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, the very contentious Payment Mandate Authority remained the dominating issue this year.  As members are aware, the mandate was approved by the Racing NSW Board (despite the continuous objections of the Association) and adopted by the Australian Racing Board (now Racing Australia) despite objections from all State owners associations throughout Australia, with the exception of Victoria.

The Association remains 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.

On a positive note this year the Association celebrated 50 years of service to our members.  What a fantastic milestone for us!  I cannot tell you how proud I am to be “at the helm” at such a momentous time for the Association.

Throughout the year “our anniversary” was celebrated in various ways - the most recent of which was our raceday function last Saturday week at Royal Randwick.  What a great day we had!  So many memories surrounding the attendees and the wonderful stories shared.  See item later in the newsletter.

We also celebrated with the running of the NSWROA Celebrates 50 Years Handicap at Canterbury Park on 2 December 2015.  My thanks to fellow Committee Member, the Hon Wayne Haylen, for officiating at the raceday presentation.


I advise that our flagship event, Racing’s Night of Champions was, yet again, another great success this year with our 2015 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 2015.

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 – they are an enormous support to me.

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

The compliments of the season.


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Recently we have been featuring members of the NSWROA Committee in the “A Quick Word with ….” column in the newsletter in order for members to “get to know” them. 

This month Wayne Haylen is “in the spotlight”.

1.   Wayne, what was your “introduction” into the racing industry?

From my earliest memories I can recall the races being on the radio every Saturday when my father was at home. From about 10 years of age we had a weekly tipping competition and it was fiercely contested.

At about the same time my father started to take me to the Canterbury races on a regular basis. We also walked home from Canterbury on more than one occasion, having failed to even keep the bus fare. I was so taken by the sport that by the time I was 12 or 13 I wrote a racing column for a local paper whilst on school holidays.

2.   Why did you decide to become a racehorse owner?
A.   The growing popularity and ease of syndication was a major factor but the tipping point was what I regarded as the unfair treatment of Gai Waterhouse in applying for a trainer’s licence. As soon as Gai was licensed I bought into a Harry Lawton syndicate to be trained by Gai. It was a middle distance stayer – it habitually stayed in the middle distance with only occasional glimpses of the winning post.

How many horses do you currently race?

A.   I presently have an interest in thirteen horses in Sydney and Melbourne and my wife, Joan, is in an all women’s syndicate. Recently there has been a turnover of older horses so now I am probably top heavy with two year olds.
4.   Which has been the “best” horse you have owned?
A.   With two friends I started to dabble in breeding starting with a speedy mare we had raced with Shelley Hancox. We sent her to Mr C and the result was a horse called Bunkum (named after a horse trained by my uncle in the 1920’s). It was a suitably cheeky name for this chunky ball of muscle that won its first 3 or 4 starts but a promising career was cut short by injury. He loved powering off the turn at Canterbury and putting the others away by the time they had reached the straight. He created a record for protests when it took 38 minutes to decide he had lost a photo at Rosehill.  Gary Portelli argued the case with such passion that we called him Portelli QC thereafter.
5.   Who has been the “best” horse you have seen?

I was brought up with that great stayer Redcraze but more recently I have been privileged to see many wonderful horses such as Black Caviar at her final start and Makybe Diva in her second and third Melbourne Cups.

But my heart belongs to Super Impose, the great Randwick miler that was good enough to sprint, win a Cox Plate and run second in a Melbourne Cup. The icing for me was that he cost only $40,000 and was raced by a syndicate of first time owners!
6.   What has been your most memorable moment on a racecourse?

Without doubt my first winner, Bunkum.

However, I now have to include the ride and aftermath of Michelle Payne’s Melbourne Cup ride. We have some wonderfully talented women jockeys in Australia and they deserve more credit for their skill and they need more opportunities.

7.   What is your “vision” for the industry?

When I first became interested in racing it was a sport – it is now an international industry.

In striving to be competitive in this environment Australian Racing must be careful to ensure that all racing participants are considered. There are many points to be made but these are important to me. Syndication has been a boon for Australian Racing and has resulted in many more people experiencing the thrill of ownership and winning. It is sometimes easy to overlook the importance of these owners and the need to ensure that their raceday experience is at the highest level. Also, consultation with all interested parties must occur early in the decision making process, not after an in principle decision has already been made. This includes consultation between States regarding race scheduling so that major races are not compromised. As Governments are often warned, policy decisions can have numerous consequences – some unintended. That is why widespread consultation with all interested participants is essential for the making of good and equitable racing policy.
8.   If you were down to your last $20.00 – what would you spend it on?
A.   If it came to this, there is no way out.  I would make a donation to Medecins Sans Frontiers in recognition of their fantastic and dangerous work.




The Association held our last function for the year at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 5 December 2015 when we celebrated our 50th Anniversary as well as the upcoming festive season.

It was a wonderful day where the NSWROA Committee (both past and present), members and friends gathered to celebrate this wonderful milestone for our Association.

So many memories and stories were shared as we indulged in a day of nostalgia.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at the Australian Turf Club (ATC) for helping to make this day so special.  I would also like to extend my special thanks to Chef George Mullen, for not only the fabulous food on the day but for creating our fantastic 50th Anniversary cake and also to Roger Brassington who ensures that all NSWROA functions with the ATC “go like clockwork”.  My thanks also to Terence Ho for assisting with the photography at the event.

Hereunder are some of his photographs from the day.






Country Prize Money

If someone had suggested 5 years ago that from July 2016 Country prize money would have risen to $20K per race, that great line from the movie The Castle "tell him he's dreamin" would have to come to mind.  Well the dream has become reality thanks in large part to the input of our Racing Minister Troy Grant.

Show Case races of $30K are also on the horizon which will again be a great boost for Country based owners and trainers.  Statistics show that a City trained horse only needs to win one race to pay its way for 12 months whereas it required up to 4 wins in the bush.  That ratio should now be reduced to about 2 wins.

TAB Highway Races

Highway handicaps continue to attract good turnover and it would seem likely that prize money for those races may increase to about $50K to keep pace with Show Case prize money when those races commence.

The future looks bright for Country owners.



The NSW Racehorse Owners Association was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of one of our longstanding members, Mr Russell (Russ) Joseph Lazarus recently, aged 83 years.

The thoroughbred industry, and in particular country racing, has lost another of its greatest supporters and on behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to his children Michael, Paul and Yvonne and the extended Lazarus Family.

Personally I had the great privilege of working closely with Russ for many years at Thoroughbred Breeders NSW predominantly in his time as Treasurer of that organisation.  He was a quiet and generous man and a delight to work with.  Our association continued at NSWROA and I persuaded him in 2012 to let me write “his story” in the NSWROA column in Racing NSW Magazine.  Click here to read the story.

Rest in peace my friend.

Sharon Hunt
Executive Officer



With the 2015 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 2016 with three great prizes on offer.  Entry to the competition is automatic if you renew your membership by Friday 5 February 2016.

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



ADVANCE NOTICE:  Members are advised that the Association will be holding a raceday function on 13 February 2016, 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.



As many of you would have no doubt noticed, in the past few years I have been keenly monitoring how the courts and tribunals are prioritising Business Plans as a tool significant in demonstrating whether a horse activity is an income tax business or GST enterprise.

Based on the latest AAT “Business or Hobby” case I have just reviewed, the courts are continuing their trend of the past 7-8 years in giving “Business Plans” as much priority as they ever have. As a tax advisor to the Thoroughbred Industry, it is a message I ignore at my own peril.

The case I’m about to bring to your attention even has a significant “horse” element to it, given that the husband and wife partnership owned horses, had a business in the equine vet supplies industry, the activity denied was expenditure on an equine hospital and their daughter was an accomplished equestrian rider.

Needless to say, the partners in this case did not have a credible business plan or projections supporting long-term future viability, this being crucial to the finding that their “CAC2” activity was done on a “hobby” basis.

The case was long and, at times, complex, but I’ve condensed the facts and findings as best I can. There are many lessons to be learned from this case by racing industry players wanting to prove a business, especially for those that start an activity, and for whatever reason, find that progress is stalled and that the activity has, or never will, get off the ground – however sincere the intentions may be.


The partners were a husband and wife, the husband a qualified chartered accountant who was 73 years old, and has worked in the commercial world for over 50 years.

This couple had owned horses since 1988. They commenced a business, “L-Australia”, which was registered for GST in 2000 and had been in the business of supplying laser instruments for use in equine medicine since 1989/1990. That business was termed Client Activity Centre-1, (CAC1).

In addition to CAC1, L-Australia later began another project, referred to as Client Activity Centre-2 (CAC2). This was a project intended to include an equine hospital where laser treatments and in-patient stays could be carried out, and was registered in 2003 as “L-Property Australia”

The partnership acquired a property, the G-Property, and commenced purchase of a second property off the plan, the D-Property, which was to be developed for use in connection with CAC2. Ultimately the partners did not proceed with the purchase of D-Property.

According to the husband, from 2009 when he decided not to proceed with the purchase of a second property, D-Property, he was working to roll CAC2 and its activities into CAC1. The partners’ business would then be located at G-Property, which was also the home of the partners from 2010 onwards.

In 2009, following a third audit for the period 1 January 2006 to 31 July 2009 for CAC1 and CAC2, the ATO determined that the partnership was not carrying on a business in relation to the CAC2 “equine hospital” business and:

  • cancelled the GST registration for CAC2; and
  • denied the partnerships’ GST claims for the CAC2 business.

In summary, the tribunal was not satisfied that the partnerships’ evidence and submissions regarding the business of CAC2 discharged their onus to prove a business, and it confirmed the decisions of the ATO.

After the third audit had finished, the partners lodged an objection to their amended ATO GST assessments in March 2011, and described what they said was the enterprise conducted by the partnership.

In summary, the partners contended in their submission that “….just because it was finally decided not to proceed does NOT mean there was no “enterprise” ever or at the same time of incurring and making the GST claims.”

During the AAT hearing, the husband also provided a document with regard to L-Australia Property, which he said was set up on the advice of the ATO in order to separate property development projects from the L-Australia veterinary/medical supplies business. He said that he accordingly commenced the purchase of D-Property, which was later abandoned. The husband indicated that once they had the G-Property, they understood that with certain modifications such as a water bore, fencing, planting, and other improvements, both the CAC1 and CAC2 activities could be operated from the G-Property. That, according to the husband, did not occur without difficulties, including problems with construction and renovation of the barn and cottage, which was to provide accommodation for horses and their owners.

Were the partners carrying on a GST enterprise under CAC2?

The partners case is of course that CAC2 as represented by L-Australia Property was carrying on an enterprise, and that the partnership is entitled to the GST credits as claimed. The husband provided a large number of documents in support of his case, and explained the difficulties he experienced in establishing CAC2. He says that due to his, and his wife’s ill health, the downturn in the economy in 2008, and the equine flu, which restricted the movement of horses in 2007/2008, he had to sell D-Property which had been destined to become the laser centre and equine hospital.

First of all, the AAT was not satisfied from the evidence that the purchase of D-Property had proceeded to any extent. The applicant’s evidence was that development of the property had taken two years and was not completed, so the partnership did not proceed with the purchase, which was off the plan, and so the partners handed back the property to the developer. The AAT was satisfied that there was no sale involved.

The husband gave further accounts of difficulties with building and renovation of the barn and cottage, which were to provide accommodation for horses and their owners. He said that they understood that with certain modifications such as a water bore, fencing, planting, and other improvements, both the CAC1 and CAC2 activities could be operated from the G-Property. However, the merging of activities was a greater project than anticipated.

The husband’s evidence in regard to why he considered CAC2 was an enterprise was that no-one would undertake the work they had, and spend the money they had spent, if it was not in pursuit of business, and an enterprise. He said that he was busily arranging finance dealing with the provision of surgical laser equipment, qualifying the family in horse management in order to create credibility with clients, preparing a business plan, and generally operating in a business-like manner. He said that he anticipated CAC2 would be profitable in “3 – 6 years” after it started.


No business plan crucial

The partnership provided a document headed “Basic Outline of Proposed Operation, July 2003 – Programme to establish L-Australia Property as a Surgical Veterinary Unit”. A fax imprint on the document indicated a date of 2011, so it may not, as submitted, have been drafted in 2003, i.e. it appeared that the “Business Plan” was prepared at the last minute for the purpose of the AAT case.  Further, the AAT was not satisfied that it was really a business plan, but rather, a “timetable” for construction of the property. The document does not analyse the strengths of the business, or provide a SWOT analysis regarding the potential of the business and its competitors.

N.B. All Business Plans should have a SWOT analysis…a minimum requirement for the plans our practice prepares.

The ATO submitted that the building of an arena, and other modifications the partners made were for their own comfort and activities with horses which they had owned since 1988. They submitted that the arena and other facilities were also for the convenience of the Applicants’ daughter who is an accomplished rider and show jumper, and thus that expenditure was of a private nature.

In deciding that the CAC2 activities were not an enterprise, the AAT provided the following reasons why these crucial business factors were not met:

  1. Significant commercial purpose or character
  2. Though the CAC2 activity was accepted as being a “pioneering project” and had to be completed over some years and that the partners had encountered difficulties such as the economic downturn and EI, there was no evidence that these factors affected the development of the CAC2 business. Further, the partners did not have a Business Plan.

  3. Purpose of profit and prospect of profit
  4. The AAT found that the partners had not applied themselves to that because they did not have a Business Plan. Further, the majority of the spending for CAC2 was held to be for private use. For instance, an arena, which was built on the G-Property to assist with recuperating horses appeared, in essence, to be for their daughter who was accomplished rider. Furthermore, the ATO submitted that the ratio of sales, $10,467 to losses, $4,945,225 for the CAC2 business overwhelmingly supports the proposition that the venture was at best, in their words, “ill considered.”

  5. Repetition and regularity of activity and whether the activity was organised in a businesslike manner
  6. The partners admission that the project was in “development phase” and there would be “repetition and regularity” once the business was established did not indicate this factor was satisfied. The absence of a business plan, together with the lack of proper records supporting long-term intention, clearly hindered the argument that the activity was run in a “businesslike manner”.

  7. Size and scale of the activity

    There was no evidence of any marketing or promotion of the business activities. There were no commercial sales in relation to CAC2.

  8. Husband has knowledge or skill

    The husband, though a chartered accountant, did not demonstrate that he had the knowledge or skills required to set-up CAC2.


If you would like to discuss any of your taxation needs please contact Paul Carrazzo on telephone 03 9982 1000



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

Racing NSW Board Appointments Announced
Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing the Hon Troy Grant has announced the appointment of four directors, including two new female members, to the Racing NSW Board.  Messrs John Messara AM and Russell Balding AO have been reappointed together with two new appointments, Ms Saranne Cooke and Ms Jennifer Owen, which will make female representation comprise almost half of the Racing NSW Board.

The Championships Now Here Forever With Parity
The long term future of The Championships at Royal Randwick has been guaranteed with the passing of wagering tax parity legislation in late November through the NSW Parliament. The NSW Government will progressively change its share of TAB gross wagering revenue to bring it in line with that of its Victorian counterpart.  The implementation of wagering tax parity will be phased in over five years and provide $235 million in additional funding to the three codes of the NSW racing industry commencing in the present financial year. Thereafter the industry will benefit from an estimated $90m in additional revenue annually.

Start Date Totalizator rate Fixed odds rate Estimated Extra Funds to Industry ($M)
1-Jul-15 16.20% 9.20% 25
1-Jul-16 13.50% 7.43% 45
1-Jul-17 13.50% 7.43% 45
1-Jul-18 12.17% 6.60% 55
1-Jul-19 10.70% 5.80% 65
5 Year Cumulative (1/7/2015 to 30/6/2020) 235

The Championships in 2016 will offer prizemoney totalling $20 million following the recently announced increases in prizemoney for the Sydney Cup, Gr1, 3200m and both the Country and Provincial Championships Finals. Each of the two days of The Championships will feature prizemoney of $10 million prizemoney, making The Championships the richest two days of racing in Australia.

In total The Championships feature 12 “Grand Finals” across the two days, with eight of these being run at Group One level. The Championships is headlined by the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Doncaster Mile and T J Smith Stakes, as well as the Australian Derby, Australian Oaks and Queen of the Turf Stakes with these being the richest race of their type run in Australia.

The Championships sees a total of 20 races held across race meetings on the first two Saturdays of April 2016 at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Winners of the Inaugural Australian Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards Announced
The full list of winners at the Inaugural Australian Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards are as follows:

Thoroughbred Excellence Award
Winner: Mark Newnham, Assistant Trainer, Gai Waterhouse Racing (NSW)

Leadership Award
Winner: Richard Nettleton, Farm Manager, David Hayes Racing (VIC)

Horsemanship Award
Winner: Ben Cadden, Trackwork Rider, Chris Waller Racing (NSW)

Dedication to Breeding Award
Winner: Bernadette Hamill, Stud Manager, Yarradale Stud (WA)

Dedication to Racing Award
Winner: Mark Newnham, Assistant Trainer, Gai Waterhouse Racing (NSW)

Administration Award
Winner: Don Healy, Stable Representative, Griffiths Racing (VIC)

Thoroughbred Care & Welfare Award
Winner: Amy Taylor, Owner, Manager & Trainer, Affinity Park Thoroughbreds (QLD)

Royal Randwick to Host the Inaugural Chinese Festival of Racing
The Australian Turf Club will host the inaugural Chinese Festival of Racing at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 16 January 2016 in association with the Australian Chinese Primary Industry Council and the Australasian Horse Racing Federation Incorporated.  Celebrating a great love and admiration for Thoroughbred racing, the feature race day will combine one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, with a backdrop of rich Chinese culture.



Update by Matt Jones, Racing NSW Media & Communications Executive


David Vandyke’s in-form sprinter Yankee Rose was among the biggest winners of BOBS Bonus money late in 2015 with two stellar performances at Rosehill Gardens.

Yankee Rose, a two-year-old filly by All American, recorded her back-to-back victories when first sent out as a $31 chance then at $4 by punters when she won the $150,000 Golden Gift.  Yankee Rose has been ridden off the speed at her two race wins before out-muscling her rivals for tough, grinding victories.  The two wins have resulted in BOBS Bonuses of $40,000 and she sits equal first with Herne’s Oak as the leading BOBS Bonus money winners since the new season began in August.

A number of other horses have secured $20,000 in BOBS Bonuses recently with a double shot of them being awarded to Ghisoni and Rafha’s Choice at the same meeting, also at Rosehill Gardens.

Like Yankee Rose, Rafha’s Choice has won his opening two starts and is a two-year-old, trained by top horseman Bede Murray.  He’s earned $25,000 in BOBS Bonuses and graduated to city grade when winning for Blake Shinn over 1100 metres when he led all the way for a half-length win.

Later in the meeting Godolphin horse Ghisoni sat off the speed before cruising past her rivals for a comfortable 1.5-length win with James McDonald on board.  The three-year-old filly has also made $25,000 in BOBS Bonuses and looks to have a bright future under the guidance of trainer John O’Shea.



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 2015




J Abrahams







Warwick Farm


D & Mrs K Ackery


Spatsizi (NZ)



Torgersen (NZ)


Warwick Farm


S Bianchini


Bold Reality

C & Mrs M Branthwaite


Go The Gantry



Hit The Mark

B & Mrs L Bryant

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)

M Clift


Tuscan Falls

Mrs C Cook


Faraway Town


Warwick Farm


F & Mrs C Cook

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)



Spatsizi (NZ)



Eye Contact (GB)



Torgersen (NZ)


Warwick Farm


M Einfeld


San Telmo

Emirates Park


Wayed Zain







T Ford


Chief In Command

G & Mrs K Fraser 


Tuscan Falls


Canterbury (3)




Morton's Fork








Kembla (2)












Warwick Farm



Wyong (2)





Gooree Stud


Pera Pera

Mrs S Grant

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)

Mrs D Grossman


Triple Snitz

G Harvey


Rule The River



Hursley (NZ)



Eau De Parfum






Telepathic (NZ)



Telepathic (NZ)


Warwick Farm

Rule The River

Hon W Haylen 


Tuscan Falls

Mrs C Irwin



J Keough



M & Mrs E Kowalczuk



Laurel Oak Bloodstock

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)



Tuscan Falls

N Macdonald 


Tuscan Falls

J & Mrs A McDonnell


Eye Contact (GB)



Crosley Hotshot

D & Mrs M McLeish



J Middleton


Gamblestown (NZ)

Mrs J Mihalyka

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)



Tuscan Falls

L Mihalyka

Canberra (2)

Bid of Faith (2)



Tuscan Falls

W & Mrs R Mula


Dublin Lass

J A Munro



Dato Tan Chin Nam

Bong Bong

Colour of Money

R Pegum


Junoob (GB)

Mrs C Pellegrino


Prince Manitou



Don Pellegrino



He's Our Toy Boy

K Pryke


Eye Contact (GB)

D Ramage

Bong Bong

Colour of Money

C Reynolds 


Tuscan Falls

J Ryan 


Tuscan Falls

O P Tait



C Tognolini


Brooklyn Storm



Crosley Hotshot

N & Mrs A Vass


Positive Charge

M Walcott


Just A Blur

T & Mrs D Wallace, J & Miss H Wallace



Ms L Watson


Gentleman Max



Gentleman Max


Wagga (2)

Dream On Stan




M Whitby


Cauthen's Power (NZ)


Warwick Farm

Cauthen's Power (NZ)

J Wilson 


Tuscan Falls

D Wilton


Hamish Lad

Ms D Windschuttel


Snippet of Hope

L Young


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 2015-2016 season is as follows:

NSWROA Members
2015/2016 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 30 November 2015

Category Race Name Horse Owner
G1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes Exosphere Godolphin
G1 ATC Epsom Handicap Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 ATC Flight Stakes Speak Fondly Gooree Stud
G1 ATC Metropolitan Handicap Magic Hurricane (IRE) Godolphin
G1 VRC Turnbull Stakes Preferment (NZ) Mrs D & P Kepitis, F & Mrs C Cook
G1 MVRC Cox Plate Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Japonisme Ms L Ingham, Mrs D Kepitis
G2 ATC Warwick Stakes Royal Descent G Harvey
G2 ATC Silver Shadow Stakes Speak Fondly Gooree Stud
G2 ATC Furious Stakes Speak Fondly Gooree Stud
G2 ATC Chelmsford Stakes Complacent Godolphin
G2 ATC Theo Marks Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G2 VRC Let's Elope Stakes Amicus Mrs D & P Kepitis
G2 ATC The Shorts Rebel Dane Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Mrs J Mihalkya, L Mihalyka, J Murphy, A Fitzgerald, P Kite, S Cook, N Parbery, G Zivkovic
G2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes Pearls Godolphin
G2 ATC Hill Stakes Preferment (NZ) Mrs D & P Kepitis, F & Mrs C Cook
G2 MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude Miss Gunpowder Dato Tan Chin Nam, D Ramage
G2 ATC Shannon Stakes Vashka Godolphin
G2 MVRC Stutt Stakes Sovereign Nation G Harvey
G2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes Exosphere Godolphin
G2 ATC Premiere Stakes Terravista N Couper
G2 VRC Blazer Stakes La Passe G Gereaux
G2 VRC Wakeful Stakes Ambience Godolphin
G3 ATC San Domenico Stakes Japonisme Ms L Ingham & Mrs D Kepitis
G3 ATC Up and Coming Stakes Shards Godolphin
G3 ATC Toy Show Quality Amicus Mrs D & P Kepitis
G3 ATC Run To The Rose Exosphere Godolphin
G3 ATC Ming Dynasty Quality Metallic Crown Ms L Ingham & Mrs D Kepitis
G3 ATC Sheraco Stakes Catkins Ms L Ingham & Mrs D Kepitis
G3 NJC Tibbie Stakes She's Clean Ms L Ingham & Mrs D Kepitis
G3 NJC Newcastle Cup Beyond Thankful (IRE) D & Mrs K Ackery, F & Mrs C Cook
G3 ATC Bill Ritchie Handicap Sadler's Lake Ms L Ingham & Mrs D Kepitis
G3 ATC Craven Plate Complacent Godolphin
G3 MRC Moonga Stakes Vashka Godolphin
G3 ATC The Nivison Nayeli G & Mrs D Kolivos
G3 MVRC Red Anchor Stakes Holler Godolphin
G3 VRC Lexus Stakes Excess Knowledge (GB) D Henderson
LR ATC Premier's Cup Magic Hurricane (IRE) Godolphin
LR WRC Wyong Gold Cup Beyond Thankful (IRE) D & Mrs K Ackery, F & Mrs C Cook
LR ATC Gimcrack Stakes Calliope Godolphin
LR ATC Dulcify Qualiry Ambience Godolphin
LR MRC Weekend Hussler Stakes Amovatio M Larmer
LR MRC Alinghi Stakes Vezalay M Larmer
LR City Tatts Club Lightning Handicap Dothraki G Harvey
LR City Tatts Club Cup Ruling Dynasty Gooree Stud
LR VRC Batman Handicap Hursley (NZ) G Harvey
LR BTC Ballarat Cup Junoob (GB) R Pegum
LR ATC Cup Telepathic (NZ) G Harvey
LR ATC Starlight Stakes Dublin Lass W & Mrs R Mula

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 Moruya Jockey Club on Sunday, 20 December 2015 – Community Christmas Cup Day.

An exciting eight race card is scheduled with the highlight being the Community Christmas Cup, an Open Handicap over 1300 metres with $20,000 in prizemoney on offer.  All eight races on the card will have a BOBS bonus available.

Moruya is located 300kms south of Sydney and 2 hours drive east of Canberra.  The racecourse is located within walking distance of the adjacent airport, to which REX Airlines offers regular flights.

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



Members are advised that the NSWROA office will be closed for the holiday period from Thursday, 24 December 2015 to Friday, 15 January 2016, both dates inclusive.



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
17 December 2015


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