Firstly, may I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year together with many winners.

The Golden Slipper Carnival and The Championships are now not far away.

We can look forward to quality racing and an exciting time.  Hopefully all will go well for the ATC to support the industry’s case for the tax relief that we need so much in order to compete with other jurisdictions.

As I have indicated before, the Provincial and Country Championships are a great innovation and I know that preparations are being made to ensure that they generate the interest and success they deserve.

We are of course troubled by restricted coverage of racing due to what seems to be the imminent termination of racing coverage by TVN.  We understand that both the ATC and Racing NSW are working constructively to ensure that racing in the future will have the equal, if not more, outstanding coverage.  Hopefully there will be an announcement in this regard in the not too distant future.

If any members have been able to contact their trainers in relation to the Payment Mandate, I would be grateful if you could inform either myself or the Secretary as to the response you received.  As I have indicated in previous columns, there seems little your Association can do further to resist the introduction of the scheme.

Your Association is, of course, watching closely the developments in relation to the alleged treatment of horses with cobalt and it’s affects.  There is no doubt this is an issue which may have a significant impact on the industry if not expeditiously and appropriately dealt with.


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The Association will be conducting our first function for 2015, a raceday cocktail function at Royal Randwick Racecourse, on Saturday, 14 February 2015 – Apollo Stakes Day and you are cordially invited.

The function will take place in Suite E of the Randwick Ballroom which is located on Level 2 of the new grandstand.

The cost is $120.00 per person (including GST) and includes:-

  • Entrance ticket
  • Racebook
  • a substantial cocktail menu
  • ATC house beer, wine and soft drinks
  • RSA beverage waiter service
  • TAB facilities located in the north foyer on level 2
  • TV monitor for race viewing
  • Access to grandstand viewing area

If you are interested in attending, click here and complete the booking form and return to the NSWROA office by Friday 6 February 2015 by either:

Facsimile: (02) 9299 3212
Post: GPO Box 1506, Sydney NSW 2001





Champion Galloper Emancipation was an Apollo Stakes winner

As a preamble to our annual Apollo Stakes Day function on 14 February, our good friend and NSWROA member, Mr Graham Caves, has kindly prepared for the interest of members the following item.

* * * * *

Here we are, autumn already. Well, almost.

To orientate ourselves for the first NSWROA function of the year on Apollo Stakes Day, 14 February 2015, here is a short potted history of the Apollo Stakes.

We'll start this exercise with a mystery. The standard record books - the ATC racebooks and the Miller's Guide - show the Apollo Stakes being first run in 1977 and won by the Kelly family's Visit. That seems incorrect and the race was first run in 1974 and won by Misty Ville. Pictured here is the 1976 racebook showing the Apollo Stakes and that year it was won by the Queensland star Dalrello. One to look into when everyone is back at work.


Introduced by the AJC to provide a weight-for-age preparatory race for the Carnival ahead, the Apollo Stakes has always been run at 1400m. It began and has mainly been run at Randwick, though it wandered out to Warwick Farm for a few runnings and even went to Rosehill for some renewals in a spirit of co-operation with the STC before the merger.

It has served its purpose well and has been won by many a good horse on the way to bigger things in the ensuing weeks. Occasionally the race has been won by a lesser performed galloper who was fitter than the stars at the early autumn timeslot, but not often.

Let's ramble through some of the more notable winners on the race's Honour Roll.

As said, Visit won in 1977 and that splendid forgotten filly from Queensland Scomeld won two years later.

In 1983 Neville Begg's Dalmacia was in top form to win and the next year Neville's champion mare Emancipation was victorious. She had won the Doncaster the previous year and in 1984 the four-year-old mare found herself in the well remembered duels with great three-year-old Sir Dapper. He drew first blood winning the Canterbury Stakes but she avenged that loss by beating him in the Ryder Stakes and the All-Aged Stakes. Unforgettable stuff!!

Near champion Red Anchor was the 1985 winner and ditto the 1989 winner Beau Zam. Triscay, Naturalism and Pharaoh added their name to the list and then the first dual winner of the Apollo Stakes came along in the very good gelding Juggler for Gai Waterhouse.

The second dual winner was only three years away when Sunline won the 2000/2001 editions of the race and the following four winners were Ha Ha, Lonhro, Private Steer and Grand Armee. What a quartet!

Handy mare Ike's Dream won next followed by an outstanding trio in Desert War, Racing to Win and Tuesday Joy. Speed merchant Rain Affair astounded his critics by seeing out the 1400m to win in 2012 and last year's success was by the game mare Appearance who was in undeniable form.

So the Apollo Stakes has a short history but has left us with many great memories to savour.



Former NSWROA Committee member, Mr Louis Mihalyka, of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, made the trip to the Gold Coast for the 2015 Magic Millions Sale and has kindly prepared for the interest of members, the following item.

* * * * *

The first sale of the Australasian yearling sale season has been and gone.

In recent years, there has been an element of pessimism amongst breeders and vendors going into the Magic Millions, due to economic conditions or other matters which they think will negatively impact on the sales.

However that pessimism would quickly dissipate when a famous lady trainer and others would launch into the early lots with unbridled enthusiasm and set the tempo for the rest of the sale, causing prices to remain high.

This year there was no such pre-sale negativity and the sale was expected to be buoyant due to the number of overseas and local buying groups all keen to have an involvement in the Australian racing industry.

And so it was reflected in the results. For the Premier Session, the aggregate increased by 21% from $75.9 million to $92 million. (Given the sales commission, no wonder Gerry Harvey always walks around the Magic Millions complex with a smile on his face!) The average price increased 20.7% from $141,438 to $170,728.

As average prices can be flattered by a small number of large sales, the median is generally the best guide to a sales trend. In this case it rose 8.3% from $120,000 to $130,000.

The top-priced lot was a truly outstanding colt by Sepoy out of Sister Madly, while the top-priced filly was another impressive individual by Fastnet Rock out of Response.

The Sunday Book 2 Session showed a similar trend, with the average increasing 15% from $47,924 to $55,101. Similarly the median rose 13% from $40,000 to $45,000. During the Sunday trade, the turnover for the sale passed the $100,000,000 mark (and Gerry was still smiling!).

Upcoming yearlings sales are New Zealand’s Karaka Sale from 26 to 30 January and the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney on 8, 9, 10 February.





As the industry welcomes the GST export changes orchestrated by Tom Reilly and his TBA team, I want to continue the positive theme and help industry players out there who are considering starting a thoroughbred business in the coming months of major yearling and breeding stock sales.

Our office does get numerous enquiries during this period from people wanting to start a horse business and I’ve decided to dedicate this article to some of the FAQ we receive on this topic. Hopefully, there will be something for all of you out there in this category.


Q1. I’ve just bought a 1/6th share of a well bred colt with some mates for $330,000 (inc. GST), does that make me a horse business? Can I claim back my $5,000 of GST paid?

Regrettably, no.

The ATO generally will not accept an interest in one or two racehorses as being an income tax ‘business’.

A stand alone horse activity, without associated breeding activities, is rarely accepted as a business by the ATO, neither would this investment meet the GST ‘enterprise’ criteria, so the $5,000 GST could not be claimed back either.


Q2. I want to start a breeding business, but want to do it by acquiring full or part interests in 3 or 4 quality yearling fillies first. Could I claim this as a horse business from the beginning?

Yes, possibly, if sufficient ‘business-like’ characteristics are in place from the beginning. These would include, but are not limited to:

  • A business plan with projections;
  • Proper record keeping;
  • Use of consultants;
  • Regularity of activity;
  • Profit intention;
  • Breeding history of the owner;
  • The breeding savvy of the owner; and
  • Scale of investment.

Facts are always king in these cases, and if the purchaser does not ‘walk the talk’ and retire all or the majority of these fillies to the breeding barn, the ATO will have every right to strip such activity of its “business” status from the beginning.


Q3. My tax adviser has just told me that my new horse activity is a business, so will the losses in the first few years be automatically deductible against my $500,000 CEO salary?

No, not unless the CEO applies for a private ruling under the ‘Non-Commercial Loss’ (NCL) rules which apply to individuals (alone or in partnership).

Under these NCL rules, where an individual earns an ‘adjusted taxable income’ of $250,000 or greater, the discretion of the ATO must be sought via a special private ruling to be allowed to immediately deduct the losses in the early years.

N.B. If the CEO’s salary was under $250,000, he or she need only meet one of four objective tests to be able to claim the losses.


Q4. I own a successful engineering business in a company and I’ve just bought some costly horses in that same company, does this mean that the horses are also a ‘business’?

No, only if the horses are also a ‘business’ in their own right.

Just because a company is deemed to be an income tax ‘business’ re its ‘non-horse’ activities does not mean that any other activity that company conducts will meet the same criteria.

In this instance, every effort must be made to prove that the horses are a business in their own right – a Business Plan supporting long term profitability would be a very good start.


Q5. I’ve heard about these special mare ‘write-offs’, does this mean that all of the mares in my horse breeding business, even those still racing, can use these rules?


For a broodmare to be eligible for the ‘write-off’ rules, they must be:

  • At least three years old;
  • Acquired under a contract; and
  • Must be used for breeding (i.e. not just capable of breeding).

For instance, the above rules would exclude:

  • Horses bred by the owner that are later used for breeding (i.e. they are not acquired under a contract);
  • and Mares that are still racing and not being ‘used’ for breeding.


Q6. Can I race the odd filly or colt/gelding that my breeding business has bred?

In most instances, yes.

The ATO will allow the racing of horses in a breeding business if the racing is an ‘integral’ part of the business, or in other words, is ancillary to the breeding purpose.

This means that horses bought to sale that did not attain a commercial price or a filly deliberately retained for the breeding herd, due to the quality of her pedigree and commercial appeal, will be allowed to be raced under the ‘integration’ principle.

N.B. If the racing of these horses is done for too long and/or too often, the ATO could question the overall ‘breeding’ status of your business.


Q7. Do I have to start a new company, trust etc to be able to set-up a horse business?


A horse business can be run by you as the individual if it meets the ATO ‘business’ criteria. Setting up a new entity is not a significant ‘business’ factor.


Q8. My partner and I want a start a breeding business. Can we do it in partnership?

The very wide definition of ‘partnership’ in the Tax Act presents an opportunity to use a partnership structure for the splitting of family income.

The factors which the ATO takes into account when deciding whether persons (in particular spouses) are carrying on a business as partners include:

  • The mutual assent and intention of the partners (essential but not sufficient);
  • Joint ownership of business assets (to be reflected in accounts, too);
  • Joint business account and the power to operate it;
  • Extent to which parties are involved in the conduct of the business (e.g. one partner may have the horse savvy and contributes more capital, the other may handle administration and record keeping);
  • Extent of capital contributions;
  • Entitlement to a share of net profits (essential);
  • Business records; and/or
  • Trading in joint names and public recognition of the partnership.

The weight given to the factors listed above varies with the individual circumstances.


Q9. If I start a breeding business via buying mares ‘in-foal’, how do I value the ‘unborn’ foal in our closing stock?

The trading stock rules do not distinguish as to whether a mare is in-foal or otherwise on purchase, thus the total amount paid for the ‘package’ attaches to the mare only.

Thus, if a mare is acquired for $100,000 ‘in-foal’, her purchase price for tax purposes is $100,000. The foal, when born, is valued at $20 (if ‘cost’ method is used) or at a market selling value if that basis is used.


Q10. What is the tax treatment of my existing stock if I want to start a taxation breeding business?

The tax treatment of your existing stock depends on what entity owned the existing stock and whether you are wanting to trade your ‘business’ as an individual or via another entity (e.g. company or trust).

If the stock was originally owned by you as an individual ‘hobbyist’, and you want to convert to trading as a ‘business’ individual, the stock can be transferred to the new business at either cost or market selling value. Tax planning considerations will determine which valuation basis is used.

If the stock was originally owned by you as an individual ‘hobbyist’ and you want to trade as a ‘business’ within, say, a company, this stock must be transferred to the new company at market value. In this scenario, consideration needs to be given as to the potential capital gain that may result on this transfer.

N.B. Under the CGT rules, an interest in a racehorse that costs $10,000 or less is exempt from CGT when sold or transferred.

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



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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A reminder to members that 2015 membership renewal fees are now due.

Please note that if you renew your membership by Friday 6 February 2015, you are automatically entered into the “Early Bird” Membership Renewal Competition which has three great prizes on offer.

To those of our members who have already renewed your membership our thanks – your support of the Association is greatly appreciated.



Members are advised that the Association will be holding our Sydney Autumn Carnival function on 18 April 2015, Stakes Day, at Royal Randwick.

Six black type races will be featured on the day, the last day of the Carnival, including the Group 1 Champagne Stakes and the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.

Arrangements for the function are currently being finalised, with full details appearing in the February issue of the Newsletter.



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

Vale - Bob Rowles
It is with great sadness that the Association advises members that Mr Bob Rowles, the former ATC jockeys room superintendent, has passed away, aged 98.  Mr Rowles worked on Sydney racecourses for almost 70 years before his retirement from the ATC in 2013.  Mr Rowles started work at the Australian Jockey Club on Australia Day, 26 January, 1946, and over many decades was an institution at all Sydney metropolitan racetracks with the AJC and Sydney Turf Club.  The jockeys room built in 2013 inside the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand at Royal Randwick was named in his honour.  Our condolences to Mr Rowles’ wife Betty, their son Terry and the Rowles family.

Australian Sprinters Rule the World
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have released the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014 and Australian sprinters have yet again been recognised as the best in the world.  Australian trained horses dominated the Sprint Division of the world rankings providing the three highest rated horses in the category namely Lankan Rupee and Terravista, who shared the title of Champion Sprinter in the World with a 123 rating, ahead of Chautauqua on 122.  Our congratulations to all connections and in particular to NSWROA member Mr Neil Couper, part owner of Terravista.

Racing NSW Board Appointments Announced
On 18 December 2014, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Troy Grant announced the appointment of three directors to the Board of Racing NSW.  Mr Grant said Tony Hodgson AM and the Honourable Kevin Greene have been reappointed to Racing NSW together with a new appointment, Carole Molyneux-Richards. He stated that these three appointments provide a balance of business, financial and industry knowledge complementing the experience and skills of the board’s four other members and Chief Executive.  Mr Grant also thanked outgoing member Alan Brown for his important contribution to the Board since being appointed in 2008.

Cobalt Threshold Introduced Into The Australian Rules Of Racing
Members are advised of the introduction of a new Australian Rule of Racing, regarding a Cobalt Threshold, which took effect from 1 January 2015.  The rule is as follows:

AR.178C (1) The following prohibited substances when present at or below the concentrations respectively set out are excepted from the provisions of AR.178B and AR.178H:-

“(l) Cobalt at a mass concentration of 200 micrograms per litre in urine.”

Cobalt is a naturally occurring trace element which may normally be present in horses at very low levels as a result of the ingestion of feedstuffs that contain it in trace amounts. Cobalt is also present in the structure of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). However, it is known that excessive amounts of cobalt have an effect on the blood system (AR.178B(1)) and that it is a hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1 stabiliser (AR.177B(2)(l)) and a haematopoietic agent (AR.178B(2)). Accordingly, it is a prohibited substance pursuant to AR.178B(1), AR.177B(2)(l) and AR.178B(2) when occurring at levels above those naturally occurring or as a result of routine nutritional sources.



Update by Mark Brassel, Racing NSW Media, Communications & Website Manager


Bigger things are in store for the lightly-raced Manoeuvring following his power-packed victory at Warwick Farm.  The gelding – sent out equal favourite at $4 – landed a $10,000 BOBS bonus for connections when he cruised home defeating joint favourite Miss Denni by just over a length.

Prepared at Hawkesbury by Tony McEvoy, the trainer has a high opinion of the Not a Single Doubt chestnut who was ridden by Hugh Bowman.  "Our goal is to get him to Saturday grade in town," McEvoy said.  A $20,000 BOBS bonus awaits should Manoeuvring complete his end of the bargain.

Manoeuvring was having just his third start and sat behind the leaders coming to the home turn.  Once an inside run was presented, Bowman clicked up the gelding and he shot through to score impressively.

Hugh Bowman returns to scale aboard Manoeuvring
after jagging a $10,000 BOBS bonus at Warwick Farm.
Picture by Bradley Photographers

Manoeuvring had his first start when a beaten favourite at Goulburn in early December after beginning awkwardly in the race won by subsequent Canterbury Park winner, Cleanse.

He then made improvement to finish third to Kipling at Royal Randwick on New Year's Day.

"This horse came to me in good fettle," McEvoy said.  "I've been patient with him.  We'll slowly step him up and try to win a Saturday race in town. I'm sure he is good enough to do that.

"The horse jumped well and put himself in the race," Bowman said.  "But I was glad I got some cover.  When the inside run came on straightening, he picked up nicely and there looks to be further improvement in him."

Another promising type, Ballinaclash from the Darley yard, also won a BOBS $10,000 bonus on the same day in the final event.  Ridden by Sam Clipperton, Ballinaclash (by Commands) scored by more than a length – the gelding has now won two races and been placed four times from just seven raceday outings.



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 December 2014




G Altomonte







Warwick Farm

Mana Manu

G Bachell





La Speciale

B Bryant



T Burke


Sahara Chill

A Cardy


Old Habits

M Clift 


Tuscan Falls

F Cook


Liberty Island

F & Mrs C Cook


Moriarty (IRE)



High Harmony (NZ)



Beyond Thankful (IRE)

S Cook 


Tuscan Falls

N Couper


Ball of Muscle

G De Bono







Canterbury (2)









Hawkesbury (2)






Newcastle (2)









Rosehill (5)










Vashka (2)


Warwick Farm


P J & Mrs L Gunter

Doomben (2)

Big Money (2)

G Harvey


Centre Pivot


Gosford (2)

Global Domination



Rule the River



Palazzo Pubblico

Hon W Haylen 


Tuscan Falls

Ms L Ingham


Sadler's Lake



Kristy Lee

Mrs C Irwin


Crooked Blaze

Mrs D Kepitis


Sadler's Lake



Kristy Lee

Mrs D & P Kepitis



M Kowalczuk



W Lanham


Flys Away

M Larmer



Laurel Oak Bloodstock 


Tuscan Falls

Ms P Leeper



N Macdonald 


Tuscan Falls

K Maloney


Centre Pivot



Mr Lebrock



Space Invader



Te Rux



Voodoo Lad

W & Mrs V McCully 



Mrs J Mihalyka 


Tuscan Falls

L Mihalyka 


Tuscan Falls

Moonee Park Pty Ltd






N Moraitis, AM


Devil In A Dress

A J Moulding


Fun With Indy

W & Mrs R Mula


Gold Seventy Seven



Mr Manhattan

J A Munro



Dato Tan Chin Nam


Saintly Lad

Miss K Nivison


Noble Scorn

J & Mrs H North



I Patrick



R A Pegum


Texas Ranger (NZ)



Liberty Island

Mrs C Pellegrino


Prince Manitou

J Rakic



D Ramage


Saintly Lad

S Ramsey


Sara's Siren

Mrs C Remond

Wagga (2)

Tiger Eyes (2)

C Reynolds 


Tuscan Falls

J Ryan 


Tuscan Falls

A Surace & Ms A O’Neill 



J L Thompson



C Tognolini


El Toranado



Wisen Up




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



M Whitby


Hard to Hold (NZ)


Warwick Farm

Hard to Hold (NZ)

G & Mrs V Williams


Peace Force



Peace Force



Red Excitement

J Wilson


Tuscan Falls

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 31 December 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 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
G1 WATC Kingston Town Classic Moriarty (IRE) F & Mrs C Cook





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
G3 BRC George Moore Stakes Big Money P J & Mrs L Gunter





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
LR BRC Lough Neagh Stakes Big Money P J & Mrs L Gunter
LR ATC Canterbury Classic Barbed Godolphin

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 Racing Orange on Sunday, 15 February 2015 – Family Fun Day.

Towac Park Racecourse is the venue for an eight event card with the feature being the Saddle Up Cup – Country Championship Preview – a Class 4 Handicap over 1300 metres.

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

27 January 2015



NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 9299 4299 • Fax: 9299 3212 • E: • W: