We have been asked to assist with a survey on Equine Asthma being conducted by a student at the University of Adelaide. She wrote to us as follows: Dear Sir/Madam, Did you know that horses can have asthma too? As an honours student at The University of Adelaide, I am currently working to determine how common equine asthma is in Australian horses and to identify the factors that increase the risk of developing this disease. Equine asthma ranges in severity but commonly results in poor performance, chronic intermittent coughing and/or nasal discharge. Your company/association plays a pivotal role in the equine industry. We are inviting you to share our short 10-15 minute survey with your members.. It is with your help that we hope to engage with the greater Australian horse owning population to ultimately obtain information that represents the majority of horses in Australia.  This survey will help to provide critical information to help improve the health and welfare of horses in Australia. Through the identification of common risk factors we anticipate that guidelines will be developed to help reduce the impact of this important disease. This survey is open to ALL horses and do not necessarily need to be diagnosed or have any symptoms of equine asthma. We are inviting ALL horse owners/trainers/riders to complete the short 10 to 15-minute survey. Simply click on the link below! https://is.gd/EAsurvey Participants have the option to remain anonymous, answers will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and all data and results will be deidentified. Participants will also have the option of being entered into a prize draw, sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research and Barastoc Horse Feeds. Please see the participant information and prize draw terms and conditions sheet attached for more information.  Warm regards, Jewel Azaria Tan https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EA-Flyer-1.pdf https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Participent-Information-and-Terms-and-Conditions-EA-Survey-1.pdf

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The SAJC is delighted to announce the price of a membership package for 2020/21 will be reduced to $75.00. This is obviously a significant reduction in the normal membership fee as we want to recognise and reward participants who continue to support the industry through these challenging times. Brief overview: One price for all Memberships for the 2020/2021 racing season Annual Membership – $75 per person which includes: Entry to all race days Entry into Members areas Reciprocal rights to other clubs Voting rights (eligible after 12 months of Membership) New members will be subject to a one-off $75 joining fee however this joining fee will be waived for SAROA members who join before 1 August 2020. Please note that guest passes are not included in the new pricing model. How to Join To sign up, click HERE. Complete fields as required (fields with red asterisk are compulsory). Tick box next to 2020/21 Club Member Choose which Membership type is relevant from the drop down list. Then tick the Select box and Add. Enter the promo code “SAROA” at checkout and click apply to waive the $75 joining fee if applying before 31 July, or discount the joining fee to $40 if applying from 1 August. You can now proceed to the payment details. Should you have any have any questions, please email marketing@sajc.com.au or call Louise Smith on 08 8295 010

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Tim Satchell, the SAROA Owner of the Month for June, joins the boys on the Punter’s Club to talk about Another Award and Busker’s Ballad. https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/200718-SAROA-interview-4.mp3 Our Owner of the Month award winner for June is Tim Satchell part owner of Another Award and Busker’s Ballad. Tim, who is the son of Willow Grove Stud owner Ralph Satchell, told us a little about both horses: Buskers Ballad was a $ 300,000 yearling and trained by Gary Moore. He didn’t measure up and was sold as a tried horse. Ryan Balfour bought him cheaply in comparison, and he came to our farm to spell and we liked the look of him, so Dad bought me a share for my birthday. He won his maiden at his 3rd run for us. Another Award was bred by us and we sold her to Leon Macdonald at the Adelaide Sales for $150,000. She is a half sister to Stakes winners Tequila Time and Inner Warrior from our Encosta De Lago mare El Milagro. Busker’s Ballad is well bred being by Street Cry out of a Quest For Fame mare Verse. As Tim says he started his career with Gary Moore in Sydney where he trialled 5 times before starting and in seven starts for that stable could only muster a third at Nowra. Transferring to Ryan Balfour here in Adelaide, he has now raced 36 times for three  wins, four seconds and seven thirds with stakes money now of just more than $110,000. Always around the place Buskers could probably been a little luckier and would then boast a better record. The dam Verse was unraced but has left a multiple stakes winner in Lamasery (ny Commands) winner of 11 races including 4 black type races up to a Group 2 in the ATC Hill Stakes and over $630,000. Others out of Verse include Lamasery’s full brother Rivalled and full sister Platinum Power as well as Tune Out (by Canny Lad). The grand dam is Loyal Lyric (by Sovereign Red), mother of two stakes winners  namely Anthems (by Palace Music) winner of six black type races with 2 Group 1’s and almost $850,000 and Vocalist (by Blue Bird) who won to listed level and is the dam of one stakes winner herself.  That being Yell (by Anabaa) who won 9 stakes races including 3 at Group 1 level and over $1.5 million. Clearly Busker’s Ballad has a long way to go to reach the lofty levels achieved by some of his relations but is currently racing well and should return more positive results for his connections. Another Award is a different story bred by Willow Grove Stud he is by Shamus Award out of El Milagro (by Encosta Da Lago) and has won 1 race from four starts. As Tim tells the mare has already left two stakes horses in Tequila Time (by Stratum) and Inner Warrior (by God’s Own). Inner Warrior’s full brother Concrete Johnny was a multiple winner in Tasmania with a half-brother Our Gladiator (by Mint Lane) winner of 10 races and close to $300,000. The grand dam the Umatilla mare Act Of Devotion only left three progeny including  Pardees (by Rubiton) dam of a two times stakes winner in Pardoe (by Red Dazzler) who picked up nearly $175,000 during his career before heading to Hong Kong where he raced as God Of Dragon with two wins and four seconds from 32 starts. Interestingly this season has been his best in Hong Kong and he continues to race well there. Another Award continued his promising run with a close third in the listed Oaklands Plate and looks to have a promising career ahead of him.

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