To quote The Seekers “The Carnival is Over” and what a Carnival is was!

Last month in my column we were poised at the end of Week 4 of the Carnival waiting in anticipation for the last two weeks of the Carnival to take place.

Week 5 was Day 2 of The Championships – the big one and a mega raceday to say the very least with the six remaining races in the series to be held. The first of the Championship races was the Group 3 Royal Randwick Stakes with Eloping saluting. Next up was the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes which was taken out by Sidestep. The Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes followed and it was success for Diamond Drille. The Group 1 Australian Oaks was taken out by Rising Romance (NZ) and the Group 1 Sydney Cup was won by The Offer (IRE). It was magical to see the crowd rise as one to cheer Tommy Berry back to scale after his success in both the Queen of the Turf Stakes and the Sydney Cup with the young hoop saluting the sky when acknowledging the crowd’s response to his successes.

The big one, the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes was fittingly, the last Championship race. Success went to reigning NSW Champion Horse of the Year It’s A Dundeel (NZ), saluting in his last race start before embarking on a stud career this season.

The BMW Sydney Carnival then concluded the following week with Schweppes Stakes Day. Black type races included the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (Hana’s Goal (JPN)), the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (Go Indy Go), the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (Arabian Gold), the Group 3 J H B Carr Stakes (Estonian Princess), the Group 3 JRA Plate (Spillway (GB)) and the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (Hot Snitzel).

NSWROA members recorded black type winners on the last two days of the Carnival with Diamond Drille (Mr G & Mrs D Kolivos), Sidestep (Sheikh Mohammed), Arabian Gold (Mr N Moraitis, AM) and Estonian Princess (Mrs V Williams). NSWROA Members Mr B and Mrs L Mackie were also in the winners circle on the last day when Two Blue was successful in the BMW Handicap.

Our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon, which was held this year on Day 2 of The Championships, was yet another wonderful day and I thank those members who regularly attend this event and did so again this year. See article later in the newsletter regarding the function.

My congratulations to all members who had winners over the Carnival. I am lucky enough to speak from past experience when saying that the thrill of winning a race during a major carnival is something that you will never forget.


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The thrilling finish of the 2014 NSW Racehorse Owners Maiden Handicap
with Fastnet Flyer on the inside saluting
(Photo courtesy of Murrumbidgee Turf Club)

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 2014.

This year we sponsored the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1400 metres on Town Plate Day – May 1. Town Plate Day is of course part of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s prestigious Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival which commenced on 13th April with Prelude Day and concluded on 2nd May for Cup Day.

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap was taken out by Fastnet Flyer (Husson(ARG)-Overspeed) from Smiling at Shadows with The Real McCoy in third position.

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

Day 1 of the Carnival – Prelude Day saw NSWROA Members record two winners - Ring Da Belle for Mr G Fischl and Faust (NZ) taking out the Murrumbidgee Cup for Mr A Cardy.

Whilst our membership was unsuccessful on Town Plate Day, members saluted on three occasions on Wagga Wagga Gold Cup day as well as recording a quinella in the feature event.  Mr M Walcott recorded two winners with Better Idea and Just A Blur (MTC Guineas) whilst Mr R Pegum was successful with Trade Commissioner (IRE) in the feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup.

Trade Commissioner (IRE) (Montjeu(IRE)-Spinning Queen (GB)) who is trained by Chris Waller scored by ½ length from stablemate Beyond Thankful (IRE) (co-owned by NSWROA members Mr F & Mrs C Cook) with Price of Glory in third place.

Our congratulations to all the winners and also to the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on another very successful Carnival.



This year our annual Sydney Cup Day luncheon was again held in the Oaks Lawn Marquee.

With the rescheduling of the Sydney Cup from it’s traditional date on the last day of the BMW Sydney Carnival to Day 2 of The Championships (two weeks earlier that usual), unfortunately this year our numbers were down substantially from the sell-out function which we have come to expect. 

Nevertheless, even though the numbers were down the atmosphere was, as always, fantastic.

The catering was again a highlight with Gastronomy providing a wonderful array of food for the buffet style function. 

Our ever popular competitions were once again conducted with the lucky winners being Jane Pitman (Best Hat), Dennis Pitman (Best Tie) and Dianne Larmer (first prize in the raffle).

A new revamped style Tipping Competition also took place with monetary returns to all three placegetters.  In what was a very close contest that went “down to the wire”, our winner was Sue Kingsmill with 16 points, 2nd place to Dianne Larmer on 14 points and a dead-heat for 3rd place between Jillian Mihalyka and Peter Ashton on 13 points.

(Tipping Competition Winner Sue Kingsmill (second from left)
with Sharon Hunt, Louis Mihalyka and Wayne Haylen)

Congratulations to all winners.

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

  • Our judges for the Best Hat & Tie Competitions – Robyn Kissane and Jillian Mihalyka;
  • Ken Callander from the Daily Telegraph for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Max Presnell from the Sydney Morning Herald for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Tony Brassel from Sky for his tipping advice to guests; and
  • Louis Mihalyka 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.  Your continued support of this wonderful event was greatly appreciated.

Hereunder some happy snaps from the day.



NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka, of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, attended last month’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following report.

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The Sydney Easter yearling sales have been and gone for another year. This sale has well and truly established itself as an international sale, with the majority of the leading buyers being from overseas.

The average price at this year’s sale was $252,873, which was down on the $291,187 of the 2013 sale. This was certainly expected, even though the market itself was just as strong, as this sale missed the two very high-profile lots of 2013, which sold for $5 million (Black Caviar’s now-deceased brother, ‘Jimmy’) and $4 million. This year’s top-priced lot was $1.6 million. The median was only marginally down at $190,000 compared to $200,000 last year.

The nature of the sale was evidenced by interviews with Angus Gold, buying on behalf of Shadwell Australia. They purchased nineteen yearlings for a total spend of $8 million. Their mindset was buying horses that would be split between Australia and South Africa to race them with the purpose being that those good enough can compete for Sheikh Hamdan at the Dubai World Cup Carnival through January to March each year.

The top ten leading buyers came from UAE, UK, China, Hong Kong and New Zealand, as well as Australia, with USA’s Spendthrift Farm twelfth in the list of aggregate spends.

Very few Australian trainers feature prominently in the buyers list, and it is now the sale that most trainers bypass, because they simply cannot afford to buy here. The majority of Australian purchases are by Australian bloodstock agents buying on behalf of a variety of clients.

Our own experience as a bloodstock agent trying to buy for local clients and syndicates summed up the sale to some extent. We went through our normal inspection and follow-up criteria and probably found more horses than ever in the one sale that I liked and passed all our criteria. However I don’t think I got a bid in at any stage, such were the prices of the horses that I liked.

A classic example of relative buying power was for one impressive colt I was keen on him, and would have bought him in the $200,000-$300,000 range. As I took my position to bid an international bloodstock agent with an international client beside him took up a position nearby. The bidding soared up to $650,000 so we were instantly out on contention. At this stage the agent turned to his client and asked if we could go $700. The client nodded and the agent bid $700,000. When a bid instantly came back at $750,000, the adrenalin clearly got to the client, and he took over, bidding $800,000, then $900,000, then $1 million to secure the colt.

At the same time I had my client and mate, Mick, with me. When I turned to him and asked him what he could cover to see if I could compete with the agent and his client, he replied that he could probably take 1% of a horse up to $200,000 but he would have to check with his wife first! That highlights the relative disadvantage that we were at in this sale!!

At the major sales, and particularly this one, from a vendor point of view, it is akin to playing the poker machines. If you can line up the four key buyer criteria on the one line (fashionable sire, current commercial female family, good type, and good x-rays), then you quite literally hit the jackpot, with some stunning sales recorded relative to service fees paid. The nature of commercial breeding has been evolving in this manner for some years now, and the mission for all commercial breeders is to breed a horse that fulfils those four criteria and ‘hits the jackpot’, because they pay for all the other yearlings that you may lose on when you don’t get all four criteria right.


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

John Messara, AM elected Vice Chairman of Asian Racing Federation
Australian Racing Board and Racing NSW Chairman John Messara AM, was elected Vice Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) during the recent Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong.  The Asian Racing Federation consists of 21 Full Member countries and 3 Associate Member countries.  Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges was elected ARF Chairman to replace outgoing Chairman Dr Koji Sato who served for 5 years as Chairman.  The ARF is formally linked with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Australia, Hong Kong and Japan have permanent seats representing the ARF on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities, and the ARF also nominates one of two rotational positions on the IFHA Executive Council.

4,000 wins to Robert Thompson
NSWROA congratulates Robert Thompson who made Australian racing history on 3 May 2014 when he recorded his 4,000th winner at Broadmeadow Racecourse, Newcastle.  Thompson, who has been riding for 40 years has achieved this incredible accomplishment despite being sidelined for almost two years after fracturing an ankle in a fall at Warwick Farm in 2004.  Racing NSW will make a presentation to Robert during Emirates Park Scone Cup Day on Friday 16th May to acknowledge this wonderful achievement.

New Jockey Safety Report
A landmark report into jockeys’ riding vests, the “Evaluation of Safety Vests - Health and Safety in Australian Racing” was released by the Australian Racing Board (ARB) on 29 April 2014.  The report was a two year collaboration between the ARB and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

The report has led to the following initiatives by the ARB:
1. An assessment of new and heavier vests offering a higher level of protection for track work riding where weight is not as much a determinant as in race riding;
2. An examination of whether the panel covering the spinal column could be improved to offer a higher level of protection in the vest; and
3. Implementation of a new quality assurance surveillance system to ensure vests are continuing to meet the safety standard as defined in the Australian Rules of Racing.

The report is available for download from the RIRDC website:

Licensing Of Veterinarians – Introduction By RNSW (Commencement Deferred Until Sunday 1 June)
Racing NSW has advised that the commencement of Local Rule 82C and the licensing process has been deferred until Sunday, 1 June 2014.



Update by Ben Flores, Media Officer, Racing NSW

No one racing a horse can afford to overlook BOBS and BOBS Extra. When you realise there’s a bonus on every race at every meeting (except Group and Listed events) anywhere in New South Wales, it makes BOBS by far and away the best incentive scheme – and the cost is only $990 for BOBS and an additional $840 for BOBS Extra.

Just a word of warning for anyone planning to nominate a BOBS eligible yearling for its two-year-old season in 2014-2015: the closing date is September 1 this year and entries for both schemes close on the same day.

There is no late entry fee for BOBS Extra.

BOBS Stallion Double Up

BOBS has been given an added dimension with the addition of the Stallion Double Up program, an initiative of Racing NSW which ensures even greater financial investment in the State’s breeding and racing industry.

From January 1st BOBS Double Up Vouchers won can also be used towards stallion service fee payments for participating NSW based stallions. A list of participating stallions will be available on the BOBS section of the Racing NSW website from July 2014.

BOBS Sire Guide

Racing NSW will produce the popular BOBS Sire Guide again in 2014. The Sire Guide is for BOBS 2017 which is for stallions covering mares in 2014 whose progeny will turn 2YO in 2017.  Expect the guide out early August.



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.



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 2014




J Abrahams Canterbury Winsomemore (NZ)



Winsomemore (NZ)

M W Brown Muswellbrook Subtlety
J Camilleri Warwick Farm Vayakhan (FR)
D Campbell Kembla Rhodin Drive
A Cardy Wagga Faust (NZ)
A & Mrs K Chrysiliou Wauchope Kypria
J Clift Gosford Al Cavan
J Clift & Mrs M Hill Narrabri White Stocking
F & Mrs C Cook Kembla (2) Rhodin Drive



Vodnik (IRE)





Warwick Farm

Beyond Thankful (IRE)

P Duggan Hawkesbury Organisms
G Fischl Wagga Ring Da Belle
W & Mrs A Ford Hawkesbury Organisms
D Fuller Nowra Baabulu
Gooree Pastoral Company Canterbury Glamorous Star



As Needed

Gooree Stud Randwick Hallowed Crown
Gundaroo Stud Murwillumbah Cryon (NZ)
G Harvey Kembla Shawano


Taree (2)





G & Mrs D Kolivos Gosford Magnetron



Diamond Drille

B & Mrs L Mackie Randwick Two Blue
Ms J May Grafton Assertory
G Mooratoff Randwick Wine 'n' Dine
N Moraitis, AM Bathurst (2) Mary's Dawn



Spice of Life



Husson Choice


Randwick (2)

Arabian Gold (2)


Warwick Farm

Destiny's Kiss



Velvet Moon

A J Moulding Taree Sprite Zah
W & Mrs R Mula Canterbury Paederos (FR)
Dato Tan Chin Nam Newcastle Grand Prince
Mrs H North Kembla Musk Stick
R A Pegum Rosehill Junoob (GB)
Miss J Pilkington Muswellbrook Subtlety
Sheikh Mohammed Canterbury Vashka





Kembla (3)









Randwick (2)












Warwick Farm (2)

Raja Seat




O P Tait

Goulburn Saturday First

J L Thompson

Kembla Rutherglen




H & Mrs C Tighe

Armidale Aussie Intent

M Walcott

Canberra Just A Blur

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

Gosford Above Suspicion

Mrs V Williams

Randwick Estonian Princess



Estonian Princess

Another feature in the Newsletter is the NSWROA Member's Black Type Honour Roll which acknowledges the success of members in the black type arena.

The Honour Roll for the 2013-2014 season is as follows:

NSWROA Members
2013/2014 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 30 April 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, G Zivkovic
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
G1 VRC Australian Cup Fiorente (IRE) J & Mrs A McDonnell
G1 ATC Canterbury Stakes Appearance Sheikh Mohammed
G1 ATC The Galaxy Tiger Tees (NZ) N Couper
G1 ATC Queen of the Turf Stakes Diamond Drille G & Mrs D Kolivos
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
G2 MVRC AlisterClark Stakes Pheidon D M McLeish
G2 ATC Todman Stakes Ghibellines Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Reisling Stakes Earthquake Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes Time for War G Bachell
G2 ATC Tulloch Stakes Gallatin Sheikh Mohammed
G2 ATC Royal Sovereign Stakes Sidestep 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, G Zivkovic
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 Golden Pendant Sharnee Rose P Linnegar
G3 ATC Gloaming Stakes Compacent Sheikh Mohammed
G3 MRC Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Aerobatics Sheikh Mohammed
G3 ATC Angst Stakes Sharnee Rose P Linnegar
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
G3 ATC Liverpool City Cup Terravista N Couper
G3 ATC Aspiration Quality Diamond Drille G & Mrs D Kolivos
G3 ATC Wenona Girl Handicap A Time for Julia J Camilleri
G3 ITC Keith Nolan Classic Zanbagh O P Tait
G3 ATC Neville Sellwood Stakes Junoob (GB) R Pegum
G3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes Hallowed Crown Gooree Stud
G3 ATC Adrian Knox Stakes Arabian Gold N Moraitis, AM
G3 ATC Frank Packer Plate Arabian Gold N Moraitis, AM
G3 ATC J H B Carr Stakes Estonian Princess Mrs V Williams
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
LR ATC Randwick City Stakes Junoob (GB) R Pegum
LR ATC Fireball Stakes Shamalia Dato Tan Chin Nam
LR ATC Darby Munro Stakes Sidestep 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, 8 June 2014 – Jazz Festival Queen’s Birthday Weekend Race Day.

It’s time to get into the swing of things and celebrate the Sapphire Coast’s famous Jazz Festival Raceday. For the past 30 years the Jazz Festival has brought the South Coast town of Merimbula to life over the June holiday weekend and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! With more than 100 bands 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’s Jazz Festival Cup meeting falls on the Sunday of the Festival and there’ll of course be live entertainment at the track.

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 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
16 May 2014


NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
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