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TOP HONOURS TO BOBAN AT NSWROA 2014 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

Before a large crowd at the spectacular Event Centre at The Star, Boban was named the NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2014 Racing’s Night of Champions.

We saw the “best of the best” in the racing world in contention for all the awards at this prestigious event in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation which was televised live to the world on Sky Racing World.

The award winners for the 2013/14 season were:

 

Awards

Winners

TAB.COM.AU NSW CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR

Boban

NSWROA INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD

Guy & Wendy Walter
NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club

Earthquake

NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Gow Gates Insurance Brokers

Criterion (NZ)

NSW SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Vinery Stud

Cosmic Endeavour

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sydney Horse Transport

Boban

NSW MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock

Fiorente (IRE)

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

The Offer (IRE)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Catkins

NSW COUNTRY CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Racing

Big Money

NSW PROVINCIAL CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Wild Oaks

Famous Seamus (NZ)

 

 

It was standing room only on the dance floor as The Chantoozies took us down memory lane with some fantastic moments from the late 1980’s. The ladies were in fine form indeed on a night when fine form was rewarded accordingly.

NSWROA President, Mr Ray McDowell said “on behalf of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and NSWROA, I would like to thank everyone for attending to help us in “celebrating the best”. My thanks also to our sponsors – we couldn’t do it without you! Congratulations to all winners and I look forward to seeing you all again next year at this wonderful event.”

For more information, visit the NSWROA website at www.nswroa.com.au.

 
The Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre Seminar

The Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre Seminar Caterpillar Project Update & New 5 Day UrinePregnancy Test Research.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 6pm – 8pm 

 

Invitation is open toall veterinarians and horse staff
 

  • Nigel Perkins will be showing a video of the caterpillars leaving their nests in April this year and he will deliver exciting news on the future caterpillar research project.
  •  Dr Zamira Gibb from Newcastle University will talk about research they are conducting on a new urine test to determine pregnancy from five days post covering as well as a trial they are conducting on L-carnitine in horses to increase fertility in mares and stallions.

 
If you have any questionsplease email :   
helen@hverc.com.au
 
Don’t miss the 2014 NSW and National Breeding Awards Dinner,

If you are attending the stallion parades in the Hunter Valley on the weekend of August 23/24, you are invited to a great night when the Breeding Awards for the 2013/14 season are presented.

 

Tickets cost $150 each which covers all drinks and a delicious 3-course dinner. Dress is smart casual. 

7 pm for 7.30pm start.

Guest speaker Mark Latham, an enthusiastic smaller breeder, will entertain us by explaining how he developed his fascination with thoroughbred pedigrees.

 

Seating is limited so if you do wish to join us please call TBNSW on (02) 9398 8811 or email tbnsw@bigpond.net.au by August 16.   

 
Nominations Announced for 2014 Racing's Night of Champions

The New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) is pleased to announce the nominations (in alphabetical order) in respect of our annual awards for the 2013/14 season.

Awards

Nominations

NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club

Brazen Beau
Earthquake
Mossfun
Peggy Jean

NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Gow Gates Insurance Brokers

Criterion (NZ)
Guelph
Zoustar

NSW SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Vinery Stud

Appearance
Cosmic Endeavour
Driefontein

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sydney Horse Transport

Boban
Catkins
Streama

NSW MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock

Fiorente (IRE)
Moriarty (IRE)
Streama

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Fiorente (IRE)
Seville (GB)
Silent Achiever (NZ)
The Offer (IRE)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Catkins
Lucia Valentina (NZ)
Steps In Time

NSW COUNTRY CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Racing

Big Money
Havana
Myamira

NSW PROVINCIAL CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Wild Oaks

Famous Seamus (NZ)
Lucia Valentina (NZ)
Sharnee Rose

 

The awards are to be presented at a prestigious charity evening, in support of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation (POWHF) and themed “Celebrating the Best”, in the Event Centre at The Star on Thursday, 7 August 2014 with the highlight of course being the Tabcorp NSW Champion Horse of the Year Award.

Several years ago, the Association created the NSWROA Industry Recognition Award, a special award to honour an outstanding contribution made to the industry.  This award has only been presented on two occasions previously.  The inaugural winner of the award was Brother Dan Stafford in 2008 whilst Ian Craig received the honour in 2009.  In yet another highlight on the night, I am pleased to advise that this Award will once again be presented at this year’s event.

The 2014 Racing’s Night of Champions Awards will again be televised “live” to an international audience on Sky Racing World by our exclusive media partner Sky Racing, with highlights of the night also being shown on Sky Racing 1 and Sky Racing 2.

NSWROA are delighted to welcome back as sponsors for this year’s event, Sky Racing, Emirates, the Australian Turf Club, Gow Gates Insurance Brokers, New Zealand Bloodstock, Vinery Stud, Ambassador Travel Services, The Star, Inglis, Carrazzo Consulting, International Animal Health Products and De Bortoli Wines.

It is also with great pleasure that we welcome, as first time sponsors to the event Tabcorp, Wild Oaks and Sydney Horse Transport with Tabcorp being the major sponsor for the event.

At the great price of $220 per head Racing’s Night of Champions is the best value night out you can have. So if you haven’t already done so, reserve your place now at a truly fantastic night. Tickets are selling fast, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

Our congratulations to all nominees – every nominee is a champion in what has been yet another exceptional year of racing.

News from NSWROA

 
DEPARTMENT SIGNALS DEATH KNELL OF HUNTER’S INTERNATIONAL THOROUGHBRED BREEDING INDUSTRY
"The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders were shocked today by the Department of Planning’s recommendation for the proposed Anglo American Drayton South Open Cut Coal Mine to proceed largely rejecting the recommendations of the Government’s independent Planning Assessment Commission," said President Dr Cameron Collins.

"Since the implementation of the Strategic Regional Land Use Policy the NSW Government has stated their new policies and processes are designed to protect significant agricultural lands, water and industries, 'The process will protect you'," Dr Collins quoted.

"The recommendations of the independent Planning Assessment Commission were that this mine should not to go ahead and that the studs should be afforded the highest level of protection from mining," he said.

"It is extraordinary that the Planning Department should reject the findings of the Government’s independent Planning Assessment Commission and the Gateway Panel.

“Despite Government reassurances regarding upholding independent advice of the Planning Assessment Commission, we have a departmental report today which disregards the PAC’s recommendations and proceeds to support a mine that will devastate an entire industry.

"The Department has been very cavalier in its conclusion that a mine in this location is an 'unavoidable consequence of co-existence.' These two industries have operated independently in the valley when more than 8km from one another, not 500m.

“It shows a breathtaking lack of understanding of our industry and our business model and an obscure interpretation of the PAC’s recommendation.  It also displays a total disregard for the health and safety of the families that live on our stud farms – less than 500m from this proposed open cut coal mine.

“It is incomprehensible that a government department can with the stroke of a pen, dismiss the advice of two independent bodies appointed by the  Government and signal the death knell of an entire industry in the Hunter Valley, billions of dollars of investment and 1,000s of jobs for the sake of one mine.

“This is not over yet.  A second independent PAC needs to consider this proposed mine.  The NSW Government needs to step up and deliver on its commitments.  We hope that sense will prevail.”  Dr Collins said

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The Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre Seminar

The Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre is holding a seminar on 6th August from 6pm – 8pm at the HVERC – Scone.

Invitation is open to all veterinarians and horse staff

Nigel Perkins will be showing a video of the caterpillars leaving their nests in April this year and he will deliver exciting news on the future caterpillar research project.

Professor John Aitken and Dr Zamira Gibb from Newcastle University will talk about research they are conducting on a new urine test to determine pregnancy from five days post covering as well as a trial they are conducting on L-carnitine in horses to increase fertility in mares and stallions.

If you have any questions please email helen@hverc.com.au




 
Hendra Virus case near Murwillumbah

An unvaccinated 31 year old stock horse was found in a damon a property west of Murwillumbah at about lunch time on Thursday 19 June2014. It had a low temperature (28o Celcius), was glassy eyed, recumbent, hadprogressive lip paralysis and intermittent tremors that recurred whenstimulated. There was no nasal discharge. The treating veterinarianadministered warmed intravenous fluids and collected samples for Hendra virustesting.

The horse later became feverish and died in the earlyhours of Friday 20 June 2014. The laboratory advised late on 20 June 2014 thatall the samples had tested positive to the Hendra virus. The property has beenquarantined and the dead horse has been buried. There are 5 other horses on theproperty which so far remain well. They have been tested and vaccinated andremain under observation. 

For the complete Press Release, click here.

 
Racing's Night Of Champions
Make sure you save the date for the 2014 Racing's Night Of Champions.

 
212 Lots To Be Offered In Sydney On Sunday

212 lots that make up the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale Winter Book and Sydney Winter Thoroughbred Sale have been catalogued to go under the hammer at Newmarket this Sunday 15 June 2014.

CLICK HERE for the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale Winter Book

CLICK HERE for the Inglis Sydney Winter Thoroughbred Sale catalogue

Both catalogues are also available for download on the market leading Inglis Sales iPad App.

Yearlings by Teofilo and Encosta de Lago, the sires of recent Group 1 winners Sonntag and Smokin’ Joey, are among the supplementary entries for the Classic Yearling Winter Book.

Other sires of Group 1 winners in Australia this season that are represented in the Winter Book include Al Maher, Authorized, Bernardini, California Dane, Choisir, Commands, Dane Shadow, Exceed And Excel, High Chaparral, Mossman, Myboycharlie, Redoute’s Choice, Sebring and Snitzel.

There is also a wide range of first and second season sires represented and 85% of all yearlings set to be offered on Sunday are BOBS eligible. ALL yearlings offered are additionally eligible for entry into the $5 million Inglis Race Series.

The majority of vendors will be arriving with their Winter Book yearlings tomorrow and Friday. The full parade schedule for prospective buyers is available HERE

Selling on Sunday will begin at 11am with the 159 lots in the Classic Yearling Sale Winter Book.

These will be followed immediately in the afternoon by the 53 lots catalogued for the Sydney Winter Thoroughbred Sale, covering broodmares, unbroken stock, race fillies and other racing stock.

Highlights entries in the mixed bloodstock sale include Group 2 winning broodmare Basra, Wyong Gold Cup winner Wazn, plus mares in foal to Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt and Your Song.

Inglis’ Online Bidding, Make-An-Offer and Sale Day Live services will be available on Sunday.

To ensure applications to bid online can be processed it is advisable to request bidding approval by 5.00pm Thursday 12 June 2014.

Online bidders are encouraged to physically inspect horses before bidding online, however the Inglis Bloodstock Team are available to conduct inspections and can also arrange vet checks at your request.

For online catalogues and more information on Inglis’ services go to www.inglis.com.au

 
New Chairman at Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and CEO position becomes available

On Monday, 2 June at a joint meeting of the boards of directors of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) and Aushorse Marketing held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Basil Nolan succeeded Trevor Lobb as President of TBA.  Trevor has served in the role since September 2008.  Basil Nolan is the current president of Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association (TBQA), and with his wife Diane owns Raheen Stud based in the Gladfield Valley, Queensland. He has served on the TBQA board since 1969, and on the national body since 2005.

"Trevor's resignation is a big loss to the TBA and I'm sad to see him go," said Basil Nolan. 

"I have enormous shoes to fill. Trevor is an industry icon, has done a tremendous job in his position, particularly during the Equine Influenza outbreak and with the AI Court battle."

"But I'm honoured to be taking on the role and will do my best," Basil said.

Trevor Lobb commented, "During my time on the TBA board, Australia weathered the negative effects of the Equine Influenza outbreak as well as the GFC, causing the strongest correction to the Australian foal crop in history. In the midst of this turmoil, I was honoured to be elected President of TBA after the establishment of Aushorse Marketing, in an effort to streamline operations and deliver more value for the breeder. TBA and other stakeholders have worked in a unified manner to most importantly defend the right for the Australian Thoroughbred to compete and be exported internationally. By standing with the Joint Proprietors of the Australian Stud Book and the Australian Racing Board to protect our sport in McHugh v AJC & Ors, breeders have helped guarantee the future of our great sport. I am also very grateful to the individuals who have assisted TBA during that time, including Chauncey Morris and our staff.  I have known Basil for over thirty years, and sincerely wish him all the best as he assumes the mantle."

Mr Lobb had previously  advised the Board of Thoroughbred  Breeders NSW at its meeting last month of his decision to also resign as President and as a Board  member of  the State Body.

NSW Vice-President and Treasurer  Derek Field will assume the Presidency in NSW, a new member will be invited to join the Board with all positions to be ratified at the TBNSW AGM IN November.

In a further change, Chief Executive Chauncey Morris informed both boards of his intention to return to the United States for personal reasons, by early August 2014. A search for a new CEO will begin immediately.  Both boards also unanimously decided to explore a merger between TBA and Aushorse Marketing. 

Aushorse Marketing Chairman Antony Thompson along with TBA President Basil Nolan wish to express their gratitude to Chauncey for his hard work and commitment to both Aushorse Marketing and TBA for the past two and a half years. We congratulate him on many achievements including the successful carriage of the AI case, the expansion and exploration of many export markets, in particular the USA, where we have seen a dramatic increase in their involvement and investment in our industry.

Outgoing CEO Chauncey Morris said, "Any success in my role is attributed to my wonderful staff, directors, and sales companies who have worked tirelessly to promote and protect Australian breeders. Australia stands tall on the world stage due to an unending determination to improve the status quo in racing.  Celina, my daughters and I must return to the United States to be closer to our families, however we will miss this special country and the great friends made during our time here."

Contacts::

Basil Nolan: +61 407 140 711 

Antony Thompson:  +61 427 470 507 

Trevor Lobb: +61 418 240 230 

Chauncey Morris: +61 409 201 221 

 
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