SAROA is saddened to note the passing of SA racing stalwart Ron Morgan. As  a well know Murray Bridge based trainer Ron, added his polish to Adelaide Cup winner Dealers Choice, Grand National winner Mohawk, Young Man who won at Goodwood and Blue and White (who I think I recall won on Melbourne Cup day the only time I have seen a Cup in person). Ron who was active with the Murray Bridge Race Club and with the Trainers’ Association, was president of SAROA for several years as well as spending sometime on the SAROA committee. SAROA on behalf of our members and committee, wish to pass on our condolences to Ron’s family .  

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The SAROA Apprentice Award this year (2016) went to Eran Boyd – the award was presented on behalf of SAROA by secretary Richard Stafford . The nomination for Eran read in part: Eran is heavily involved in the re- homing of ex race horses and after giving them rest time and basic instruction on her property for 6-12 mths she finds a home for them. After a very bad fall early in the year Eran, was the face of The Kangaroo Island Racing Club a role she has played for several years.  Eran has also supported some of the newer apprentices with mechanical riding and pep talks in her own time each Friday. Eran is very well liked by many owners as she always has a smile and is prepared to say hi and stop and talk. Photos courtesy of Atkins Photography.

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We wish to advise that due to the continuing generosity of the Francis Group of Hotels the award for Owner of the Month has been increased to $200. We ask that all members embrace this award by nominating their winners and that members support our sponsors wherever possible. The Francis Group of Hotels are The Elephant and Castle (West Terrace Adelaide) The German Arms – (Hahndorf) The Port Noarlunga Hotel The OG Hotel (Klemzig) The Finniss General Store. Click here for more details of the Francis Group.

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