|We knew that it had been a successful racing year just past for Star however when we received advice that Ray and Helen Aurisch were co-recipients of the award for the "Highest Strike Rate Owner at ATC Courses in 2017 / 2018" then we realised it had in fact been a tremendous year. With 165 city runners throughout the year Ray and Helen won 39 metropolitan races at a strike rate of 23.63%. This is a fantastic result by any measure. Amongst their winners this year was the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas winner D'Argento. |
The Aurisch family were out in force last Saturday at Rosehill Gardens when Helen and Ray received their trophy at the ATC Owners' Recognition Awards. Chris Waller and all his dedicated team have enabled Ray and Helen with Star to achieve this wonderful result. We thank him and his staff for our ongoing success.
Ray Aurisch kindly sent us his thoughts about receiving this award and about racing with Star Thoroughbreds. Since purchasing their first share with us just under 4 years ago, the Aurisch family have become extremely successful racehorse owners in such a short time.
Well done and continue to enjoy the experience "you can't describe the thrill of the win"...
We joined Star Thoroughbreds in 2014 and have never been happier. Denise and Emma make you feel very special whether you have a share in one horse or multiple. The thrill of receiving emails and photos each week about our horses is absolutely fantastic; it makes you feel part of a family. When we have horses racing it is not just a day at the races but a real social event. Denise and Emma make sure everyone knows everyone, Chris Waller, his team, jockeys and other owners. The same social event happens when there is the open day at Chris' stable. Now to share this "Highest Strike Rate in NSW" metropolitan award in season 2017 / 2018 (with another great couple in racing) tops off an outstanding year and more wonderful experiences for us. We cannot thank Denise and Chris enough for taking us on this exceptional journey.
Ray and Helen Aurisch