FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

Following the recent Annual General Meeting of the Association, I was asked to mention to our members via the newsletter, some of the issues that I raised on the night.

It was with great pride that I addressed members at the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the Association on 15 May 2017. The NSWROA Committee met regularly throughout the year and continued our commitment to owners’ interests and objectives, as well as those of the racing industry in general.

Since my last report, the NSWROA Committee has seen many changes. We have been joined by three new directors – Judith Foley, Antony Surace and Mitchell Stone. I would also like to thank those directors who have stood down for various reasons during the past year for their service.

It is with great regret that I inform members that our Secretary, Mr Michael Inglis is not standing for re-election this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael for the outstanding service he has given to the Association over many years and in various capacities.

The Association has represented owners on various industry groups and bodies during the year including the Racing Industry Consultation Group (RICG) and the Australian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Council (ATROC). The Association also continues to conduct regular meetings with Racing NSW and other industry bodies regarding issues involving owners.

I am very pleased indeed to confirm to members that the Association has entered into a strategic partnership with the Australian Turf Club (ATC). The purpose of the partnership is to help further grow thoroughbred owner participation in Sydney racing. This partnership has further strengthened our wonderful relationship with the ATC.

During the past 12 months the Association has provided input/submissions/lobbied on many issues on behalf of our members and indeed all owners.

As has been the case for some years now, we still do not have a Standard Training Agreement which includes an efficient dispute resolution mechanism. As you may be aware, this has been a work in progress for the Association for at least 8 years now. Racing Australia, who now has carriage of the matter, have recently announced that the Owner and Trainer Reforms will commence from 1 August 2017. We have been advised, via RICG, that Racing NSW will be drafting the Dispute Resolution clause.

The two major events on our social calendar since the last AGM were the 2016 Racing’s Night of Champions and the 2017 Autumn Carnival Function.

2016 Racing’s Night of Champions was once again held at the home of racing, Royal Randwick, with a united industry in attendance and the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation continuing as our charity of choice for the event. As members may be aware, the Association went back to the ATC with this event in 2015 to bring everyone together again and it has been a major success. Racing’s Night of Champions gives the Association’s name world recognition primarily via it’s live coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

The 2017 Autumn Carnival function – on the last day of the Carnival – All Aged Stakes Day - was another great day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely those members who continued their support of this terrific event. I would also like to thank Antony Surace for the great job he did with the tipping competition and Sharon Hunt the event organizer and our MC for the function.

And in closing, I commend the efforts of the Directors and the Executive Officer to members. As President, I could not possibly have functioned without their support during the year.

 

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AUTUMN CARNIVAL FUNCTION

As advised in the April Newsletter, hereunder are some happy snaps from last month’s Autumn Carnival function.

 
 
 
 

 

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 of an item in the ATC Heritage Collection for our newsletter this month.

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For our item this month from the collection at the ATC Heritage Centre we will have a look at a beautifully decorated tribute to a man of great importance to racing in Australia in the 1800s to the early 1900s.

He was T S Clibborn, the Secretary of the Australian Jockey Club from 1873 to 1910. The equivalent to a CEO in today’s terms, Clibborn made the AJC into a better organised and effective racing club on a level with the Victoria Racing Club.

Clibborn also operated as a bloodstock agent and sold yearlings prior to the firm of William Inglis, which bought his business in 1905 to supplement their growing empire of stock sales.

Thomas Strettel Clibborn (pictured herein), said to be autocratic but fair, must also have been a personable man as well as a good businessman because when he suffered poor health in 1897 and took leave to travel to England for recuperation, the trainers at Randwick took the surprising step of honouring him with the presentation of the Illuminated Manuscript that is pictured with this article. You can see that it is hand-signed by the trainers who had horses trained at Randwick Racecourse.

 

 
 

Also at the ATC Heritage Centre is the desk at which this famous racing administrator spent his working day.

 

2017 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS – 17 AUGUST 2017– SAVE THE DATE


 

Members please note your diaries for the flagship event of the Association – Racing’s Night of Champions - which will be held on Thursday 17 August 2017 at Royal Randwick.

As you would be aware this prestigious event is themed “Celebrating The Best” and pays homage to the best New South Wales Racing has to offer.

This year the Association is proud to again be supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation (POWHF),as our charity of choice at Racing’s Night of Champions.

POWHF is an established charitable organisation supporting and promoting research, education, health promotion and patient care for and at the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick.

See under for advance details of the function.


VALE – MR JAMES MUNRO

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of longstanding NSWROA member Mr James Munro on 7 April 2017 aged 95 years.

Mr Munro was a true devotee of the thoroughbred industry and he will be greatly missed.

On behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to the Munro Family.

 

WAGGA WAGGA GOLD CUP CARNIVAL – YET ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS

 

As part of the Association’s commitment to support our country colleagues, the Association continued our sponsorship at the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival in 2017.

This year we sponsored the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap over 1400 metres on Town Plate Day – May 4.  Town Plate Day is of course part of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s prestigious Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival.

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Handicap was taken out by Volpe (Foxwedge-Rash Promise) from Sacred Sin with Danetrille in third position.

Our membership had one success on Town Plate Day, with Shadow Vision saluting for Mr A Cardy.

A good crowd was in attendance on Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Day to see Stampede claim the $150,000 feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup.

Stampede (High Chaparral(IRE)-Nothin’ Leica Cat(NZ)) trained by the Waterhouse and Bott team scored from Life Less Ordinary (IRE) who is co-owned by NSWROA Members Mr R Pegum and Mr D & Mrs K Ackery, with Cool Chap in third position. 

Our congratulations to all the winners and also to the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on another very successful Carnival.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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

Winx Enters the Australian Racing Hall of Fame
Champion mare Winx has been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. She joins Sunline and Black Caviar as the only other horses to be inducted while still racing. Winx was one of four racehorses in the 2017 induction the others being Archer, Light Fingers and Saintly. Champion Perth jockey John Miller and cross-country jockey Tommy Corrigan were the jockeys inducted. Victorian trainers Brian Courtney and Des Judd joined the list as did Lloyd Williams, former Victorian Steward Alan Bell and the Lee-Steere family as Associate Inductees.

Racing NSW to Conduct Industry Forums
Racing NSW will conduct a series of industry forums over the next two months as part of its planning process in developing its next Strategic Plan. The forums will be headed by Racing NSW Chairman, Mr Russell Balding, AO, Chief Executive Mr Peter V’Landys AM or both and take place at locations throughout NSW. The meetings commenced in Wagga Wagga on 18 May 2017 with the full schedule of meetings being:

Date Venue Start Time
18-May-17 Wagga Wagga 10.15 am
25-May-17 Moruya 10.45 am
15-Jun-17 Tamworth 10.30 am
20-Jun-17 Rosehill 10.00 am
23-Jun-17 Newcastle 11.00 am
29-Jun-17 Coffs Harbour 12.30 pm
10-Jul-17 Kembla Grange 10.30 am


Successful Gold Cup Day for New Sponsor Livamol
On a magnificent Autumn day witnessed by a near capacity crowd against the background of the stunning Blue Mountains, the win of Fabrizio in the Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup 1600m, on Hawkesbury’s XXXX Gold Stand Alone Saturday, could be described as an omen. Racing in the familiar Corumbene Stud colours of orange, brown spots with white sleeves and cap, they are very close to the new sponsor’s Livamol colours, whose orange and black livery draped the course as part of an exciting new partnership with the Hawkesbury Race Club. Congratulations to Corumbene Stud represented by Ms Lucia Smith, who collected the trophy on behalf of prominent owner and NSWROA member Mr George Altomonte.

 

BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE


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

 

$110,000 IN BOBS BONUSES WAS GIVEN AWAY OVER THE TWO-DAY DARLEY SCONE CUP CARNIVAL.

BOBS records were smashed at the Darley Scone Cup Carnival with the largest amount of bonus prizemoney earned in 36 hours distributed to happy connections.
 
Cymbalism was the first on the BOBS board, winning $22,800 plus a $10,000 bonus in the Pages Maiden Plate. Excelamour was next with a win in the Inglis 2YO Challenge, taking her record to one win and two seconds in just three starts. Cadogan and Sisken also won their races, netting an extra $10,000 each in BOBS bonus prizemoney.
 
Fillies continued to lead the way on day two of the carnival, with the combination of the Waterhouse/Bott stable and jockey Tommy Berry proving successful early on. Berry made the most of Debonairly’s favourable draw in the Segenhoe Stud Woodlands Stakes, sneaking up the rail to salute in the first Listed race of the day. He followed that up with an impressive win aboard Miss Debutante in the Coolmore Denise’s Joy Stakes. In both races connections claimed an extra $20,000 BOBS bonus.
 
Godolphin-owned gelding, Ozark, also made a BOBS claim for his win in the Star Turn at Vinery Benchmark 78 Handicap, diving at the line to win by a nose. He and Miss Debutante moved into equal third place in the BOBS Horse Premiership while Debonairly is right behind them.

Zumbelina has maintained her lead in the Premiership with four claims for a total of $70,000. Black On Gold, who is currently in second place, could snatch the top spot with two more wins. Snitzel leads the BOBS Stallion Premiership with 53 winners to his name.

 

BOBS BONUS LEADER BOARD

Horse Sire Prize Money Wins
Zumbelina Stratum $70,000.00 4
Black On Gold Sebring $45,000.00 4
Caerless Choice Redoute's Choice $40,000.00 4
Embley High Chaparral (IRE) $40,000.00 2
Gibraltar Girl Manhattan Rain $40,000.00 3
Invincible Gem I Am Invincible $40,000.00 3
Miss Debutante Fastnet Rock $40,000.00 4
My Giuliano Choisir $40,000.00 3
New Tipperary High Chaparral (IRE) $40,000.00 2
Oklahoma Girl Fastnet Rock $40,000.00 3
Ozark Lonhro $40,000.00 4
Pumpkin Pie Star Witness $40,000.00 4
Religify Choisir $40,000.00 2
Samantha Snitzel $40,000.00 3
Veranillo Medaglia D'oro (USA) $40,000.00 2
Debonairly Snitzel $35,000.00 3
Generalissimo Dream Ahead (USA) $35,000.00 4

 

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 April 2017:


Owner

Meeting

Horse

D & Mrs K Ackery

Hawkesbury

Great Glen (GB)

 

Newcastle

Sayed (USA)

 

Wyong

Chandana

J N Allen

Randwick

Redzel

G Altomonte

Hawkesbury

Fabrizio

G Bachell

Orange

Elle Snitz

C & Mrs M Branthwaite

Hawkesbuy

Lookin' At You

 

Lightning Ridge

Turf on Top

J Camilleri

Canterbury

San Pablo

 

Gosford

San Pablo

A Cardy

Canberra

Shadow Vision

 

Goulburn (2)

Favourite Uncle

 

 

Hot Money

 

Orange

Only Choice (NZ)

A Chiswick

Newcastle

Hesco Gold

Mrs C Cook

Randwick

Foxplay

F & Mrs C Cook

Hawkesbury (2)

Great Glen (GB)

 

 

Stonebrook

 

Randwick

Richard of Yorke (GB)

 

Tamworth

Kings of Leon

 

Warwick Farm

Devolving

 

Wyong

Chandana

Mrs P Cornish

Goulburn

Star Bright

Ms T Cornish

Goulburn

Star Bright

Ms D Dunn

Eagle Farm

Music Magnate (NZ)

M Einfeld

Randwick

Top of My List

Emirates Park

Grafton

Harnova

G & Mrs S Fischl

Kembla

Sudden Wealth

D & Mrs M Frew

Gosford

Test the World (NZ)

D Fuller

Newcastle

Level Eight

Godolphin

Canterbury (3)

Ozark

 

 

Regent

 

 

Sisken

 

Kembla (3)

Nemrud

 

 

Nonpareil

 

 

Soiree

 

Newcastle (4)

Istria

 

 

Medaille

 

 

Sisken

 

 

The Bar

 

Randwick (2)

It's Somewhat (USA)

 

 

Raiment

 

Wyong (2)

Dissolute

 

 

Interlocuter (USA)

M Gordon

Randwick

The Mighty Fed

 

Warwick Farm

The Mighty Fed

Gundaroo Stud

Casino

Hope Island

G Harvey

Gosford

Medaglia Valore

 

Hawkesbury

Felines

 

Holbrook

Belhussey

 

Newcastle

Moonlight Waltz

 

Tumut

Belhussey

A W Hatton

Kembla

Storm On

Ms J Henning

Mudgee

Foxteller

Ms L Ingham

Randwick (2)

High Low Bet

 

 

Oklahoma Girl

 

Warwick Farm

Oklahoma Girl

Mrs D Kepitis

Randwick (2)

High Low Bet

 

 

Oklahoma Girl

 

Randwick

Winx

 

Warwick Farm

Oklahoma Girl

G & Mrs D Kolivos

Randwick

Gibraltar Girl

M & Mrs E Kowalczuk

Hawkesbury

Shazee Lee

W Lanham

Newcastle

Art of Defence

Mrs S Lilley

Hawkesbury

Blonde Intuition

K Maloney

Canterbury

San Pablo

 

Gosford

San Pablo

 

Kembla

Tumultuous

J & Mrs A McDonnell

Orange

Crosley Hotshot

R McDowell

Tamworth

Fleeteor

D & Mrs M McLeish

Canterbury

Noire

Mrs M McLeish

Randwick

Foxplay

J A Middleton

Doomben

Single Gaze

 

Muswellbrook

Roseito

 

Newcastle

Blanco Cara (NZ)

R Milne

Canberra

Man of Peace

 

Wagga

Man of Peace

Moonee Park Pty Limited

Coffs Harbour

Ready Zaim Fire

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Canterbury

Savvan (NZ)

M O'Callaghan

Canterbury

Red Dubawi

T O'Callaghan

Canterbury

Red Dubawi

K Pryke

Canterbury

Wayanka

 

Hawkesbury

Great Glen (GB)

D Ramage

Canterbury

Savvan (NZ)

Mrs M Smith

Newcastle

Rebel Miss

 

Nowra

My Maher

 

Tamworth

Kings of Leon

O P Tait

Wagga

Zardalu

J L Thompson

Port Macquarie

Solicitation

Torryburn Stud

Randwick

Diddums

Vinery Stud

Kembla

Cocoexcel

T & Mrs D Wallace, J & Miss H Wallace

Muswellbrook

Leaven of Malice

Ms L Watson

Cootamundra

Dream on Stan

 

Corowa

Sir Ottavio

P Webb

Randwick

Top of My List

M Whitby

Scone

Still Undaunted

G & Mrs V Williams

Goulburn

Polar Blast


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 30 April 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
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, 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
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
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
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

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

 

SHOWCASE MEETING – NOWRA – SUNDAY, 28 MAY 2017

Nowra will host the upcoming Showcase Meeting to be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017.

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

The feature race of the day is Nowra Cup, an Open Handicap over 1600 metres with some $45,000 in prizemoney on offer.

For further details regarding this meeting visit the Shoalhaven City Turf Club’s website at www.sctcnowra.com.au.

 

GENERAL

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.

Yours in Racing
Ray McDowell
President

19 May 2017

 

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