FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
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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2018 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
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:
|TAB NSW CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
|NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club
|NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by International Animal Health Products
|NSW SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club
|NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Wild Oaks
|NSW MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock
|NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates
Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)
|QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis
|NSWROA INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD
|NSW COUNTRY CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central
|NSW PROVINCIAL CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
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).
ROSEHILL RACEDAY FUNCTION – SATURDAY 28 JULY 2018
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.
INVICTUS GAMES SYDNEY 2018
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.
THE ATC HERITAGE COLLECTION
NSWROA member Graham Caves, who is also a volunteer member at the ATC Heritage Centre at Randwick, has provided the following review from the ATC Heritage Collection for our newsletter this month.
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.
VALE - JENNIFER WHITBY
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.
CARRAZZO CONSULTING UPDATE: USING A HORSE TRUST – WHAT TO CONSIDER
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.
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:
- Settled Sum;
- Trustee; and
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.
PAUL CARRAZZO CPA
CARRAZZO CONSULTING CPAs
801 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
TEL: (03) 9982 1000
FAX: (03) 9815 1899
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Web Site: www.carrazzo.com.au
NATIONAL JOCKEYS TRUST ANNUAL RACEDAY LUNCHEON – 1 SEPTEMBER 2018
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 www.njt.org.au
THE CHALLENGE RIDE AGAINST CANCER
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
|Country Trainer of the Year
|Country Jockey of the Year
|Country Leading Apprentice of the Year
|Leading Approved Rider of the Year
|Ted McCabe Provincial Recognition Award
No finalists are announced for this award
|Provincial Jockey of the Year
|Provincial Apprentice Jockey of the Year
Jean Van Overmeire
|Provincial Trainer of the Year
|Provincial Horse of the Year
El Dorado Dreaming
In Her Time
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.
BOBS & BOBS EXTRA UPDATE
Update by Mark Brassel,
Media, Communications & Website Content Manager, Racing NSW
Picture: Bradley Photographers
A BRILLIANT FIRST-UP WIN BY SANDBAR HAS PROPELLED THE YOUNGSTER INTO THE EQUAL LEAD IN THE BOBS PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEW RACING SEASON
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.
BOBS BONUS LEADER BOARD
|WHITE BOOTS||Animal Kingdom (USA)||$16,875||2|
|ARAMAYO||Poet's Voice (GB)||$11,250||1|
|MAID OF HEAVEN||Smart Missile||$11,250||1|
|READY TO PROPHET||Smart Missile||$11,250||1|
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS
A WINNER – there are no better words for an owner to hear! As members are aware, as part of our membership renewal process, NSWROA requested members to forward the names of their racehorses in order for us to acknowledge their racing triumphs in our publications.
The listing under comprises wins recorded in New South Wales as well as Australian black type successes which are recorded in bold type.
Accordingly, hereunder are the lucky NSWROA members who had winners in July 2018:
|D & Mrs K Ackery||Warwick Farm||Follow Suit (NZ)|
| ||Warwick Farm||Island Missile|
|Ms L Armitrano-Hudson||Wyong||Snatcha|
|Mrs D Boyd||Narrandera||Kruanui|
|C & Mrs M Branthwaite||Dubbo||Go The Gantry|
|A Cardy||Canberra||Missed Out|
|China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd||Canberra||St Gallen (NZ)|
| ||Kembla (2)||Geographic|
| || ||Lion's Head|
|M Codling ||Bathurst||Contemplate|
|H Dyball||Canterbury||Smart Ain't He|
|Emirates Park||Kembla||Single Story|
| ||Rosehill||Smart Amelia|
| ||Warwick Farm||Sweet Scandal|
|G Fraser||Rosehill||Smart Amelia|
|M Free||Cessnock||White Boots|
|D & Mrs M Frew||Canterbury||Trafalgar|
| || ||Unwise|
| ||Randwick (4)||Bandipur|
| || ||Gaulois|
| || ||Philosophy|
| || ||Plague Stone|
| ||Warwick Farm (2)||Intuition|
| || ||Osorno|
|S Grant||Grafton||Vivid Pink|
| ||Rosehill||Vaucluse Bay|
| ||Warwick Farm||Sweet Scandal|
|Gundaroo Stud||Lismore||Clearfield (NZ)|
|J Keough||Corowa||Lady Mironton|
| ||Goulburn||Lady Mironton|
|G & Mrs D Kolivos||Sunshine Coast||Plot Twist (GB)|
|W Lanham||Goulburn||Art of Defence|
|Laurel Oak Bloodstock ||Bathurst||Contemplate|
| ||Rosehill (2)||Smart Amelia|
| || ||Vaucluse Bay|
| ||Warwick Farm||Sweet Scandal|
|A & Ms L Leopold||Coffs Harbour||Cheat'm|
|N Macdonald||Warwick Farm||Sweet Scandal|
|B Mackie||Muswellbrook||Dual Escape|
|K Maloney||Caulfield||Voodoo Lad|
|J & Mrs A McDonnell ||Canterbury||Gauguin (NZ)|
|B McGilvray||Kembla||Stone Cold|
|D & Mrs M McLeish||Canterbury||Trafalgar|
|J Middleton||Kembla||Bang On Target|
|L Mihalyka ||Bathurst||Contemplate|
| ||Rosehill (2)||Smart Amelia|
| || ||Vaucluse Bay|
| ||Warwick Farm||Sweet Scandal|
|T Millard ||Rosehill||Smart Amelia|
|W & Mrs R Mula||Wyong||Bobbio|
|Dato Tan Chin Nam ||Canterbury||Gauguin (NZ)|
|Ms K Nivison||Goulburn||Cinderconi|
|Mrs A Pedersen||Muswellbrook||Yazhi|
|D Ramage||Canterbury||Gauguin (NZ)|
|Ramsey Pastoral Pty Ltd||Scone||Sure Shot Sheza|
|C Reynolds ||Goulburn||Confidential|
|Ms J Ritchie ||Canterbury||Gauguin (NZ)|
| ||Taree||Peyton Place|
|C Sala ||Goulburn||Confidential|
|Miss C Smith||Wellington||Crim|
|Mrs M Smith||Nowra||Moralist|
|P & Mrs P Tighe||Rosehill||Mister Sea Wolf (IRE)|
|S van Eyk||Coonabarrabran||Rare Eclipse|
| ||Gosford||Americana Magic|
|N & Mrs A Vass||Goulburn||Pierino|
|Ms L Watson||Narrandera||Sir Ottavio|
| ||Wagga (2)||Sir Ottavio|
| || ||Tearful Kitty|
|M Whitby||Grafton||First Crush|
|G & Mrs V Williams||Bathurst||Snowminder|
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:
2017/2018 Black Type Honour Roll
Current to 31 July 2018
|G1||ATC George Main Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||MVRC Moir Stakes||She Will Reign||G Bachell, M Field|
|G1||ATC Flight Stakes||Alizee||Godolphin|
|G1||VRC Turnbull Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||ATC Spring Champion Stakes||Ace High||J Cordina|
|G1||MVRC W S Cox Plate||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||VRC Victoria Derby||Ace High||J Cordina|
|G1||VRC Darley Classic||Redzel||J N Allen|
|G1||WATC Kingston Town Classic||Pounamu||J L Thompson|
|G1||MRC C F Orr Stakes||Hartnell (GB)||Godolphin|
|G1||VRC Australian Guineas||Grunt (NZ)||R Legh|
|G1||ATC Chipping Norton Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||ATC Randwick Guineas||Kementari||Godolphin|
|G1||MVRC William Reid Stakes||Hellbent||A M Cardy|
|G1||ATC George Ryder Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||ATC Golden Slipper Stakes||Estijaab||Emirates Park|
|G1||ATC Australian Oaks||Unforgotten||P & Mrs P Tighe|
|G1||ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G1||ATC Queen of the Turf Stakes||Alizee||Godolphin|
|G1||BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup||Impending||Godolphin|
|G2||ATC Warwick Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs P Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G2||MRC P B Lawrence Stakes||Hartnell (GB)||Godolphin|
|G2||ATC Chelmsford Stakes||Winx||P & Mrs T Tighe, Mrs D Kepitis|
|G2||ATC Theo Marks Stakes||Deploy||Torryburn Stud, K Maloney|
|G2||ATC Run To the Rose||Menari||G Altomonte|
|G2||ATC Tea Rose Stakes||Alizee||Godolphin|
|G2||ATC The Shorts||Redzel||J N Allen|
|G2||ATC Roman Consul Stakes||Viridine||Godolphin|
|G2||MVRC Moonee Valley Fillies Classic||Banish||Godolphin|
|G2||MRC Sandown Guineas||Villermont||R Legh|
|G2||WATC Ted Van Heemst Stakes||Pounamu||J L Thompson|
|G2||ATC Light Fingers Stakes||Alizee||Godolphin|
|G2||ATC Hobartville Stakes||Kementari||Godolphin|
|G2||ATC Skyline Stakes||Santos||Emirates Park|
|G2||ATC Reisling Stakes||Estijaab||Emirates Park|
|G2||ATC Challenge Stakes||Redzel||J N Allen|
|G2||ATC Phar Lap Stakes||Unforgotten||P & Mrs P Tighe|
|G2||BRC Victory Stakes||Impending||Godolphin|
|G2||BRC Champagne Classic||Zousain||R Pegum|
|G3||ATC Show County Quality||Deploy||Torryburn Stud, K Maloney|
|G3||ATC Concorde Stakes||Redzel||J N Allen|
|G3||MRC The Heath||Voodoo Lad||K Maloney|
|G3||NJC Spring Stakes||Astoria||Godolphin|
|G3||NJC Newcastle Gold Cup||Broadside (NZ)||D & Mrs S Lilley, I & Mrs C Patrick|
|G3||NJC Tibbie Stakes||Zanbagh||O P Tait|
|G3||ATC Kingston Town Stakes||Libran (IRE)||Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Mrs S McGrath, P Quirk|
|G3||ATC Gloaming Stakes||Ace High||J Cordina|
|G3||MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes||Invincible Star||D & Mrs S Lilley|
|G3||MRC Northwood Plume Stakes||Cool Passion||J & Mrs A McDonnell, Ms J Henning|
|G3||MRC Ladies Day Vase||Quilate||R & Mrs M Conway|
|G3||GRC Geelong Cup||Vengeur Masque (IRE)||R Legh|
|G3||WATC Asian Beau Stakes||Pounamu||J L Thompson|
|G3||VRC Lexus Stakes||Cismontane (NZ)||D Lilley|
|G3||VRC Red Roses Stakes||Jorda||Godolphin|
|G3||VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes||Vengeur Masque (IRE)||R Legh|
|G3||MRC Sandown Stakes||Dollar for Dollar||R Legh|
|G3||ATC Summer Cup||Montauk||M Whitby|
|G3||ATC Canonbury Stakes||Performer||P & Mrs P Tighe, D N Fuller|
|G3||ATC Widden Stakes||Fiesta||D Henderson|
|G3||ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes||Kementari||Godolphin|
|G3||VRC C S Hayes Stakes||Grunt (NZ)||R Legh|
|G3||ATC Southern Cross Stakes||Kaepernick||Ms J Ritchie|
|G3||ATC Triscay Stakes||Faraway Town||Mrs J Cook, Ms S Sproats, Mrs M Smith|
|G3||VRC Shaftesbury Avenue Hcp||Nozomi||Godolphin|
|G3||CRC Black Opal Stakes||Encryption||Godolphin|
|G3||ATC Sky High Stakes||Auvray (FR)||China Horse Club Pty Ltd|
|G3||ATC Maurice McCarten Stakes||Dothraki||G Harvey|
|G3||ATC Epona Stakes||The Pinnacle||Torryburn Stud|
|G3||ATC Neville Sellwood Stakes||Arbeitsam||J N Allen|
|G3||ATC Doncaster Prelude||Cellarman||D McLeish|
|G3||ATC Frank Packer Plate||Higher Ground||P & Mrs D Kepitis|
|G3||ATC J H B Carr Stakes||Moss Trip||J N Allen|
|G3||ATC JRA Plate||Tally||Godolphin|
|G3||GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic||Sesar||J & Mrs A McDonnell|
|G3||SAJC D C McKay Stakes||Sprightly Lass||W & Mrs R Mula|
|G3||MRC Sir John Monash Stakes||Voodoo Lad||K Maloney|
|G3||BRC Queens Cup||Plot Twist (GB)||G & Mrs D Kolivos|
|LR||ATC The Rosebud||Menari||G Altomonte|
|LR||HRC Rowley Mile||Arbeitsam||J N Allen|
|LR||WRC Wyong Gold Cup||Destiny's Kiss||N Moraitis, AM|
|LR||ATC Heritage Stakes||Viridine||Godolphin|
|LR||ATC Breeders Plate||Performer||P & Mrs P Tighe, D N Fuller|
|LR||ATC Dulcify Quality||Ataraxia||Godolphin|
|LR||ATC Reginald Allen Handicap||Torvill||M & Mrs E Kowalczuk|
|LR||ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup||Destiny's Kiss||N Moraitis, AM|
|LR||VRC Century Stakes||Ball of Muscle||N Couper|
|LR||HRC Ladies Day Cup||Duca Valentinois(IRE)||Godolphin|
|LR||ATC Cup||Broadside (NZ)||D & Mrs S Lilley, I & Mrs C Patrick|
|LR||BRC Gold Edition Plate||Whypeeo||K Maloney|
|LR||ATC Christmas Cup||Vassal (GB)||D & Mrs K Ackery|
|LR||ATC Christmas Classic||Music Magnate (NZ)||Ms D Dunn|
|LR||GRC Gosford Gold Cup||Singing (FR)||D Ackery, P Linnegar|
|LR||ATC Lonhro Plate||Sandbar||N & Mrs A Vass|
|LR||CRC Canberra Guineas||Assimilate||China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd|
|LR||CRC Canberra Cup||Almost Court (NZ)||M Walcott|
|LR||BTC Princess Stakes||Improvise||N & Mrs A Vass|
|LR||MRC Bel Esprit Stakes||Sprightly Lass||W & Mrs R Mula|
|LR||BRC Mick Dittman Plate||Whypeeo||K Maloney|
|LR||BRC Gold Coast Bracelet||Torvill||M & Mrs E Kowalczuk|
|LR||HRC Hawkesbury Gold Rush||Glenall||Ramsey Pastoral Pty Ltd|
|LR||MTC Wagga Wagga Gold Cup||Life Less Ordinary (IRE)||R A Pegum, D & Mrs K Ackery|
|LR||GCTC Silk Stocking||Anatola||G Altomonte|
|LR||SRC Woodlands Stakes||Pretty in Pink||K Maloney|
|LR||SRC Luskin Star Stakes||Osborne Bulls||Godolphin|
|LR||BRC Bill Carter Stakes||Eawase||China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd|
|LR||BRC Lord Mayor's Cup||Duca Valentinois(IRE)||Godolphin|
|LR||ATC W J McKell Cup||Destiny's Kiss||N Moraitis, AM|
|LR||BRC Oxlade Stakes||Granny Red Shoes||K Maloney|
|LR||BRC Helen Coughlan Stakes||Epidemic||Godolphin|
|LR||BRC Winning Edge Presentations Stakes||Granny Red Shoes||K Maloney|
|LR||CRJC Grafton Cup||First Crush||M Whitby|
|LR||ATC Winter Challenge||Mister Sea Wolf (IRE)||P & Mrs P Tighe|
|RL||SRC Inglis 3YO Guineas||Moss Trip||J N Allen|
What great results! Congratulations to all! Don’t forget to forward the names of your racehorses to the NSWROA office.
UPCOMING SHOWCASE MEETINGS
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 www.mtcwagga.com.au.
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 www.ballinajockeyclub.com.au.
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 www.dubboturfclub.com.au.
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
23 August 2018
NSW Racehorse Owners Association • GPO Box 1506, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 9299 4299 • Fax: 9299 3212 • E: email@example.com • W: www.nswroa.com.au