of a business name;
  • establishing a separate bank account; and
  • does the taxpayer exercise “control” of his/her stock?

Less relevant factors which may be addressed are:

  • time put into the operation;
  • assets; and
  • the level of success.

Operation of the activity via a company or trust structure is not decisive. The activities of racing and breeding may be considered together or separately. In D’Arcy v FC of T2008 ATC, the AAT held that a taxpayer’s part-time horse breeding activities did not constitute an enterprise for GST purposes.

N.B. The taxpayer need not demonstrate all of these factors, however the existence of a business is enhanced by the activity demonstrating as many of these factors as possible. Whether an activity is a taxation “business” will always be decided as a question of fact.

1.3 An activity ‘in the form of an adventure or concern in the nature of trade’

Of relevance to the racing industry, an ‘enterprise’ can also be an activity ‘in the form of an adventure or concern in the nature of trade’. In a case involving rather exceptional facts (‘Swansea’), a company controlled by an art collector/investor, which over a period of eight years spent $4.8m on artworks but sold only a very small number of lesser works, was held to be carrying on an enterprise where: (1) its activities were apparently systematic and organised on a businesslike basis; and (2) there was an intention to sell, where appropriate, when the circumstances were right.

The principles in Swansea’s case opens up many opportunities for industry participants to register and proper advice should be sought as to its application.


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


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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The massive 32m x 23m salmon and black coloured Black Caviar flag that was seen high above Sydney prior to the mare’s final race start was recently auctioned with all proceeds from the sale donated to the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust (TRT).

The flag was carried by a helicopter across Sydney on April 13, the date of the mighty mare’s last race start in her historic Darley TJ Smith Stakes victory. Emblazoned across the flag were the words ‘SYDNEY Cœur noir (cartes) BLACK CAVIAR’.  Commissioned by the BMW Sydney Carnival partnership, the flag flew around Sydney’s beaches and landmarks for four hours leading into what was to be Black Caviar’s final race.
Luke Nolan and Peter Moody signed the giant flag, with Moody saying “I’m happy to support the auction given the funds are going to such a worthy cause”

The winning bid went to Tara Martin for $2006, coincidentally the year Black Caviar was born. Martin fell in love with Black Caviar along with the rest of the country, but her main reason for buying the flag was to see her winning bid donated to the TRT.

For more information visit



As part of the Association’s commitment to support our country colleagues, the Association continued our sponsorship at the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival in 2013.

This year we sponsored the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1400 metres on Town Plate Day – May 2.  Town Plate Day is of course part of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s prestigious Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival which commenced on 14th April with Prelude Day and concluded on 3rd May for Cup Day.

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap was taken out by Weilmoringle (Dane Shadow-Vincenza) from All On Red (High Rolling-Spring To Mind) with Safety Net (Gonski-Edgy) in third position.

(NSWROA Secretary Michael Inglis presents the trophy to the lucky winners of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap)
(Photo courtesy of  Murrumbidgee Turf Club)

The winner of the feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, was Scream Machine (Excites-Sevillano) who is trained by Jason Coyle.  Devised and Coliseo took out the minor prizes.



Update by Ben Flores, Media Officer, Racing NSW

Racing returned to Rosehill Gardens in May with the running of the Lord Mayors Cup meeting and a number of races for two-year-old and three-year-old horses.

The popularity of BOBS is evident in the number of BOBS eligible horses which ran in the Centrebet Juvenile Stayer (1800m) which was restricted to two-year-olds and the Power Access Handicap (1200m) as well as the Sportingbet Handicap (1900m) which were restricted to three-year-olds.

Despite just six taking part in the two-year-old race, every horse was BOBS nominated as were almost all of the candidates in the Power Access Handicap.

Oompa Loompa took out the Power Access Handicap and in doing so received a $20,000 BOBS bonus. The three-year-old gelding trained by Chris Waller has now had seven starts for four wins taking $149,680 in prizemoney.  However, Oompa Loompa has received $45,000 in BOBS bonuses. So in reality, Oompa Loompa has only won $104680 in prizemoney.  Almost one third of the owner’s prizemoney has come out of the Breeders Owners Bonus Scheme.

In fact, a combined total of $81,250 was received for BOBS horses on that Saturday alone, between Rosehill, Kembla Grange, Leeton and Binnaway.  These numbers paint a very positive picture for owners of BOBS nominated horses.

The ability to recoup costs through BOBS is now very much a vital component of owning a horse.

BOBS nominations close September 1. For more information about BOBS and to find the nomination forms online please visit



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

Free Wi-Fi on Sydney Racecourses
Great news for those members who are technology minded.  The Australian Turf Club has invested a significant amount installing a robust, high density WiFi network capable of servicing thousands of mobile devices concurrently throughout the racecourse precincts at Royal Randwick and Rosehill.  Racegoers can now tap into this high-speed internet stream allowing them to read the latest form, glance at the odds, place a wager or even log onto Twitter and brag about their winnings.   The new WiFi service is quick, secure and importantly, is free of charge to racegoers who log onto the system with their smart phones and tablet devices.

Impact of Racing on 2YOS
A study conducted by University of Sydney researchers on the impact of early racing on horses has found that 2YO racing had no detrimental effect on the length of horses’ careers.  In fact horses beginning their careers in Australia at younger ages were more likely to have longer careers than those starting their careers later in life.  The study investigated the careers of over 115,000 Australian horses and evaluated them over a 10-year period, using the horse’s exact age at each race as defined by its actual birthday, rather than simply by year of birth, which made the studies more accurate.  Their overall conclusion was that racing early did not necessarily harm horses but still advised caution when introducing young horses to racing.

Hypoxic Training
The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has undertaken a scientific assessment of altitude/hypoxic training in horses to address potential welfare, probity and public perception issues.  The concern is that hypoxic training in horses by intermittently breathing a gas mix with artificially reduced percentage of oxygen through a mask or in a chamber promotes a transient red blood cell production response.  However, there are currently no definitive, rigorously peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate a performance effect, beneficial or otherwise. Hypoxic training can be compared with other novel training modalities such as hill work, interval training, beach training and aqua walkers and is unlikely to be capable of improving a horse’s performance beyond its genetic potential.  On the basis of current scientific knowledge of the effects of hypoxic training in horses, the ARB does not believe that this technology warrants regulation at this time.  However, authorities will continue to monitor the science and if evidence in the future suggests that hypoxic training should be regulated, the ARB will act. Investors in equipment or infrastructure for the purposes of altitude/hypoxic training should take note that there are ongoing research efforts into the technology with unknown outcomes.

Retirement Registry in New Zealand?
One of the many issues facing racing is the accountability for the fate of the horses leaving the industry. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing is currently pursuing a rule change which will cast greater light on the fate of horses leaving the industry. The rule change, due to be submitted to the Department of Internal Affairs, will require an owner departing the racing industry to inform NZTR when a horse is sold or gifted to another party, including full details and contact details of the new owner. The proposed rule change is underpinned by NZTR’s commitment to promoting appropriate care for thoroughbreds, post-racing career, and also to fostering second-career options.

There are already several horse welfare re-educating and re-homing programs for thoroughbred retirees in Australia, in particular in NSW the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program run by the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust.  The New Zealand initiative is looking to provide improved mechanisms for formalising the health and well-being of horses post-racing.  An Australian model of this initiative would, I expect, be something that would be well received.


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 2013




K Albert

Port Macquarie

Untouchable Adam

J Allen


Flash Albert

G Altomonte






Ms N Anderson


Emeritus (NZ)

D Balian


Studio (USA)


Kembla (2)

Romanus (2)

R & Mrs J Bergstrom



Mrs D Boyd

Goulburn (2)

Fantastic Ballad



Rose of Falvelon

R Bramich


Miss Bemuse

P Braude

Taree (2)

Al Be Swift



Ms Wicked Wanda

T Burke


Sahara Chill

A Cardy


Faust (NZ)

F & Mrs C Cook


Adorabeel (NZ)





Gosford (2)







Latin King



Kelinni (IRE)




N Couper

Warwick Farm


H Dyball



A Fitzgerald 


Dab Touch

J Fleming


Spectacular Iam

Mrs K Fraser 


Dab Touch

D Fuller


Iron Lace

G Harvey


Blowin' Your Mind


Gosford (2)

Idle Chat (NZ)



Test The Breeze


Randwick (3)

All Too Hard



Royal Descent (2)


Warwick Farm

Florid Affair (NZ)

Ms J Henning


Studio (USA)


Kembla (2)

Romanus (2)

M Hohos

Port Macquarie


M Inglis



S Iskander



A Johnson


Darshan Joh

K Keady


Flash Academy

G & Mrs D Kolivos



R Lapointe






Laurel Oak Bloodstock 


Dab Touch

His Excellency Nasser Lootah



J Mallam


Penny Red

K Maloney


Bound For Earth


Goulburn (2)

Breakfast In Bed



Spurs and Sashes



Breakfast In Bed

J Middleton


Adorabeel (NZ)



Rose of Falvelon

L Mihalyka 


Dab Touch

G Mooratoff


Wine 'N' Dine

N Moraitis, AM


Franz Loves Trees

P Morrison


Double Malt

W Mula


Latin King

Dato Tan Chin Nam


Norzita (NZ)

Miss K Nivison






Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate


Tremec (NZ)

I Patrick



R & Mrs A Pedersen

Taree (2)

Mostly Matisse (2)

R Pegum


Marble Prince

Ramsey Pastoral Company


All Too Hard

Ms J Ritchie


Botticelli Angel




B Rutter


Emeritus (NZ)

H & Mrs C Tighe


Aussie Intent

Sheikh Mohammed

Canterbury (2)






Eagle Farm




Long John





Randwick (4)

Guelph (2)








Rosehill (2)






Warwick Farm (2)





S van Eyk


Mr Entertainer

M Walcott



Mrs V Williams



R Wise 


Dab Touch

T & Mrs V Wray


Future Destiny

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 30 April 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
G1 MRC C F Orr Stakes All Too Hard G Harvey & Ramsey Pastoral Company
G1 MRC Oakleigh Plate Mrs Onassis G Harvey
G1 MRC Futurity Stakes All Too Hard G Harvey & Ramsey Pastoral Company
G1 ATC Canterbury Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G1 ATC Ranvet Stakes Foreteller (GB) F Cook
G1 ATC Coolmore Classic Appearance Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC Golden Slipper Stakes Overreach G Altomonte
G1 ATC George Ryder Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G1 ATC Vinery Stud Stakes Norzita (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 ATC The BMW Fiveandahalfstar H Dyball & Ms J Ritchie
G1 ATC Queen of the Turf Stakes Appearance Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC The Schweppervescence Champollion Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Guelph Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC Australian Oaks Royal Descent G Harvey
G1 ATC Champagne Stakes Guelph Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC All Aged Stakes All Too Hard G Harvey & Ramsey Pastoral Company
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
G2 MRC Autumn Stakes Mulaazem Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Royal Sovereign Stakes Rebel Dane Laurel Oak Bloodstock, L Mihalyka, Mrs J Mihalyka, S Cook, P Kite, J Murphy, N Parbery
G2 ATC Light Fingers Stakes Bennetta G Altomonte
G2 MRC Peter Young Stakes Foreteller (GB) F Cook
G2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes Sweet Idea N & Mrs A Vass
G2 ATC Hobartville Stakes Pierro G & Mrs D Kolivos
G2 ATC Phar Lap Stakes Toydini R & Mrs J Bergstrom
G2 ATC Reisling Stakes Overreach G Altomonte
G2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes Sidestep Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Ajax Stakes Havana Rey C J Dawson. P M Ryan
G2 ATC Chairman's Handicap Tremec (NZ) Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
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
G3 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (F) Guelph Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Kuroshio Sheikh Mohammed
G3 VRC C S Hayes Stakes Sheer Talent G Harvey
G3 ATC Southern Cross Stakes Skytrain Sheikh Mohammed
G3 G3 VRC Frances Tressady Stakes Tavarnelle M Crismale
G3 VRC Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Montsegur Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes Romantic Moon Gooree Pastoral Company
G3 NJC Newmarket Handicap Bello Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Epona Stakes Aliyana Tilde C G Crockett
G3 ATC Adrian Knox Stakes Royal Descent G Harvey
G3 ATC Carbine Club Stakes Toydini R & Mrs J Bergstrom
G3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes Safeguard Sheikh Mohammed
G3 BRC Gunsynd Classic Proverb Sheikh Mohammed
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
LR MRC Chairman;' Stakes Metastasio Sheikh Mohammed
LR MRC Hareeba Stakes Jolie Blond G Harvey
LR ATC Canonbury Stakes Never Can Tell Cooree Pastoral Company
LR ATC Widden Stakes Overreach G Altomonte
LR MVRC Typhoon Tracy Stakes Norzita (NZ) Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR SAJC Redelva Stakes Agulhaus Sheikh Mohammed
LR VRC Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap Launay Sheikh Mohammed
LR TATTS RC Member's Cup Tokamak Dr B Hudson
LR CRC Canberra Guineas Complicate Sheikh Mohammed
LR CRC Canberra Cup Court Connection A Cardy
LR ATC Randwick Stakes Tremec (NZ) Patinack Farm Racing Syndicate
LR ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes Ichihara G Altomonte
LR ATC Sky High Stakes Julienas (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
LR ITC Keith Nolan Classic Cameo Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC N E Manion Cup Julienas (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
LR ATC Darby Munro Stakes Chiaramonte Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Fernhill Handicap Ricetto Mrs V Williams
LR ATC JRA Plate Kelinni (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook
LR GRC Gosford Guineas Ichihara G Altomonte
LR VRC Anzac Day Handicap Long John Sheikh Mohammed
LR ATC Hall Mark Stakes Rarefied Sheikh Mohammed

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, 9 June 2013 – Jazz Festival Raceday.

For the past 32 years the Jazz Festival has brought the South Coast town of Merimbula to life over the June long weekend and 2013 promises to be bigger and better than ever! With more than 100 bands and individuals 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 take a break from those smooth jazzy tunes and get trackside for the sound of hooves pounding the turf instead.

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.



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,
17 May 2013



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