• 30 Apr 2005 – The 2 TOAST
Racing Trusts have attracted the attention of people from all
walks of life and professions. Some of these people have never
been involved at all in horse racing. People who have taken up
shares in the TOAST Trusts included those in professions such
as teaching, building architecture, construction, travel agency and civil
engineering. Most of these people attend the races
only to cheer their own horses on the days when their horses are
running in the races.
For those who are interested in joining
the TOAST Trust, there is one share still
available in Trust No. 1. However, all shares in Trust No.2 have been taken up.
• 29 Apr 2005 – TOAST's
membership now stands at 60. No advertising has been made
on TOAST yet. Therefore it will be appreciated if TOAST members can
help to increase the membership before TOAST put out an advertisement.
• 29 Apr 2005 – An amendment has been made on the “Use of
Proceeds” in the Formation & Structure for TOAST Trusts to
indicate the breakdown of proceeds utilised per horse. All TOAST
Trust stakeholders who wish to know the cost breakdown can refer to the Formation & Structure
under the TOAST Racing Trust section of the website.
• 21 Apr 2005 – The Pro-Am Race Meeting
at Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur was successfully held. TOAST members
and other horse owners who wish to
retire their horses in professional racing can contact Constance
Cheng (HP: 96792684) if the horses are sound for amateur racing.
• 17 Apr 2005 – Mr Lim Fang has taken the
last share in TOAST Trust No. 2. Mr Lim Fang is a businessman
dealing with ceramic tablewares and sanitary wares under PT
Sango Ceramics Indonesia and PT Inax International Corporation.
His hobby is breeding horses. At present, he has 3 stallions and about 20
mares including the 3 mares (California Girl, Tsugunai and
Sobakasu) that were shipped out to him recently (see report
dated 5 Apr 2005 below).
ex-racehorses from Singapore now standing at Lim Fang's farm in Indonesia
Godsarc (Godswalk -
One of the stallions at Lim Fang's farm
• 15 Apr 2005 – TOAST
is grateful to Mrs Lily Ho (a friend of TOAST members) for her
assistance in filing the statement of accounts for year of
assessment 2005. TOAST would also like to thank the 2 volunteer members Ms Julia Ho and Mr. Tan Chen Khim
for auditing the accounts.
The accounting statements are as follows:
For the period 7 Oct 2003 – 31 Dec 2003
: Loss of S$1,080.
For the period 1 Jan 2004 – 31 Dec 2004
: Profit of $5,563.
Julia and Khim at the Kranji races on 22 Apr
• 14 Apr 2005 – One of TOAST's services is
to assist members who need help in putting their cases to SNTC (Singapore Turf
Club) if they find that their horses are not given every
possible chance of winning the races.
On 25 Feb 2005, Constance
Cheng, the TOAST president and also the Racing Manager of Mr
Strategiser lodged a complaint that Jockey Mark du Plessis had
not ridden the horse according to the trainer's instructions. The Stewards conducted an inquiry and decided to warn du Plessis
to ride all his mounts to the
given instructions wherever possible.
• 07 Apr 2005 – Condolences were sent to
trainer Charles Leck and his family on the demise of Charles
Leck’s mother on 6 Apr 2005. On behalf of the committee and
members, a wreath was sent by TOAST.
• 05 Apr 2005 – In
line with TOAST’s objective of providing a new lease of life
to ex-racehorses, 3 mares (California Girl, Tsugunai and
Sobakasu) were successfully shipped to Indonesia for breeding
and leisure purposes.
California Girl had 4 wins in Singapore while Tsugunai and
Sobakasu had 9 and 2 wins respectively in Japan before coming to
• 15 Mar 2005 – SLA (Singapore Land Authority)
informed TOAST that it would consult
PUB again on the proposed interim use of the stables at the
former Turf Club at Bukit Timah for the spelling of race horses.
With the sanction of SNTC (Singapore Turf Club), TOAST
was encouraged to find a suitable site for spelling horses and
riding facilities for our members at an affordable cost. TOAST
has been discussing with SLA since 13
Apr 2004 for a suitable site.
• 15 Mar 2005 – Mr
Steven Cheow has been appointed as a co-opt TOAST Committee Member.
Steven with a 2yo Al Akbar gelding in New
• 10 Mar 2005 – SNTC sent a copy of the
revamped MRA Rules of Racing to TOAST for feedback. TOAST's
feedback was mainly on the composition of the Appeal Board.
TOAST would like to see that the Appeal Board be run independently like
the one currently in Australia. The Australian Appeal Tribunal
was set up by the Australian Government and consists of
experienced people in racing and knowledgeable in the rules of
racing. For example, these people can be ex-stipendiary
stewards, ex-trainers, ex-jockeys and legal personalities. This
will ensure that there is "natural justice".
current composition of the MRA Appeal Board lacks this kind of
combination and they may not be so well versed in the finer
points of the rules and regulations.
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