It has been a very busy time this last month for the Association and indeed for our industry so I will try to cover as many issues as possible in my column.

With a large crowd in attendance in the Royal Randwick Ballroom of the Australian Turf Club on 16 August, Winx was named the TAB NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the Association’s flagship event Racing’s Night of Champions. Our thanks to members and guests who attended and made the night such a resounding success. A full recap of the winners follows later in the newsletter.

Winx! What could I possibly say that hasn’t been said! Her win last Saturday in the race named in her honour, the Group 1 Winx Stakes, was simply incredible. She is back – and I believe better than ever. Sydney, Australian and World Racing anxiously awaits seeing where she will take us this Spring!

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy race has been run and won for another year with Oria the victor this year. This race is now a permanent fixture on the Racing Calendar as the last Metropolitan race of the season. Further details regarding the race and our raceday function, which coincides with the running of this race, appears later in the newsletter.

Great news for owners with Racing NSW announcing prizemoney increases with effect from 1 September 2018. Prizemoney will increase by more than $24 million annually – a great windfall for owners. For example from September minimum prizemoney for Saturday metropolitan races will increase by $25,000 to $125,000 per race whilst TAB Highways will increase from $60,000 to $75,000 – a 25% increase. The majority of the increase in prizemoney will be on horses finishing fourth to tenth in races bolstering returns to connections of the horses not finishing in the top three.

Our country colleagues will be the recipients of the new initiative of Racing NSW, The Kosciuszko, the world’s richest country race. To be held on Everest Day at Royal Randwick, The Kosciuszko is restricted to NSW country trained horses only with $1.3 million in prizemoney on offer.

On a very sad note we mark the passing of Mrs Jennifer Whitby, the wife of former President and Life Member Mr Max Whitby. Our Executive Officer has written a tribute which appears later in the newsletter.

And in closing we applaude Racing NSW for the $1 million Drought Relief package available to NSW Thoroughbred Racing Participants to assist them in their time of need. Bring on the rain!!!!


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Winx was named the TAB NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2018 Racing’s Night of Champions on 16 August 2018.

The Proud Owners, Trainer & Rider of Winx the winner of the
TAB NSW Champion Horse of the Year Award

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 wonderful service to the industry of Noel Bracks by presenting his family with the NSWROA Industry Recognition Award. The audience acknowledged Noel’s son Patrick as he took to the stage to posthumously accept the award on his father’s behalf. Noel sadly passed away in July.

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.

Harrison Craig delighted the crowd with his feature performance on the night.

The award winners for the 2017/18 season were:





Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club


Proudly sponsored by International Animal Health Products

Trapeze Artist

Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club


Proudly sponsored by Wild Oaks

Happy Clapper

Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock


Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)

Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Prompt Response


Noel Bracks

Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

The Monstar

Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

In Her Time

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 (Brenton Avdulla), the Theo Green Award (Rachel King), BOBS Horse of the Year (Epidemic), NSW Racing Writers’ Personality of the Year (Pat Webster) and the Sydney Strapper of the Year (Lindy Wharekura).



The Association held a raceday function at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 28 July 2018 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 given a most informative keynote address on the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney by the Community Engagement Co-ordinator for the Games, Ms Annabel Thompson.

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

The NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy race was taken out by Oria (Medaglia D’Oro(USA)-Bal Du Siecle(GB)) with NSWROA members filling the places with Istria (owned by Godolphin) in second place and Smart Amelia (co-owned by Laurel Oak Bloodstock, L Mihalyka, A Fitzgerald, T Millard and G Fraser) in third postion.

NSWROA Director, Antony Surace, officiated on behalf of the Association at the raceday presentation and is seen here (extreme left) with the Fraser family, the winning connections.

Photo courtesy of Mark Bradley Photography

The formal trophy presentation for the race was conducted on the red carpet at Racing’s Night of Champions with NSWROA Treasurer Mitchell Stone 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.




Guests at our recent Rosehill Raceday function were updated with an address regarding the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 from Annabel Thompson, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Games who has provided the following overview for our newsletter this month.


The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded injured and ill defence personnel and veterans. The Invictus Games uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those that serve in the armed forces.

This October, the Invictus Games will be held Down Under. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will give spectators the opportunity to witness 500 competitors participate in 13 sports, cheered on by over 500 family and friends from 18 nations. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the action.

For further information click on the link following, Tickets on sale now.




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.


The Australia of 1954 was excited to learn that Queen Elizabeth II, newly crowned, would become the first reigning monarch to visit its shores. The racing world was all agog too. Knowing that she was a knowledgeable and fervent follower of racing, the clubs determined to host her for a visit to their racecourses. The AJC decided to stage a new race for her, The Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 2400 metres under handicap conditions, and endow it with a huge prize of 10,000 pounds. The most recent Melbourne Cup had a prize of 14,000 pounds.

Trouble was - the date. The Queen was coming to Randwick on February 6 and the busy lady could only stay a few races. The race was scheduled as Race 3 at 2:55 p.m. and, of course, all the owners wanted to win and be presented to Her Majesty. With the race only 12 weeks after the Melbourne Cup, how could the trainers have the top horses freshened and fit for that distance in such a short time?


The two champions were entered, Carioca and Hydrogen, and other top class stayers such as Advocate, Gallant Archer, Euphrates, Double Blank, big mile winner Oversight and ten other horses, lightweights looking for a miracle.

A miracle they got. The winner at 33/1 was Harry Darwon’s handy stayer Blue Ocean, owned by five members of a family named Kelly and ridden by Arthur Podmore, the journeyman brother of star jockey George Podmore. With only 45 kgs to carry, Podmore took Blue Ocean to the front and set a fast pace. He led by six lengths all of the way till the second horse got to within 2½ lengths at the finish.


The race was run in equal Australian record time and a new Randwick record. Euphrates and Advocate were the placings and the champs finished down the course.

I’m sure that kept the mounting yard crowd buzzing with excitement while the stunned punters stood silent in disbelief.

With this article, from the ATC Heritage Collection, is a picture of Blue Ocean crossing the line, a photo of Arthur Podmore, a ribbon in the royal colours as presented to connections of a Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner, the racebook cover for the 1954 meeting and two photographs of The Queen at Randwick on the day.




The NSW Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Jennifer Whitby, the wife of former President and Life Member Max Whitby, following a short but brave battle with cancer.

On behalf of the NSWROA Committee and our members, we extend our deepest sympathy to Max, Kate, Elisa, Andrew and family.

Jennifer was a wonderful lady and will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.

May she rest in peace.

Sharon Hunt
Executive Officer



Amongst the common business structures, there is little doubt that trusts cause the most confusion and angst to existing and new business clients.

Invariably I’ve found this to be the case in my dealings at my practice and this is also very much reflected when I run special talks on tax structuring for industry associations. Question time at these talks is dominated by questions relating to trusts! So, if you think “is it just me” when it comes to understanding trusts, think again.

This article will be about “demystifying” the trust structure and helping you to make a reasonably informed decision as to whether a trust is appropriate for your horse business, or any other business, you have in mind. In this regard, refer to my listing at the end of this article as to when a trust may be appropriate for horse activities.

As noted below, trusts are most commonly used for reasons of Asset Protection, i.e. if the trust has any legal exposure (say it must pay an amount of money to a customer due to negligence), generally that exposure only relates to the assets of the trust and not to the assets held by the beneficiaries of the trust. A recent court decision confirmed that trusts still provide as much asset protection as they ever have (refer below).

What is a trust?
A trust is a relationship where a person (the trustee) is under an obligation to hold property for the benefit of other persons (the beneficiaries).

    Ciaron is a dentist and has a risk of being sued for negligence. Ciaron is also a single parent and has two children, Anthony and Jacqui, aged 10 and 12. Ciaron wishes to provide for his children if anything ever happened to him.
    Ciaron asks his brother Tim, to “hold” certain income producing assets on behalf of Anthony and Jacqui.
    Ciaron instructs Tim in writing that he (Tim) will be the legal owner of the property, but any income flowing from the assets will only accrue to Anthony and Jacqui.
    The above arrangement is a form of trust relationship as follows:
    - Trustee – Tim;
    - Beneficiaries – Anthony and Jacqui;
    - Trust deed – Ciaron’s instructions to Tim.

Trustees generally have unlimited powers in deciding in what to invest. The trustee’s powers are set out in the trust deed, but the trustee has a responsibility to exercise skill and care in making their investment decisions.

A trust is not a separate legal entity, even though, for tax law purposes, a trust return is required to be lodged, supported by trust financial statements.

A trust cannot exist forever. The trust comes to an end on the "Vesting Day". In most States and territories, they must end within 80 years of the establishment date.

Discretionary trusts
Most trusts set-up to run family businesses are technically known as “discretionary” trusts. A discretionary trust is often called a “family trust”.

A discretionary trust is generally a trust under which the distribution of income or capital to beneficiaries is made at the discretion of the trustee.

The features and parties of a trust noted within the trust deed and discussed below are:

  • Settlor;
  • Settled Sum;
  • Beneficiaries;
  • Trustee; and
  • Appointor.

When does a discretionary trust start?
A discretionary trust is created when a person known as the “settlor”gives the trustee money or property for the benefit of the beneficiaries. This “settled sum” is the original trust fund and is generally a nominal amount, say $20. The settlor is normally a family friend and should not be a beneficiary of the trust, nor ideally, should they be the client’s advisor or anyone similar if they could be seen to benefit or receive money from the trust (e.g., if it could be argued the settled sum has been refunded to the settlor). No other legal obligations arise for the settlor, who is not responsible in any way for the trustee’s actions.

There are different types of beneficiaries, including:

  • Primary beneficiaries, who will usually be entitled to undistributed capital and income on winding up of the trust and, in most discretionary trusts, will include the immediate family of those for whom the trust is being set up; and
  • General beneficiaries, usually determined by their relationship to the primary beneficiaries (e.g., the spouses, children, parents, etc) as well as other people set out in the trust deed (including related companies and trusts).

The client chooses who the primary beneficiaries are, but in a family situation these are generally the “Mum & Dad” and their children. Legal partners are also often primary beneficiaries.
No beneficiary has any claim to any assets of the trust unless and until the trustee makes a distribution of income (or a trust asset) in their favour.

The trustee is the ‘legal owner’ of the trust property, and, is responsible for managing the trust fund on behalf of the beneficiaries (who are the beneficial owners of the trust fund). Being the legal owner, all the transactions of the trust are carried out in the name of the trustee. The trustee signs all documents for and on behalf of the trust, i.e., in its capacity as trustee of the trust. As a trust is not a separate legal entity, the trustee bears the duties and responsibilities in relation to the trust. As such, the trustee is personally liable to creditors and accountable to beneficiaries. A company trustee generally offers greater protection than an individual(s) being the trustee, so, where possible, a company should be the trustee, especially where a higher risk business is being conducted.

The appointors (or appointor) of a trust have the real power and control of the assets of a trust, since the appointors have the power to appoint and remove trustees. In many cases, the original appointors include the one or more of the parties for whose benefit the trust is established.

Who should be the appointor?
As the real control of a trust lies with the appointor, extreme care should be taken in choosing the appointor. Generally, having several joint appointors, possibly including an independent appointor, provides greater asset protection and succession planning benefits, so it is preferable to avoid having a sole appointor.

Advantages of discretionary trusts
These include but are not limited to:

  • Greatest flexibility to distribute income and capital;
  • Good level of asset protection under trust law (especially if a corporate trustee);
  • ‘Non-Commercial Loss’ rules for high-income earners do not apply to trusts,
  • General 50% CGT Discount still applies to beneficiaries;
  • Not overseen by ASIC;
  • Easier to wind-up than a company; and
  • The trust deed can be tailored to meet the needs of principles & beneficiaries.

Disadvantages of discretionary trusts
These include but are not limited to:

  • Complex loss rules and flow through of franking credits re shares can be ‘lost’;
  • Can be costly to establish, in Victoria & NSW stamp duty is payable (currently approximately $200 and $500 respectively);
  • Trust minutes and documentation required;
  • Tax losses in the trust are ‘quarantined’ and can only be used by the trust and cannot flow to beneficiaries to reduce their tax liabilities;
  • Individual trustees can be personally liable for debts of the trust; and
  • Not suitable for ‘arm’s length’ business partners.

This latter point is especially significant as beneficiaries in a discretionary trust do not have a “share” in the trust structure unlike, say, shareholders do via their shares in a company. For unrelated parties going into a business together, a Unit Trust is generally the trust option that suits them best.

Asset protection of trusts stronger than ever
Trusts have traditionally been very popular for asset protection, but the ‘Richstar’ 2006 case put this in doubt.

However, in a 2016 QLD Supreme Court case (‘Fordyce v Ryan’) it was again confirmed property of a trust beneficiary (say the family home) was not available in a bankruptcy of that beneficiary, so trusts are even safer for asset protection than once thought!

Examples of trusts being used in a horse business
These include, but are not limited to:

  • Running a racing and/or breeding business where “protecting” these valuable assets is crucial (e.g. stallion interests, high-quality mares and racehorses);
  • Owning a horse property, especially where there is another related horse business involved (e.g. training, agistment or breeding business). Note – proper tax structuring should be very mindful of keeping the business property/plant and the actual business in separate entities; and
  • Running a higher risk agistment/pre-training business.

Note – using a trust to run a business where the provision of “personal services” are involved, say a consultancy, can be problematic unless certain rules are met.

If you wish me to expand or clarify on any of the above matters raised above, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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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The National Jockeys Trust (NJT) was established to provide financial assistance to jockeys and their families, especially where such needs arise through serious injury, illness or death of a jockey.

To help raise awareness of the NJT, the Trust will be conducting their annual raceday luncheon this year at Royal Randwick on Saturday 1st September 2018 on Level 2 of the Grandstand.

For further details visit the National Jockeys Trust website



As a cancer survivor herself, blind Paralympian Sue-Ellen Lovett is riding through Central West NSW to raise money for a cause passionate to her heart


Sue-Ellen’s goal for 2018 is to raise money for the new Integrated Wellness Centre to be located within the Oncology Department of Dubbo Base Hospital. The ride will be taking place between October 6 and October 21, 2018. The ride will take Sue-Ellen across the region, visiting the communities of Dubbo, Geurie, Wellington, Goolma, Mudgee, Gulgong, Dunedoo, Coolah, Binnaway, Mendooran, Gilgandra, Collie, Warren, Trangie and Narromine.

The ride will cover more than 800kms, starting in Dubbo then travelling through Central West NSW and finishing at Dubbo Racecourse. Functions with entertainment and auctions will be held in each town.

Sue-Ellen, with her amazing guide dog Armani, will be guided by her vigilant sighted guides and all riders will be mounted on Australian Thoroughbred horses supplied by Racing NSW from their re-homing programme for ex-racehorses. She will add this to her previous nine long distance rides, having ridden in excess of 16,000kms and raising over 3.1 million dollars for worthy causes, reinforcing to all, that being blind does not stop you from making a difference.

Mudgee Lions Club are the coordinators of the ride and donations can be made via funds transfer to the following:

Mudgee Lions Club
BSB: 082 726 Account number: 631002002
Reference: Ride Against Cancer

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview/photo opportunity with Sue-Ellen, please call her on 0417 546 765.



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

$1 Million Drought Relief for NSW Thoroughbred Participants
Racing NSW has allocated $1 million towards assisting NSW Thoroughbred Racing Participants who are suffering financial hardship due to the drought. Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM said “Racing NSW Stewards are located throughout NSW and they will assess those that are doing it the toughest and need immediate financial assistance. We will also look at other programs to assist. It is important that Racing NSW does everything it can to assist its participants in their time of need”.

Canberra Horses Eligible for Highway Races
Racing NSW have announced changes to TAB Highway races from 1 September 2018 that will provide an opportunity for Canberra trained racehorses to contest these races. Canberra trained horses will now be eligible for Highway races with NSW country trained horses that have a benchmark higher than 50 getting first preference for these races in the rare circumstances that there are more acceptances than the field limit. The Canberra Racing Club has agreed that for Federal Races run by the Club, all prizemoney and bonuses will be open to NSW country trained horses as well as those trained in Canberra. Canberra trained horses will however remain ineligible for The Kosciuszko to be held at Royal Randwick on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Handicapping & Programming Changes from 1 September 2018
A number of important changes to handicapping and programming policies in NSW will take effect for race meetings from 1 September 2018 in conjunction with the prizemoney increases announced on 18 July 2018. Click here to read the Racing NSW Media Release on this issue.

Finalists Announced for 2018 Country and Provincial Racing Awards
The 2018 Country and Provincial Racing Awards function is to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney on Friday, 28 September 2018. The finalists for awards in each category selected from the nominations are as follows:




Simon Nivison Special Achievement Award

No finalists are announced for this award

Country TAB Race Club of the Year

Murrumbidgee Turf Club
Muswellbrook Race Club
Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Tamworth Jockey Club

Community Race Club of the Year

Bong Bong Picnic Race Club
Coonabarabran Jockey Club
Duck Creek Picnic Race Club
Narrandera Race Club

Outstanding Achievement Award

Coonamble Jockey Club
Dubbo Turf Club
Mudgee Race Club
Shoalhaven Turf Club
Warren & District Jockey Club

Country Horse of the Year

Care to Think
The Monstar

Country Trainer of the Year

Brett Cavanough
Matthew Dunn
Gayna Williams

Country Jockey of the Year

Ben Looker
Greg Ryan
Matthew Cahill

Country Leading Apprentice of the Year

Cejay Graham

Leading Approved Rider of the Year

Ricky Blewitt




Ted McCabe Provincial Recognition Award

No finalists are announced for this award

Provincial Jockey of the Year

Brenton Avdulla

Provincial Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Jean Van Overmeire

Provincial Trainer of the Year

James Cummings

Provincial Horse of the Year

El Dorado Dreaming
Dark Dream
In Her Time
Le Romain
Single Gaze

New BOBS Sire Guide - Now Available FREE!
Racing NSW has produced a BOBS 2021 Sire Guide – listing all the stallions that are paid up for the Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme for the 2018 breeding season. The 20-page full colour publication lists 122 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 - - 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 2018.

New Lease Amendment Form Introduced
Racing NSW has announced a simplified way to amend Leases currently in place on NSW horses. In an effort to simplify changes for the connections, the new Lease Amendment form notates the outgoing and incoming party by signature with the Managing Lessee responsible for informing the other Lessees, and the Managing Owner responsible for informing and the other Owners. This is similar to the practice introduced by Racing Australia in 2014 for Transfers of Ownership because of the inconvenience of having to ask all owners to sign and acknowledge what often is only one minor shareholder change.

Lease amendments - simplified
Owners lease horses to groups of people in often standard lease arrangements. A common example is a 3 year lease to 10 lessees for a rental of 20% of prizemoney returning to the owner (Lessor). During the life of the Lease, one or two lessees may change – people leave and others come in. Under the previous system, this required a cancellation of the entire lease and all parties to complete a new lease document and include the new parties.

The new Lease Amendment form in place in NSW, carries the following requirements:

  • Must be a NSW lease
  • Outgoing lessee signs out
  • Incoming lessee signs in
  • Manager Owner (Lessor) signs, confirming that they have advised all other owners (Lessors)
  • Managing Lessee signs and lodges with Racing NSW, confirming that they have advised all other lessees
  • All other conditions of the lease and expiry date remain

Click here to download a copy of the Lease Amendment form.

The Kosciuszko – the World’s Richest Country Race
The World’s richest country race will now be held on Everest Day at Royal Randwick with a new $1.3 million race, The Kosciuszko. The race will be restricted to only NSW country trained horses who will get a chance to compete on the biggest day of racing in Australia with more than $16 million in prizemoney on offer. Click here to read more about The Kosciuszko.



Update by Mark Brassel,
Media, Communications & Website Content Manager, Racing NSW
Picture: Bradley Photographers



Talented colt Sandbar joined Military Zone as equal leader of the 2018-19 BOBS Horse of Year with a determined victory in the Listed $150,000 The Rosebud at Rosehill Gardens on 11 August. The son of Snitzel showed plenty of grit to narrowly defeat Charge and Golden Tycoon, earning a further $22,500 in BOBS cash on top of the $84,000 first prizemoney cheque.

“He’s a tough horse and he’s shown it all along. Last time in he had a long campaign and to get to the Slipper was a great effort,” Widdup told Racenet’s Tom Walter. “He’s come back and won off only one trial and a gallop at Warwick Farm. He’s just a very honest little fella.”

Sandbar (Kerrin McEvoy) repels a group of challengers to claim The Rosebud at Rosehill Gardens

Military Zone picked his $22,500 BOBS bonus when he steamed home to narrow edge out Danawi at Royal Randwick in the first 3yo event of the season. “He is only lightly-raced and that was a very authoritative win because of the way the race was run,” said co-trainer, Peter Snowden. “We fully intended to be outside the leader but he was slow to jump. However, he really did accelerate over the last 300m and it was good to watch,” Snowden added.

Trainer Kim Waugh’s flashy chestnut White Boots earned a BOBS bonus of $11,250 for a game midweek win at Canterbury Park. The bonus puts him into third place on the ladder with a total of $16,875 in bonuses.


Horse Sire Prize Money BOBS Wins
MILITARY ZONEEpaulette$22,5001
WHITE BOOTSAnimal Kingdom (USA)$16,8752
ARAMAYOPoet's Voice (GB)$11,2501
MAID OF HEAVENSmart Missile$11,2501
NUKESmart Missile$11,2501
READY TO PROPHETSmart Missile$11,2501
SYMIFastnet Rock$11,2501



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 2018:




D & Mrs K AckeryWarwick FarmFollow Suit (NZ)
J AllenCanterburySmartedge
 Warwick FarmIsland Missile
Ms L Armitrano-HudsonWyongSnatcha
Mrs D BoydNarranderaKruanui
C & Mrs M BranthwaiteDubboGo The Gantry
A CardyCanberraMissed Out
China Horse Club Racing Pty LtdCanberraSt Gallen (NZ)
 Kembla (2)Geographic
  Lion's Head
M Codling BathurstContemplate
H DyballCanterburySmart Ain't He
Emirates ParkKemblaSingle Story
A FitzgeraldKemblaImpasse
RosehillSmart Amelia
Warwick FarmSweet Scandal
G FraserRosehillSmart Amelia
M FreeCessnockWhite Boots
D & Mrs M FrewCanterburyTrafalgar
GodolphinCanterbury (2)Laussel
 Randwick (4)Bandipur
  Plague Stone
 Warwick Farm (2)Intuition
S GorterBathurstContemplate
S GrantGraftonVivid Pink
RosehillVaucluse Bay
Warwick FarmSweet Scandal
Gundaroo StudLismoreClearfield (NZ)
G HarveyHawkesburyScratches
B HudsonWyongSnatcha
J KeoughCorowaLady Mironton
 GoulburnLady Mironton
G & Mrs D KolivosSunshine CoastPlot Twist (GB)
D KotelWellingtonMolasses
W LanhamGoulburnArt of Defence
Laurel Oak Bloodstock BathurstContemplate
Rosehill (2)Smart Amelia
 Vaucluse Bay
Warwick FarmSweet Scandal
R LeghMoruyaWhisky'n'diamonds
A & Ms L LeopoldCoffs HarbourCheat'm
N MacdonaldWarwick FarmSweet Scandal
B MackieMuswellbrookDual Escape
K MaloneyCaulfieldVoodoo Lad
J & Mrs A McDonnell CanterburyGauguin (NZ)
B McGilvrayKemblaStone Cold
D & Mrs M McLeishCanterburyTrafalgar
J MiddletonKemblaBang On Target
L Mihalyka BathurstContemplate
Rosehill (2)Smart Amelia
  Vaucluse Bay
Warwick FarmSweet Scandal
T Millard RosehillSmart Amelia
W & Mrs R MulaWyongBobbio
Dato Tan Chin Nam CanterburyGauguin (NZ)
Ms K NivisonGoulburnCinderconi
Mrs A PedersenMuswellbrookYazhi
D RamageCanterburyGauguin (NZ)
Ramsey Pastoral Pty LtdSconeSure Shot Sheza
C Reynolds GoulburnConfidential
Ms J Ritchie CanterburyGauguin (NZ)
 TareePeyton Place
C Sala GoulburnConfidential
Miss C SmithWellingtonCrim
Mrs M SmithNowraMoralist
P & Mrs P TigheRosehillMister Sea Wolf (IRE)
S van EykCoonabarrabranRare Eclipse
 GosfordAmericana Magic
N & Mrs A VassGoulburnPierino
Ms L WatsonNarranderaSir Ottavio
 Wagga (2)Sir Ottavio
  Tearful Kitty
M WhitbyGraftonFirst Crush
G & Mrs V WilliamsBathurstSnowminder
J WilsonGoulburnConfidential

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 31 July 2018

Category Race Name Horse Owner
G1ATC George Main StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1MVRC Moir StakesShe Will ReignG Bachell, M Field
G1ATC Flight StakesAlizeeGodolphin
G1VRC Turnbull StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1ATC Spring Champion StakesAce HighJ Cordina
G1MVRC W S Cox PlateWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1VRC Victoria DerbyAce HighJ Cordina
G1VRC Darley ClassicRedzelJ N Allen
G1WATC Kingston Town ClassicPounamuJ L Thompson
G1MRC C F Orr StakesHartnell (GB)Godolphin
G1VRC Australian GuineasGrunt (NZ)R Legh
G1ATC Chipping Norton StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1ATC Randwick GuineasKementariGodolphin
G1MVRC William Reid StakesHellbentA M Cardy
G1ATC George Ryder StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1ATC Golden Slipper StakesEstijaabEmirates Park
G1ATC Australian OaksUnforgottenP & Mrs P Tighe
G1ATC Queen Elizabeth StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G1ATC Queen of the Turf StakesAlizeeGodolphin
G1BRC Kingsford-Smith CupImpendingGodolphin
G2ATC Warwick StakesWinxP & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis
G2MRC P B Lawrence StakesHartnell (GB)Godolphin
G2ATC Chelmsford StakesWinxP & Mrs T 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
G2WATC Ted Van Heemst StakesPounamuJ L Thompson
G2ATC Light Fingers StakesAlizeeGodolphin
G2ATC Hobartville StakesKementariGodolphin
G2ATC Skyline StakesSantosEmirates Park
G2ATC Reisling StakesEstijaabEmirates Park
G2ATC Challenge StakesRedzelJ N Allen
G2ATC Phar Lap StakesUnforgottenP & Mrs P Tighe
G2BRC Victory StakesImpendingGodolphin
G2BRC Champagne ClassicZousainR Pegum
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
G3ATC Summer CupMontaukM Whitby
G3ATC Canonbury StakesPerformerP & Mrs P Tighe, D N Fuller
G3ATC Widden StakesFiestaD Henderson
G3ATC Eskimo Prince StakesKementariGodolphin
G3VRC C S Hayes StakesGrunt (NZ)R Legh
G3ATC Southern Cross StakesKaepernickMs J Ritchie
G3ATC Triscay StakesFaraway TownMrs J Cook, Ms S Sproats, Mrs M Smith
G3VRC Shaftesbury Avenue HcpNozomiGodolphin
G3CRC Black Opal StakesEncryptionGodolphin
G3ATC Sky High StakesAuvray (FR)China Horse Club Pty Ltd
G3ATC Maurice McCarten StakesDothrakiG Harvey
G3ATC Epona StakesThe PinnacleTorryburn Stud
G3ATC Neville Sellwood StakesArbeitsamJ N Allen
G3ATC Doncaster PreludeCellarmanD McLeish
G3ATC Frank Packer PlateHigher GroundP & Mrs D Kepitis
G3ATC J H B Carr StakesMoss TripJ N Allen
G3ATC JRA PlateTallyGodolphin
G3GCTC Ken Russell Memorial ClassicSesarJ & Mrs A McDonnell
G3SAJC D C McKay StakesSprightly LassW & Mrs R Mula
G3MRC Sir John Monash StakesVoodoo LadK Maloney
G3BRC Queens CupPlot Twist (GB)G & Mrs D Kolivos
LRATC The RosebudMenariG Altomonte
LRHRC Rowley MileArbeitsamJ N Allen
LRWRC Wyong Gold CupDestiny's KissN Moraitis, AM
LRATC Heritage StakesViridineGodolphin
LRATC Breeders PlatePerformerP & Mrs P 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
LRATC CupBroadside (NZ)D & Mrs S Lilley, I & Mrs C Patrick
LRBRC Gold Edition PlateWhypeeoK Maloney
LRATC Christmas CupVassal (GB)D & Mrs K Ackery
LRATC Christmas ClassicMusic Magnate (NZ)Ms D Dunn
LRGRC Gosford Gold CupSinging (FR)D Ackery, P Linnegar
LRATC Lonhro PlateSandbarN & Mrs A Vass
LRCRC Canberra GuineasAssimilateChina Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd
LRCRC Canberra CupAlmost Court (NZ)M Walcott
LRBTC Princess StakesImproviseN & Mrs A Vass
LRMRC Bel Esprit StakesSprightly LassW & Mrs R Mula
LRBRC Mick Dittman PlateWhypeeoK Maloney
LRBRC Gold Coast BraceletTorvillM & Mrs E Kowalczuk
LRHRC Hawkesbury Gold RushGlenallRamsey Pastoral Pty Ltd
LRMTC Wagga Wagga Gold CupLife Less Ordinary (IRE)R A Pegum, D & Mrs K Ackery
LRGCTC Silk StockingAnatolaG Altomonte
LRSRC Woodlands StakesPretty in PinkK Maloney
LRSRC Luskin Star StakesOsborne BullsGodolphin
LRBRC Bill Carter StakesEawaseChina Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd
LRBRC Lord Mayor's CupDuca Valentinois(IRE)Godolphin
LRATC W J McKell CupDestiny's KissN Moraitis, AM
LRBRC Oxlade StakesGranny Red ShoesK Maloney
LRBRC Helen Coughlan StakesEpidemicGodolphin
LRBRC Winning Edge Presentations StakesGranny Red ShoesK Maloney
LRCRJC Grafton CupFirst CrushM Whitby
LRATC Winter ChallengeMister Sea Wolf (IRE)P & Mrs P Tighe
RLSRC Inglis 3YO GuineasMoss TripJ N Allen

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



Details of upcoming Showcase Meetings are as follows:

First up is the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s meeting on Thursday, 30 August 2018. This meeting features an eight race program with a BOBS Bonus available on all races. The highlight on the card is the Ian Reid Sprint run over 1200 metres with $35,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s website at

The Ballina Jockey Club will hold their Showcase Meeting on Thursday, 6 September 2018. They also have an eight event card with each race carrying a BOBS Bonus. The highlight of this meeting is the Ballina Cup run over 1600 metres with some $65,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Ballina Jockey Club’s website at

Sunday, 16 September 2018 is the date for the Dubbo Turf Club’s Showcase Meeting. The highlight of the eight event card is the Dubbo Gold Cup run over 1600 metres with $60,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Dubbo Turf 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
23 August 2018


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