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Owners say too late for claw back
Victorian owners claim that the elapse of time has meant Racing Victoria should use its discretionary powers in relation in the Aquanita case and not seek to claw back an estimated $2 million of prizemoney previously paid to owners of 81 Aquanita horses that are facing disqualification.
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Victorian Prizemoney reinstated to pre-COVID-19 levels
A bumper $97.5m in prizemoney and bonuses will be up for grabs during the 2020 Spring Carnival. Racing Victoria on Tuesday confirmed the purses for flagship races, including the $8m Melbourne Cup, $5m Caulfield Cup and $5m Cox Plate. The minimum prizemoney in Victoria will also be restored to pre-COVID-19 levels from August 1 following reductions of 20 per cent (city) and 10 per cent (country) during the pandemic.
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Industry Chairman radio special re decision regarding proposed Spring Carnival changes
A special edition of The Verdict on RSN Radio with Michael Felgate, Matt Stewart and Mick Sharkie. Featuring interviews in regards to the proposed changes to the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival and the reasons behind the racing industry’s decision:
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2020 Spring Racing Carnival locked in
The Racing Victoria (RV) Board has today determined that the existing feature race program and traditional dates will be retained for the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival. Whilst racing has been the only sport to safely continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on Australia’s sporting and events calendar and ongoing social restrictions meant that an industry discussion was required on the best format and timing for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival.
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Munz backs RVs spring decision
Racing Victoria’s move to retain a traditional Spring Carnival has been backed by the key ownership association, saying “it was not a difficult decision’’. It comes after RV’s board on Friday announced it would not proceed with a new look spring program, championed by the Melbourne Racing Club and other stakeholders.
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Horse owners’ association chair Jonathan Munz wants prizemoney, crowds to be racing’s focus
Racehorse owners have pushed back on a proposed Spring Carnival reshuffle and urged the Melbourne Racing Club to instead focus on bringing back full prizemoney – and crowds. Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association chairman Jonathan Munz wants Racing Victoria to reject Melbourne Racing Club’s Spring Carnival reshuffle and instead work towards reinstating prizemoney and bringing crowds back at the races. It comes as interstate racing jurisdictions consider opening the gates as early as Saturday.
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Stakeholders condemn Cup proposal
The Melbourne Racing Club's proposal to switch the Caulfield Cup Carnival to late November has been condemned by Victorian racing's two most powerful stakeholders, the owners and trainers' associations. Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association Chairman Jonathan Munz said on Monday that owners were against the proposal to run the Caulfield Carnival after the Melbourne Cup Carnival as it would be 'effectively wrecking the national racing calendar'. "The MRC proposal is ill-advised and self-indulgent and not in the interests of the racing industry as a whole," Munz said.
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Owners support RV's stakes cut
Racehorse owners have thrown their support behind Racing Victoria’s move to reduce costs and prizemoney as the industry braces for a potential worst-case scenario due to the coronavirus. Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Association (TROA) chairman Jonathan Munz said on Tuesday that the upcoming cuts of as much as 20 per cent of metropolitan prizemoney for the remainder of the season, while regrettable, are understandable as insurance to provide support to owners, trainers and other industry participants in the event that racing is shut down for a few months or more.
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TROA funds exclusive Owners Areas in Country
TROA FUNDS EXCLUSIVE OWNERS AREAS IN COUNTRY TROA are delighted to provide funding support to feature Country Victoria race meetings for the 2019-2020 racing season.  TROA is providing funding support to provide TROA exclusive owners areas to all owners with a runner engaged at the following race meetings:
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TROA supports Bendigo’s Golden Mile Raceday 
Bendigo is home to the Golden Mile Race Day, Saturday 30 March 2019, with prize money exceeding $1 million. TROA are proud to announce our continued partnership with Golden Mile Raceday in its seventh year. World-class racing, entertainment, leafy bushland surrounds, fine dining, fashion and more make the Golden Mile Race Day an unforgettable experience for racehorse owners, in particular those lucky enough to have a horse competing for the $1 million in prizemoney on offer.
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TROA question Weir, McLean withdrawals
The Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Association (TROA) has questioned the timing of Racing Victoria Stewards in scratching runners from the Darren Weir and Jarrod McLean stables 90 minutes before the commencement of racing at The Valley. Jonathan Munz, Chairman of TROA, said that owners have been penalised unsatisfactorily by the decision. “We support Racing Victoria and the Stewards but the decision to scratch horses so late and close to the commencement of racing tonight has inconvenienced people unreasonably and unnecessarily,” Munz said.
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$40 million prizemoney boost confirmed for Victorian thoroughbred racing
A broad range of owners, trainers, jockeys and breeders are set to benefit from more than $40 million in additional prizemoney that will begin rolling out across Victoria from 1 January 2019. The increases are underpinned by a $33 million election commitment from the newly returned Labor Government to support increases to the minimum levels of Victorian thoroughbred prizemoney.  Racing Victoria (RV) has committed to boosting the package of prizemoney increases, which will be implemented across the next two years, beyond $40 million.
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​TROA Launches Exclusive Owners Facilities
TROA are delighted to announce funding support to the Cranbourne Cup Carnival and Geelong Cup meeting, to provide TROA exclusive owners areas to all owners with a runner engaged at these meetings. TROA understand the importance of owners having an enjoyable experience on raceday, when your horse is engaged to compete. TROA, with Country Racing Victoria and the Victorian regional race clubs encourage owner participation and attendance when your horse is racing in regional Victoria.
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Famous races headline widespread prizemoney increases across Victoria
Victoria’s three most famous races – the Lexus Melbourne Cup, Ladbrokes Cox Plate and Stella Artois Caulfield Cup – will carry record prizemoney this Spring Racing Carnival and the state’s 67 Country Cups will each receive a boost as part of widespread prizemoney increases announced today for the 2018-19 racing season. Racing Victoria (RV) was joined by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) and Country Racing Victoria (CRV) in announcing a $12.4 million injection into prizemoney across the state from 1 August 2018.
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Racing Australia Trainer and Owner Reforms - Commence 1 August 2017
Racing Australia is introducing new reforms commencing 1 August 2017. First announced in November 2016, these measures are known as the Trainer and Owner Reforms (TOR) and have been incorporated into the Australian Rules of Racing. TOR Rules  The reforms will operate pursuant to the TOR Rules, which are part of the Rules of Racing. As you are a person bound by, and subject to, the Rules of Racing, you will also be required to comply with the TOR Rules - they are mandatory.
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Major prizemoney increases announced
Record prizemoney will be on offer in Victoria for the 2017-18 racing season after Racing Victoria (RV) today announced a $15.5 million increase with effect from 1 August 2017. All owners, trainers and jockeys will get the chance to share in the increases which are spread from prestigious Group 1 races to once-a-year picnic race meetings throughout country Victoria. For the first time, more than $200 million in prizemoney and bonuses will be on offer in Victoria with a total of $214 million up for grabs throughout next season.
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TROA fund Owners Marquee at The Bool
The 2017 TAB Warrnambool May Carnival on Tuesday 2 May, Wednesday 3 May and Thursday 4 May is the largest regional racing carnival of the season. During the 2016 Carnival there were 2402 Owners and their guests who attended to see their horse race. As such, to accommodate this incredible Owner attendance, TROA with the Warrnambool Racing Club is offering special hospitality to owners in an exclusive marquee funded by TROA.
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TROA supports Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday
TROA is delighted to support the third annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday at Caulfield on Saturday 22 April 2017. In a day where Owners and Breeders will be rewarded for their support of Victorian Racing with over $1.6 million in VOBIS prizemoney and bonuses on offer. TROA are proud to sponsor the 2017 running of the VOBIS Gold Heath, a race for VOBIS Gold qualified horses, three-years-old and upwards at set weights over 2000 metres.
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Riches to flow at Victorian Owners & Breeders Raceday
Owners and breeders will be rewarded for their support of Victorian racing this Saturday with over $1.6 million in VOBIS prizemoney and bonuses on offer at Caulfield Racecourse. The third annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday will offer lucrative rewards for those who choose to buy, breed, own and race Victorian thoroughbreds, while showcasing the talent produced by the state’s burgeoning breeding industry.
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Racing Victoria and Australian Jockeys Association announce the launch of Ride Guide
Racing Victoria (RV) and the Australian Jockey’s Association (AJA) are pleased to announce the commencement of Ride Guide – an innovative digital content initiative where jockeys film and present a preview of their upcoming race rides. The AJA-led concept has earned the collective support of RV and industry stakeholders following significant consultation and consideration of industry feedback. A three-month trial will be launched to the public this Saturday, 22 April, 2017 and be available on Victorian Saturday metropolitan meetings.
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RV Constitution amendments unanimously approved by Racing Victoria Members
Racing Victoria (RV) advises that the Members of RV have met today and unanimously approved special resolutions to amend the RV Constitution. The special resolutions relate to a reform of the RV Board Director appointment process in line with the proposed amendments announced by the Minister for Racing, The Hon. Martin Pakula MP, in December 2016.
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Racing Victoria announces 2017-2018 Race Dates
Racing Victoria (RV) has today released its 2017-18 Race Dates which will see the number of race-free days increase from two to 12 and a return to traditional timeslots for several Spring Racing Carnival feature meetings. The 12-month schedule of meetings - which takes in the period from 1 August, 2017 to 31 July, 2018 – has been approved by the RV Board following extensive consultation with the Racing Clubs and stakeholders. It will see Victoria host 557 race meetings over 353 days.
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TROA funds Owners Room on Golden Mile Raceday
Bendigo is home to the Golden Mile Race Day, Saturday 1st April 2017, which dominates Victoria’s sporting calendar as one of its premier events, with prize money exceeding $1 million. TROA are proud to announce our continued partnership with Golden Mile Raceday in it’s fifth year. World-class racing, entertainment, leafy bushland surrounds, fine dining, fashion and more make the Golden Mile Race Day an unforgettable experience for racehorse owners, in particular those lucky enough to have a horse competing for the $1 million in prizemoney on offer.
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Metropolitan prizemoney increase to kick in from tomorrow
Racing Victoria will commence paying an additional $3 million in prizemoney from tomorrow as part of an industry pledge to reward owners, trainers and jockeys following a successful 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. The $3 million commitment, which was announced in December, will see the value of more than 180 metropolitan races increase to a minimum of $100,000 across the course of the year. The $100,000 minimum stake will apply to all 2YO, 3YO and Open Handicap races at Saturday metropolitan meetings, commencing with the Chairman's Stakes meeting at Caulfield tomorrow.