FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

Incredible as it may seem, another year is about to close and the industry has yet again had many challenges in the year that was.

From an owners’ viewpoint, however, no issue has been quite as contentious as the Payment Mandate Authority which was approved by the Racing NSW Board despite the continuous objections of the Association.

Likewise the Australian Racing Board has adopted the proposal despite objections from all State owners associations throughout Australia, with the exception of Victoria, whose President is one of the authors of the proposed model.

The Association is firmly of the view that this proposal will have an adverse affect on the industry and will prove to be a major disincentive to owning and racing a horse.

With implementation of the Payment Mandate scheduled for commencement, we believe for the start of the 2015/2016 season although no formal confirmation has been received, we encourage you yet again to take this issue up with your trainer.

On a more positive note I advise that our flagship event, Racing’s Night of Champions, was a great success again this year with our 2014 charity of choice, the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, receiving much needed funds for their very worthwhile work.

I would also like to take the opportunity, in this the last newsletter of the year, to publicly thank my colleagues on the NSWROA Committee for their hard work throughout 2014.

I cannot begin to tell you the number of hours they dedicate to the Association.  My very special thanks to my fellow office bearers Peter Beer and Michael Inglis and our Executive Officer, Sharon Hunt – who have been of great support to me.

And in closing it is with regret that I inform members that we have unfortunately just lost two of our Committee members, Julia Ritchie and Louis Mihalyka.

As members would be aware, Julia was recently elected by Australian Turf Club (ATC) members as a club appointed director on the ATC Board.  Louis has resigned due to his heavy work commitments with Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

On behalf of everyone at NSWROA, I thank them for the great service they gave to the Association – it was very much appreciated.

My thanks also to you, our members, for your support again this year.

The compliments of the season.

 

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DANLEIGH LIFE AFTER RACING


Sandy Parker and Danleigh

Our friends at the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust have kindly given permission for us to reproduce an item from their newsletter on the wonderful Group One performer Danleigh.

Danleigh who was bred, raced and owned by NSWROA members Keith and Ruth Leonard, now enjoys life as a show horse.

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Well-known Group One performer Danleigh has proven he is not just a ‘one-trick pony’ after displaying plenty of ability as a show horse.

After only a year and a half since running his last race, four time Group 1 winning veteran Danleigh is enjoying life after the track as a show horse on the Central Coast of NSW.

The Chris Waller trained son of Mujahid (USA) ran his last race in May 2013, and is already making an impression in the show scene as a hunter hack. Out of 63 career starts on the track, Danleigh had 10 wins for over $2.5 million in prize money. His major group 1 wins included the All Aged Stakes and Manikato in 2009, the George Ryder in 2010 and the Chipping Norton in 2011.

The now 11 year old resides on a 3 acre property in the picturesque Jilliby region of the Central Coast, NSW. He is now in the care of Farrier Sandy Parker who describes Danleigh as a horse that “loves life and has a great work ethic”.

Sandy works as a farrier for Tim Boland at Limitless Lodge where Chris Waller’s horses are broken in and pre-trained. He always had an eye for Danleigh and when the horse retired, Tim offered the horse to Sandy. “The horse had half a year off to let down after racing, he really only had 5-6 months of schooling before his first show” said Sandy.

“Danleigh is a perfect hunter type; he has good bone and a deep girth”. In his short career in the show ring Danleigh has had 6 wins in hunter classes around NSW, his biggest achievement to date is his Top Ten placing at the NSW Horse Of The Year Show in the ridden Newcomer Hunter Hack. He also received Champion led show hunter hack at the same show.

Danleigh has been entered for the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show and Canberra Royal. “It’s a great feat for a horse that has only been competing for 6 months, we will now be looking at competing in thoroughbred classes and also schooling him to jump. He will be a great mount for my 14 year old daughter in the near future”.

Sandy credits Danleigh’s achievements off the track to Chris Waller and his team who maintained such a ‘sound’ horse during his racing years. He keeps the Waller team updated with photos of Danleigh and his off the track achievements. Sandy appreciates the opportunity that Tim Boland and Danleigh’s owners- Mr and Mrs Leonard have given him to have the horse in his care.

“He’s a real character and a big part of our family”.



To help racehorses find new careers like Danleigh, donate to the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust today – www.trt.org.au

 

CARRAZZO CONSULTING UPDATE: HORSES IN SUPER FUNDS THE HIDDEN TRAP



With the continuing rise in popularity of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’s), where SMSF members now total 1 million and over $550 billion is now invested in the sector, the legislative spotlight is well and truly on SMSFs, it is inevitable that fund trustees will be curious as to what they can and can’t invest in.

We’ve found this to be especially the case with horse industry players, who often seek our advice as to whether their horse business can form part of the assets of their own SMSF.

One of the most controversial issues traditionally associated with an SMSF is the issue of whether a fund can carry on a business.

In an ATO document released in 2011, titled “Carrying on a business in a self-managed superannuation fund”, the ATO acknowledges that, prima facie, there is nothing in the law which specifically prevents an SMSF from carrying on a business. However, on the other hand, the ATO indicates that trustees should be aware that those activities may breach the “sole purpose test” or other regularity provisions.

N.B. In a warning for the horse industry, this document noted that the ATO would be concerned if the activity was an “activity that is commonly carried out as a hobby or pastime”.

A breach of the Sole Purpose Test is very serious and can result in SMSF trustees facing civil or criminal penalties and a super fund losing its complying status and tax concessions

Whether a horse activity in itself meets the sole purpose test is not the focus of this article, given this is such a subjective issue that must be judged on its own merits, but what I will focus on is what must be considered before a trustee even contemplates running a horse business in a super fund.

Related party involvement increases risk of breaching the “sole purpose test”

What fund trustees should be primarily mindful of when considering running a business in a super fund is to what extent a related party is involved or concerned. For example, the risk of an SMSF failing the sole purpose test would be greater where either of the following applies:

  • The fund is carrying on a horse business that was previously carried on by a related party (e.g. company, trust, partnership, fund member) – in this case it could be argued that the fund is merely being used as a continuation of the general business activities of the related party, rather than for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits for fund members (i.e. perhaps indicating that the purpose of the fund running the business was to exploit the low tax rate available to the fund).

    Example
    ABC Pty Ltd has run a horse breeding and racing business for many years and due to the many tax concessions available to SMSF’s, decides to cease that business and, within a short time frame, the trustee of the XYZ SMSF (‘XYZ’), a fund whose primary member is a director and shareholder in the ABC Pty Ltd (‘ABC’), decides to commence another horse business, with new stock, within the XYZ fund.

  • The fund is undertaking the business that is similar to the business activities carried on by a related party of the fund.

    Example
    Similar facts to the above, but in this instance, ABC continues to run the horse business, however concurrently a horse business is also set-up within the XYZ fund.

Scott’s case principles

The High Court case decision in the 1966 Scott v FCT case, which involved a property development business, could increase the risk of the fund not satisfying the sole purpose test for the following reasons:

  • The continuation of a horse breeding business carried on by a related party is one of the reasons why caution is recommended where an SMSF carries on a horse business involving a related party.

Briefly, the facts and decision in Scott are as follows:

  • Scott ran a business that involved buying, selling and renting land;
  • Scott set up a SMSF that carried on the business of buying, subdividing and selling land that was previously undertaken by him;
  • In its judgment, the High Court held that the fund had been established merely as a continuation of Scott’s activities outside the fund; and
  • The High Court ultimately held that the SMSF did not satisfy the requirements for the business profits to be concessionally taxed in the SMSF.

Tax warnings

So, the “hidden trap” is this – based on the High Court’s decision in Scott, the risk of an SMSF failing the sole purpose test would be greater where the fund is carrying on a horse business that was previously carried on by a related party.

In this case, it could be argued that the fund is merely being used as a continuation of the general business activities of the related party, rather than the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits.

The other risk factor under such an arrangement is a breach of the rule where a trustee must not intentionally acquire an asset from a related party of the fund, such as where the horse assets are acquired from the existing related business of the fund member, as distinct from the trustee starting an entirely new horse business with stock never owned by the related party. There are exceptions to this “acquisition from members” rule, but acquiring horse assets would generally not be one of them.

The strategies outlined above are fraught with danger and if you are contemplating your SMSF running a horse business in these circumstances, I strongly suggest that you seek an “SMSF specific advice” from the ATO to ensure you have its acceptance of the arrangement.

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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.

Prepared by:
PAUL CARRAZZO CPA
CARRAZZO CONSULTING CPAs
339 WILLIAM STREET
WEST MELBOURNE  VIC   3003
TEL:   (03) 9982 1000
FAX:   (03) 9329 8355
MOB: 0417 549 347

E-mail: paul.carrazzo@carrazzo.com.au
Web Site: www.carrazzo.com.au

 

2015 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

With the 2014 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 2015 with three great prizes on offer.  Entry to the competition is automatic if you renew your membership by Friday 6 February 2015.

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

 

NIGHT RACING COCKTAIL FUNCTION CANTERBURY RACECOURSE



As members are aware, the Association conducted a Night Racing Cocktail Function, which was attended by members, friends and supporters of the Association on Friday, 14 November.

The night was primarily an “informal function” but NSWROA President, Ray McDowell did address guests highlighting the achievements of the Association throughout the year as well as thanking supporters and sponsors of the 2014 NSWROA Racings Night of Champions.

Our thanks to the Australian Turf Club for allowing the Association to utilise their Directors Room for our cocktail function.  The room which overlooks the Winning Post, provided our guests with a fantastic view of the action on the track whilst they enjoyed the superb food and beverages on offer.

A big thank you also to Tim Harrowell and Emirates who kindly provided a fantastic “lucky door” prize on the night.  The prize was four tickets to the Emirates Marquee at the Emirates Australian Open at the Australian Golf Club.  NSWROA Director Tom O’Callaghan was the lucky recipient of the prize and he very generously donated back two tickets to function attendees.  The second chance draw was won by Julie Saville.

Racing under lights is always a very exciting affair and the more so of course for those lucky enough to have runners or even better still, having winners.  NSWROA members recorded two wins on the night namely: Lassitude owned by Godolphin in Race 1 the TAB Betting Season Handicap and Dublin Lass part-owned by Mr W and Mrs R Mula (who were present at the function) who scored in Race 5 the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Handicap.

NSWROA members also recorded three winners at the corresponding night meeting at Moonee Valley.  They were Metaphorical (Mr G Harvey), Let’s Rock’n’Roll (Mrs C Size) and Shamalia (Mr Dato Tan Chin Nam and Mr D Ramage).  Our congratulations to all.

The cocktail function was the last event of the year for NSWROA.
 
We look forward to welcoming members to the various functions throughout 2015, the first of which will be conducted at Royal Randwick in February.

Hereunder are some “happy snaps” from the night.

 
 
 
 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE FEBRUARY RACEDAY FUNCTION

ADVANCE NOTICE: Members are advised that the Association will be holding a raceday function on 14 February 2015, 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.

 

VALE MR HERBERT (WAL) TRUSCOTT

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association was greatly saddened to hear that one of our longstanding members, Mr Herbert (Wal) Truscott, has passed away at the age of 96.

The thoroughbred industry has lost one of its greatest supporters and on behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs June Truscott and the Truscott Family.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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

Canterbury Night Meeting (January) Rescheduled to Australia Day
The Canterbury Park race meeting scheduled for Friday (night), 23rd January 2015 has been rescheduled and will now be conducted on the Australia Day public holiday Monday, 26th January 2015. The program of races will remain unchanged but the prizemoney for all races will increase from $40,000 to $50,000 per race.

NJC Board Of Directors For 2015/16
Newcastle Jockey Club has announced that Mr Geoff Barnett has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Club’s Board of Directors for the forthcoming 2015/16 term. Mr Barnett was first elected to the Board in 1999 and has held the Chairman’s post since November 2011. Mr Barnett is joined by Directors Bill Moncrieff (Vice Chairman), Rob Dan, Mike Hadaway, Paul Leaming, Richard Sonnichsen and Helen Wild.

New Track Ratings have commenced
The Australian Racing Board has confirmed that the following Track Rating Scale is effective 1 December 2014 for Turf Tracks:

Rating Numerical Rating Description
Firm 1 Dry hard track
Firm 2 Firm track with reasonable grass coverage
Good 3 Track with good grass coverage and cushion
Good 4 Track with some give in it
Soft 5 Track with a reasonable amount of give in it
Soft 6 Moist but not a badly affected track
Soft 7 More rain-affected track that will chop out
Heavy 8 Rain affected track that horses will get into
Heavy 9 Wet track getting into a squelchy area
Heavy 10 Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation

Australian Turf Club (ATC) Board Elections
On 27 November 2014 ATC members voted for the four Club-appointed directors to serve on the board. The successful candidates were Julia Ritchie, Bill Evans, Michael Crismale and Steve Grant. Each will serve four year fixed terms which begin from 1 February 2015. Our congratulations to all. An independent selection panel appointed by the NSW Government is presently in the process of making a recommendation to the Minister for Racing, the Hon Troy Grant, to fill the three independent positions on the seven person ATC board. The new board will meet on 2 February 2015 to elect a Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

Racing NSW to Combat Gene Doping and Prohibited Substances with Equine Biological Passport
Racing NSW has announced that it will develop an Equine Biological Passport (or EBP) to further enhance integrity in racing by combating gene doping and other methods of illegally enhancing the performance of horses. Of particular concern to Racing NSW is the prospect of gene doping where transfer of DNA might be used to enhance performance. To view the media release on this issue click here.

Racing NSW Strategic Plan Released
Racing NSW have released the Strategic Plan for the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry for the next three years. The Strategic Plan can be accessed on the Racing NSW website www.racingnsw.com.au.

 

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE


Update by Emma Walsh, Racing NSW Media Officer

BOBS two-year-old colt Voilier certainly lived up to his impressive 5 length trial win at Warwick Farm when debuting at Rosehill Gardens on December 6.

The son of the ill-fated Beneteau scored an effortless win beating home the favourite Zoutenant (by Zizou) by three and a half lengths.

Jockey Tye Angland sung the colt’s praise, making comparisons to other smart two-year-olds Furnaces and Vancouver. Angland credited the youngster’s natural ability and professionalism.

Trainer Gary Nickson proclaimed the colt to be “the best horse I’ve trained in a while - he’s a pretty good horse”. A bold statement as Nickson has had no shortage of success with two-year-olds after producing smart filly Alpha Miss who won the Listed Lohnro Plate before being a late entrant in the Golden Slipper.



Voilier on debut at Rosehill Gardens
Picture by Bradley Photographers

Along with his Saturday prizemoney, Voilier also scored a BOBS Bonus of $20,000 for breeder/owner Stephen Vardy.  The ready-made young racehorse will now have a break before being aimed at the Sydney Autumn Carnival next year.

Along with Voilier, sire Beneteau has also produced a smart two-year-old in Aegean Sea (trained by Clarry Connors) who also benefited from a $20,000 BOBS bonus after also winning on debut at Kensington on November 22.  Beneteau’s stud career was cut short, leaving only two crops of foals since his untimely death in January last year.

I Am Invincible (Yarraman Park) currently hold the top spot on the BOBS Sire list with 16 wins for $105,000 in BOBS cash.  Street Cry (Ire) is in second position with 12 wins, also for $105,000 in BOBS bonus money, followed by Not A Single Doubt, Teofilo (Ire) and Lonhro.

 

PARTICIPATION IN INDUSTRY RESEARCH

Jane Clothier, a Postgraduate Researcher at CSIRO Agriculture and the University of New England has written to the Association requesting assistance with an online survey she is conducting on foal gestation and the impact of prematurity or dysmaturity.

Reproduced under is Jane’s request:

Australian breeders are being invited to help develop new management strategies for foals born prematurely by responding to a current survey into foaling experiences. Researchers particularly want to hear about foals that were born prematurely or in a dysmature (under-developed) condition. The aim is to improve understanding of how such foals can be managed during their early years to prevent later development issues. Anyone responding to the survey can ask to be kept informed of future findings.

The Survey into Foal Development is being run by Jane Clothier, a postgraduate student at CSIRO and the University of New England. Jane, who has been an equine body worker for ten years in England and Australia, explains that little is understood about managing premature foals for the long term.

“While a lot is understood about managing the neo-natal emergency that often accompanies a premature birth, less is known about the development problems that can follow. I am interested in hearing about foaling issues, and will be looking for case studies to assess in more detail. By understanding development issues more, I hope to contribute to management strategies to assist the young horse, whether relating to training, nutritional or therapeutic measures. However, I can only do it with the help of the people doing the hard work – the breeders.”

This online survey is open to anyone who has bred a foal in the past three years. It includes questions on service and birth dates, pregnancy, foaling and post-foaling issues, veterinary treatment and the foal’s growth and development. It will take ten to fifteen minutes to complete for a single foal, or 20 to 30 minutes for three foals. All responses will be treated in confidence.

To take part in the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/foals

 

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 November 2014


Owner

Meeting

Horse

J Abrahams

Gosford

Grenache

G Altomonte

Flemington

Mahara

 

Newcastle

Mana Manu

G Bachell

Hawkesbury

Tumult

C & Mrs R Beaton

Goulburn

Highland Secrets

Mrs D Boyd

Gundagai

Rose of Falvelon

T Burke

Armidale

Ablemarle

J Camilleri

Newcastle

Adrift (NZ)

 

Warwick Farm

Adrift (NZ)

Coghlan Family

Canterbury

Viascon

 

Gundagai

Via Facile

F & Mrs C Cook

Flemington

Preferment (NZ)

 

Goulburn

Pythagorean (GB)

N Couper

Flemington

Terravista

 

Randwick

Bull of Muscle

C Dawson

Kembla

Fuerza

Ms C P Ewe

Hawkesbury

Tumult

D & Mrs M Frew

Flemington

Brazen Beau

Godolphin

Canterbury (2)

Grunderzeit

 

 

Lassitude

 

Flemington (2)

Antelucan

 

 

Reparations

 

Goulburn

Deliberate

 

Hawkesbury

Adage

 

Kembla

Fitou

 

Newcastle

Invitations

 

Randwick (4)

Hauraki

 

 

Lassitude

 

 

Medcaut

 

 

Terai

 

Rosehill

Malice

 

Rosehill (5)

Malice

 

 

Mohave

 

 

Sampeah

 

 

Snow White

 

 

Vashka

 

Warwick Farm

Nazca

Gooree Pastoral Company

Hawkesbury (2)

Best of the Rest

 

 

Northern Jewel

S Grant 

Kembla

Court Martial Miss

 

Newcastle

Court Martial Miss

G Harvey

Gosford

Two Ronnys

 

Newcastle

Hieroglyphics

 

Queanbeyan

Landlocked (NZ)

 

Randwick

Paris Match

 

Rosehill (2)

Dothraki

 

 

Heart Testa

 

Lismore

Unadulterated

G Holz

Randwick

Majestic Beast

J Janiak

Kempsey

Polskie Prince

R Lapointe

Goulburn

Happy Snitzel

M Larmer

Randwick

Amovatio

Laurel Oak Bloodstock 

Kembla

Court Martial Miss

 

Newcastle

Court Martial Miss

R J & M Lazarus

Rosehill

Best Case (NZ)

P Linnegar

Rosehill

Hera (NZ)

K Maloney

Rosehill

Church Boy (NZ)

 

Sandown

Pornichet (FR)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

Kembla

Loveitt

G Mikhael

Rosehill

Hera (NZ)

J A Middleton

Canberra

Bright Move

 

Gundagai

Rose of Falvelon

 

Hawkesbury

Complete Rort

 

Rosehill

Single Gaze

Mrs J Mihalyka 

Kembla

Court Martial Miss

 

Newcastle

Court Martial Miss

L Mihalyka

Kembla

Court Martial Miss

 

Newcastle

Court Martial Miss

G Mooratoff

Warwick Farm

Wine 'n' Dine

N Moraitis, AM

Wellington

Devil In A Dress

W & Mrs R Mula

Canterbury

Dublin Lass

 

Newcastle

Gold Seventy Seven

 

Rosehill

Dublin Lass

J A Munro

Adaminaby

Definite Time

 

Canberra (2)

American Time (2)

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Gosford

Beaudragon

Miss K Nivison

Tamworth

Reinette

K J Pryke

Goulburn

Pythagorean (GB)

Ms J Ritchie

Warwick Farm

Our Catch

 

Wyong

Kaepernick

O P Tait

Goulburn

Doubos

J L Thompson

Hawkesbury

Slavenska

C Tognolini

Tamworth

Wisen Up

N & Mrs A Vass

Sandown

Pornichet (FR)

G & Mrs V Williams

Gosford

Grenache

 

Randwick

Peace Force


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 2014-2015 season is as follows:


NSWROA Members
2014/2015 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 30 November 2014


Category Race Name Horse Owner
G1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes Hallowed Crown Gooree Stud
G1 MRC Underwood Stakes Foreteller (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
G1 ATC Epsom Handicap He's Your Man (FR) R Pegum
G1 ATC Flight Stakes First Seal D Ramage, Dato Tan Chin Nam
G1 ATC Metropolitan Junoob (GB) R Pegum
G1 MRC Thousand Guineas Amicus Mrs D & P Kepitis
G1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes Hampton Court J & Mrs P Muir
G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Brazen Beau D & Mrs M Frew
G1 VRC Victoria Derby Preferment (NZ) F & Mrs C Cook
G1 VRC Darley Classic Terravista N Couper

 

 

 

 

G2 ATC Missile Stakes Sweet Idea N & Mrs A Vass
G2 ATC Warwick Stakes Tiger Tees (NZ) N Couper
G2 ATC Furious Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G2 VRC Let's Elope Stakes Commanding Jewel M Larmer
G2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes First Seal D Ramage, Dato Tan Chin Nam
G2 ATC Hill Stakes Junoob (GB) R Pegum
G2 ATC The Shorts Terravista N Couper
G2 ATC Shannon Stakes Rock Sturdy Gooree Pastoral Company
G2 VRC Blazer Stakes Forever Loved (NZ) G & Mrs D Kolivos
G2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes Brazen Beau D & Mrs M Frew
G2 MRC Tristarc Stakes Sweet Idea N & Mrs A Vass

 

 

 

 

G3 ATC Show County Quality Terravista N Couper
G3 ATC Run To The Rose Hallowed Crown Gooree Stud
G3 MRC H D F McNeil Stakes Chivalry G Harvey
G3 ATC Kingston Town Stakes He's Your Man (FR) R Pegum
G3 ATC Sheraco Stakes Catkins Mrs D Kepitis, Ms L Ingham
G3 NJC Spring Stakes Sweynesse Godolphin
G3 ATC Gloaming Stakes Sweynesse Godolphin
G3 ATC The Golden Pendant Arabian Gold N Moraitis, AM
G3 ATC Craven Plate Moriarty (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook
G3 MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes Earthquake Godolphin
G3 MRC David Jones Cup Contributer (IRE) Godolphin
G3 VRC Maybe Mahal Stakes Mahara G Altomonte
G3 VRC Ottawa Stakes Antelucan Godolphin
G3 MRC Sandown Stakes Pornichet (FR) K Maloney, N & Mrs A Vass

 

 

 

 

LR ATC Winter Challenge He's Your Man (FR) R Pegum
LR ATC Premier's Cup Greatwood (GB) Ms J Ritchie, F Crews
LR WRC Wyong Gold Cup Multilateral (USA) M Whitby
LR SAJC Penang Trophy Quayside J Camilleri
LR ATC Heritage Stakes Kuro (NZ) J Abrahams
LR ATC Reginald Allen Quality Abduction Godolphin
LR ATC Gimcrack Stakes Calaverite Godolphin
LR ATC Breeders Plate Vancouver Ms J Ritchie
LR ATC Dulcity Quality Hampton Court J & Mrs P Muir
LR ATC Brian Crowley Stakes Kuro (NZ) J Abrahams
LR ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup Mulaqen (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
LR GRC Geelong Classic Nozomi Godolphin
LR VRC MSS Security Sprint Reparations Godolphin
LR ATC Cup Malice Godolphin

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 21 DECEMBER 2014 MORUYA JOCKEY CLUB



The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the Moruya Jockey Club on Sunday, 21 December 2014 – Moruya Community Christmas Cup Day.

The Moruya Jockey Club, which races at the picturesque Moruya Racecourse less than a kilometre from the Pacific Ocean, provides for racing in the Eurobodalla Shire.
 
Befitting the community focus of the Club and the region as a whole, the Moruya Jockey Club and the 3 local Rotary Clubs have turned the last December meeting into a Christmas Party race meeting with the aim of celebrating the festive season while raising funds for a new Oncology Ward at the Moruya Hospital.  This ward is the only Oncology ward in the Shire.

The meeting, which was held for the first time last year, drew a crowd of around 2,000 to the track and resulted in $15,000 being raised.  The success of the meeting and its focus on fundraising resulted in this year’s meeting being awarded Saddle Up Sunday status.

There are 8 races programmed for the day with the feature being the $20,000 Community Christmas Cup a 1425m open handicap and a lead in event to the $30,000 Narooma Cup, raced over 1650m on Monday 5 January 2015.

Moruya is located 300km south of Sydney and 2 hours drive east of Canberra.  It is at the centre of the Eurobodalla Shire which stretches along 75km of the best coastline in Australia!  The racecourse is located within walking distance of the adjacent airport, to which REX Airlines flys regularly.

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

 

NSWROA OFFICE CLOSURE

Members are advised that the NSWROA office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday, 22 December 2014 to Friday, 16 January 2015, both dates inclusive.

 

SEASONS GREETINGS

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
President
12 December 2014

 

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