As the calendar year draws to a close, the racing spotlight moves to Queensland for the Magic Millions Carnival.

It is not long now, therefore until the Autumn Racing in Sydney and the magnificent Championships.

Leading up to those, of course, is the excitement and fierce spirit of competition between the Country and Provincial districts for places in the Country Championship and Provincial Championship.

The programme for the heats is as follows:

The Country Championships

Date Venue Distance Region
Sunday, 18 February 2018Port Macquarie1400mMid North Coast
Saturday, 24 February 2018Goulburn1400mSouth-East
Sunday, 25 February 2018Mudgee1400mCentral Districts
Sunday, 4 March 2018Wagga Wagga1400mSouthern Districts
Sunday, 11 March 2018Grafton1400mNorthern Rivers
Sunday, 18 March 2018Scone1400mHunter & North West
Sunday, 25 March 2018Dubbo1400mWestern
Sunday, 1 April 2018Muswellbrook1280mWild Card - All regions
Saturday, 7 April 2018Royal Randwick1400mFinal


The Provincial Championships

Date Venue Distance
Saturday, 3 March 2018Wyong1350m
Saturday, 10 March 2018Hawkesbury1400m
Saturday, 17 March 2018Gosford1200m
Saturday, 24 March 2018Kembla Grange1400m
Saturday, 31 March 2018Newcastle1400m
Saturday, 14 April 2018Royal Randwick1400m - Final

We urge our members to support these wonderful contests.

In closing, may I wish you all a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.


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As members are aware, the Association conducted a Night Racing Cocktail Function, which was attended by members, friends and supporters of the Association on Friday, 1 December.

The night was primarily an “informal function” but NSWROA Treasurer, Mitchell Stone, did address guests highlighting the achievements of the Association throughout the year as well as thanking supporters and sponsors of the 2017 NSWROA Racing’s Night of Champions.

Our thanks to the Australian Turf Club for allowing the Association to utilise their Directors Room for our cocktail function. The room which overlooks the Winning Post, provided our guests with a fantastic view of the action on the track whilst they enjoyed the superb food and beverages on offer.

Unfortunately there was a “technical glitch” with our happy snaps from the night so no photographs are available to accompany this item.

The cocktail function was the last event of the year for NSWROA. We look forward to welcoming members to the various functions throughout 2018, the first of which will be conducted at Royal Randwick in February.



As they say, when one door closes another one opens.

Of the horses trained in the nation’s capital about 80% of their owners live in New South Wales. However the impact of the Canberra trained horses being excluded from the Highway races has been, to some extent, lessened by an exciting new initiative announced by the Canberra Race Club.

Commencing in the New Year there will be a race programmed at each Canberra meeting with prizemoney of $40,000. In addition to the prizemoney, horses trained in Canberra will be eligible to share a $10,000 bonus. The good news is that horses trained in country New South Wales will be eligible to compete for the $40,000.

The Championships are not far off and the best of luck to those of you with horses good enough to compete for the pointy end of the $150,000 prizemoney on offer for the heats and the $500,000 for the final.

Hopefully there will be some more good news for country owners from Racing NSW in the not too distant future.



A reminder to members that the Association’s preferred travel partner and Australia’s leading provider of thoroughbred racing tours, Ambassador Travel, has an exciting range of international racing tours available in 2018 including:


Ambassador Travel has also got you covered with a range of domestic racing tours including the Sydney Carnival, Darwin Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Contact Ambassador Travel on 07 3229 6555 or Toll Free on 1800 777 989 or visit the website:




If ever there was a time of the year where attention turns to buying into a horse, it’s the period between the ceasing of the Melbourne and Sydney Spring Carnivals and the start of the yearling sales circuit, starting early January at the QLD Magic Millions.

The glitz and glamour and lucrative stakes on offer at these carnivals gives many a racing lover a great incentive to want to be part of the thrill and fun of racehorse ownership. The upcoming sales circuit comes at the perfect time to start the journey.

For many future owners, there is often a problem. Cash-flow can be tight, for all sorts of reasons, and thus accessing immediate funds for the purchase can be a challenge. Forget about the banks extending the business overdraft or providing other forms of credit for a horse purchase!

So...the future owner ponders…what about buying the horse out of my “cashed-up” Super Fund (SMSF) and having the racehorse as one of its assets? Well, I’m afraid this won’t fly with the ATO given the tightening of standards that apply from 1 July 2011 to “collectables” or “personal use assets” that are acquired by a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF).

“Collectables” includes items such as:

  • assets of a particular kind, if assets of that kind are ordinarily used or kept mainly for “personal use or enjoyment”. The latter category includes racehorses owned by a SMSF, given that the ATO has long classified them as “personal use assets”.
  • Borrowing from the fund to buy a horse?

    If the fund can’t invest directly into racehorses, thought often turns to borrowing from the fund to buy the horse. Thus, the direct ownership of the asset is not held by the fund, instead it could be a fund member or an entity related to that member that borrows from the fund for this purpose.

    This is where many advisers get the advice on SMSF borrowing seriously wrong!

    Borrowing by a member or relative is prohibited

    Under the Super Fund law, yes, prima facie a fund can lend up to 5 per cent of the value of its assets to fund members or the members relatives. This rule reflects that excessive loans to members or their relatives is a breach of what is known as the “in-house assets” rule and the ATO strictly forbids this.

    However, what is not well known and often overlooked, is this “5 per cent” rule is overridden by another area of Super Fund law which strictly prohibits the fund providing any form of lending or giving “financial assistance” to members or relatives.

    In plain English, the fund can never lend to a member or relative, regardless if it is less than 5 per cent of the value of the fund’s assets.

    But the good news is that there is an exception to this overriding “financial assistance” limitation – a fund can lend to a related party who is not a member or relative of a member of an SMSF. Thus, a SMSF can lend up to 5 per cent of the total value of its assets to a related entity such as a related company or a related unit trust.

    In another anomaly of the SMSF borrowing rules, it can also lend an unlimited amount to a member’s cousin or their former spouse (if both not fund members), given that they are not considered related parties – they are outside the definition of a “relative” under the general definition contained in the Super laws.

    What does this all mean?

    The upshot of the above is that if you want to fund the purchase of a racehorse by borrowing from your SMSF:

  • you can’t lend to any member or relative of the fund (e,g. yourself, wife, children, Mum and Dad); and
  • you can lend up to 5 per cent of the total value of the fund assets to a related entity such as a company or trust.
  • Note – where you lend to any party from your SMSF, that borrowing must be on a commercial footing and an appropriate market rate of interest should be charged, i.e. an SMSF trustee must ensure all of its investments are made on an arm’s length basis.

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

    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.

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    ADVANCE NOTICE: Members are advised that the Association’s first function for 2018, and an annual event on our schedule, is a raceday function on 17 February 2018 at Royal Randwick, to coincide with the running of the Apollo Stakes.

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



    With the 2017 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 2018 with three great prizes on offer. Entry to the competition is automatic if you renew your membership by Friday 2 February 2018.

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



    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.


    Not all memorabilia needs to be old.

    Just four years ago in 2013 at the ATC’s Sydney Autumn Carnival at Randwick the T J Smith Stakes was conducted. The crowd was excited that the unbeaten champion mare Black Caviar was in town to try and win the race for the second time, she having been successful in 2011. She was also having her last start in a race and if she could win she would remain unbeaten in 25 starts.

    Her opposition included the smartest sprinters in Australia, all bent on inflicting a first defeat on the best sprinter in the world. Her old rival Hay List was there. So was the Group 1 winning three-year-old Epaulette, while brilliant wet track sprinter Rain Affair got his wish for a dead track. The “boom” mare Sea Siren was also in the field. From Victoria the short course specialist in form was Bel Sprinter, he was running as the second favourite.

    To get even more involvement from the crowd, the marketing arm of the ATC arranged for a massive cloth sheet measuring 250 x 400 cms in Black Caviar’s racing colours of salmon with black spots to be taken out among the crowd and invited racegoers to add a personal message of support for the mare. The move proved very popular and those who did so have proof of their good wishes preserved for future display in exhibitions and historic presentations.

    Attached is a photograph of the sheet showing the covering of the numerous messages.

    This wall hanging is now part of the ATC Heritage Collection at the ATC Heritage Centre on Randwick racecourse.

    She won, of course!



    Goulburn District Race Club is renowned for its competitive racing surface and terrific tablelands turf action.

    The club races twenty times a year and holds a strong passion for racing in a relaxed and rural setting.

    Uniquely located within reach of city, regional and country areas, Goulburn District Race Club continues to build a reputation as a “must do” experience for racehorse owners.

    Our club recognises the significant contribution that owners make to the thoroughbred industry and to race clubs like ours. Whether visiting us from the city or country we offer owners an “up close” experience of everything racing.

    When visiting our tablelands track, owners receive a suite of benefits including:

    • Free entry
    • Separate owners bar and race viewing area
    • Complimentary beverage
    • Complimentary race book
    • DVD race replay of your horse competing

    Goulburn Race Club also offers quality tailored hospitality options for visiting owners and trainers through its caterers “Feasts & Functions”.

    Upcoming race days include 29 January 2018 (Mon), 12 February 2018 (Mon) and the Country Championships is a great day on 24th February 2018 (Sat)

    We look forward to seeing you at Goulburn Races soon!

    For more information or to organise a group booking contact the club by:

    Phone: 02 4822 2222
    Twitter: @goulburnraces
    Facebook: @goulburn.districtracing



    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 sixth update, and the last in the series, is on the topic of Treatment by Non Veterinarians.

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


    Treatment by Non Veterinarians

    Insurers do not want anyone other than registered veterinarians treating insured horses. The Lloyd’s Equine Insurance Policy is quite specific in this area. Condition 7 a) of the Policy requires the Insured to immediately engage a veterinarian “in the event of any illness, disease, lameness, injury, accident or physical disability whatsoever of or to the HORSE”. Failure to immediately engage a veterinarian can prejudice an Insured’s claim.

    Further, Policy Exclusion 2 b) specifically excludes the death of a horse caused or contributed to by “the giving of any medication unless by a VETERINARIAN (or experienced personnel directed by him) and certified by that VETERINARIAN to have been of a preventative nature or necessitated by accident, injury, illness or disease occurring during the period of insurance. As used in this insurance, medication includes any drug, hormone, vitamin, protein or other substance other than unadulterated food or drink”.

    In addition, Policy Exclusion 2 d) specifically excludes death caused or contributed to by the “failure of the INSURED, his family, representatives, agents, employees, bailees or other persons who have care, custody or control of the HORSE to provide proper care and attention to the HORSE at all times”. Clearly, this would include trainers, stud farm personnel, agistors, etc. The failure to appoint a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured horse could be regarded as a failure to provide proper care and attention.

    We have previously been appointed in connection with two claims for the deaths of horses immediately following injections by trainers. In one case Hip Iron was injected and in the other a mixture of vitamins and electrolytes. Hip Iron is known to cause anaphylaxis in some horses and the label contains a warning to that effect. In the case of the latter, it has been suggested that the trainer inadvertently injected the vitamin supplements into the carotid artery instead of the jugular vein.

    We have also been appointed in connection with a claim where an artificial insemination technician is thought to have torn the rectum of a horse whilst performing a rectal pregnancy examination. Another claim involved a horse spelling at a trainer’s property. It sustained a wound to a hind fetlock, which was treated by stud staff using drugs they had on hand. When the affected leg developed cellulitis a week later, it was taken to a vet clinic and found to have a severely infected fetlock joint, necessitating its euthanasia.

    Underwriters have denied liability for all four of the above claims.

    It is not the purpose of this article to disparage trainers or Agistment farms. However, there is clearly a tendency on the part of some “would be horse experts” to treat horses themselves. Indeed the supply of restricted drugs to non veterinarians has long been an industry problem. It could only benefit horse owners if they are aware of the potential pitfalls in allowing non-veterinarians to treat their horses, particularly insured horses, rather than immediately engaging a veterinarian to treat the horse.

    Noel Riley & Associates are not veterinarians or solicitors and as such this article is not intended to provide veterinary or legal advice.


    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.



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

    Grant Burns New FBAA President
    Grant Burns has been announced as the new President of Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) replacing the outgoing Adrian Hancock. The Perth-based Burns operates Premium Bloodstock and is an auctioneer with Magic Millions, is also on the TBWA committee and is bloodstock adviser for Yarradale Stud.

    Inglis to offer Bloodstock Intern role in 2018
    An excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the workings of Australia’s number one thoroughbred auctioneer company has become available with an Inglis Bloodstock Internship. The successful applicant’s time will be predominantly spent within the bloodstock division, while being exposed to the company’s marketing, insurance, digital and leasing divisions. This unique opportunity will allow the successful applicant the chance to build a succinct knowledge and thorough understanding of an auctioneer/bloodstock agency.

    Based primarily in Melbourne, the successful applicant will spend time with industry leaders, gaining an intimate understanding of pedigree and confirmation evaluation which forms an integral part of the selection process for yearlings entered in the company’s annual yearling sale series.

    The successful applicant will be given the opportunity for interstate travel between the Melbourne and Sydney offices and throughout Australia’s primary breeding regions. Applications should be emailed to James Price ( no later than Wednesday December 20, 2017 and should include a current CV along with a cover letter explaining why you feel you are a worthy candidate for this internship. Interviews will be conducted mid-January 2018, with the commencement of the Internship set for early to mid-February. The internship will run for 12 months.



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



    Outstanding talent Unforgotten earned herself a summer break by claiming her third successive metropolitan win at Rosehill Gardens in November. The Fastnet Rock filly only started on three occasions in the spring and after a commanding win at Rosehill – that followed victories there and at Canterbury Park in October – trainer Chris Waller immediately sent her to the spelling paddock. Waller said Unforgotten oozed class and will now be set for some of the prestigious fillies’ races in the autumn and during The Championships at Royal Randwick in April.

    By going on her winning way, Unforgotten has managed to haul in $56,250 in BOBS bonuses and surpassed Goodfella ($45,000) as the leading BOBS galloper for the season.

    Waller told colleague, Brad Gray: “She was giving away weight to the boys but I thought she was very impressive. “We’ll give her a very short break and bring her back for the autumn. She’ll get a distance and has the perfect cross of Fastnet Rock and Galileo.”

    Jockey Jay Ford echoed his thoughts: “She is all class and showed that today. The step up in trip was a real positive for her. “I just kept her out of trouble and was confident a long way out. She has got a lot of ability and it’s going to take her a fair away.”

    Meanwhile, Choisir filly Secret Lady ($6.50) upset favourite punters when she led all the way to defeat the long odds-on Godolphin fancy Plague Stone ($1.35) in the Golden Gift at Rosehill Gardens. In doing so, the youngster extracted revenge having tasted defeat in her debut at the hands of Godolphin’s unbeaten Dynamited. Connections of Secret Lady picked up – as well as the $84,000 first prizemoney cheque – a $22,500 BOBS bonus for the Rosehill win. “From day one, she has showed us a lot and seems a natural racehorse,” said trainer Gary Portelli. “She is a really good doer and copes so well with racing; we now have a filly who has qualified for the Magic Millions and Golden Slipper.’’

    Since its inception BOBS has paid out more than $116.5 million in bonuses.


    Horse Sire BOBS Bonus Wins
    UNFORGOTTENFastnet Rock$56,2503
    SUPER EXExcites$39,3753
    PIRACYExceed and Excel$33,7503
    PRETTY FASTNot a Single Doubt$33,7503
    ATARAXIATeofilo (Ire)$28,1252
    TORVILLNot a Single Doubt$28,1252
    WARRANTYAll Too Hard$28,1252
    AONAIRFastnet Rock$22,5002
    BEAU GESTEStreet Cry (Ire)$22,5001
    DYNAMITEDExceed and Excel$22,5001
    LEGEND OF CONDORNot a Single Doubt$22,5001



    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 2017:




    J AbrahamsGosfordRegine (IRE)
    D AckeryCanterburyDoukhan (IRE)
     RandwickDoukhan (IRE)
    D & Mrs K AckeryRosehill (2)Carzoff (FR)
      Vassal (GB)
    J N AllenFlemingtonRedzel
     GosfordRegine (IRE)
    G AltomonteRandwickSamantha
    I BakaArmidaleArleta
    C & Mrs M BranthwaiteDubboCaisson Platoon
    B & Mrs L BryantGundagaiFox Tales
    A CardyGoulburnRuthless Agent (NZ)
     RosehillEqual Balance
    J CarmodyBathurstTony's Reward
     CessnockClassy Hussy
     OrangeFull of Beans
    J CordinaFlemingtonAce High
     RandwickAll Too Soon
    N CouperFlemingtonBall of Muscle
     HawkesburyDream I Can
    P J DugganNewcastleMister Rossa
    Emirates ParkHawkesburyDream I Can
     Gosford (3)Aisance
     HawkesburyDuca Valentinois(IRE)
     Hawkesbury (6)Beijing Board (GB)
      Seine Net
      Tiki Bar
     Randwick (3)Drachenfels
     Rosehill (2)Dynamited
      Interlocuter (USA)
    Mrs S GrantCanberraBid of Faith
    S GrantGoulburnChain of Fools
    Gundaroo StudBallinaHope Island
    D HendersonRosehillPositive Problems
    Mrs S HolbrookKempseyTycoon Street
     SconeTycoon Street
    A JohnsonGraftonMexican Mountain
    R KemisterKemblaBurden of Proof
    J KeoughTumutBoots An All
    P & Mrs D KepitisCanterburyHigher Ground
    W LanhamHawkesburyConcessions
    W LanyonRosehillIntueri
    Laurel Oak Bloodstock CanberraBid of Faith
    R LeghFlemingtonVengeur Masque (IRE)
     Sandown (2)Dollar for Dollar
    D LilleyFlemingtonCismontane (NZ)
    D LopezHawkesburyPoet's Advocate
     NewcastlePoet's Advocate
    B MackieHawkesburyWallangarra (GB)
     NewcastleJust Bute
     Port MacquarieDual Escape
    K MaloneyCanterburyTumultuous
     GosfordMusic Addition
    J & Mrs A McDonnellRosehillPositive Problems
    D McLeishCanterbury (2)Cellarman (2)
    D & Mrs M McLeishCanterburyNoire
    J A MiddletonCanberraPahruli
     GoulburnAll Sassitude
    L Mihalyka CanberraBid of Faith
    W & Mrs R MulaGosfordSprightly Lass
    Dato Tan Chin NamCanterburySky Boy
    R PegumCanterburyJaunty (NZ)
    Mrs K PowellMoreeBrienz Bella
    K PrykeRosehillWayanka
    D RamageCanterburySky Boy
    Ramsey Pastoral Pty LtdRosehillGlenall
     SconeLa Vida Loca
    Ms J RitchieHawkesburyLord Macau
    Mrs M SmithMuswellbrookParis Sizzler
    Ms S SproatsMuswellbrookParis Sizzler
    J L ThompsonAscotPounamu
    P TigheNewcastleSavacool (NZ)
     RandwickSo You Win
     Rosehill (2)Unforgotten (2)
    N TitcumeSapphire CoastMirrabooka
    S van EykGosfordAmericana Magic
    N & Mrs A VassRosehillCarzoff (FR)
    Vinery StudCanterburyCosmic Engine
    M WalcottCanberraLoyal Toast
     MoruyaLe Sacre Blur
    T & Mrs D Wallace, J & Miss H WallaceMuswellbrookMarathon
    J WebbWyongVictime De L'Amour
    D WiltonSconeMagic Choir

    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 2017-2018 season is as follows:

    NSWROA Members
    2017/2018 Black Type Honour Roll
    Current to 30 November 2017

    Category Race Name Horse Owner
    G1ATC George Main StakesWinxP Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
    G1MVRC Moir StakesShe Will ReignG Bachell, M Field
    G1ATC Flight StakesAlizeeGodolphin
    G1VRC Turnbull StakesWinxP Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
    G1ATC Spring Champion StakesAce HighJ Cordina
    G1MVRC W S Cox PlateWinxP Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
    G1VRC Victoria DerbyAce HighJ Cordina
    G1VRC Darley ClassicRedzelJ N Allen
    G2ATC Warwick StakesWinxP Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
    G2MRC P B Lawrence StakesHartnell (GB)Godolphin
    G2ATC Chelmsford StakesWinxP Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
    G2ATC Theo Marks StakesDeployTorryburn Stud, K Maloney
    G2ATC Run To the RoseMenariG Altomonte
    G2ATC Tea Rose StakesAlizeeGodolphin
    G2ATC The ShortsRedzelJ N Allen
    G2ATC Roman Consul StakesViridineGodolphin
    G2MVRC Moonee Valley Fillies ClassicBanishGodolphin
    G2MRC Sandown GuineasVillermontR Legh
    G3ATC Show County QualityDeployTorryburn Stud, K Maloney
    G3ATC Concorde StakesRedzelJ N Allen
    G3MRC The HeathVoodoo LadK Maloney
    G3NJC Spring StakesAstoriaGodolphin
    G3NJC Newcastle Gold CupBroadside (NZ)D & Mrs S Lilley, I & Mrs C Patrick
    G3NJC Tibbie StakesZanbaghO P Tait
    G3ATC Kingston Town StakesLibran (IRE)Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Mrs S McGrath, P Quirk
    G3ATC Gloaming StakesAce HighJ Cordina
    G3MRC Thoroughbred Club StakesInvincible StarD & Mrs S Lilley
    G3MRC Northwood Plume StakesCool PassionJ & Mrs A McDonnell, Ms J Henning
    G3MRC Ladies Day VaseQuilateR & Mrs M Conway
    G3GRC Geelong CupVengeur Masque (IRE)R Legh
    G3WATC Asian Beau StakesPounamuJ L Thompson
    G3VRC Lexus StakesCismontane (NZ)D Lilley
    G3VRC Red Roses StakesJordaGodolphin
    G3VRC Queen Elizabeth StakesVengeur Masque (IRE)R Legh
    G3MRC Sandown StakesDollar for DollarR Legh
    LRATC The RosebudMenariG Altomonte
    LRHRC Rowley MileArbeitsamJ N Allen
    LRWRC Wyong Gold CupDestiny's KissN Moraitis, AM
    LRATC Heritage StakesViridineGodolphin
    LRATC Breeders PlatePerformerP Tighe, D N Fuller
    LRATC Dulcify QualityAtaraxiaGodolphin
    LRATC Reginald Allen HandicapTorvillM & Mrs E Kowalczuk
    LRATC City Tattersalls Club CupDestiny's KissN Moraitis, AM
    LRVRC Century StakesBall of MuscleN Couper
    LRHRC Ladies Day CupDuca Valentinois(IRE)Godolphin

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



    The following Showcase Meetings will take place in January.

    First up is the Moruya Jockey Club Meeting on Monday, 8 January 2018. This meeting features an eight race program with a BOBS Bonus available on all races. The highlight on the card is the Narooma Showcase Cup an Open Handicap run over 1425 metres with $40,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Moruya Jockey Club’s website at

    The Tamworth Jockey Club will hold their Showcase Meeting on Thursday, 25 January 2018. They also have an eight event card with a BOBS Bonus available on all races. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Tamworth Jockey Club’s website at



    Members are advised that the NSWROA office will be closed for the holiday period from Friday, 22 December 2017 to Friday, 12 January 2018, 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

    Tom O’Callaghan
    Acting President

    14 December 2017


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