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2012 Victorian Owners' Gold Card
Over the coming weeks the 2012 Victorian Owners' Gold Card will be mailed to anyone that has raced a horse in Victoria since 1st January 2010 or registered ownership in a horse since 1st January 2011. Your Owners' Gold Card, with supporting identification, will be required to:
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Plenty of Caviar at Industry Awards
Black Caviar’s trailblazing deeds have had a profound impact on the 2010-11 Stable Financial Victorian Owners and Breeders Awards which were presented at the MCG this evening. The Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association (TROA), Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) and Super VOBIS joined forces to acknowledge the industry’s outstanding achievements throughout the past 12 months and the unbeaten mare featured prominently.
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Moody wish list - increase return to owners
The recent Kitchwin Hills Stud newsletter had an interesting interview with leading trainer, Peter Moody, who is an excellent advocate for the Industry and understands the need for increased prizemoney. The first question in the interview addressed the issue. This week leading Victorian trainer Peter Moody was asked a series of questions, and we noted the first Q&A. Q1 - Being a horse trainer seems without doubt the world's best job. However, if you could change one thing in racing, what would it be? Anything that could increase return to owners.
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Dr Nipandtuck owners to tuck in on Girl's Day Out
Dr Nipandtuck, who went into the TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship Final as equal points leader on 18 points with Tough Future won a fantastic prize courtesy of TROA and the Victoria Racing Club as a result of a tie breaker. Connections of the leading points scorer, who earnrf the most points in the series, won a catered corporate suite for 24 people, on Girls’ Day Out at Flemington on 3 September 2011. Dr Nipandtuck finished 9th in the final, Tough Future finished 13th in the final therefore the prize went to Dr Nipandtuck's connections.
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Victorian Thoroughbred Wagering Review
Victorian Wagering Review Final Report The final report of the Victorian Wagering Review conducted by leading international consulting firm, PwC and chaired by highly respected business advisor and former Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) Chief Executive, Peter Yates was presented to the Board of Racing Victoria Limited on Thursday 12 May, 2011 and is now available for public release. The highly detailed report reaffirmed the methodology of charging based on a percentage of gross revenue rather than turnover and recommended an increase to the current product fee.
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Horse owners put on Hendra virus alert
Horse owners are being warned to prepare for the deadly Hendra virus season. The bat-borne virus has killed four of the seven humans who have been infected and caused the deaths more than 40 horses since it was discovered in 1994. Humans contract the disease from horses. There has been no human-to-human transmission of the disease nor direct transmission from bats to humans. Advertisement: Story continues below The majority of outbreaks have occurred during June and October, however last year a horse in Tewantin contracted the virus in May.
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On a river that turned to gold- the story of Black Caviar's owners
Matt Stewart story in the Herald Sun tells of the fairytale of a group of friends, who go back as far as Kindergarten who agreed to buy a racehorse, who is now the fastest horse in the world. OF all the houseboats, on all the rivers this is the one you should have been on. This group of friends should have been yours, this horse they own -- the fastest on earth -- should have been yours, too. If only?
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Mark Harding report in the Weekly Review on Ownership
Mark Harding reports in the Weekly Review on the success of Brad Spicer who syndicated Starspangledbanner who became a huge success for the 33 people lucky enough to secure a share in the handsome Choisir colt.
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MRC Members' Horse Club Launch
The Melbourne Racing Club will launch a new horse ownership initiative, exclusively for MRC Members, on Saturday at Caulfield. The initiative has been developed to offer Melbourne Racing Club Members the opportunity to experience the thrill of horse ownership including race day owners’ privileges while also providing the opportunity to socialise with fellow Members. Under the banner of the ‘MRC Members’ Horse Club’, all MRC Members automatically become ‘owners’ of two horses leased from Swettenham Stud.