The Autumn Carnival is “done and dusted” for another year. Seriously, how good was that? I know I may seem to repeatedly use this terminology when describing this wonderful time of year but, “if the shoe fits”, so be it!

So many highlights –

  • the all the way win of Estijaab in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes;
  • Winx making it 24 straight wins and a world record of 17 Group One wins when she saluted in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes;
  • Happy Clapper’s success in the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap;
  • the Group 1 double of Trapeze Artist in the T J Smith Stakes and the All Aged Stakes;
  • the “fairytale” success of El Dorado Dreaming in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes;
  • Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) saluting in the Group 1 Sydney Cup; and
  • Winx setting the benchmark once more by making it 25 straight wins and another World Record of 18 Group One wins after winning the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Whilst not at our Carnival, I also have to acknowledge the wonderful win by Justify (USA) in the Group 1 Kentucky Derby. In conditions less than favourable, to say the very least, he asserted his superiority in the Run for the Roses. Our congratulations to part owners and NSWROA members China Horse Club Racing.

And to cap all this off, the recent announcement by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) that Winx is officially “the Best Horse in the World”.

Finally our Champion Galloper has been given the international recognition she so richly deserves. Congratulations of course to owners and NSWROA members Mr Peter and Mrs Patricia Tighe and Mrs Debbie Kepitis.

Further details regarding the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings appear in the Industry Updates section later in the newsletter.


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We were delighted to once again welcome members and guests to our annual Autumn Carnival Function at Royal Randwick on 21 April 2018.

The event took place on the last day of the Carnival – All Aged Stakes Day – which had six Group races on the card highlighted by the Group 1 All Aged Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes.

As we have come to expect at this event, the catering was again a highlight. My thanks to all at the ATC who provided a wonderful array of food for the buffet style function. Particular thanks as always, to Roger Brassington for his valuable assistance.

As well as enjoying some wonderful racing, various competitions were held throughout the day including the Best Tie and Tipping Competitions, a raffle and the coveted NSWROA Jane Pitman Memorial Award (the former Best Hat/Headpiece Competition) renamed last year in honour of longstanding NSWROA Member and Autumn Carnival Function devotee Jane Pitman, who sadly passed away in February 2017.

Our lucky competition winners were Michael Avery (Best Tie), Maureen McCarthy (NSWROA Jane Pitman Memorial Award and Raffle).

The Tipping Competition was a very close contest that went “down to the wire”. Tony Favero finished with a flourish to score with 14 points just one point clear of the dead-heaters Isobel Johnstone and John Johnstone on 13 points.

Dennis Pitman with Maureen McCathy
the winner of NSWROA Jane Pitman Memorial Award with judge NSWROA Director Shirley McGrath

Judge Ann Marie O’Neill with the winner of the Best Tie Competition Michael Avery

Tony Favero winner of the Tipping Competition with the Scorer NSWROA Director Antony Surace

Congratulations to all winners.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank:-

  • ATC Chairman, Laurie Macri for addressing our guests;
  • Our judges for the NSWROA Jane Pitman Memorial Award & Best Tie Competition – Shirley McGrath and Ann Marie O’Neill;
  • Ken Callander for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Max Presnell for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Tony Brassel for his tipping advice to guests;
  • Antony Surace for running the tipping competition;
  • Mitchell Stone & Blake Matthews for assisting with the raffle draw; and
  • Terence Ho for kindly taking the photographs which have appeared in this article.

In closing my thanks to all who attended the Autumn Carnival Function this year. Your continued support of this wonderful event was greatly appreciated.

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



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.


From the ATC Heritage Collection this month I thought I’d feature the Honour Boards of the Perkins’ Cup.

The AJC instituted a school for apprentices in 1933 to train the lads (no lasses then) in race riding, horse care, personal development and deportment, public speaking and so on. Each year the school honoured, as Dux of the school, the apprentice deemed to have best met the above criteria. From 1936 they received the Perkins’ Cup trophy and their name was then inscribed on what has become known as the Perkins’ Shield as shown in the photos herewith.

The Perkins’ Cup was named for Mr Norman Perkins, an Englishman who donated it annually from 1936 and in perpetuity after his death.

As you can see there are the names of many top class jockeys on the shield, such as Jack Thompson 1938, Ray Selkrig 1948, Hilton Cope 1960, Neville Voigt 1963, Kevin Moses 1971, John Marshall 1978, Mark Newnham 1983 and Hugh Bowman 1998.


There are also many capable young riders whose careers did not progress for whatever reason, but frequently because of a jockey’s bug-bear, increasing weight.

These shields are today located in the lower ground floor of the old Officials’ Stand at Randwick in the small function centre known as The Jockey’s Heritage Suite.



The fifty-third Annual General Meeting of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Limited (ACN 000 498 859) was held in The Boardroom, PKF, Level 8, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney on 14 May 2018 at 5.30 pm.

I am pleased to confirm that Messrs Ray McDowell, Blake Matthews and Mrs Shirley McGrath were re-elected at the meeting.



Members please note your diaries for the flagship event of the Association – Racing’s Night of Champions - which will be held on Thursday 16 August 2018 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.



On May 7 a biennial award for the best horse racing book published in Australia/New Zealand in the preceding two year period was announced at a function in Sydney. As The Bill Whittaker Book Award, it is named in honour of one of Australia’s most popular and authoritative racing journalists, the late Bill Whittaker, who died in 2009.

The award is for the best book to:

  • Add to the knowledge of Australian racing history
  • Be well written
  • Be well produced.

The winner for 2018 was – TULLOCH: the extraordinary life and times of a true champion by Ken Linnett.

Published by and available from Slattery Media and major online booksellers.

Our thanks to NSWROA member Graham Caves for this item.



Some very happy owners at the NSWROA Maiden Showcase Handicap Race Presentation with
Michael Inglis (second from left in row 2) officiating for the Association

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 2018.

This year we sponsored the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Maiden Showcase Handicap over 1400 metres on Town Plate Day – May 3. 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 Showcase Handicap was taken out by Xaarfoxylady (Foxwedge-Xaar’s Jewel) from All Over Casanova with Old Trafford in third position. Our thanks to former NSWROA Committee Member and Secretary, Mr Michael Inglis, for officiating for the Association at the race presentation.

Our membership had two successes on Town Plate Day - I’m A Jewel saluting for part owner Mr M Walcott and Balansa scoring for part owners Mr J Middleton and Mrs D Boyd.

A good crowd was in attendance on Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Day to see Life Less Ordinary (IRE) who is part owned by NSWROA Members Mr R Pegum and Mr D & Mrs K Ackery claim the $160,000 feature race of the Carnival, the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup.

Life Less Ordinary (IRE) (Thewayyouare(USA)-Don’t Cross Tina(IRE)) trained by Chris Waller scored from Self Sense with Montauk part owned by NSWROA Life Member Mr M Whitby and also trained by Chris Waller in third position.

Our membership was also in the winner’s circle on the day with Nicconita part owned by Dr B Hudson and Equal Balance part owned by Mr A Cardy.

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



Having sat through extensive TV commentary, a Budget Breakfast and read the economic gurus across the press, I feel obliged and confident to share the major take out from this 2018 Budget for the persons:

  1. in the breeding and racing industry;
  2. in the property industry; and
  3. who have or are considering running their own Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs).

Our practice does extensive advising in all these areas and we know full well that many racing players also have property interests and SMSFs, so I hope there is something for everyone.

1. Deductions denied to vacant land

As part of the 2018 Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced that, from 1 July 2019, the Government will deny deductions for expenses associated with holding vacant land that is being held for residential or commercial purposes.

This is an integrity measure to address concerns that deductions are being improperly claimed for expenses, such as interest costs, related to holding vacant land, where the land is not genuinely held for the purpose of earning assessable income. It will also reduce tax incentives for land banking, which deny the use of land for housing or other development.

Deductions that are denied under this measure will not be able to be carried forward for use in later income years. However, there is still tax effect for expenses for which deductions will be denied that would ordinarily be a cost base element (such as borrowing expenses and council rates) as they may be included in the cost base of the asset for CGT purposes when the property is sold.


This measure will not apply to expenses associated with holding land that are incurred after:

  • a property has been constructed on the land, it has received approval to be occupied and is available for rent; or

  • the land is being used by the owner to carry on a business, including a business of primary production.

The latter point above makes it clear that a vacant “back paddock” of the breeding or racing property can still attract deductions if it can be argued as being part of the “business”.

The ‘carrying on a business’ exception above will generally exclude land held for commercial development. Alas, property developers in “business” should be comforted by this.

2. Further extending the small business immediate deductibility asset “$20,000” threshold

As background, the 2016 Federal Budget provided a temporary increase to the immediate deduction threshold for eligible assets acquired by small business entities (SBEs).

The accelerated depreciation rules for SBEs were amended to temporarily increase to $20,000 the $1,000 threshold under which certain depreciating assets, costs incurred in relation to depreciating assets and general small business pools can be immediately written off.

The $20,000 threshold was due to revert to $1,000 from 1 July 2018.

As part of the 2018 Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced on that the Government will extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off by a further 12 months to 30 June 2019 for businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $10 million.

This measure will ensure that small businesses will be able to immediately deduct purchases of eligible assets costing less than $20,000 first used or installed ready for use by 30 June 2019.

Note – this rule does not relate to the purchase of breeding stock in a business, but they can apply to those who buy racehorses in an eligible “Stand-Alone” racing business that has no associated breeding.

3. Increasing the maximum number of allowable members in SMSFs and small APRA funds

As part of the 2018 Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced that the Government will increase the maximum allowable number of members in new and existing Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) and small APRA funds from four to six.

This measure intends to provide greater flexibility for joint management of retirement savings, in particular large families who want Mum, Dad and the children to be members of the one fund.

4. Three-yearly audit cycle for “compliant” SMSFs

This is welcome news to SMSFs that must bear yearly compliance costs, but not great news to SMSF auditors!

As part of the 2018 Federal Budget, the Treasurer announced that the Government will change the annual audit requirement to a three-yearly requirement for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) with a history of good record-keeping and compliance.

This measure will reduce red tape for SMSF trustees that have a history of three consecutive years of clear audit reports and that have lodged the fund’s annual returns in a timely manner.

The Government will consult with stakeholders to ensure a smooth implementation of this measure.


Note – this measure does not mean SMSF trustees can “run amok” in the intervening two years that the fund is not audited, as there is still an overriding obligation for trustees to stay compliant with the laws in this area, e.g. SMSFs lending only nominal amounts to related parties and maintaining eligible and appropriate investments, that, sadly for some, does not include Racehorses!

Please contact the writer if you wish him to clarify or expand on any of the matters raised in this article.

Any reader intending to apply the information in this article to practical circumstances should independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their circumstances with an accountant or adviser specialising in this area.

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NSWROA Director Mitchell Stone (second from left in above photo) and his family sponsored a race in memory of his grandfather, Ned Dougherty, at the recent Orange Cup Raceday. Mitchell has kindly provided a review of the raceday for our newsletter this month.


Orange turned on the sunshine and the racing for what was a great 2018 Orange Cup. My family sponsored a race in memory of my grandfather Ned Dougherty, a renowned jockey who passed away in 2015. Dougherty won the NSW Central Districts Racing Association Jockey's premiership on 10 occasions and numerous races in the city until a race fall at Wellington in 1969 ended his riding career. He later went on to be the Chief Stipendiary for the Central Districts Racing Association panel for some 20 years. The race meeting coincided with the 75th anniversary of Ned’s first win as a 13 year old on a horse trained by his grandfather, George Langham, on Mr E.J. Watt’s Wing Field in the 1943 Orange Cup.

The day brought together many old racing friends, with a contingent of Melbourne Stewards making the trip including Victoria’s Chairman of Stewards, Terry Bailey. There were a number of former jockeys in attendance, including Kevin Langby, Billy Aspros, Dale Jefferies, Malcom Johnson and the family of the late great Neville Selwood along with Ned’s son Kim Dougherty.

The ladies donned the fascinators and frocks to compete in the Pat Dougherty Orange Cup Fashions on the Field, named in memory of Ned's wife and my grandmother.

In addition to a great day of racing, $5000 was raised for the National Jockeys Trust through some generous donations from Hugh Bowman, the ATC, local artist Kezz Brett, Murray Horstman and Tony and June Honeyman.

The race was won fittingly by former Orange now Sydney trainer Gary Portelli with Showgirls ridden by Ms J Taylor.

“It was a great day to remember ‘Ned’ and listen to stories from the past that people hadn’t dare tell while he was still alive. He was a real character and superb horseman. It was a huge tribute to have more than 200 people come along to the day, many travelling for the event. I know he would have loved to have been there, catching up with his old racing mates.” Mitchell Stone.



The 2018 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards were presented at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse on Friday 4 May 2018.

The major award, the Thoroughbred Excellence Award, was presented to Joe Agresta from Leon and Troy Corstens/Malua Racing in Victoria. Agresta was also recognised with the Dedication to Racing Award.

The full list of winners and runners up are as follows:

Leadership Award
Winner: Peter Keating, Newgate Farm (NSW)
Runner-up: Jade Rossington, Willow Park Stud (NSW)

Horsemanship Award
Winner: Scott Eeles, Godolphin (NSW)
Runner-up: Warren Sutton, McEvoy Mitchell Racing (SA)

Dedication to Breeding Award
Winner: Patrick Sheehan, Coolmore (NSW)
Runner-up: Angus McAlpine, Eureka Cambooya Stud (QLD)

Administration and Ancillary Services Award
Winner: Hannah Dick, Widden Stud (NSW)
Runner-up: Michelle Nichols, Arrowfield Stud (NSW)

Thoroughbred Care and Welfare Award
Winner: Lee Purchase, Darren Weir Racing (VIC)
Runner-up: Liz Andriske, Saleyard Thoroughbreds (VIC)

Newcomer Award
Winner: Meg Stanley, Kathryn Durden Racing (VIC)
Runner-up: Jarom Rhind, Armidale Stud (TAS)

Dedication to Racing Award
Winner: Joe Agresta, Leon and Troy Corstens/Malua Racing (VIC)
Runner-up: Steve Adams, Anthony Freedman Racing (VIC)

Each of the winners received a $10,000 cash prize along with a commemorative trophy with a further $3,000 to the winners work colleagues. Each of the runners-up received $1,000. The Thoroughbred Excellence Award carried a prize of $5,000.

Our congratulations to all.



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

Winx – the Best Horse in the World
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has acknowledged Winx as the Best Horse in the World with a rating of 130 in the latest Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings following her success in the Group 1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes last month. Other Australian trained horses making the list are Happy Clapper and Trapeze Artist – both rated equal 6th on 123, Redkirk Warrior (GB) rated equal 12th on 122 and Gailo Chop (FR) rated equal 16th on 120. Ivictory and Mr Stunning both Australian bred but trained in Hong Kong by John Size also rated equal 16th on 120.

Hawkesbury Race Club and IAHP celebrate success of second running of Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup
The crowd descended on the Hawkesbury Racetrack for the running of the Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Stand Alone Saturday run on 28 April 2018. The race this year was taken out by Kingsguard (NZ) trained by Hawkes Racing who scored from Equador (NZ) with McCreery (GB) in third place. 2018 is the second year of a three year sponsorship deal between the Hawkesbury Race Club and International Animal Health Products (IAHP) a family owned business headed by founder Chris Lawlor that manufactures and markets a range of livestock solutions and Veterinarian only products available in Australia, New Zealand and overseas export markets. The extensive Livamol range is used throughout the racing, breeding, sale preparation, agistment, pre-training and pleasure horse markets. For further details regarding the Livamol range visit the IAHP website at

Mr Chris Lawlor, CEO of International Animal Health Products at the
race presentation of the Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Mark Webster to step down as Inglis CEO
Following a long and distinguished career in various full-time executive roles, the last 11 years being with Inglis as Managing Director, Mark Webster has informed the Board of his intention to step down at Christmas 2018. Mark intends ceasing to be a full-time executive and to undertake more non-executive board roles and consulting work. He is already a non-executive director of ASX listed, Salmat. This will also enable him to pursue his other personal interests including competing here in Australia and in the USA with his horses. The Board and Mark have agreed that on completion of his service as Managing Director, he will transition to a non-executive director of Inglis.

Carrazzo “Sport of Kings” Talk at Riverside
A reminder to members that Paul Carrazzo from Carrazzo Consulting will be conducting a “Sport of Kings” Talk at the new Inglis Riverside complex at Warwick Farm on Friday, 15 June 2018 from 10-11.30 am in the William Inglis Hotel. The talk includes horse tax and key financial industry indicators. A special discounted rate of $132.00 is applicable for NSWROA members. For further information telephone Carrazzo Consulting on (03) 9982 1000 or email to register for the event.

Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
The 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale took place from 9-11 April 2018 at the Riverside Stables. In a stunning three days of selling 22 yearlings sold for $1m or more (up from 17 in 2017) whilst 71 Lots sold for $500,000 or more (up from 64 in 2017). Top price honours for the sale went to Lot 400 from the Arrowfield Stud draft, a colt by Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, which was knocked down to Anthony Freedman Racing for $2,300,000. Statistics for the sale are as follows:-

Catalogued: 450
Lots Sold: 337
Clearance Rate: 85%
Average Price: $346,728
Median Price: $250,000
Top Price: $2,300,000 (Lot 400)
Gross: $116,847,500



Update by Julieanne Horsman,
Media & Communications Executive, Racing NSW
Picture: Bradley Photographers



The workmates who own In Good Time haven’t had to wait long to see a return on their investment. The talented Time Thief x Turbo Rose filly was bought out of the paddock for just $10,000 and has already earned more than twenty one times that amount.

She made her debut at age three last November and has been perfectly placed to go through her grades. Each win has been better than the last. Two starts ago she easily accounted for a quality field in the John Clift Memorial BM70 Handicap on Tamworth Cup Day, flashing home in 56.48 seconds.

“She relaxed really well,” trainer Tracey Bartley said. “She can switch off then quicken. That’s her best attribute.”

While very few horses make it through five starts without being beaten, punters weren’t confident In Good Time could do a sixth time in the Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes at Scone. It was her first crack at a stakes race but she had had a little taste of black type company when she kept up with Group 1 winner Dal Cielo in an 800m trial at Newcastle.

In Good Time was sent out a $16 chance but Bartley was confident she was over the odds and he was right. Under the guidance of top country jockey Mathew Cahill she pinged out the gates and settled in second position, four lengths off tearaway leader Givem Hell. She hit the front with 200m to go and fended off challenges from She Knows, Sheika and Envy Of All to win by 1/3 length. Bartley described it as a “great effort.”

“She took the field up to the leader,” he said. “She’s done an enormous job to still be there right at the death and win. I think if she had something carting them up should would have beaten them easier. I’m very honoured to have a filly who can do something like that. In this day and age it’s hard to do, especially with the weight scale we have. She’s given it a good shake so she will spelled and set for Spring.”

In Good Time notched her most impressive win to date in the Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes
on day two of the Scone Cup Carnival.

The win was a huge buzz for In Good Time’s owners, most of whom were trackside for the occasion.

“They love their racing, they’re die hard racing fans and that’s what it’s all about,” Bartley said. “For some of these guys it’s their first horse and they’re all enjoying the ride.”

In Good Time has recorded the highest number of BOBS claims in NSW this year - six. With bonus earnings of $56,250 she sits in equal second place the BOBS Horse Premiership.

Emperor’s Way has maintained his lead in the BOBS Horse Premiership with three BOBS wins for $67,500 in bonus prize money, despite having not raced since early March. Snitzel leads the BOBS Stallion Premiership with his progeny making 54 claims worth more than half a million dollars.


Horse Sire Prize Money BOBS Wins
Emperor's WayRoman Emperor (NZ)$67,500.00 3
EpidemicLonhro$56,250.00 3
In Good TimeTime Thief$56,250.00 6
UnforgottenFastnet Rock$56,250.00 3
VictoremI Am Invincible$56,250.00 3
FutoohSebring$45,000.00 2
GoodfellaSnitzel$45,000.00 2
I Am ExcitedSnitzel$45,000.00 2
PendeloqueSnitzel$45,000.00 2
SavatianoStreet Cry (IRE)$45,000.00 3



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 2018:




J N AllenRandwickMoss Trip
G AltomonteRandwickAnatola
S BilichKemblaTouch of Mink
A & Mrs M BishMuswellbrookDylan's Dynasty
Mrs D BoydCanberraBalansa
T BurkeArmidaleTango Time
 TamworthWashington George
J CamilleriRandwickWarranty
A CardyMuswellbrookMissed Out
A CarusiPort MacquarieJuventus
China Horse Club Racing Pty LtdMuswellbrookWorld Force
 Randwick (2)Eawase
  Lead Choreogrpaher (IRE)
 Warwick FarmMolten
M DoyleWaggaTexacody
P DwyerCanberraSpirit Force
Emirates ParkBallinaLord of the Dreamz
J FlemingBourkeBarrowland
D & Mrs M FrewNewcastleAfrican Rainbow
 Kembla (2)Medovina
 Newcastle (2)Laussel
 Randwick (2)Alizee
 Randwick (2)Gododdin
 Rosehill (2)Dissolute
 Warwick Farm (2)Marsupial
 Wyong (3)Sanity
Gundaroo StudGraftonGreselin
G HarveyGundagaiCatch The Culprit
 NewcastleMonsier Macron (NZ)
Ms L InghamKembla (2)Devil's Lair
 RandwickStryke Rock
P JohnstonWellingtonJackknife
Mrs D KepitisKembla (2)Devil's Lair
 RandwickStryke Rock
P & Mrs D KepitisRandwickHigher Ground
 Warwick FarmHigher Ground
G & Mrs D KolivosKemblaTemprado
M & Mrs E KowalczukDoombenTorvill
M LamondHawkesburyCurata Princess
Laurel Oak Bloodstock CanberraSpirit Force
Mrs P LeeperCessnockFoxy Miss
 CoonabarabranFoxy Miss
R LeghNewcastlePlay that Song
 Randwick (2)Thaad
  Tribal Wisdom
B MackieSconeEdnablue
K MaloneyDoombenWhypeeo
 GosfordPretty in Pink
D & Mrs M McLeishRosehillVelocita
J MiddletonCanberraBalansa
L Mihalyka CanberraSpirit Force
Mrs R MulaRandwickLustintyre Lass
W & Mrs R MulaCaulfieldSprightly Lass
Miss K NivisonRandwickNic's Vendetta
R PegumHawkesburyIggy The Moocher
Ramsey Pastoral Pty LtdHawkesburyGlenall
 SconeLa Vida Loca
Ms C SmithCoonabarabranCrim
Mrs M SmithKemblaTouch of Mink
 NowraTyphoon Charlie
O P TaitWaggaTexacody
P & Mrs P TigheRandwick (2)Unforgotten
 WyongMiss Shanti
N & Mrs A VassSunshine CoastImprovise
M WalcottWaggaD'Beak
P WalkerKemblaChoice Larga
W & Mrs L WatkinsKemblaBounding Badger
 WyongBetter Take Cover
Ms L WatsonGrenfellDeadly Cute
 HillstonTearful Kitty
M WhitbyGosfordSnitzel Day
G & Mrs V WilliamsKemblaStrome

Another feature in the Newsletter is the NSWROA Member’s Black Type Honour Roll which acknowledges the success of members in the black type arena.

The Honour Roll for the 2017-2018 season is as follows:

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

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



The following Showcase Meetings will take place during the remainder of May and early June.

First up is the Shoalhaven City Turf Club Meeting on Sunday, 20 May 2018. This meeting features an eight race program with a BOBS Bonus available on all races. The highlight on the card is the Nowra Showcase Cup run over 1600 metres with $45,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Shoalhaven City Turf Club’s website at

The Gunnedah Jockey Club will hold their Showcase Meeting on Sunday, 27 May 2018. They also have an eight event card with a BOBS Bonus available on all races. The highlight of this meeting is the Gunnedah Showcase Cup run over 1600 metres with $40,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Gunnedah Jockey Club’s website at

The Manning Valley Race Club (Taree) hold their Showcase Meeting on Friday, 1 June 2018. An eight event card with a BOBS Bonus available on all races is once again to take place. The highlight of this meeting is the Showcase Wingham Cup run over 1600 metres with $35,000 in prizemoney. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Manning Valley Race Club’s website a

The Dubbo Turf Club will conduct a Showcase Meeting on Friday, 15 June 2018 which features an eight event card. A BOBS Bonus will be available on all races. For further details regarding this meeting visit the Dubbo Turf Club’s website at



A reminder to members that 2018 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
16 May 2018


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