FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

As we go to publication with this issue, the annual induction into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame has just taken place in Canberra. The ceremony was conducted on Sunday 9 March at the National Gallery of Australia and it is the first time the ceremony has been held in the nation’s capital.

The Racing Hall of Fame celebrates and honours the champions of the turf, both equine and human, who have achieved greatness throughout their careers. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the racing industry’s highest accolade.

One of the very proud inductees in this year’s intake were NSWROA members the Tait Family and on behalf of everyone connected with the Association we offer them our hearty congratulations.

Many of our members would no doubt have seen racing some of the fantastic group of horses bred and raced by the Tait Family which includes Tie The Knot, Spinning Hill, Wild Iris, Cabochon, Baguette, Stirrup Cup, Whisked, Heirloom, In Love, Cream Puff, Indian Chief and many others.

Whilst very hard to choose the “stand-out” performer from this group, two in particular have to be mentioned – Baguette and Tie The Knot.

Baguette was, if memory serves me correctly, the first winner of the coveted Two-Year-Old Triple Crown – the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the Group 1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes. He faced the starter 31 times for 15 wins, 7 second placings and 4 third placings.

Tie The Knot is one of only four horses, and the most recent, to have won the time honoured Group 1 AJC Sydney Cup in consecutive years – 1998 and 1999. He faced the starter 62 times for 21 wins (20 of which were at black type level including 13 at Group 1, 4 at Group 2, a Group 3 and 2 Listed Races), 9 seconds and 8 thirds with $6,212,835 in career prizemoney. His thirteen Group 1 wins included the AJC Spring Champion Stakes (1997), the STC Rosehill Guineas (1998), the AJC Sydney Cup (1998 & 1999 – the first success was as a three-year-old), the VATC Underwood Stakes (1998), the AJC Chipping Norton Stakes (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002), the STC BMW Stakes (1999 & 2000) and the STC Ranvet Stakes (2000 & 2001).

This year 10 inductees joined the existing 142 Hall of Fame members. Among the first inductees in 2001 were Carbine, Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Bart Cummings, Colin Hayes, Tommy Smith, Scobie Breasley, Roy Higgins, George Moore, Bill Collins, Chester Manifold and Banjo Patterson.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Horses: Dulcify, Lonhro, Rain Lover, Surround

Jockeys:

Shane Dye, Jim Munro
Trainers: Frank Dalton, Leon Macdonald
Associates: Eric Welsh, the Tait Family
Chairman's Award: Subzero

 

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SYDNEY CUP DAY LUNCHEON – 19 APRIL 2014

Join us for the Association’s annual Sydney Cup Day Luncheon at Royal Randwick on Saturday 19 April 2014.

This year the Sydney Cup is being run on Saturday 19 April 2014, Easter Saturday, which is Day 2 of The Championships. In what is going to be an absolute knockout card, we will see the running of four Group One events - the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Australian Oaks, the Queen of the Turf Stakes and the Sydney Cup, two Group 2 events - the Royal Sovereign Stakes and the Sapphire Stakes, the Group 3 Royal Randwick Stakes as well as two listed races - the South Pacific Quality and the Fernhill Handicap on this fantastic day of racing.

As previous attendees will confirm, the NSWROA Sydney Cup Day Luncheon is an event not to be missed.

The package for the day, which is priced at $360.00 per person or $3,600.00 for a table of ten (both amounts are GST inclusive), includes general admission to the track, a sumptuous buffet luncheon and beverage package, afternoon tea, a race book and full tote and bookmaker facilities.

As was the case last year, our event will be held in the Oaks Lawn Marquee but pleasingly we are the first suite in the marquee and therefore much closer to the Winning Post.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: THE SYDNEY CUP – PART 1


Mick O’Brien and Carbine – they won the Sydney Cup in 1889 and 1890

As a preamble to our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon on 19 April, our good friend and NSWROA member, Mr Graham Caves, has kindly prepared for the interest of members the following item.

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We racing tragics get talking from time to time and when the big races come around the subject often turns to who, which, what, was the best horse, race, performance etc etc.

It can’t be answered conclusively, of course, we all have our favourites and opinions.

A recent musing was “what do you reckon was the best Sydney Cup run, say, before the war and after the war?”.

Presuming he meant WWII, I set to thinking. For before the war, that’s awfully hard. There were many great Sydney Cups when stayers ruled the roost in Australia. Easier, I thought, for after the war, as the ranks of stayers thinned and the race lost favour through uncompetitive prizemoney (with the boost this year in value to $1Million and trainers going overseas to get their stayers, perhaps a renaissance will come).

So, how about the first four Cups from 1866 – Yattendon, Fishhook, The Barb (twice) – they were all champions. Darebin in 1883. The great mares La Carabine (1900) and Wakeful (1902). Kennaquhair (1920), Eurythmic (1921), David (1923) and Lilypond (1925) in the early twenties. Who to choose? Rogilla (1933) not to be forgotten.

In the end it was Carbine’s win in 1889 that I chose (he also won in 1890). It was a race never to be forgotten. The ATC has in its collection a painting by McSherry of the finish of that race and it is reproduced here. What a contest of quality thoroughbreds!



ATC Artwork by McSherry of Carbine’s 1889 Sydney Cup

Carbine was a 3YO in that cup and had 9.0 stone (57 kgs) to carry. He had lost the Victoria Derby in the spring, under the controversial circumstances of a rider having a brain-fade but he was the best classic colt in the land, though the weight he had to carry was extraordinary.

Most thought the weight too much and Carbine was an 8/1 chance. His 3YO rival Melos was a very good horse and had to carry only 8:2 (51.5 kgs). The 4YO Abercorn, almost a champion himself and a regular thorn in Carbine’s side was set 9:4 (59 kgs) and was the 2/1 favourite for the race. Also among the field was a racing great Lochiel, and in form lightweights Plutarch and Keith.

After the jump it was the filly Lady Lyon who took the lead and attempted to break up the field. She led by ten lengths into the straight the first time and fifteen lengths as they passed the winning post. At the back of the course she was already showing signs of distress but still led by a couple of lengths. Down the side by the 800 metres the field had caught up with her and Lochiel, Plutarch and another lightweight Honeydew surged past. Abercorn and Keith emerged from the pack to follow them. In the meantime the 3YOs Melos and Carbine had waited at the rear but were beginning to move forward. Straightening up Lochiel was spent and Abercorn got the better of Honeydew. Keith came after him half way down the straight but the great son of Chester had him beaten. Melos had found his way through the field and engaged the contest and Carbine, who had been pushed back to last again on the corner by the tiring Lady Lyon, began to run home fast down the outside. At the 150m the four horses were almost abreast then Carbine and Melos bested Abercorn and Keith began to to fade. They hit the line with Carbine a head winner from Melos and Abercorn a two lengths third, just ahead of Keith (McSherry has taken some artistic licence with his finishing margins).

What an epic race it was! What an unbelievable weight carrying performance by a 3YO, and to overcome interference in running! Yes, that’s my choice for the greatest pre World War II Sydney Cup



Carbine won the Melbourne Cup after his Sydney Cup wins.
He is shown here on the cover of a rare Melbourne Cup book from 1898.

Off I go now to make my choice of the greatest post-war Sydney Cup. I’ll share that with you in the next newsletter.



2014 ANNUAL RACING FRATERNITY MASS

The 2014 Annual Racing Fraternity Mass will be conducted on Sunday 30 March 2014 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 4 Roma Avenue, Kensington.  The Mass will commence at 11.00 am.

The Racing Mass is attended by all denominations and by people who are representing all sections of the racing industry, and is offered for the well-being of the racing industry as a whole.

Everyone is welcome with light refreshments served after the Mass at The Owners’ Pavilion overlooking the Theatre of the Horse, Royal Randwick.

The 2013 Melbourne Cup won by Fiorente (IRE) is just one of the wonderful trophies that will be “on display” at the Mass.

 

THE 2014 BMW SYDNEY CARNIVAL

The 2014 BMW Sydney Carnival was launched by the Australian Turf Club on 5 March 2014 in Sydney’s Martin Place.

Running from 22 March to 26 April, the BMW Sydney Carnival promises to be the most spectacular sporting and social event on the 2014 calendar. The country’s best horses will converge on Sydney for a six week spectacle of horse racing with more than $30 million in prizemoney up for grabs.

The key dates of the BMW Sydney Carnival are:

Saturday 22 March
Cellarbrations Ladies Day, Rosehill Gardens

Saturday 29 March
Rosehill Guineas Day, Rosehill Gardens

Saturday 5 April
Tooheys New Golden Slipper Day, Rosehill Gardens

Saturday 12 April
The Championships Day 1, Royal Randwick

Saturday 19 April
The Championships Day 2, Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, Royal Randwick

Saturday 26 April
Schweppes Stakes Day, Royal Randwick

The BMW Sydney Carnival will this year include for the first time two pinnacle race days called ‘The Championships’, on 12 April and 19 April (Easter Saturday), both held at Royal Randwick. The Championships will feature ten ‘Championship’ races with increased prizemoney to a total $18.2 million to lure some of the best horses from around Australia and the world.

The Championships Day 1, sees world class racing combine with innovative hospitality and exciting entertainment. The day includes the world’s richest open sprint race the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes, the world’s richest mile the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile, the iconic feature, the $2 million BMW Australian Derby and the $1 million Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The Championships Day 2, Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day on Easter Saturday on 19 April, will take on a decidedly Royal feel with the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes offering $4 million in prizemoney. The day also includes the Group 1 Sydney Cup, the Group 1 Australian Oaks, the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes, the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes and the Group 3 Royal Randwick Stakes.

The grand finale of the Carnival will be held on 26 April, Schweppes Stakes Day, featuring the Schweppes All Aged Stakes and Moët & Chandon Champagne Stakes.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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

Licensing Of Veterinarians – Introduction By RNSW (Commencement Deferred Until Thursday 20th March)
Racing NSW has advised that the commencement of Local Rule 82C and the licensing process has been deferred until Thursday, 20 March 2014.

Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing licence reinstated
Racing NSW has lifted the suspension of the racing licence of Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing.  The Club conducted its Cup race meeting on Sunday, 23 February 2014 and since that time has worked to resolve operational issues and improve procedures around the conduct of race meetings.  Following the reinstatement of the Club’s racing licence, the next meeting scheduled at Bathurst is Monday, 17 March 2014.

Rodney Quinn joins Racing NSW
One of Australia’s most popular jockeys, Rodney Quinn, has joined the Racing NSW apprentice jockey mentoring team.  Quinn, who started off as an apprentice jockey in Nyngan, central NSW, will bring first rate knowledge and experience to Racing NSW and its Australian Racing and Equine Academy partnership with TAFE Western Sydney which is certain to be welcomed by all participants.  Rod joins Group One-winning trainers Kerry Jordan and Pat Webster, and former champion jockeys Ron Quinton OAM, Malcolm Johnston, Maurice Logue, Malcolm Fitzgerald and Jamie Whitney on the Racing NSW team.

ATC Announces Appointees to Fill Casual Vacancies on Board of Directors
The Australian Turf Club, have announced that two directors had been appointed to the Club’s board to fill the vacancies left by former chairman John Cornish and fellow director Alan Osburg.  The two appointees who will fill the casual vacancies are Bill Evans and Steve Grant.  Both Mr Grant and Mr Evans will begin their terms on the Australian Turf Club board immediately.  The candidates were unanimously elected by the Board of the ATC and will serve the balance of the terms of John Cornish and Alan Osburg, which expire on 7 February 2015.

Mr Evans, the Global Head of Economics for Westpac Banking Corporation and based in Sydney, has been a Member of the STC and AJC, as well the Australian Turf Club, for more than 15 years, and regularly attends horse racing events in Sydney, Melbourne and overseas.  Mr Grant, an STC, AJC and ATC member for more than 20 years and NSWROA member, is a director of leading Australian property development and investment company Capital Corporation, and is a regular racegoer and racehorse owner.

A replacement for director Mark McInnes – as contained in the rules of the ATC Constitution and State Government legislation – will be made by the Minister for Gaming and Racing following recommendations from a selection panel.

 

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE


Update by Ben Flores, Media Officer, Racing NSW

BOBS nominations are open again and never has it been more evident that BOBS is the most successful racing bonus scheme in Australia than now.

By early March, Racing NSW had injected almost $4.6 million into horse ownership via BOBS and over $850,000 through BOBS Extra winners.

While these amounts are a testament to the success of the bonus scheme, the figures generated by BOBS Double-Up redemptions are just as impressive.

Since its inception in 2004/05, the actual total value of BOBS bonuses doubled-up totals a massive $17.9 million and continues to grow.

Already, the 2013/14 season (up to December 2013) has seen $1.25 million injected by way of double-up redemptions.

A common misconception with BOBS Double-Up vouchers is that they can only be redeemed at Inglis sales and only in NSW.

That is not the case.

BOBS Double-Up vouchers are open to all BOBS-eligible yearlings, including the NZ Bloodstock sale at Karaka.

If you win a BOBS bonus it certainly is worth considering the Double-Up option. Owners are given two years to redeem the money by purchasing a yearling and you can multiply the value each time one of your horses wins a bonus.

BOBS Double-Up can also be used by people with shares in syndicated horses i.e., their Double-Up balance can be used to fund a share in another horse.

 

ROYAL RANDWICK RACEDAY FUNCTION – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2014

Our thanks to members who attended our first function for the year – the raceday function at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 22 February 2014 – Apollo Stakes Day.

It was our first soiree in the new facilities at Royal Randwick and it was fantastic. Located in Suite E of the Randwick Ballroom of the new grandstand, the ATC staff went out of their way to welcome us to the new venue and supplied a wonderful array of food and beverages to sustain us for the day.  A special thank you to Jamal for all her assistance.  Thanks also to NSWROA Committee Member, Louis Mihalyka who kindly organised a tipping competition for the function which was won by fellow NSWROA Committee Member, Julia Ritchie with 23 points having selected 7 winners and a second placing over the ten races in the competition.  Congratulations Julia we now know who to consult when we need a good tip!

There was much cause to celebrate as there was not only an abundance of wonderful racing on offer at Randwick with future stars of the carnival on display, but also black type winning owners at the function.  Sweet Idea which is co-owned by Nick and Amy Vass, saluted in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes and they kindly brought the winning trophy back into our function for all to see.


Nick and Amy Vass with Sweet Idea’s Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes trophy

In addition to Sweet Idea’s success, NSWROA members also had black type success at Randwick in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (Appearance), the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (Terravista); at Caulfield in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (Earthquake) and the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (Fiorente (IRE)) as well as Eagle Farm in the Listed Falvelon Quality (Tiger Tees (NZ)). Congratulations to all with special mention to Neil Couper for his two black type wins on the day with half brothers Terravista and Tiger Tees (NZ). NSWROA members also recorded wins at Condobolin, Gosford, Port Macquarie and Randwick on the day.

Hereunder are some happy snaps from the function.

 

2014 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS REMINDER

A reminder to members that 2014 membership renewal fees are now due.

2014 membership is at the rate of $27.50 per person, inclusive of GST.

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 February 2014


Owner

Meeting

Horse

J Abrahams

Randwick

Target In Sight

J Allen

Newcastle

Swayzee

G Altomonte

Cessnock

Adria

 

Hawkesbury

Mahara

 

Port Macquarie

Liamena

 

Randwick

Mahara

Ms K Benson 

Kembla

All My Loving

S Bianchini

Canberra

Prince of Destiny

 

Goulburn

Bold Reality

R Bramich

Tumbarumba

Miss Bemuse

B Bryant 

Kembla

All My Loving

Mrs L Bryant 

Kembla

All My Loving

J Camilleri

Caulfield

A Time for Julia

 

Randwick

Revengeful

Mrs K Carpenter 

Kembla

All My Loving

L Carpenter 

Kembla

All My Loving

F & Mrs C Cook

Goulburn

Impressive Yield

 

Hawkesbury

Adorabeel (NZ)

 

Mornington

Instrumentalist (IRE)

S Cook

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

N Couper

Eagle Farm

Tiger Tees (NZ)

 

Randwick

Terravista

P Dalton

Newcastle

Xatel Ekwa

P Duggan

Randwick

Leebaz (NZ)

M Einfeld

Hawkesbury

Forewarned

A Fitzgerald 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

 

Kembla

All My Loving

D & Mrs M Frew

Canterbury

Brazen Beau

Ms S Gooley 

Kembla

All My Loving

Gooree Pastoral Company

Gosford

Gust of Power

 

Kembla

So Nostalgic

 

Wyong

Barge and Charge

Mrs S Grant 

Kembla

All My Loving

G Harvey

Canberra

Ceccuzzi

 

Newcastle

Nobel Laureate

 

Port Macquarie

Idle Chat (NZ)

 

Rosehill

Dream Choice

M Hohos

Taree

Flavian

Mrs P Hunter-Knight 

Kembla

All My Loving

Mrs C Irwin

Grafton

Crooked Blaze

J Janiak

Port Macquarie

Polskie Prince

D Jeffrey 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

P Kearney

Randwick

Monton

Mrs D & P Kepitis

Rosehill

All Cerise

G & Mrs D Kolivos

Canterbury

Projectile

 

Caulfield

Nayeli

 

Hawkesbury

High Grace

 

Randwick

Almighty Charge

 

Rosehill

Forever Loved (NZ)

Laurel Oak Bloodstock 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

 

Kembla

All My Loving

R Lloyd

Kembla

All My Loving

Mrs J MacBeth 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

P MacBeth 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

K Maloney

Canterbury

Angel Bee (NZ)

 

Warwick Farm

Glenbawn Dame

Mrs C Mathieson 

Kembla

All My Loving

Mrs J McAuliffe 

Kembla

All My Loving

J & Mrs A McDonnell

Caulfield

Fiorente (IRE)

 

Hawkesbury

Dormello

 

Kembla

Dormello

J Middleton

Goulburn

Impressive Yield

 

Hawkesbury

Adorabeel (NZ)

Mrs J Mihalyka 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

 

Kembla

All My Loving

L Mihalyka 

Goulburn

Never Fazed (NZ)

 

Kembla

All My Loving

N Moraitis, AM

Canberra

Your Excellency

 

Dubbo

Flyfillyfly

W & Mrs R Mula

Hawkesbury

Dublin Lass

J A Munro

Wagga

Target Time

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Canterbury

Green Empire

 

Newcastle

Shen Long

R Pegum

Rosehill (2)

Junoob (GB) (2)

K J Pryke

Mornington

Instrumentalist (IRE)

Sheikh Mohammed

Canterbury (3)

Engagement (2)

 

 

Superstitution

 

Caulfield (2)

Earthquake (2)

 

Gosford (2)

Langara

 

 

Torqueflite

 

Hawkesbury (2)

Calvados

 

 

Dwindle

 

Kembla

Environmental

 

Mornington

Knoydart

 

Randwick (2)

Appearance (2)

 

Rosehill

Seaside

 

Warwick Farm

Himation

 

Wyong (3)

Aspen

 

 

Pecheur

 

 

Tumult

Mrs C Size

Canterbury

Society Man (NZ)

R Thomas

Hawkesbury

Opera Blu

C Tognolini

Goulburn

Bold Reality

N & Mrs A Vass

Randwick

Sweet Idea

M Walcott

Canberra

Just a Blur

 

Sapphire Coast

Better Idea

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

Muswellbrook

Kirinata

M Whitby

Nowra (2)

Manjenine

 

 

Pump It (NZ)

G & Mrs V Williams

Randwick

Red Excitement

 

Rosehill

Red Excitement

T & Mrs V Wray

Condobolin

Future Destiny

L Young

Goulburn

Bold Reality


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 28 February 2014


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

G1

MRC Blue Diamond Stakes

Earthquake

Sheikh Mohammed

 

 

 

 

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

G2

ATC Villiers Stakes

Ninth Legion

K Maloney

G2

ATC Expressway Handicap

Appearance

Sheikh Mohammed

G2

MRC Peter Young Stakes

Fiorente (IRE)

J & Mrs A McDonnell

G2

ATC Light Fingers Stakes

Sweet Idea

N & Mrs A Vass

G2

ATC Apollo Stakes

Appearance

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

G3

MRC Chairmans Stakes

Nayeli

G & Mrs D Kolivos

G3

MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (F)

Earthquake

Sheikh Mohammed

G3

MRC Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes

A Time for Julia

J Camilleri

G3

ATC Southern Cross Stakes

Terravista

N Couper

 

 

 

 

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

LR

GRC Takeover Target Stakes

Emblems

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

ATC Canterbury Classic

Knoydart

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

MRC Blue Diamond Preview (C&G)

Mohave

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

MORN RC Hareeba Stakes

Knoydart

Sheikh Mohammed

LR

MORN RC Mornington Cup

Instrumentalist (IRE)

K J Pryke, F & Mrs C Cook

LR

BRC Falvelon Quality

Tiger Tees (NZ)

N Couper

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

 

NEXT TAB SADDLE-UP SUNDAY MEETING – 23 MARCH 2014 –
WELLINGTON RACE CLUB

The next TAB Saddle-up Sunday Meeting will be conducted by the Wellington Race Club on Sunday, 23 March 2014 – Wellington Boot Day.

One of the biggest events of Country Racing, The Wellington Boot will again be a highlight of TAB Saddle-Up Sundays program. First run in 1981, The Boot, as it is known has taken on a life of its own attracting huge crowds and even celebrities over the years.

Wellington will come alive for the Wellington Boot Racing Carnival, held over the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd 2013. With entertainment for the little ones, fantastic racing for punters and plenty of competitions on track, there’s something for everyone.

Starting planning your winning outfit for the highly coveted Wellington Race Club Fashions-on-the-Field competition. There is a category for everyone so why not give it a go? Sponsored by Wild Oates Wines, there is fantastic prize money to be won by the most fashionable contenders in the following categories: Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gentleman, Best Dressed Lady under 30, Best Dressed Gentleman under 30, Best Dressed Teen filly, Best Dressed Teen colt, Best Dressed Junior and of course Best Hat.

Wellington is a 4.5 hour scenic drive from Sydney and is located where the Macquarie and Bell Rivers meet at the foot of Mount Arthur. If you don’t want to drive, there are regular train and coach services to Wellington Valley. You could also fly in to Dubbo and catch a bus transfer to Wellington.

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 your contact details changed? Perhaps a new postal or email address?

If so, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact the office in order for our records to be updated accordingly.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell
President
13 March 2014

 

STOP PRESS - ADVANCE NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ADVANCE NOTICE to Members that the 49th Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association will be held on Monday 19 May 2014.

 

NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 9299 4299 • Fax: 9299 3212 • E: nswroa1@ozemail.com.au • W: www.nswroa.com.au