TBNSW Breeders Update Spring_Summer_2018 - Page 3



President’s Report
President’s Report
It’s been a big year for Thoroughbred
Breeders NSW with a number
of administrative and executive
changes bringing new blood to the
organisation as we enter our second
century operating as an organisation
acting in the interest of thoroughbred
breeders across New South Wales.
One of our biggest changes has been
to relocate our office in January to
the Hunter Valley Equine Research
Centre in Scone, alongside new
residents Racing Australia Equine
Genetics Research Laboratory. In
addition, the grand opening of the
Inglis Riverside Sales Complex, was
another high point to a successful
sales season for our members this
year with strong demand for high
quality yearlings, weanlings and
bloodstock once again proving that
New South Wales is the source of
Australia’s thoroughbred champions.
Changes made to our board,
included the resignation’s of
President Mr Derek Field of Widden
Stud and Mr Andrew Baddock of
Gooree Park, we sincerely thank
Derek for his 14 years of service with
TBNSW including his 4 year term
as dedicated President and Andrew
for 8 years as committeeman. In
replacement we are delighted to
announce members Mr Olly Tait
of Twin Hills Stud and Mr Vin Cox
of Godolphin taking up casual
appointments as committee members,
the appointment of Hamish Esplin as
Vice President and myself stepping
into the role as President.
Seminars we conducted in August
provided much needed support and
guidance to breeders, we thank the
knowledge and support of everyone
who gave up their time to run these
seminars and for making those days
such a highlight of the calendar year.
The board has received feedback from
members of other states’ organisations
that attended having said they
wished that they could repeat our
seminars at home. We are indeed
very lucky to have access to such
experience and knowledge for all
equine veterinary and husbandry
matters in our great wstate the
breeding capital of Australia.
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Spring/Summer 2018
Of course, we must recognise
that 2018 brought some of the
worst drought conditions in living
memory which plagued most
parts of the state. The community
spirit and dedication in such trying
circumstances is a testament to the
determination and perseverance of
all farmers across Australia and the
strength of our agricultural bonds.
This year we changed the way we
conducted our award ceremonies
traditionally held at stallion parades
in the Hunter Valley and to our
sponsors race day which held
at Rosehill. Instead we hosted
the inaugural TBNSW Directors
Luncheon at Randwick on George
Main Stakes Day in September
2018. A perfect fit to award our
annual breeding champions at the
birth of each new spring breeding
season and racing carnivals. All who
attended hailed the day a triumph as
attendees witnessed history in the
making with NSW Bred Champion
‘Winx’ marking 27 straight wins,
an extraordinarily great day for the
board and members to join in with
ATC directors’ celebrations and
welcoming our new and loyal major
partnership sponsors.
In closing I would like again to
congratulate our breeders for
another successful NSW dominate
year, Mr Les Young being awarded
Life Membership of NSW Breeders
and thank our new Executive Officer
Mrs Julianne Christopher for her
support services to our members.
TBNSW and its board are committed
to addressing concerns of breeders
in relation to issues around; imposed
regulations, welfare, research and
development, education and skills
shortages, furthering benefits
to BOBS Bonuses implementing
incentives to make breeding more
financially viable for smaller
breeders and encourage newcomers
to the breeding industry.
Once again we finish the year with
a NSW bred horse being named as
the highest rated horse of the year
and we hope that our members can
achieve lofty heights again in 2019.
Wishing you all a safe and cheerful
holiday season.
Tom Kelly
President
THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS NSW LIMITED
ABN: 70 003 403 656
President:
Mr Tom Kelly
Vice President:
Mr Hamish Esplin
Treasurer:
Mr Paddy Power
Committee:
Mr Vin Cox
Mr Stuart Lamont
Mr Peter Orton
Ms Caroline Searcy
Mr Olly Tait
Mr Les Young
Executive Officer:
Mrs Julianne Christopher
Life Members of TBNSW:
Mr Jim Bartholomew
Mrs Jennifer Churchill
Mr John Clift
Mr John Inglis
Mr Lionel Israel
Mr John W. Kelly
Mr John Kelso
Major E.N. Larkin
Mr Russ Lazarus
Mr Trevor Lobb
Mr John Muir
Mr Fred Pesiah
Ms Anne Raymond
Mrs Pamela Rose
Mr George Ryder
Mr Don Storey
Mr Richard Turnley
Mr Leslie Young
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