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Redoute's Choice colts quinella Up and Coming Stakes

While their champion sire received accolades in the Hunter Valley, a pair of smashing Arrowfield colts showed Randwick racegoers exactly why Redoute's Choice is the king of Australian sires.

Scissor Kick and Panzer Division both went into Saturday's $125,000 ATC Up and Coming S. 1300m G3 as last-start winners, but the more experienced Scissor Kick, successful in the The Rosebud LR on 9 August, was preferred by punters who let Panzer Division start at $17 in the nine-horse field. 

 

Kathy O'Hara made good use of the ace draw to position Panzer Division on the rail behind Liberation and Valentia, while Tye Angland and Scissor Kick settled behind them, one off the rail.

Soon after the field rounded the bend Panzer Division launched his challenge for the lead as Liberation ran out, badly hampering Valentia, Better Land and Meursault. Panzer Division's resoluteness began to pay off in the final 200 metres as Liberation continued to run erratically, while Scissor Kick drove through on the inside of the recovering Valentia.

Panzer Division hit the front fifty metres from home with Scissor Kick a half-length behind him chasing hard. The two colts crossed the line together and Scissor Kick was announced the winner after lengthy consideration of the photo by the judge and confirmation by the stewards. The official winning margin was a nose, with Valentia third and Better Land fourth after Liberation was relegated to fifth. 

Trainer Paul Messara said, “A great result for the team obviously. They are two outstanding colts that both have unlimited ability.

“They both have stallion potential. Panzer Division was headed to the Spring Champion Stakes while Scissor Kick is definitely going to the Golden Rose, but they may both head there now.”

Tye Angland said, “I thought my bloke was going to run fourth or fifth at one stage, he didn’t handle the track very well but he really knuckled down late."

Kathy O’Hara believed the wayward Liberation cost Panzer Division victory, despite not actually interfering with him.

“My horse has plenty to learn and he just lost concentration a bit when Liberation ran off the track. It’s a bit disappointing to lose, but it was a very good effort and it’s a good result for Paul."

A few hours later in Scone on Saturday evening, at the 2014 National & NSW Breeding Awards Dinner, Arrowfield Chairman John Messara accepted the third Australian Champion Sire trophy won by Redoute's Choice, following his premiership successes in 2006 and 2010.

Scissor Kick (ex Back Pass by Quest for Fame) was a $200,000 purchase from the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale and is raced by his breeder Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing in partnership with Arrowfield.

Scissor Kick and his stakes-winning brother Sharkbite are grandsons of a half-sister to the great broodmare Hasili (dam of four Group 1 winners by Danehill), Arrive (dam of Danehill's champion daughter Promising Lead) and Dissemble (dam of Animal Kingdom's sire Leroidesanimaux).

Back Pass died earlier this year but has a 2YO daughter by Redoute's Choice and a yearling colt by High Chaparral.

Also an Inglis Easter graduate, Panzer Division (ex Desert Fight by Hussonet) was bred by Brent & Judy Hudson of Lustre Lodge and purchased for $120,000 by Paul Messara Racing. Desert Fight, a dual Group 1 winner and Champion 2YO Filly in Chile, has a 2YO filly by Redoute's Choice and visits Animal Kingdom this Spring.

Scissor Kick and Panzer Division have quickly pushed Redoute's Choice past the $500,000 mark on the 2014/15 General Sires' table which is currently headed by another Redoute's Choice son, Snitzel.

News from Arrowfield Stud

Pictured: Redoute's Choice colts Panzer Division (black cap) and Scissor Kick (yellow cap) fight out an all-Arrowfield finish in Saturday's Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

 
National & NSW Breeding Awards - Media Release

Six breeding awards for the 2013-14 season were presented atthe combined National & NSW Breeding Awards Dinner held at Scone Racecourseon Saturday, August 23, hosted by Thoroughbred Breeders NSW (TBNSW) andThoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA). 

The compčre for the evening was popular presenter Caroline Searcy andthe guest speaker was Thoroughbred breeder Mark Latham.

Redoute’s Choice (AUS) was the winner of the Champion Sireaward and Basil Nolan, President of TBA, presented the magnificent trophy to ArrowfieldStud’s John Messara.  This is the ninthconsecutive year in which the premiership has been won by an Australian-bredstallion, commencing in 2006 when the long reign of Redoute’s Choice’s ownsire, Danehill (USA), was broken, and the third time that Redoute’s Choice hasachieved the Champion Sire title.          

Mossman (AUS), sire of Golden Slipper winner Mossfun, wonthe Champion Sire of 2YOs award. Vinery’s Peter Orton was on hand to receive the award from Derek Field,Acting Chairman of TBNSW and board member of TBA.

I am Invincible (AUS) was the winner of the ChampionAustralian First Season Sire award. Co-owners Ray Gall and Yarraman Park’s Arthur Mitchell received thetrophy from TBNSW board member, Glenn Burrows.

The Australian Stud Book sponsored two awards - theAustralian Broodmare of the Year and the NSW Champion Broodmare.

The Australian Broodmare of the Year was Estelle Collection(NZ), dam of Lankan Rupee, the world’s highest ranking sprinter.  Estelle Collection’s owner Coolmore wasrepresented by Shane McGrath who received the trophy from Jacqueline Stewart,Keeper of the Australian Stud Book.

The title of NSW Champion Broodmare was awarded to Regard (AUS), dam of four time G1 winner Atlantic Jewel, as well as G1 winnerCommanding Jewel – her only two living foals before her untimely death in2011.  Michael Ford, former Keeper of theAustralian Stud Book, made the presentation to Greg Perry, owner of Regard.

The Aushorse Marketing Australian-Bred Exported Racehorse ofthe Year Award was won by the breeder of Amber Sky (AUS), winner of the G1 AlQuoz Sprint in Dubai as well as the Kent & Curwen Centenary Cup in HongKong.  The award was presented byAushorse Marketing’s Rowena Smith to Arthur Inglis who accepted the trophy onbehalf of O E & D R Pope Pty Ltd.

 Award winners:

Champion Australian Sire: Redoute’s Choice (AUS)
Champion Australian Sire of 2YOs:  Mossman (AUS)
Champion Australian First Season Sire: I Am Invincible (AUS)
Australian Broodmare of the Year: Estelle Collection (NZ)
NSW Champion Broodmare: Regard(AUS)
Breeder of the Australian-Bred Exported Racehorse of the Year: O E & D R Pope PtyLtd (SA)

 
Drayton South Pac - D Day

Theoutcome of today’s meeting will be a watershed decision.

ThePlanning Assessment Commission’s decision, in the shoes of the Government, willbe the first real test of the Government’s policy of heightened protectionunder its Strategic Regional Land Use Plan for the Upper Hunter.

“Thisis a critical decision, not only for the future of Darley and Coolmore, butalso for the future of our entire industry in the Hunter Valley. It willsignal whether the Government is genuine in protecting its vital agriculturalassets and critical industries clusters and its commitment that theGovernment’s process will protect us,” Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationPresident (HTBA) Dr Collins said today

“TheDrayton South Review PAC unequivocally recommended that “this mine should notproceed” and that the Coolmore and Darley studs be afforded the “highest levelof protection from mining,” he said.

“ThePAC also accepted and backed the advice of their own independent experts, andreinforced the conclusions of the Bickham PAC, that “these land uses cannotco-exist in close proximity to one another” and that “open cut coal mining anda viable international-scale thoroughbred breeding enterprise are incompatibleland uses.

“TheSecretary’s Environmental Assessment Report, prepared by the Department ofPlanning and Environment, acknowledges that Anglo’s most recent mine plan meetsless than half of the recommendations made by the Review PAC for a future, muchsmaller mine application.

“AngloAmerican admits that if it were to comply with the Review PAC’s recommendationsthe mine would be financially unviable.

“TheSecretary’s Environmental Assessment Report also admits that little additionalinformation has been provided by Anglo American to assess the environmentalimpacts of its new mine plan.

“Despitethis, and in stark contrast to the recommendations of the Government’sindependent PAC, the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Report ignores thereview PAC’s recommendations, ignores the independent Gateway Panel’s advice,ignores our industry’s expert advice, and recommends that the Drayton Southmine proceed.

“Theserious concerns the Review PAC and our experts have previously raisedregarding air quality, water, impacts on our industry, environment, landscapeand heritage remain unaddressed.

“Ourexpert’s findings remain that this project will result in a net economic lossof $457m to the NSW community before the impacts on our studs and our broadercommunity are taken into account. They conclude that this revised minewill return only $15m a year in royalties to the NSW Government. Is thatworth the risk of destroying the future of an entire industry and thousands ofsustainable long term jobs?

“Allthe available evidence, including previous PAC recommendations andinternational experience, demonstrates that mining and thoroughbred breedingare diametrically opposed businesses and land uses which cannot “successfullyco-exist” in close proximity. No amount of conditioning will alter thisfact.

“Thisis not a choice between two industries. This is a choice between one mineand one industry. This is a choice between two fundamentally incompatibleland uses. It is also an opportunity for the Government to deliver on itscommitments for “balance” and “strong protection for our most valuableagricultural assets.

“Wetrust that this PAC will come to the right decision, do what is right andreject this proposal.

“Thefuture of our entire industry depends on it,” Dr Collins said.

 
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.

 
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