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Industry shares in successful Spring Racing Carnival
Racing Victoria (RV) today announced that $5 million in additional funding will be distributed across the industry as a result of a successful Spring Racing Carnival. The RV Board determined at its meeting yesterday that an additional $3 million would be added to the annual prizemoney pool rewarding owners, trainers and jockeys, while $2 million will be shared among Victoria’s three metropolitan clubs and Country Racing Victoria (CRV).
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Owners And Trainers Say RVL Must Match NSW Prizemoney Increases Now
Victorian racehorse Owners and Trainers have strongly condemned the delay by Racing Victoria(RVL) in matching recent prizemoney increases in NSW, where prizemoney for standard Saturday races was raised to $100,000 per race and to $30,000 for standard races at Provincial tracks. Victorian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association(TROA) Chairman Jonathan Munz commented as follows:
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Racing Victoria Extends Commitment To Equine Welfare
Racing Victoria (RV) is pleased to demonstrate its formal commitment to the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses before, during and after racing through the release today of its Equine Welfare Strategy. The Strategy details RV’s aims over the next 18 months with 10 key initiatives outlined including the development of a Welfare Advisory Panel, compulsory online education modules for participants, a world leading research program and an expansion of RV’s Off the Track program.
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Racing Victoria Director Appointments
Racing Victoria (RV) advises that this year’s round of RV Director appointments has been completed. Current RV Director, Prue Hayes, has been re-appointed, while Michael Andrew AO and Alice Williams will join the Board with their three-year appointments commencing at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24 October.
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Get the most out of your Owner Privileges this Spring
Owning a share in a racehorse gives you the chance to get up-close and personal with the icons of the sport, to talk tactics, plan strategies and help define the career of your champion racehorse. This Spring Racing Carnival, the Victorian Racehorse Owners' Gold Card remains your golden ticket to the inner sanctum of Victorian racing. When your horse is racing, the Victorian Owners' Gold Card provides a number of exciting raceday privileges, including admission and members’ passes to the track, complimentary racebooks, mounting yard access and free parking.
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TROA Owner of the Year
Congratulations to Rupert and Cheryl Legh who were presented the TROA Metropolitan Owner of the Year Award at the Scobie Breasley Medal Dinner on Thursday night 25 August at the Atrium at Flemington Racecourse. Rupert and Cheryl secured two Group 1 wins in Victoria, both courtesy of champion sprinter Chautauqua in the Manikato Stakes and the Black Caviar Lightning. The Leghs also enjoyed black-type success with the Team Hawkes-trained Headwater and Mike Moroney’s Tivaci.
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Registration of Foals and Owners
Summary: Racing Australia believes that it is necessary for integrity and animal welfare purposes that Unnamed Horses and their owners be identified and subject to the Australian Rules of Racing. Traceability is the cornerstone of integrity and will also underpin the industry’s drive on animal welfare standards. The fact that significant numbers of Unnamed Thoroughbreds are not regulated by any authority is unacceptable to prevailing community standards.
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TROA Slams Ride Guide
Munz, slammed the proposed "Ride Guide" horse tipping service. "The Jockeys have in the past moaned about lack of consultation from Racing Authorities on various issues but then they go and pull this stuff without consulting with owners, who generally support and try to work with them. It's very disappointing." "TROA supports the position taken by the RVL Stewards in opposing this concept and I note that this is also the view of the Australian Trainers Association".
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Racing Australia Reforms
The Racing Australia Board met last Friday (8 April) and resolved to introduce further reforms to the integrity, animal welfare and business practices of the Australian Thoroughbred Industry. 1. Introduction of a Standard Training Agreement and a Joint Owners Agreement Racing Australia is bringing in a new system to formalize arrangements between owners and trainers and also between owners where a horse is owned by more than one owner. Accordingly a Standard Training Agreement will be compulsory for all racehorses.
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2016-17 Victorian Race Dates released
Racing Victoria (RV) has today released its 2016-17 racing calendar which will feature 557 race meetings across the state from 1 August to 31 July – the same number as the current season. The 2016-17 program has been determined by RV following a collaborative process with clubs and stakeholders which saw feedback considered from a draft of the race dates circulated in December 2015. Following is a summary of the features and changes within the 2016-17 Victorian racing calendar:
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Exclusive invitation for TROA Members
TROA is delighted to support Yalumba Golden Mile Race Day, Saturday 21 March 2015, the stand-alone Saturday meeting at Bendigo offering $1 million in prize money. All TROA members will receive complimentary entry on presentation of their Owners Gold Card. Following the successful launch in 2005 of the Owners Strategy, in conjunction with Racing Victoria, all racehorse owners receive an Owners Gold Card and are afforded free membership of TROA.
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TROA Members invited to Racing Integrity Roadshow
During May and June 2014, Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner (RIC), Sal Perna, will undertake a series of presentations in regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria and warmly invites TROA members to attend. All Roadshows are free of charge and allow TROA members to gather an in-depth understanding of public perception of the racing industry, emerging racing concerns and new laws relevant to racing participants. The sessions will be an opportunity to raise questions and hear first-hand of the Commissioner’s perspectives on integrity in the racing industry.
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Exclusive War Horse Event for TROA Members
Warhorse smash hit production Exclusive event for TROA Members and their Guests Wednesday 20 February & Friday 22 February 2013 Arts Centre, St Kilda Road Melbourne “A landmark theatre event!” – Time Magazine USA 6.15pm Pre-Show premium food and beverage package 7.30pm National Theatre of Great Britain production War Horse – Premium Reserve Seating War Horse, one of the most sought-after stage shows of the current era, is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne.
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TROA support National Jockeys Trust
The Thoroughbred Racehorse Association is a proud sponsor of National Jockeys Trust Raceday at Caulfield. An annual sponsor now for the third year running, the National Jockeys Trust hold a race meeting once per season to raise funds. The raceday has an official fundraising luncheon, race sponsorships with funds going to the NJT, and each race the top weight wears the NJT jockey silks.
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Connections Owners Pavilion
The Connections Owners’ Pavilion at Caulfield Racecourse opened on Saturday for the BECK Caulfield Guineas with resounding success. Click here for complete Connections Owners' Pavilion details Officially opened by the Minister for Racing, The Honourable Dr Denis Napthine, Peter Jurkovsky, Executive Secretary TROA and Mike Symons, Melbourne Racing Club Chairman, saw hundreds of owners and their guests enjoying the facilities.
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Premier to open new Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge at Flemington
The Premier of Victoria and Minister for Racing Dr Denis Napthine will open Flemington’s luxurious new Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge on Turnbull Stakes Day this Saturday (5 October 2013). Designed by award-winning architects Bates Smart, the spacious Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge boasts a prime trackside location adjacent to the Mounting Yard with three times the capacity of the previous facility. Dr Napthine will cut a ribbon to the facility’s exclusive Winners’ Bar before the first race celebrations.
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Premier presents Owners & Breeders Awards
The Caviar legacy continues at the Victorian Owners and Breeders Awards. The cream rose to the top once again at the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Awards held at the Myer Mural Hall on Thursday night. Premier of Victoria and Minister for Racing, Denis Napthine, was on hand to help celebrate the success and growth of the Victorian thoroughbred breeding and racing industry at the intimate event conducted by Racing Victoria in conjunction with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) and the Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association (TROA).
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Premier Napthine to toast owners and breeders
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine will join the some of racing’s big names to help toast the success of Victorian thoroughbred owners and breeders at an intimate awards night on Thursday. The annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Awards, presented by Racing Victoria in conjunction with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) and the Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’Association (TROA), will recognise the outstanding achievements of Victorian-based owners and breeders of thoroughbred racehorses in the 2012-13 season.
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Golden delight for owners
More than 53,000 owners will shortly receive their golden ticket to racing in Victoria next season A golden delight will arrive in mailboxes over the coming weeks as the new Victorian Owners’ Gold Card is delivered by Racing Victoria (RV) to more than 53,000 racehorse owners. The Victorian Owners’ Gold Card will arrive in letterboxes, activated and ready for use, along with a car pass for the 2013-14 racing season.
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New Flemington owners and trainers facility to be open for Spring Racing Carnival
Flemington racecourse will be home to one of Australia’s premier owners and trainers’ facilities thanks to a joint investment by the State Government and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). Premier and Minister for Racing Denis Napthine today announced funding for the $1.2 million upgrade, which includes constructing a new owners and trainers’ facility in the undercroft area of the members grandstand; refurbishing the existing winning owners’ facilities; and relocating the raceday and ticketing office to the Heritage Centre near the main car park entrance.
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Weir's Winter Wonder
Injury prone galloper scores a career highlight in Winter Championship Final. Darren Weir and his training team have put on a miracle-worker like performance in preparing Magnifique Soleil ($5 fav) to win the $150,000 Listed TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemingon. “He has come back from his third tendon injury now including two stem cell treatments”, said Weir after the five-year-old gelding won the $150,000 winter racing highlight. “It’s not only a great effort by him but also my staff at Warrnambool who have got him right again.”
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Nothing Hollow about bonus
Consistent galloper Hollowlea is racing for a $50,000 bonus in Saturday’s $150,000 Listed TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington after the five-year-old topped the points tally in this year’s Winter Championship Series. Despite having not won a race since the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in 2010, the Terry and Karina O’Sullivan-trained gelding was rewarded for his remarkable consistency and secured the top spot with a fourth placed finish in the final heat at Warrnambool on Sunday.
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Finals day to warm up winter
Saturday marks the centrepiece of Victoria's winter flat program with nominations in for Flemington's Finals Day Flemington Finals Day is fast becoming a highlight of Melbourne’s winter racing program and the nominations for Saturday’s meeting point to another quality card. The eight events at Flemington on Saturday will see the culmination of a series of races run throughout Victoria during the winter months.
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Winter Championship Leader
TROA, supported by LUXBET, is offering a $50,000 cash bonus to the connections of the horse that earns the most number of points in the 2013 TROA/LUXBET Winter Championship Series Heats and then subsequently wins the Series Final. The Terry O’Sullivan trained Hollowlea is the leading points scorer on 27 points following Heat 7 at Warrnambool. An extraordinary effort considering he competed in 4 heats without winning, finishing 2nd, 5th, 2nd and 4th respectively.