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Moody in Command of Winter
Peter Moody continued his Winter Championship love affair with Club Command claiming Saturday's Flemington heat Club Command helped Peter Moody develop a unique record in the TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship with the master trainer having now won Heat 6 of the series in three of the last four years. Straight to the front, and first home; that was the tactic the Moody stable employed in winning the $80,000 heat over 1410 metres at Flemington today.
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Club Command wins Heat 6 for Moody Racing
PREMIER trainer Peter Moody broke an unusually long drought of city winners when his consistent Club Command won Heat 6 of the Winter Championship Series at Flemington. The trainer, who was in Brisbane yesterday for the last Group 1 race of the season, is on target to win his fourth consecutive Victorian Metropolitan Trainers' Premiership. He now has 66 city wins, far fewer than in recent years. His record at Flemington this season went to eight wins, but he has endured 20 seconds and 14 thirds, many of them missing out in photo finishes.
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Prelate primed for Championship
Consistent Quinton Scott-trained galloper can cap special day for connections with win at Flemington Connections of Another Prelate will be hoping the consistent gelding can cap a memorable David Bourke Provincial Plate Day at Flemington on Saturday with a victory in the $80,000 TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Heat 6 (1400m). Five of the eight-year-old’s part-owners, Mary Gannon as well as Hugh, Gavan, Michael and Brian Bourke, are siblings of the late former VRC CEO David Bourke CBE of whom the day’s feature race is named after.
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Racing Program Enhancements
Racing Victoria (RV) has unveiled a series of enhancements to its racing program for the 2013-14 season that are aimed at providing further earning opportunities for all participants. The enhancements, which take effect from 1 August 2013, are also designed to better manage the racehorse population and promote wagering growth which is ultimately returned to the industry through prizemoney and investment in infrastructure. Following are the enhancements to the 2013-14 Victorian racing program;
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Further boost to VOBIS Gold
Racing Victoria (RV) and Premier Denis Napthine have today announced further enhancements to Victoria’s lucrative breeding and racing incentive scheme, VOBIS Gold. The Premier has reaffirmed the Coalition Government’s four-year $6.8 million commitment to promote Victoria’s thoroughbred breeding industry and reward owners competing in this state. The announcement, which comes on the eve of tomorrow’s $130,000 VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic at Swan Hill, includes the following;
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Owners Event - High Tea at Melbourne International 3 Day Event
Melbourne International 3 Day Event in conjunction with the National Jockeys Trust presents: The Gallopers High Tea Ladies and Gentleman, prepare yourself for a winters’ noon of decadence at the inaugural 2013 Gallopers High Tea.
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National Jockeys Trust Raceday supported by TROA
TROA is a proud sponsor of the National Jockeys’Trust Fundraising Raceday on Saturday 2 February 2013 at Caulfield Racecourse. Champion racehorse Black Caviar will make her first public appearance in an exhibition gallop on the day, and her owners will also appear at the Official Luncheon. TROA members are invited to attend the 2013 Official Luncheon to be held in the Committee Room. This event is restricted to only 300 VIP guests. Ticket price includes:
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Inglis Owners Seminar & Open Day
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will be held from 3-6 March 2013 Prior to commencement of the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at 2pm, Inglis will once again host a range of Open Day activities including:
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Spring Carnival off and racing
The 2012 Spring Racing Carnival was officially launched on the eve of the first Victorian Group 1 of the season Racing Victoria (RV) and some of the sport’s leading jockeys joined forces today to officially launch the 2012 Spring Racing Carnival which begins with a free day of racing at Caulfield tomorrow. The first Group 1 race of the spring, the Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes, heralds the start of Australia’s premier carnival which spans 65 action-packed days and takes in a record 115 race meetings.
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Melbourne Cup Order of Entry
The first Order of Entry for this year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup has been released Melbourne Cup favourites Mount Athos and Green Moon are both safely in the Emirates Melbourne Cup field as it stands today following the release of the initial Order of Entry. Progressive English stayer Mount Athos, from the Luca Cumani stable, is 20th in the Order of Entry with leading local hope Green Moon at no 25.
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New Caulfield owners lounge
A bright and big new lounge facility is to be constructed at Caulfield Racecourse to greatly encourage racehorse ownership and help grow the racing industry. Minister for Racing Denis Napthine said the new indoor/outdoor lounge facility, to be located in the former outdoor betting ring, will be open to racehorse owners and their guests, regardless of whether their horse is running on the day.
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Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards
For the second year running Black Caviar has been crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year Unbeaten mare Black Caviar has maintained her official status as the nation’s best equine with a back-to-back sweep of the 2012 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards. She was tonight named both the Sky Racing World Australian Racehorse of the Year and Inglis Bloodstock Champion Sprinter for the second year running at a national awards ceremony presented by Sky Racing World, Tabcorp and Staging Connections at Peninsula, Docklands in Melbourne.
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Emirates Melbourne Cup Nominations
Three previous Emirates Melbourne Cup winners are set to chase a second victory in ‘the race that stops a nation’ following today’s closure of nominations for the 2012 edition. Defending champion Dunaden, fellow French-trained raider Americain (2010) and the grand Lloyd Williams- owned veteran Efficient (2007) feature among 151nominations for the $6.2 million 3200-metre showdown at Flemington on 6 November.
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Owners & Breeders Awards
Black Caviar was not honoured at this year’s Victorian owners and breeders’ awards night, but the superstar mare’s record-breaking 2011-12 season was instrumental in determining the winners of the headline awards. The Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Association awards were:
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Team Caviar dominate awards
The team behind champion mare Black Caviar are again celebrating after dominating tonight’s 2012 Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards presented by Tabcorp and Racing Victoria (RV) at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium.
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Victorian Horse of the Year Finalists
Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced the five finalists for the 2012 Staging Connections Victorian Racehorse of the Year Award. The award, which is voted on by members of the media, takes into account performances on Victorian tracks only during the 2011-12 season which commenced on 1 August. The winner will be announced at the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards presented by Tabcorp at Crown’s Palladium on Sunday night, 12 August.
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Menados to be at his best in future when tried as a stayer
Michael Manley From: Herald Sun July 07, 2012 NOT surprisingly Nigel Blackiston believes Menados, being by legendary sire of stayers Zabeel, will be at his best in the future when he is tried as a stayer. For the moment though Blackiston is trying to temper Menados' staying potential as he runs over 1600m in the $150,000 TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Final at Flemington today. "I've kept him fresh and happy since his last run knowing that his next run will be over a mile," he said.
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TROA criticises VRC spin
In response to VRC CEO Dale Monteith’s recent media release and comments on proposed VRC prizemoney decreases, Victorian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners' Association (TROA) Chairman Jonathan Munz responded as follows: “Dale Monteith has tried to deflect the simple truth which is that the VRC has advised Racing Victoria that it wishes to reduce prizemoney in 30 Group and Listed Races by around $1 Million next season.”
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ATA reject cuts to prize money
Australian Trainers Association (ATA) Chief Executive John Alducci has called on the VRC to withdraw proposed cuts to prize money for 30 Group and Listed races next season. “The proposed cuts totalling over $1 million will have a significant impact on the income and revenue streams of Trainers and we join racehorse owners in strongly opposing these reductions in prize money”.
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Owners say no to VRC prizemoney cuts
The Chairman of the Victorian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association (TROA), Jonathan Munz, today slammed the proposed reductions of in excess of $1 Million by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to prizemoney for 30 Flemington Group and listed races next season. Mr Munz was highly critical of the VRC’s move which was initiated without consulting owners, trainers and jockeys and without any publicity:
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Number of Owners increased from 10 to 20
The Australian Racing Board is pleased to announce that it has increased the maximum number of individual owners allowed per horse from 10 to 20. The change came at the request of the national body representing owners, ATROC. From talking to its members ATROC believe that increasing the cap from 10 to 20 will enhance interest in horse racing ownership. The Australian Racing Board is keen to do everything possible to increase participation in race horse ownership. The rule amendment will come into effect from the commencment of the new racing season on 1st August 2012.
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Racing NSW wins both race elds legislation cases
BETFAIR AND SPORTSBET APPEALS DISMISSED Shortly after 10am on Friday morning the sword of Damocles that had been hovering over racing and breeding in New South Wales was effectively removed with the High Court decision to dismiss the appeals of Sportsbet and Betfair against Racing NSW's right to charge a turnover based fee on race fields, writes Darryl Sherer.
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Major prizemoney boost for Victoria
$18.7 million prize money increase unveiled for 2012-13 with 63% allocated to the country Racing Victoria (RV) has today announced that it will maintain its position as a national leader by delivering record prize money to its participants in the 2012-13 racing season. Victorian prize money will rise to $160 million next season with an $18.7 million funding injection coming on top of the recent introduction of the lucrative VOBIS Gold scheme.
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Luxbet invites TROA Members to Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Dear TROA Member, The Inglis Premier Yearling Sale starts n Melbourne from Monday the 27th to Wednesday the 29th, and Luxbet is going to be there! As a TROA member, we wanted to send you a special invite to drop by the Luxbet marquee for a free cold one and meet our VIP managers, Keith and Steve. While you're there, check out Luxbet's ClubXtra – the exclusive club that rewards horse owners and trainers with a massive 12% bonus on your winnings when you place a win bet with Luxbet on a horse you own or train.