FROM THE ACTING PRESIDENT’S DESK

With a large audience in attendance in the Royal Randwick Ballroom of the Australian Turf Club, Winx was named the Tab.com.au NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the Association’s 2017 Racing’s Night of Champions on Thursday 17 August.

Our thanks to all members who attended, and made the night such a resounding success. A full recap of the winners follow later in the newsletter.

Winx, what a Champion she is! Her mighty win on Saturday proves that she is back – and perhaps better than ever.

Sydney Racing – and indeed, Australian and World Racing – awaits, with breathless anticipation, to see where she will take us this Spring!

Caulfield, of course, witnessed the spectacular return to racing of Godolphin’s star performer, Hartnell.

Godolphin, a longstanding NSWROA member, were also the winner of the NSW Racehorse Owners Trophy race, with their horse, Philosophy. This race is now a permanent fixture on the Racing Calendar, as the last Metropolitan race of the season, and is a symbolic opportunity for the Association and the Australian Turf Club to thank one another for their part in “putting on the show”, and jointly to thank Racing NSW for their administration of the great show that is NSW Racing.

On a very sad note, we mark the passing of our esteemed member of many, many, years’ standing, Margaret Crawley – our Executive Officer has written a tribute which appears later in the newsletter.

You may wonder why there is an Acting President’s column this month. I am holding the reins for the time being whilst our President, Ray McDowell recovers from illness. I am sure you join with me in wishing him a very speedy recovery.

And in closing a reminder to members that, as advised previously, the new Owners and Trainers Reforms commenced on 1 August 2017 and we encourage all members to seek legal advice before signing any Training Agreements.

 

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2017 RACING'S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

 

Winx was named the Tab.com.au NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2017 Racing’s Night of Champions on 17 August 2017.


The Proud Owners, Trainer & Rider of Winx the winner of the
Tab.com.au NSW Champion Horse of the Year Award flanked by
Craig Nugent from Tabcorp (right)

 

Co-Major Sponsor Racing NSW also presented their annual awards on the night with Chris Waller once again taking out the coveted Bart Cummings Medal.

 

This year the NSWROA Committee acknowledged the incredible feat of Chautauqua in winning his third consecutive Group 1 T J Smith Stakes during The Championships at Royal Randwick by presenting his connections with the NSWROA Industry Recognition Award. Chautauqua is the first equine to ever receive this award.

 

We saw the “very best” in the racing world in contention for all the awards at this gala event in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation which was televised live on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

The entertainment for the night, The Beatels, had guests quickly on their feet and headed to the dance floor with their amazing renditions of the songs from the best band of all time.

The award winners for the 2016/17 season were:

Award

Winners

TAB.COM.AU NSW CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR

Winx

NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club

She Will Reign

NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by International Animal Health Products

Global Glamour

NSW SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club

Tycoon Tara

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Whitby Bloodstock

Winx

NSW MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock

Winx

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Big Duke (IRE)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Zanbagh

NSWROA INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD

Chautauqua

NSW COUNTRY CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

Single Gaze

NSW PROVINCIAL CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

Le Romain

 

As well as the Bart Cummings Medal, Chris Waller also picked up the T J Smith Award for the Sydney Premiership Trainer. Other awards presented included the George Moore Award (Hugh Bowman), the Theo Green Award (Andrew Adkins), BOBS Horse of the Year (a tie between Memes and Zumbelina), NSW Racing Writers’ Personality of the Year (Team Winx) and the Sydney Strapper of the Year (Riharna Thomson).

The crowd paid tribute when the parents of Riharna took to the stage to posthumously accept the Sydney Strapper of the Year award on their daughter’s behalf. Riharna sadly passed away in early March following a tragic trackwork accident.

Acting NSWROA President, Mr Tom O’Callaghan said “on behalf of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and NSWROA, I would like to thank everyone for helping us “celebrate the best” of the NSW thoroughbred industry. My thanks again to our wonderful sponsors, congratulations to all winners and I look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

 

ROSEHILL RACEDAY FUNCTION – SATURDAY 29 JULY 2017

The Association held a raceday function at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 29 July 2017 to coincide with the running of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy race.

The function, conducted in the Marscay Room, was a wonderful day for all. Guests not only enjoyed a fantastic buffet luncheon and wonderful afternoon tea, but were also regaled by Max Presnell with tales from his book “Good Losers Die Broke”.

A pictorial from the function will appear in next month’s newsletter.

It was a quinella for NSWROA members in the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy race. Philosophy (Street Cry(IRE)-Renaissance) owned by Godolphin scored from Awoke(NZ) co-owned by Messrs David Henderson and Steve Grant with Elouera in third place.

Acting President, Tom O’Callaghan, officiated on behalf of the Association at the raceday presentation and is seen here (extreme right) with Darren Beadman and James & Monica Cummings representing Godolphin.

The formal trophy presentation for the race was conducted on the red carpet at Racing’s Night of Champions with Tom O’Callaghan once again officiating for the Association.

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy race serves as a “thank you” to all involved with the industry for the year that was and will be conducted each year as the last race of the metropolitan season.

 

CARRAZZO CONSULTING UPDATE: DON’T FORGET THIS STOCK TAX RULE!


Welcome to the new 2018 tax year!

Not surprisingly, at this time of the tax year our office is generally very busy either advising or completing tax returns for new horse business start-ups.

Most of our new clients already hold stock and convert from being “hobby” players to a legitimate income tax “business”, many from owning the stock individually as hobbyists, then converting that stock to a business also in their own name, or, transferring their stock over to a new partnership business (say with a spouse or external partner). This article will specifically focus on these arrangements, not situations where an individual hobbyist starts up a new horse business in a new entity, such as a company or trust.

At this conversion point, there is a crucial tax concession that is available and, regrettably, often overlooked by many advisers we come across. This rule is found in the trading stock provisions (Section 70-30) and applies to this very instance where a new business holds trading stock (i.e. mares, foals, stallion shares etc) for “the first time”.

Without trying to be overly technical, this rule relates to where an item which is already owned by the taxpayer (but is a hobby asset and not held as trading stock) starts being held as “business” trading stock by that same taxpayer. In this case, the taxpayer is treated as having sold the item at either cost or market value (at the taxpayer's election), and as having reacquired it for the same amount. This has the effect that a deduction is allowed to the taxpayer (new business) for the cost or market value of the item at the time of the change, being a deduction for the cost of acquiring trading stock.

 

What are the main tax benefits of this rule?

  1. If a successful racemare, acquired for $10,000 or less, is later transferred to a new horse breeding business, it can be elected that she is “acquired” by that new business for her market value, which could easily be in the hundreds of thousands. As the racemare would be a “personal use asset” for CGT purposes and she was acquired for $10,000 or less, there would be no CGT payable by the individual business owner when doing this. The new business would benefit by acquiring the racemare for a high market value;

  2. Even if this racemare cost over $10,000, there is still a tax planning benefit of bringing her in at a market value and, thus, paying some CGT on this transfer. The benefit in this instance will only occur if the racemare was held for at least 12 months and, thus, the general 50% CGT discount arises on this ‘disposal’ to the new business; and

  3. Conversely, we may have an unsuccessful racemare that cost, say, $200,000 as a yearling filly, but due to her type and pedigree, she is going to be part of a new horse breeding business for that owner.

    Though her market value may have plummeted to, say, $50,000, the owner can elect to bring her in at her $200,000 “cost” to the new business, not at her current soft market value.

Note – this rule can also be applied to, say, stallion interests that have a high market value at the end of their race career that are transferred to a new horse business. As noted above, the greatest benefit will be where a hobbyist bought into the stallion (most likely as a yearling colt) for $10,000 or less.

ATO Market Value guidelines

If market value is elected under this rule, there are ATO guidelines you should be mindful of.

The acceptability of a valuation for tax purposes usually depends on the valuation process undertaken rather than who conducted it.

Depending on the situation, a market valuation may be undertaken by a:

  • registered valuer;
  • member of a recognised professional valuation body;
  • director, for balance sheet purposes; and
  • person without formal valuation qualifications whose assessment is based on reasonably objective and supportable data.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the writer if you wish for me to clarify or expand on any of the matters raised in this article.

 

DISCLAIMER
Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their circumstances with an accountant or adviser specialising in this area.

 

Prepared by:
PAUL CARRAZZO CPA
CARRAZZO CONSULTING CPAs
801 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
TEL: (03) 9982 1000
FAX: (03) 9329 8355
MOB: 0417 549 347
E-mail: paul.carrazzo@carrazzo.com.au
Web Site: www.carrazzo.com.au

 

THE ATC HERITAGE COLLECTION


NSWROA member Graham Caves, who is also a volunteer member at the ATC Heritage Centre at Randwick, has provided the following review from the ATC Heritage Collection for our newsletter this month.

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Following on last month’s newsletter item about the early days of racing at Randwick, I attach pictures of one of the most important items in the ATC Heritage Collection. Some say it is THE most important.

Thankfully an archivist or historian of long ago protected this document and had it framed in the style of the day. It is a “Liability Document” known in the collection as “The Foundation Document”, for the construction of the new racecourse chosen by the AJC in 1859 to replace its existing leased racecourse at Homebush. To commence racing in 1860, the club had to restore and rebuild the “old sandy course” along the Botany Road, at what is now Royal Randwick Racecourse. This course had been used for a while as a racecourse in the 1830s and was still used for training but was derelict and unsuitable for a race meeting.

To that end, meetings were held to discuss financing and the end result of those was that 15 members of the AJC, including its secretary George Rowley, would deposit 50 pounds under a liability to fund the initial construction of the course. Public appeals were also held and funding from ordinary members was sought.

The document pictured here laid out the legalities and function of the liability and, as can be seen, was signed by those 15 men.


Photo 1
 
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Photo 3

 

VALE – MISS MARGARET “PEGGY” CRAWLEY


Miss Peggy Crawley with NSWROA President Ray McDowell
at a NSWROA function in 2016

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) was greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of longstanding NSWROA member, Miss Margaret “Peggy” Crawley. On behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

A lawyer by trade, Peggy was a wonderful advocate for women not only in her chosen profession but also in our industry. She was one of the first females to be granted membership to the then Australian Jockey Club (now the Australian Turf Club) when membership was opened to women in 1982 after many years of lobbying.

Peggy was a true devotee of the thoroughbred industry and will be sorely missed by all.

May she rest in peace.


Sharon Hunt
Executive Officer

 

EQUINE INSURANCE UPDATE


In June we commenced the first of six updates by Peta Parnell from Noel Riley & Associates on various issues faced in Bloodstock Mortality Insurance.

The third update this month is on the topic of Bloodstock Insurance.

For your information, Noel Riley & Associates are a firm of Chartered Loss Adjusters who specialise in the area of Bloodstock and Livestock insurance claims.

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Bloodstock Insurance Summary

In this article I would like to briefly summarise some of the more significant issues.

The Policy: The most common Equine Insurance Policy issued in Australia is the Lloyd’s policy, which in its basic form covers the death of the insured horse. However, the cover provided for humane destruction is limited to situations where a Veterinarian first certifies that the suffering of the horse is incurable and so excessive that immediate destruction is imperative for humane reasons. In the case of an injury, the Policy provides for the horse to be destroyed, where necessary, without waiting for the appointment of a Veterinarian by the Insurer, but in the case of an illness, the policy requires the Veterinarian to be appointed by the Insurer.

Clearly, there are many situations where humane destruction is considered appropriate that do not satisfy the policy criteria.

The Certificate: The Certificate of Examination for Mortality Insurance Purposes is issued by the Veterinarian to his client, invariably the horse owner or the horse owner’s agent. An Insurer will rely on the information on the certificate to decide whether or not to insure the horse and if so on what terms. There can therefore be consequences if the information on the certificate does not accurately detail the horse’s condition.

In some cases, the Insurer may require a Declaration of Health from the Insured, or representative of the Insured such as the trainer or agistor. As with the Certificate of Examination for Mortality Insurance Purposes, the Insurer relies on the information in the Declaration in deciding whether or not to insure the horse and if so, on what terms.

Notification: Like all insurance policies, the Equine Insurance Policy requires the Insured to immediately notify the Insurer in the event of a loss, or in the event of circumstances that may give rise to a loss, e.g. accident, illness, lameness, physical disability of any kind. It is important that the Insured err on the side of caution and notify the Insurer of any problem with an insured horse, no matter how small. It can avoid disputes and aggravation later if the Insurer is notified of a problem at the outset. It also provides the Insurer with the opportunity to appoint a Veterinarian on their behalf, if they deem necessary.

Post Mortem Examinations: In the case of the death or humane destruction of an insured horse the policy requires a post mortem examination to be carried out by a Veterinarian at the expense of the Insured and for the Insured to submit a post mortem report to Insurer. It also provides for the Insurer to be given the opportunity to have a post mortem examination carried out by a Veterinarian of the Insurer’s choice, in that case at the Insurer’s expense.

Claim Form: A Claim Form will usually be sent to the Insured for completion. The information contained in the Claim Form helps form the basis on which the Insurers consider the claim.

 

DISCLAIMER
Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances with a Chartered Loss Adjuster specialising in this area.

 

CARRAZZO CONSULTING UPDATE: HORSES & WEALTH AGAIN ON ATO RADAR


The racing industry is not commonly referred to as the ‘Sport of Kings’ unless many of its participants did not have decent incomes and/or assets behind them. No surprise to anyone I’m sure.

Accordingly, when the ATO issue their yearly release as to ‘What attracts attention in privately owned and wealthy groups’, as it has just done recently, our office instantly sits up and takes notice. So, should you, especially as our industry again was specifically noted as under the microscope (refer below).

This ATO release for the privately owned and wealthy groups sector is extremely extensive and to spare you I will only comment below on the areas they touched on that we believe are most relevant to racing and breeding industry participants.

 

What are the general behaviours and characteristics that attract ATO attention?

These were listed as:

  • tax or economic performance not comparable to similar businesses;
  • low transparency of tax affairs;
  • large, one-off or unusual transactions, including shifting of wealth;
  • history of aggressive tax planning or regularly adopting controversial interpretations;
  • lifestyle not supported by after-tax income;
  • accessing business assets for tax-free private use; and
  • poor governance and risk-management systems.

 

What are ‘privately owned’ and ‘wealthy groups’?

The ATO considers that the following entities fall within the ‘privately owned and wealthy groups’ for this purpose:

  • companies and their associated subsidiaries (i.e. economic groups) with an annual turnover greater than $2 million, that are not public groups or foreign owned; and
  • resident individuals who, together with their business associates, control net wealth over $5 million.

The ATO assesses privately owned and wealthy groups as either ‘lower’ or ‘higher’ risk. Groups assessed as being in the higher risk category can expect a more frequent and more intense engagement from the ATO, the intensity of which will be also be influenced by the degree of willing co-operation offered to the ATO.

 

Horse breeding, racing and training activities – mischaracterised as ‘business’ activities!

Under ‘Lifestyle Assets’, the racing industry activities were specifically noted as often being characterised as ‘business’ activities when they are really, at tax law, of a ‘hobby’ nature.

This again puts the industry on notice that claiming ‘hobby’ horse losses or GST, where no ‘enterprise’ exists, does not go unnoticed by the ATO (we can vouch for that!) and proper advice should be sought in this specialist area.

 

Non-lodgement of income tax returns and activity statements

Entities that will attract attention are those that:

  • have high cash inflows and outflows not lodging a tax return (e.g. BAS returns lodged regularly with this profile, yet an income tax return not lodged for that same entity);
  • fail to lodge returns for some years and not others;
  • lodge BASs in an income year but no income tax returns;
  • have failed to lodge BASs; and
  • have failed to lodge a return in the year under review and have instalments that are low relative to previous years.

Record keeping is seen as a significant ‘business’ factor by the ATO, and what is outlined above should be avoided if wanting to demonstrate a horse breeding and racing business.

 

Property and construction – Property development activities

Our firm is well known in the property industry and many of our racing and breeding industry clients are also property players, so we must note below concerns the ATO have in this industry:

  • whether income should have been returned as ordinary income or as a capital gain;
  • property development activities including where:
    • undertaken in or funded by a SMSF;
    • the property is disposed of soon after completion and the amount is treated as a capital gain;
    • there is a history of property development in the wider economic group but sales are returned as capital gains;
    • undertaken by an entity related to the landowner – to ensure proper recognition of profit; and
    • they are multi-purpose and have both a revenue and capital purpose – to ensure that costs are appropriately applied.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the writer if you wish for me to clarify or expand on any of the matters raised in this article.

 

DISCLAIMER
Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their circumstances with an accountant or adviser specialising in this area.

 

Prepared by:
PAUL CARRAZZO CPA
CARRAZZO CONSULTING CPAs
801 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
TEL: (03) 9982 1000
FAX: (03) 9329 8355
MOB: 0417 549 347
E-mail: paul.carrazzo@carrazzo.com.au
Web Site: www.carrazzo.com.au

 

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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

Finalists Announced for 2017 Country and Provincial Racing Awards
The 2017 Country and Provincial Racing Awards function is to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney on Friday, 29 September 2017. The finalists for awards in each category selected from the nominations are as follows:

COUNTRY AWARDS

Award

Finalist

Simon Nivison Special Achievement Award

No finalists are announced for this award

Country TAB Race Club of the Year

Moruya Jockey Club
Murrumbidgee Turf Club
Muswellbrook Race Club
Wellington Jockey Club

Community Race Club of the Year

Berrigan & District Race Club
Bong Bong Picnic Race Club
Deepwater Jockey Club
Gilgandra Jockey Club

Outstanding Achievement Award

Crookwell District Amateur Picnic Race Club
Lismore Turf Club
Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club
Tweed River Jockey Club

Country Horse of the Year

Eckstein
Green Sweet
The Monstar
Quatronic

Country Trainer of the Year

Brett Thompson
Matthew Dunn
Trevor Sutherland

Country Jockey of the Year

Greg Ryan
Rachel Murray
Robert Thompson

Country Leading Apprentice of the Year

Jean Van Overmeire

Leading Approved Rider of the Year

Ricky Blewitt

 

PROVINCIAL AWARDS

Award

Finalist

Ted McCabe Provincial Recognition Award

No finalists are announced for this award

Provincial Jockey of the Year

Jeff Penza

Provincial Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Rachel King

Provincial Trainer of the Year

Kris Lees

Provincial Horse of the Year

Le Romain
Sense of Occasion
The Mission

 

New BOBS Sire Guide - Now Available FREE!
Racing NSW has produced a BOBS 2020 Sire Guide – listing all the stallions that are paid up for the Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme for the 2017 breeding season. The 24-page full colour publication lists 126 stallions which have been nominated for Australia’s most significant breeders’ incentive plan, together with photographs and pedigrees. The Sire Guide also contains valuable information about BOBS and BOBS Extra, with full details on how they operate. The BOBS Sire Guide is available free of charge by contacting Racing NSW via email - bobs@racingnsw.com.au - or by telephone (02) 9551 7605. A reminder that eligible two-year-olds must be nominated for both BOBS and BOBS Extra by Friday, 1st September 2017.

ATC Helps to Keep Costs Down for Metropolitan Trained Horses
The Australian Turf Club (ATC) will not increase track or stable fees for Sydney trainers in the 2017/2018 season in a further move to help keep training costs down for thoroughbred owners. This is the third year in succession that track fees have not risen.

New Racing NSW Appeal Panel Members
Racing NSW has announced the addition of ten new members to the Appeal Panel. The ten new Appeal Panel members are: -
Ms Leeann Olsen: Former licensed jockey for over 20 years and former President of NSW Jockeys Association
Ms Sharon Skeggs: Racehorse owner and former Board member of the Australian Jockey Club for six years
Ms Judy Foley: Racehorse owner and for five years was a Board member of the Sydney Turf Club
Ms Jo Madsen: Solicitor who currently holds the position of General Manager- Commercial Development with Tabcorp
Ms Jo-anne Avellano: Chartered Accountant who has held positions in high profile firms in Australia, UK and Ireland
Mr Jim Murphy (retired): Former racing administrator and inaugural CEO of NSW Thoroughbred Racing Board (now Racing NSW)
Mr Tony Marney (retired): Former Metropolitan, Provincial & Country jockey with over 40 years in the saddle before retiring in 2015
Mr John Nicholson (retired): Former Racing Manager and General Manager - Racing & Wagering (Sydney Turf Club) for 33 years of his 45 years employed at the Club
Mr Mark Daniels: Former Metropolitan trainer and former President of the Trainers Association
Mr Colin Tuck (retired): Former Manager of Racing & Betting at the Australian Turf Club (and previously at the Australian Jockey Club) for 30 of his 45 years’ service to the AJC/ATC.

 

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE


Update by Julieanne Horsman,
Media & Communications Executive, Racing NSW

 

MENARI ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A POTENTIAL CONTENDER FOR THE EVEREST BY WINNING THE ROSEBUD AND TAKING THE LEAD IN THE BOBS HORSE PREMIERSHIP

As Menari cantered out to the barriers for the $150,000 Listed Rosebud Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, trainer Gerald Ryan was quietly confident he would triumph. The promising Snitzel colt had two solid trials under his belt and returned from a 15-week spell bigger, stronger and more mature. Menari wasn’t the favourite for the race, that title went to Siege of Quebec, but there was plenty of support for him. Jumping from barrier five under the guidance of Josh Parr, Menari was first into stride before being restrained and settled midfield. Menari was the widest runner as they entered the straight but by the 200m pole he was just behind Siege of Quebec. With 100m to go he had shot to the front and pinched the race, denying Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott back-to-back Rosebuds.

“It was a very good run,” Gerald Ryan said. “I thought he could win but didn’t think he’d do it like that.” The victory netted Menari’s connections $84,750 in prizemoney plus a BOBS bonus of $22,500, tipping his career earnings over $400,000. “From his two wins he’s collected an extra $42,500 in BOBS bonuses which makes a huge difference,” Ryan said. “When you’re trying to sell a horse or ask someone to go into it, being able to say it’s a BOBS horse make it a more attractive prospect. If I go to the sales I rarely look at horses that aren’t BOBS-eligible.”

At the time of print, Menari and Godolphin colt Kementari, were $8 equal favourites in the all-in market for the Group 1 Golden Rose, but Ryan has even grander ambitions for his standout three-year-old. “I wouldn’t hesitate to run him in the Golden Rose and back him up in The Everest if the opportunity was there,” Ryan said. “He’s one of the better three-year-olds in NSW.”

Menari has powered to the top of the BOBS Leaderboard, sharing first place with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained gelding, Arbeitsam.

Menari’s sire Snitzel, who was trained by Ryan in the mid 2000s, is also leading the BOBS Stallion Premiership and has taken out the title for the last two years in a row. “It gives me a kick seeing Snitzel’s success as a stallion, especially when the winner is mine,” Ryan said.

BOBS BONUS LEADER BOARD

Horse Sire Prize Money Wins
ARBEITSAM Snitzel $22,500 1
MENARI Snitzel $22,500 1
SUPER EX Excites $16,875 2
ALIZEE Sepoy $11,250 1
ANOTHER SIN Duporth $11,250 1
GOLD STANDARD Sebring $11,250 1
PIRACY Exceed and Excel $11,250 1
REGIMEN Sepoy $11,250 1
RUNAWAY Manhattan Rain $11,250 1

 

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 July 2017:


Owner

Meeting

Horse

J Abrahams

Cessnock

Atlantic Edge (IRE)

Mudgee

Atlantic Edge (IRE)

D & Mrs K Ackery

Kembla

Liffy

 

Newcastle

Vanell (IRE)

 

Warwick Farm (2)

Dahooil (NZ)

 

 

Sayed (USA)

J N Allen

Cessnock

Atlantic Edge (IRE)

 

Mudgee

Atlantic Edge (IRE)

 

Rosehill

Arbeitsam

 

Warwick Farm

Arbeitsam

R J Balding

Gosford

Centro Superior

 

Gosford

Pandeia

R S Balding

Gosford

Centro Superior

 

Gosford

Pandeia

C Branthwaite

Dubbo

Hurricane Harbour

 

Gosford

Hurricane Harbour

B & Mrs L Bryant

Canberra

Stromlo

T Burke

Gunnedah

Cut the Mustard

 

Moree

Desert Marshal

Mrs K Carpenter

Kembla

Canberra

S Cook

Canterbury

Awoke (NZ)

P J Duggan

Newcastle

Dream Charge

Mrs J Edington

Ballina

Impregnable

 

Grafton

Impregnable

Emirates Park

Rosehill

Siege of Quebec

 

Taree

Jawdaa

D & Mrs M Frew

Canterbury

Calculated

D Fuller

Kembla

Level Eight

Godolphin

Canterbury

Torpenhow

 

Gosford (2)

Animalia

 

 

Regimen

 

Hawkesbury

Marble

 

Kembla

Kennedy

 

Morphettville

Bandipur

 

Newcastle

Osborne Bulls

 

Rosehill

Philosophy

 

Warwick Farm

Manicure

 

Wyong (2)

Beacon

 

 

Florid

M Gordon

Rosehill

Siege of Quebec

A Gow-Gates

Randwick

Suncraze

Mrs S Grant

Canberra

Stromlo

S Grant

Kembla

Canberra

 

Rosehill (2)

Vaucluse Bay (2)

Gundaroo Stud

Ballina

Halls Creek (NZ)

 

Lismore

Water Boy (NZ)

D Henderson

Canterbury

Awoke (NZ)

 

Grafton

Supply and Demand

 

Sunshine Coast

Supply and Demand

M Hohos

Muswellbrook

Magic Name

P Johnston

Moree

Jackknife

R Kemister

Rosehill

Hunter Jack

Mrs D & P Kepitis

Muswellbrook

Broodwar

 

Wyong

Missile Coda

G & Mrs D Kolivos

Hawkesbury

Varuska (NZ)

D Kotel

Dubbo

Molasses

Laurel Oak Bloodstock

Canberra

Stromlo

 

Kembla

Canberra

 

Rosehill (2)

Vaucluse Bay (2)

C & Mrs L Lawlor

Coonabarabran

Ausbred Petal

 

Dubbo

Ausbred Petal

R Lloyd

Kembla

Canberra

N Macdonald

Kembla

Canberra

K Maloney

Ballina

Whypeeo

 

Coffs Harbour

I Am Impinge (NZ)

 

Grafton

Sneaky Glance

 

Nowra

Winter Bride

D McLeish

Canterbury

Chatelard (NZ)

 

Gosford

Cellarman

 

Kembla

Chatelard (NZ)

J A Middleton

Wagga

Readabeel (NZ)

L Mihalyka

Canberra

Stromlo

Kembla

Canberra

 

Rosehill (2)

Vaucluse Bay (2)

T Millard

Kembla

Canberra

W & Mrs R Mula

Hawkesbury

Sprightly Lass

K Nivison

Warwick Farm

Nic's Vendetta

A & Mrs A Ochiltree

Canberra (2)

Bring A Secret

 

 

Lord Denman

Mrs S O'Shea, MBE

Gundagai

Sammuka

C Reynolds

Canberra

Stromlo

J Ryan

Kembla

Canberra

Mrs M Smith

Randwick

Kings of Leon

 

Warwick Farm

Kings of Leon

J L Thompson

Dubbo (2)

Cockles

 

 

Kokopu

 

Gunnedah (2)

Barricade

 

 

Sierra Negra

 

Hawkesbury

Phuket

N Titcume

Rosehill

Shiraz

N & Mrs A Vass

Canterbury

Calculated

 

Gosford

Boston Light

Vinery Stud

Gosford

Bollinger Rose

M Walcott

Sapphire Coast

Almost Court (NZ)

T & Mrs D Wallace, J & Miss H Wallace

Warwick Farm

Petrossian

Ms L Watson

Corowa

Gentleman Max

 

Wagga

Gentleman Max

J Webb

Rosehill

Pick Me Up

M Whitby

Grafton

First Crush

 

Wyong

Za Zi Ba

J Wilson

Canberra

Stromlo


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 2016-2017 season is as follows:


NSWROA Members
2016/2017 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 31 July 2017


Category Race Name Horse Owner
G1 ATC The Golden Rose Astern Godolphin
G1 ATC George Main Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 ATC Epsom Handicap Hauraki Godolphin
G1 VRC Turnbull Stakes Hartnell (GB) Godolphin
G1 MRC Caulfield Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 MVRC Manikato Stakes Rebel Dane Laurel Oak Bloodstock, L & Mrs J Mihalyka, J Murphy, P Kite, A Fitzgerald, S Grant
G1 MVRC W S Cox Plate Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Flying Artie W & Mrs R Mula
G1 VRC Crown Oaks Lasqueti Spirit F & Mrs C Cook
G1 VRC Lightning Stakes Terravista N Couper
G1 ATC Chipping Norton Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 ATC Coolmore Classic Heavens Above R Kemister
G1 ATC George Ryder Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 ATC Golden Slipper Stakes She Will Reign G Bachell, M Field
G1 ATC Doncaster Mile It's Somewhat Godolphin
G1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G1 ATC Queen of the Turf Stakes Foxplay Mrs C Cook, Mrs M McLeish
G1 BRC Doomben 10,000 Redzel J N Allen
G1 BRC Doomben Cup Sense of Occasion S Bilich
G2 ATC Warwick Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G2 ATC Run To The Rose Astern Godolphin
G2 ATC Furious Stakes Foxplay Mrs C Cook, Mrs M McLeish
G2 ATC Chelmsford Stakes Hartnell (GB) Godolphin
G2 ATC Tramway Stakes Hauraki Godolphin
G2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes Foxplay Mrs C Cook, Mrs M McLeish
G2 ATC Hill Stakes Hartnell (GB) Godolphin
G2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes Impending Godolphin
G2 MRC Sandown Guineas Morton's Fork Godolphin
G2 ATC Villiers Stakes Sense of Occasion S Bilich
G2 ATC Expressway Stakes Music Magnate (NZ) Ms D Dunn
G2 ATC Apollo Stakes Winx Mrs D Kepitis
G2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes She Will Reign G Bachell, M Field
G2 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes One More Honey Emirates Park
G2 ATC Phar Lap Stakes Foxplay Mrs C Cook, Mrs M McLeish
G2 ATC Ajax Stakes It's Somewhat (USA) Godolphin
G2 ATC Emancipation Stakes Zanbagh O P Tait
G2 BRC Victory Stakes Music Magnate (NZ) Ms D Dunn
G2 GCTC A D Hollindale Stakes It's Somewhat (USA) Godolphin
G2 BRC P J O'Shea Stakes Single Gaze J A Middleton
G2 BRC Moreton Cup Deploy Torryburn Stud, K Maloney
G3 ATC Toy Show Quality Pearls Godolphin
G3 MRC The Heath 1000 Stakes Redzel J N Allen
G3 ATC Concorde Stakes Felines G Harvey
G3 ATC Kingston Town Stakes McCreery (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
G3 ATC Sheraco Stakes Heavens Above R Kemister
G3 NJC Cameron Handicap Chetwood Godolphin
G3 ATC Colin Stephens Quality Allergic Godolphin
G3 ATC Craven Plate It's Somewhat (USA) Godolphin
G3 MRC Blue Sapphire Stakes Flyng Artie W & Mrs R Mula
G3 MRC Ladies Day Vase Euro Angel (NZ) P J Duggan
G3 MRC Moonga Stakes Voodoo Lad K Maloney
G3 MVRC Red Anchor Stakes Archives Godolphin
G3 ATC Summer Cup Red Excitement G & Mrs V Williams
G3 ATC Liverpool City Cup McCreery (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
G3 VRC Matron Stakes Circular Godolphin
G3 ATC Birthday Card Stakes Raiment Godolphin
G3 ATC Doncaster Prelude Spectroscope (USA) Godolphin
G3 ATC P J Bell Stakes Diddums Torryburn Stud
G3 ATC Hall Mark Stakes Redzel J N Allen
G3 ATC Japan Racing Association Plate Top of My List M Einfeld, P Webb
G3 ATC J H B Carr Stakes Raiment Godolphin
G3 HRC Hawkesbury Guineas Shazee Lee M & Mrs E Kowalczuk
G3 HRC Hawkesbury Gold Cup Fabrizio G Altomonte
G3 BRC Glenlogan Park Stakes Eckstein A Cardy
LR MRC Regal Roller Stakes Voodoo Lad K Maloney
LR HRC Rowley Mile McCreery (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
LR ATC Premier's Cup Sense of Occasion S Bilich
LR WRC Mona Lisa Stakes Fitou Godolphin
LR MVRC Chandler Macleod Stakes Voodoo Lad K Maloney
LR VRC Cap D'Antibes Stakes Kentucky Miss W & Mrs R Mula
LR ATC Gimcrack Stakes Jorda Godolphin
LR VRC UCI Stakes Wine Bush Ms L Ingham, Mrs D Kepitis
LR MRC Weekend Hussler Stakes Chetwood Godolphin
LR MRC Gothic Stakes Peacock Godolphin
LR ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup Junoob (GB) R Pegum
LR VRC Melbourne Cup Day Plate Fabrizio G Altomonte
LR VRC Mumm Stakes Redzel J N Allen
LR VRC Hilton Stakes Souchez Godolphin
LR ATC Starlight Stakes Kuro (NZ) J Abrahams
LR ATC Cup Malice Godolphin
LR BRC Mode Plate Eckstein A Cardy
LR ATC Christmas Cup Destiny's Kiss N Moraitis, AM
LR ATC Canterbury Classic Le Condon Bleu W & Mrs R Mula
LR BRC Nudgee Quality Kinshachi Godolphin
LR ATC Tattersalls Club Cup Destiny's Kiss N Moraitis, AM
LR GRC Gosford Gold Cup Red Excitement G R & Mrs V C Williams
LR GRC Takeover Target Stakes Kuro (NZ) J Abrahams
LR ATC Australia Day Cup Destiny's Kiss N Moraitis, AM
LR ATC Hinchinbrook Plate Veranillo Godolphin
LR WATC Detonator Stakes Pounamu J L Thompson
LR ATC Fireball Stakes Samantha G Altomonte
LR CRC Canberra Guineas Eusebio Godolphin
LR MORNRC Mornington Cup Tally Godolphin
LR BRC Tails Stakes Single Gaze J A Middleton
LR ATC Lord Mayor's Cup Top of My List M Einfeld, P Webb
LR SRC Scone Cup Duca Valentinois (IRE) Godolphin
LR BRC Chief De Beers Quality The Virginian Ramsey Pastoral Company Pty Ltd
LR ATC McKell Cup Allergic Godolphin
LR ITC Gai Waterhouse Classic Maternal Godolphin
LR TATTS RC QLD Winning Edge Stakes Curdled K Maloney
LR SCTC Caloundra Cup Supply and Demand D Henderson
LR CRJC Grafton Cup Supply and Demand D Henderson
LR SAJC Lightning Stakes Bandipur Godolphin
LR ATC Winter Challenge Shiraz N Titcume

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

 

SHOWCASE MEETING – BALLINA – THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Ballina Jockey Club will host the upcoming Showcase Meeting to be held on Thursday, 7 September 2017.

The exciting eight event card has a BOBS Bonus available on all races.

The feature race of the day is the Ballina Showcase Cup an Open Handicap over 1,600 metres with some $65,000 in prizemoney on offer.

For further details regarding this meeting visit the Ballina Jockey Club’s website at www.ballinajockeyclub.com.au.

 

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

Tom O’Callaghan
Acting President

25 August 2017

 

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