Recent addition to the SAROA committee – Kevin Benger Occupation – Semi Retired First Horse Owned – Ebonize Favourite Horse Owned – Most recent winner Biggest Win.- Enjoy any win. Winners at Flemington and Moonee Valley were special with family. Best Horse you have seen – Galilee Favourite Race or Racetrack – Cox Plate Favourite Jockey – Jamie Kah Interests Outside of Racing – Mentoring, Board memberships and volunteering Reason for Joining SAROA Committee Encouraged by Rob and Richard. Believe that owners are critical for racing to flourish but often “ seen but not heard “. More members more notice.

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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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