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  • Equine Influenza Outbreak
    25th August 2007
    Equine Influenza Owners witnessing symptoms of Equine Influenza in their animals should call the emergency disease hotline on 1800 675 888 For further information call the Equine Influenza hotline 1800 234 002 or go to For detailed State by State updates please go to: NSW QLD http://... Read more
  • Fabulous Four at Royal Ascot
    14th June 2007
    The Royal Ascot Carnival kicks off next Tuesday with four Australian runners vying for a position in the Group Two The King's Stand Stakes.  The King's Stand Stakes is the first race in the British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. followed up by The Golden Jubilee Stakes on Saturday 23rd June.   Miss Andretti, Bentley ... Read more
  • Thank You
    18th May 2007
    We have been overwhelmed by the support of Bob’s many friends, clients and acquaintances during this difficult time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent their condolences via email, fax, text, card, telephone or flowers. Your support and kind words are of great comfort and truly honoured Bob. Lorraine, Andrew, Richard, Mandy ... Read more
  • Bob Logan Memorial Tribute at Randwick Racecourse
    26th April 2007
    A memorial tribute to 'send off' Bob Logan will be held on Friday 11th May in the Panorama Room at Randwick Racecourse at 1pm. The Logan family invite Bob’s many friends, clients and acquaintances to attend and pay tribute to Bob and celebrate his life.   Parking will be available on site. Turn into the racecourse from ... Read more
  • Bob Logan
    22nd April 2007
    Robert ‘Bob’ Gray Logan (1939-2007) April 23rd 2007 It is with deep sadness that the Logan family announce the sudden death of Bob Logan at age 68 years. Bob collapsed at the Inglis Broodmare sales late on Friday suffering a brain haemorrhage and was rushed immediately to the Prince of Wales Hospital. Whilst initially we had hoped for a recovery ... Read more
  • Lloyds Announces 3.7 Billion Profit for 2006
    4th April 2007
    Lloyds Announces £3.7 Billion Profit for 2006 Lloyds the world’s leading specialist insurance market, including horses, today (29 March 2007) announced a profit of £3.662 billion for 2006. A copy of the results can be accessed at Logan Livestock Insurance Agency Pty Ltd has very strong affiliations with the Lloyds Syndicates who speacialise in Bloodstock/Livestock insurance.
  • Space Insurance: The Final Frontier?
    1st April 2007
    Space Insurance: The Final Frontier?   From Lloyds News and Features - 7March 2007  2007 has seen a continues expansion of space insurance capacity. Two news stories in the early part of 2007 put the topic of space insurance back on the agenda. In late January the NSS-8 spacecraft blew up at launch on the Sea Launch Odyssey Platform in the Pacific ... Read more
  • Superannuation News - New Retirement Rules
    27th March 2007
    Superannuation News – New Retirement Rules Paul Franklin our financial planner provides the following brief summary of the new retirement rules. Further information can be obtained from Paul on 02) 9909 1499. More importantly you should consult your accountant for information on how these new rules affect you personally. New Retirement Rules 1) No tax on lump sum or Allocated Pension retirement payments after ... Read more
  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame
    15th March 2007
    Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach, Queensland. Tourism Finalist Held at the Brisbane Convention Centre the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards saw the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame walk away with two finalist places in the ‘Significant Attractions’ and Cultural Heritage’ categories. CEO Debbie Erswell, who attended the awards night, was delighted and is ... Read more
  • Wild Cover
    5th March 2007
    Would Lloyd’s underwriters pay £200 for a dead parrot? Lloyd’s did pay such a claim when a bird belonging to a Turkish sultan passed away. Although £200 may not sound much today, this was back in 1905 when a blue macaw parrot could be insured against “all risks including mortality”. Things have changed since then, ... Read more
  • Jockey Edgar Britt
    1st March 2007
    A gem from international jockey Edgar Britt Having just seen a video of the life and times of Edgar Britt I would like to share with you this little “gem”. Edgar Britt saw Phar Lap at Randwick on several occasions. In fact within a year of Phar Lap dieing under mysterious circumstances in the USA he and the ... Read more
  • Fragile Thoroughbreds Report from Hong Kong
    20th February 2007
    Fragile Thoroughbreds Report from Hong Kong A timely reminder of how fragile thoroughbred horses are is the news from Hong Kong concerning the virus which is currently affecting about nine horses in the stable of John Moore. The full report is available in today’s (21 February 2007) Stallions Daily Bulletin –
  • Lloyds of London
    17th January 2007
    Lloyds of London The Logan Livestock Insurance Agency Pty Ltd is proud of its 40 years association with Lloyds.   Lloyds continues to be the worlds leading insurer of equine risks. They recently provided the following information: Lloyds Rating 2007 - Summary The “A” insurers financial strength ratings of the Lloyds insurance market have been confirmed by all three rating ... Read more
  • It's a White Christmas
    21st December 2006
    It’s a White Christmas! As Santa to the stars, Brady White has insured his beard at Lloyd's. Even the most famous delivery man in the world needs insurance - so when Father Christmas wanted to insure his long white beard there was only one place to go – the world’s leading, specialist insurance market.  Brady ... Read more
  • Drought Problem - Foal deaths on increase
    20th December 2006
    Drought Problem!! - Foal deaths on increase The insurance industry reports that this season has seen a 25% increase in the number of insured foal deaths. This in a season where broodmare stud book numbers have increased for the first time in twenty years, senior veterinary surgeons in the industry say that there appears to be no one cause for this ... Read more
  • Harness Racing Menangle Park
    19th November 2006
    Harness Racing Menangle Park Foundation work for a new 1400 metre track has started at Menangle Park for what is tipped to become a benchmark for the Australian Harness Racing Industry. Deputy Chairman Rex Horne is adamant that when completed it will be the best track anywhere in Australasia, “there is no reason why horses won’t be able ... Read more
  • Legendary Australian jockey Edgar Britt
    9th November 2006
    Legendary Australian jockey Edgar Britt Legendary Australian jockey Edgar Britt, aged 93 during the last week in October, rode in an era of great jockeys such as Darby Munro, Scobie Breasley, Jim Pike, Billy Cook and Ron Hutchinson but perhaps Edgar’s greatest claim to fame was that he was one of the first Australian jockeys to pioneer overseas race ... Read more
  • Aussies 1-2-3 at Burghley, Great Britain
    5th November 2006
    Aussies 1-2-3 at Burghley, Great Britain Australian riders made a clean sweep of the top placings at the August/September 2006 4-star Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Britain, one of the most prestigious events in the International Eventing calendar. UK-based Lucinda Fredericks and her little mare Headley Britannia didn’t touch a single pole in Sunday’s ... Read more
  • NZ Bloodstock Taxation
    29th October 2006
    NZ Bloodstock Taxation – the new write downs and the business test By John Aubrey Published by the NZTBA: John is a chartered accountant based in Hamilton, and was previously a senior partner in Coopers & Lybrand. He served for eight years on the NZTBA Council, including a term as president, and gave a total ... Read more
  • Pigeon Racing
    22nd October 2006
    Racing Pigeons     John Inglis was a keen student of racing pigeons and for many years kept a good number of them at the Inglis Newmarket Sales Complex in Sydney.   When he died recently the Maroubra Racing Pigeon Club, of which he was a member, had a minutes silence in his honour at their monthly meeting.     ... Read more
  • Darley Flying Start students make presentations at Keeneland
    3rd September 2006
    Darley Flying Start students make presentations at Keeneland The 2005 trainees of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Darley Flying Start Program gave presentations at a student conference held on Wednesday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. After a luncheon for the students and guests, the presentations were introduced by Keeneland trustee William T. "Buddy" Bishop III and Darley Flying Start ... Read more
  • On the brink of disaster
    23rd August 2006
    ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER Global changes in temperature, sea levels, rainfall are now a fact. Lloyds Market Report 24/08/2006 – extract. It is a controversial subject that shows no sign of disappearing – the debate about the effects of climate change is here to stay. Whether or not scientists, insurers, businesses and other parts of society agree on the causes ... Read more
  • USA Foal Numbers Increase
    20th August 2006
    Foal numbers on the rise   Australia is not the only country with an increased foal population.   The American Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 increase of 0.5% over the 2006 crop to 37,500 foals.
  • Queensland Initiative - Synthetic Tracks
    15th August 2006
    Queensland Initiative – Synthetic Tracks Queensland Racing is currently investigating the use of synthetic tracks for the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba and also Eagle Farm and Doomben. Bob Bentley who addressed a meeting of the Queensland Thoroughbred Breeders Association following judging of the Thoroughbred Section at Brisbane’s EKKA on Tuesday 15th August said that this research ... Read more
  • Victoria Country Thoroughbred Festival
    13th August 2006
    Victorian Country Thoroughbred Festival – New Initiative Supported by the State Government, Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria the Seymour Racing Club has launched the 2007 Victorian Country Thoroughbred Festival. A new initiative this Festival incorporates a tourism and hospitality 3 day program including stud and winery tours, an equine trade expo, education and training together with a race day hosted by ... Read more
  • Leading Rating Agency gives Lloyd's an A
    2nd August 2006
    Leading rating agency gives Lloyd’s an A Ratings agency A.M. Best has affirmed Lloyd’s financial strength of A (excellent) with a stable outlook, praising the market’s ability to withstand last year’s US hurricanes and the strength of its brand. Best also said that it expects Lloyd’s central assets to ... Read more
  • Queensland Racing Industry
    30th July 2006
    Queensland Racing Industry   Late in June 2006 the Deputy Chairman of Queensland Racing Tony Hanmer made a speech which provided a great insight into the history of Queensland Racing. From July 1, 2006 Queensland Racing will become Queensland Racing Limited and the approved body for the Thoroughbred code in Queensland. Racing occupies a vital place in Queensland’s cultural and sporting ... Read more
  • Tragedy due to Stable Fire
    22nd June 2006
    Tragedy due to Stable Fire Successful racehorse, Favourite Trick, which won the 1997 Horse of the Year as a 2 year old was perished in a stable fire on the 6th June, 2006. Favourite Trick was undefeated as a 2 year old and became the first 2 year old since Secretariat to win Horse of the Year honours. He earned more than $1.7 million (US). Also ... Read more
  • Sava Jet Story Re-Ignites Controversy
    20th June 2006
    Sava Jet Story Re-Ignites Controversy The article entitled “Sava Jet’s record will never be broken”, from the 9th August, 2005 (see created a high email response. The words of Gordon Bartlett (trainer of Sava Jet) saying he “walked away from the sport (of sprint racing) when the AJC shut us down ... Read more
  • Royal Ascot Returns to its Berkshire Home
    3rd June 2006
    ROYAL ASCOT - Returns to its Berkshire home in 2006 Royal Ascot returns to its Berkshire home in 2006. The first day of Royal Ascot, Tuesday 20th June will mark the official reopening of the new Grandstand and track, following a major redevelopment programme, the largest of its type anywhere in Europe. The current plan is for Her Majesty The Queen to ... Read more
  • Lloyd's of London Continues Support to UK Veterinary Science Department
    29th May 2006
    Lloyd's of London Continues Support to UK Veterinary Science Department   LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 26, 2006) – Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers and their Kentucky Agents recently gave $45,000 in support of a University of Kentucky equine research publication, The Equine Disease Quarterly. Since the mid-1980s, Lloyd’s of London Underwriters, Brokers and their Kentucky Agents have given nearly $700,000 for research ... Read more
  • Was Phar Lap Secretariat's Equal?
    23rd May 2006
    Talkin' Horses with Bill Nack   Although he is “retired” from Sports Illustrated magazine, Bill Nack is anything but retired. The multiple Eclipse Award-winning Turf writer presently joined the set where the ESPN made-for-TV movie about the great filly Ruffian is being filmed. Nack is an advisor on the project. An authority on the great racehorse Secretariat, Nack ... Read more
  • Semipalatinsk Passes Away
    1st February 2006
    Semipalatinsk By Shayne O'Cass When Colin McAlpine received the phone call in the wee hours following the Magic Millions raceday, he knew it was bad news.  It usually is. The not entirely unexpected news was passed on from Colin’s son Scott that Eureka Stud stalwart Semipalatinsk had died after a short battle with colic.  He was 28. &... Read more
  • Australian Racecallers
    20th January 2006
    AUSTRALIAN RACECALLERS Our colourful Melbourne agent got this mention in the Winning Post (21/1/06) From the feedback they get at Winning Post, their letters page is usually the first read by many of you. Its contents confirm that punters are an opinionated bunch, and it’s fair to say there are more “potters” in the average edition of ... Read more
  • Growth In Australian Racing
    2nd January 2006
    Australian Racing Fact Book Released (Australian Racing Board) - or downloaded from the website   The Australian Racing Board has released the 2004-05 edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.   "There is a consistently high level of demand for records relating to the ... Read more
  • Artist has Hat Trick
    26th December 2005
    ARTIST HAS “HAT TRICK” Strawberry Malt (Lion Hunter – Royal Malt by Black Zephyr) 3 year old filly. Strawberry Malt was bred and raised by Australia’s best equine artist, the Toowoomba based Brian Malt.  Her third dam is Maltmaid by Malt Denis whose dam Maltgilla was by Malt King, a son of the legendary sire Maltster. ... Read more
  • Rubiton
    6th December 2005
    RUBITON (Century – Ruby, by Seventh Hussar (FR)) In an era when breeders are searching for outcrosses to the all pervasive Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector strains, it was particularly sad to note the recent death of Rubiton.  The 23-year-old sire was what is now virtually an endangered species, a male line descendant of the Byerley Turk (of the ... Read more
  • Insuring High Risk Horse Flesh
    13th April 2003
    This Article written by Bob Logan appeared in The Australian Newspaper on Monday April 14 2003 Insuring high-risk horse flesh Unfortunately many horse owners see insurance as a necessary evil. They just sign an annual cheque without understanding the cover and hope for the best when a claim occurs. They rely entirely on the expertise of their agent to keep them out ... Read more