The rain is tumbling down as I start my column this month.  Let’s hope that come Saturday the sky will have cleared for Golden Slipper Day.

It’s now Autumn Carnival time and Sydney is definitely the place to be.  This Saturday “the babies” will stake their claim to the richest two-year-old race in the world and one of the most coveted prizes in Australian racing, the Golden Slipper.

Incredibly this will be the twenty-second time in a row I have witnessed the running of this amazing race and I hope to see a lot more yet.  We will also have the opportunity on Saturday to see the mighty mare Winx run in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes – how good will that be?

I wish all owners the very best of luck both on Saturday and indeed during the whole Carnival.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate longstanding NSWROA Member, Mr Reg Kemister on his Group One success with Heavens Above in the ATC Coolmore Classic last Saturday.  Absolutely fantastic!  Congratulations also to Mr Neil Couper for Terravista’s Group One VRC Lightning Stakes win at Flemington and Mrs Debbie Kepitis on Winx’s triumph in the Group One ATC Chipping Norton Stakes at Royal Randwick this past month.  I can personally confirm that all wins are great but a Group One win is something else again. 

It won’t be long now until The Championships commence.  What a great initiative this is, particularly the inclusion of both the Provincial and Country Championships into this brilliant period of top class racing.  Please see item later in newsletter regarding same.

Our Annual Autumn Carnival Racing Function, held on All Aged Stakes Day, is also quickly looming.  What a wonderful function this is!  Again please see item later in the newsletter regarding the function.

The sky may be gloomy at present but never fear it is Carnival Time – so enjoy the best Sydney has to offer.

I look forward to seeing you at the track.


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Join us for the Association’s annual Sydney Autumn Carnival Raceday function on 15 April 2017, All Aged Stakes Day, at Royal Randwick in Suite E of the Randwick Ballroom on Level 2 of the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand.

The function is on the last day of the Carnival as it traditionally was prior to the introduction of The Championships.

In what will be a fantastic day of racing, six black type races will be featured on the card including the Group 1 All Aged Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes.

The package for the day, which is priced at:

  • $215.00 per person or $2,150.00 for a table of ten (both amounts are GST inclusive) for members.
  • $240.00 per person (including GST) for guests.

It includes general admission to the track, a sumptuous buffet luncheon and beverage package, afternoon tea and race book.

As numbers are strictly limited for this function you will need to BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

Click here for a booking form.



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


The Championships – now into its fourth running – showcases some of the very best racing in Australia and is termed the ‘Grand Finals of Australian Racing’.

As part of Sydney’s autumn carnival, The Championships feature 12 championship races over two days, each of them a Championship race in its own right and each of which will be contested by the very best horses in Australia, New Zealand and also by visiting International gallopers.

The Championships Day One on Saturday 1 April will feature the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes, one of the world’s richest miles, the $3m The Star Doncaster Mile, and the $2m Australian Derby.

The Championships Day Two, Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day on Saturday 8 April, features the highly-prized 2000m turf race, the $4m Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The winning owner of each race will be presented with a truly unique emerald-encrusted trophy, commissioned by leading Sydney jeweller, Nicola Cerrone with smaller replicas awarded to the winning jockey and trainer of each horse.

Hosted at Sydney’s most glamorous racing venue, Royal Randwick,  The Championships is one of the most sought-after events in the social and sporting calendar and is set to not only make its mark on the global stage of racing, but to become a major destination event for Sydney.

Working closely with Australian Turf Club, The Championships event team works hard on enhancements to make this a truly world-class occasion.

With the two racedays falling on and around the Easter week this year and incorporating the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, huge interest and attendance is expected as Royal Randwick takes centre stage in the world of Thoroughbred racing.

For the third time, The Championships race program will include the $400K The Country Championships to be run on Saturday 1 April, and $400K The Provincial Championships to be run on Saturday 8 April.  These two Finals and the heats around the state to gain entry have been runaway successes.

Promotions operating at tracks right around NSW add to the excitement and bring a sense of participation and anticipation to the Country and Provincial regions involved as their best horses battle it out for a much-lauded place in their Championships Final in Sydney.

The fashion and glamour stakes are high with the Derby ‘Black & White’ theme encouraged for The Championships Day One, and a more regal colour palette anticipated for The Championships Day Two, Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day.

For more information go to –



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


In 2015 the inaugural TAB Country & Provincial Championships Editors’ Challenge was launched and it became an instant hit with the media and public.

The Challenge was created due to the amazing amount of interest generated right around New South Wales and beyond during the first ever Country & Provincial Championships Series.

With the Series attracting such a widespread following, relevant newspaper editors were invited to ‘support their local horses’ that were heading to Royal Randwick to do battle in the two Finals of the Country & Provincial.

TAB registered their support for the Editors' Challenge and sponsored both regional Finals whereby the newspaper whose horse had won the region’s heat was asked to nominate their favourite charity.

Last year TAB generously gave $5000 to the two Final winners, namely Clearly Innocent (Scone Advocate) whose selected charity was Aberdeen Men's Shed, and Danish Twist (Illawarra Mercury) with their $5000 cheque going to Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden. 

TAB also announced it would give a further $500 to each charity should their horse not win either Final.

Bragging rights will once again be at stake in 2017 with participating newspapers and their readers cheering ‘their’ horse to land the Final, while two charities will benefit handsomely.

2016 - Scone Advocate - CLEARLY INNOCENT (Aberdeen Men's Shed)
2015 - Muswellbrook Chronicle - ARTLEE (Cancer Council)

 HONOUR ROLL (Provincial)
2016 - Illawarra Mercury - DANISH TWIST (Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden)
2015 - Central Coast Express - SURE AND FAST (Central Coast Kids in Need Inc.)

To view the table showing all the newspapers and their charities, go to – TAB Country & Provincial Editors' Challenge



NSWROA member Graham Caves is also a volunteer member of the Australian Turf Club Heritage Society which assists in maintaining and preserving the wonderful collection of racing memorabilia held by the ATC.

Now safely relocated to a splendid building on Randwick Racecourse and open to visitors and researchers by appointment, the ATC Heritage Centre houses most of the historical records of the club. It has a large library, a collection of Randwick racebooks dating back to 1869, framed photos, paintings, artefacts, trophies and much more. A lot of the collection hangs also in the offices and hallways of the club premises and around the stands and buildings of the racecourse.

Where space permits Graham will choose an item from the collection each month and give a brief explanation of it and supply an image for the interest of our members.




For our first ATC Heritage Collection item I have chosen a painting. This is perhaps the most important racing painting in the collection and, arguably, in Australia. Titled AJC SPRING STAKES W.F.A. 1 ½ Miles, it was painted in the early 1920s by the famous English artist Martin Stainforth who was a resident for many years in Australia. It is a big painting, being approximately 200 cms long and 90 cms high.

In the spring of 1922 the racing world was engrossed in four memorable duels between the great New Zealand champion Gloaming and lately arrived in the realm of stardom, Newcastle’s Beauford.

Both were geldings. Gloaming was a seven-year-old and Beauford was six at the time. Beauford had emerged at five years to win an Epsom Handicap and several weight-for-age races beating the best Australia had to offer. Gloaming was already the winner of 42 races (and 17 more to come), including an equal Australasian record 19 in succession.

Their contests started with the Chelmsford Stakes which Beauford won (Gloaming second). Then the Hill Stakes won by Gloaming (Beauford second). Again they met, this time in the race the subject of this painting – The Spring Stakes at Randwick– and Beauford won (Gloaming second). All set for the finale and the old NZ champ levelled the score by winning the Craven Plate (Beauford second) leaving the spring of ’22 not to be forgotten for generations afterwards.

(The painting is shown being prepared for photographing and inclusion
 in Bob Charley’s book Heroes & Champions – published in 2014)




Being a firm that is acknowledged and respected for its property tax expertise as much as its bloodstock expertise, when we come across a decision in a Land Tax case that focuses on whether a full primary production exemption is applicable for a rural property, it will obviously be of special interest to us.

It follows that if it’s of special interest to us, it will be of special interest to horse industry players running a business on rural property.

This case was decided in the Supreme Court of NSW on 30 January 2017 and is an extension of the immense scrutiny that NSW land owners have been subjected to in the past few years, especially those trying to claim a “primary production” land tax exemption.

Though, given the uniformity of land tax exemption laws across Australia, the principles in this case extend to land owners in other states who are trying to claim primary production land tax exemption where the land also has a competing purpose, e.g. part of the land is being developed for residential housing purposes.

The interesting aspect of this case as that in some of the years land tax exemption was not granted even though the primary production activity was still being carried on and the sale of the property had not even commenced. Expenditure incurred was the major consideration as to what activity was “dominant”.


The issue was whether a company called Leppington Pastoral Co Pty Ltd (“Leppington”), was exempt from NSW Land Tax in respect of land which was a dairy farm but also part of a major residential project whereby farmland was being progressively released for urban development. This case turned on the question of whether the ‘dominant use’ of land was ‘primary production’.


Leppington owned and operated a dairy farm on land in and around an area south-west of Sydney.

During the 2011 to 2014 land tax years, a significant portion of Leppington’s land (the ‘Farmland’) was progressively released to a developer (‘GDC’) for the purpose of building a new township with associated housing (the ‘development land’).

GDC and its contractors had a right to access the Farmland prior to it becoming development land under a licence granted to Leppington, under which GDC:

  • was required to notify Leppington prior to accessing the land; and
  • had an obligation to cause as little disruption as possible to farming operations being carried out on it.

GDC used the Farmland during this period to carry out:

  • earthworks relating to adjacent Development Land; and
  • tests, either to obtain consents for future development on the Farmland, or to satisfy conditions of approval on either the Farmland or the Development Land.

The Land Tax Commissioner (‘LTC’) assessed Leppington to land tax in respect of both the Development Land and Farmland for the 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014 land tax years. Leppington objected to the LTC’s assessments in respect of the Farmland portion.

Land Tax exemption rules for Primary Producers

Under Section 10AA of the NSW Land Tax Management Act 1956:

  • Land that is rural land is exempt from taxation if it is land used for primary production.

 For the purposes of this section, land used for “primary production” means land 
the dominant use of which is for:

(b) the maintenance of animals (including birds), whether wild or domesticated, for the purpose of selling them or their natural increase or bodily produce, or

Leppington’s contentions

Leppington claimed that during the 2011-2014 land tax years, the dominant use of the Farmland was primary production because that use was physically and economically dominant over the non-primary production use of the Farmland during those tax years.


Land Tax Commissioner contentions

The LTC did not dispute that the Farmland was used for “primary production” as defined in the above section. He did however consider that the dominant use of the Farmland in the 2011-2014 land tax years was preparing the Farmland for imminent development, and carrying out development activities relating to adjacent land.

Court decision

The Supreme Court decision was a “shared” victory for Leppington and the LTC.

The court held that Leppington had satisfied its onus of proving that the dominant use of the Farmland was primary production for the 2012 and 2013 land tax years, but not for the 2011 and 2014 years.

His Honour examined the ordinary meaning of the term “dominant” and concluded that based on dictionary definitions, the term “carries the notion of not just being the chief use or most influential use, but of being a ruling, governing or commanding use”.

“Dominant use” factors

His Honour noted that in determining the ‘dominant use’ of the Farmland in each land tax year, it is necessary to consider:

  • the scale and intensity of the primary production use of the Farmland, and relevant to – but not determinative of that question – is the extent to which use of the subject lands makes a financial contribution to Leppington’s dairy operations;
  • whether activities conducted by GDC on the Farmland amounted to the commencement of use of the Farmland for residential development or whether residential development remained a contemplated future use; and
  • the nature, extent and intensity of the various uses of the Farmland, the extent of the Farmland used for different purposes and the time, labour and resources spent in using the Farmland for each purpose.

Having regard to these considerations, the Court held that for the 2012 and 2013 land tax years:

  • the evidence showed that the only substantial competing use of the Farmland was by consultants for the purpose of carrying out tests in connection with existing and proposed residential development. There was also a small amount of earthworks. Together, this development work was “episodic” and carried out only over a small area, such that overall, the primary production use of the Farmland in those years dominated.
  • therefore Leppington had established that the dominant use of Farmland was primary production, and that the LTC’s land tax assessment relating to the Farmland should be revoked for those years.

However, for the 2011 and 2014 years, the Court held that Leppington had failed to establish that the dominant use of the Farmland was primary production, and therefore the LTC’s land tax assessments for those years should be confirmed, i.e. no exemption.

His Honour found:

  • For the 2011 land tax year, there was imprecision in Leppington’s evidence as to the value to it of the primary production activities on the Farmland. Furthermore, the evidence clearly showed substantial expenditure by GDC on earthworks and on consultant’s activities which exceeded Leppington’s expenditure on cattle grazing and raising of pastures and crops. His Honour inferred that based on the expenditure on each competing use, the development activities were of greater value to GDC in the 2011 year than the primary production activities were to Leppington.
  • For the 2014 land year, the evidence established the extensive earthworks were carried out on the Farmland, and the costs incurred by GDC for consultants were almost double the costs in 2012 and 2013 combined, while the primary production use was materially less than it had been for 2012 and 2013.

For the really curious, NSW Revenue Ruling No. LT 097 on the topic of “Land Used for Primary Production” is the best authority for this decision.


Please contact Paul Carrazzo on 03 9982 1000 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 particular circumstances with an accountant specialising in this area.

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The NSW Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) was greatly saddened to recently learn of the passing of NSWROA member, Mr Keith Leonard in late November 2016 and on behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members we extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Ruth and their family.

I first met Keith about fifteen years ago whilst at Thoroughbred Breeders NSW whose office was located in the Inglis Sales complex at Newmarket. He would call into the office religiously every sale day with, what I would have to say were, some of the best cakes and pastries you could ever eat – the apple charlotte in particular being the great favourite of us all.

He was a devout participant of the thoroughbred industry, an owner/breeder who loved nothing better than working out a “suitable match” for his mare, Graceful Lily. Lily produced ten foals for the Leonard family with the standout of course being the multiple Group 1 winner, Danleigh – pictured above with Keith.

Those who have known Keith will have some wonderful memories of a man who loved his family, his horses and our industry.

May he rest in peace.

Sharon Hunt
Executive Officer




The Newcastle Jockey Club (NJC), in a bid to build a reputation as the “Newcastle Nursery”, is celebrating the re-opening of their unrivalled 900 metre chute with a tailor-made incentive to attract owners of 2YO’s having their first start at Newcastle.

The Club is offering four (4) complimentary three-course meals with a drink on arrival in their trackside Chevals Restaurant (which overlooks the winning post), to owners of 2YO’s (the owner’s name has to be in the book and ID shown) when their 2YO has its first run in a 900 metre race at the NJC, as well as a free bottle of Moet & Chandon should their 2YO win.

As members may be aware, an $11.2 million StrathAyr track redevelopment has taken place at Broadmeadow. NJC CEO Matt Benson said that the redeveloped all-weather course proper is unique and like no other in Australia and exceptionally well-suited for 2YO’s over 900 metres.

The first race to qualify is on 8th April 2017. Click here for further details.



A reminder to members that 2017 membership renewal fees are now due.

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




ADVANCE NOTICE to Members that the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association will be held on Monday 15 May 2017.



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

The Everest Race Slot Licences Open to Bidding
Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) have announced details of the terms and conditions and bidding process for slot licenses in the $10 million The Everest to be run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 14 October 2017. The terms and conditions of The Everest and Bid forms are available on both the Racing NSW and ATC websites or on direct request from both Racing NSW and the ATC.

Substantial Rise in The Championships acceptances
Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club have advised that the $1 million Inglis Sires’ – one of the feature races of the 2017 The Championships – has recorded a massive 37% rise in the number of first acceptances following the closing deadline. The second leg of the two-year-old grand slam, the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) attracted 107 first acceptances and is well up from 78 last year. The $1 million Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) also rose from 56 in 2016 to 69 this year, a 24% increase. Collectively the 10 The Championships Group races attracted an increase of around 9% to a total of 660 first acceptances. The $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) attracted 81 first acceptances (up from 75) whilst the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) has 61 first acceptances. Other The Championships Group races are the $2.5m Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m), $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m), $1m Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m), $600,000 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) and the $600,000 IG Share Trading Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m).

Inglis to move to 'Riverside Stables' after 2017 Sales Season
The 2017 sales season will be the last for Inglis at its iconic Newmarket complex, with confirmation the company’s new Warwick Farm base will be ready for use by early next year. Construction of the new $140m precinct, adjacent to the Warwick Farm racecourse, is set to be completed in December. As a result, this year’s Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale (April 10-12), which has been moved back to its former timeslot to follow on from the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, will be the final sale held at Newmarket. The first sale at the new complex will be the Classic Yearling Sale, in early February 2018. The feature of the Warwick Farm precinct, to be known as Riverside Stables, will be a new luxury Hotel, named The William Inglis. In honour of the existing historic Newmarket Stable in Randwick, a large barn is being constructed for use during major horse sales which will also double as a fantastic venue for weddings and other events and special occasions, overlooking the racecourse and surrounded by beautiful gardens. It will be simply known as The Big Barn.



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



Odds on favourite, Artemis Rose, kicked off a winning day for BOBS horses at Hawkesbury with a one-length victory in the A&T Seafoods 3YO Maiden Handicap over 1000m. Blake Shinn gave the filly a perfectly- timed ride to earn $16,800 in prizemoney plus a $5,000 BOBS bonus.
Another favourite, Indentic, enjoyed a nice rails run to take out the Priestly’s Gourmet Delights Provincial & Country Maiden Handicap over 1,100m for local trainer, Gary Frazer. The filly also claimed a $5,000 BOBS bonus for her happy connections.
Those triumphs were followed by four more BOBS horse wins on the day with Spring Creek Star, Gothernburg, Aviator and Garbhan earning $20,000 in bonus prizemoney between them.

It was the first BOBS claim for all horses except Aviator who had earned a $10,000 bonus with a win on debut in February and Garbhan who claimed victory and a $5,000 bonus at Hawkesbury in January.  In the first ten weeks of 2017, more than $1.7million in BOBS bonuses were handed out to winning horses.
Chris Waller-trained filly, Zumbelina, has been leading the BOBS Premiership for all of 2017 with four claims for a total bonus of $70,000.  There’s a nine-way tie for second involving Invincible Gem, My Giuliano, Embley, New Tipperary, Religify. Samantha, Veranillo and Country Championships heat winners Pumpkin Pie and Caerless Choice.

Snitzel leads the BOBS Stallion Premiership with 41 winner to his name. I Am Invincible is the next best having sired 30 BOBS winners.



Horse Sire Bonus Money
Zumbelina Stratum $70,000.00
Caerless Choice Redoute's Choice $40,000.00
Embley High Chaparral (IRE) $40,000.00
Invincible Gem I Am Invincible $40,000.00
My Giuliano Choisir $40,000.00
New Tipperary High Chaparral (IRE) $40,000.00
Pumpkin Pie Star Witness $40,000.00
Religify Choisir $40,000.00
Samantha Snitzel $40,000.00
Veranillo Medaglia D'oro (USA) $40,000.00



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 February 2017:




D & Mrs K Ackery


Vassal (GB)

J N Allen



G Bachell


She Will Reign

Mrs M Branthwaite


Mary's Spirit

Mrs D Boyd



J Camilleri


Villa Carlotta

M Clift 


Out of the Night



Obsidian (USA)

F & Mrs C Cook


Argent D'Or


Newcastle (2)

Prescience (IRE)



Tamarack (NZ)


Randwick (2)

Obsidian (USA)



Vassal (GB)



McCreery (GB)

N Couper



Ms D Dunn & M Howell


Smooth Tycoon

M Einfeld

Warwick Farm

Top of My List

Emirates Park








One More Honey

A Fitzgerald 


Obsidian (USA)





Newcastle (3)















Wyong (2)

Toga Picta




Mrs S Grant 


Like A Shot



Obsidian (USA)

S Grant


Out of the Night

G Harvey







Sapphire Coast

Catch The Culprit

D Henderson


Destination Tucson

Ms J Henning


Fashion Model

J Hinde 


Obsidian (USA)

Ms L Ingham


Naughty Thoughts

Mrs C Irwin





Crooked Blaze

R Kemister


Limbo Soul



Hunter Jack

Mrs D Kepitis

Randwick (2)

Winx (2)

P & Mrs D Kepitis


Naughty Thoughts

Laurel Oak Bloodstock 

Canberra (2)

Like A Shot



Sikhing Glory



Out of the Night



Obsidian (USA)

K Maloney



J & Mrs A McDonnell


Positive Problems

J A Middleton

Canberra (2)







Cannon Run


Sapphire Coast

Beau Tirage

L Mihalyka 

Canberra (2)

Like A Shot



Sikhing Glory



Out of the Night



Obsidian (USA)

W & Mrs R Mula


Crafty Cop

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Newcastle (2)

Mega Mall (2)

M Naprta 


Like A Shot

Miss K Nivison



A & Mrs A Ochiltree


Bring A Secret



Like A Shot

D Ramage

Newcastle (2)

Mega Mall (2)

Ms J Ritchie


Ma Tante



Let's Celebrate

L & Mrs V Ryder


Smooth Tycoon

L Saville 


Like A Shot

L & Mrs J Saville 


Out of the Night

O P Tait


First Order




J L Thompson



Torryburn Stud




Warwick Farm

The Pinnacle

N & Mrs A Vass


Lilac Lane



Let's Celebrate

Vinery Stud


Madame Lily



Sizzling Bullet

P Webb

Warwick Farm

Top of My List

M Whitby





Miss Elly May

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 28 February 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





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 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
G2 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes One More Honey Emirates Park





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





LR MRC Regal Roller Stakes Voodoo Lad K Maloney
LR HRC Rowley Mile McCreery (GB) F & Mrs C Cook
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 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

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



Albury will host the upcoming Showcase Meeting to be held on Sunday, 19 March 2017.

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

The feature race of the day is the SDRA Country Championships Qualifier, a Class 5 event over 1400 metres with some $150,000 in prizemoney on offer. The race is restricted to horses who have had no more than 20 race starts and are trained in the SDRA.

For further details regarding this meeting visit the Albury Race Club’s website at



Have your contact details changed?  Perhaps a new postal or email address?

If so, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact the office in order for our records to be updated accordingly.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell

16 March 2017


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