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Dayle Brown Takes Reins At Harness Racing Victoria

27 October 2019

The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed that leading racing administrator Dayle Brown has been appointed chief executive of Harness Racing Victoria (HRV).

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula welcomed the appointment of Mr Brown, who has built a national reputation in more than two decades of working in executive roles across the racing industry.

Mr Brown served as General Manager of Integrity Services at Racing Victoria for a decade before leaving that post in 2017. In that time Mr Brown led significant reforms and was widely lauded for his performance.

The new appointment marks a return home in one way, with Mr Brown having worked at HRV as Manager of Integrity Services earlier in his career.

Harness racing is an important industry in Victoria, generating $600 million for the economy annually and sustaining more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent jobs.

The industry comprises 48 clubs with racing conducted at 28 tracks. There were 439 harness race meetings held across the state last financial year.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

“Dayle Brown has a record of achievement and an enthusiasm for harness racing and that makes him the right person to fill this role.”

“Harness racing people are passionate about their sport and the benefits of a healthy trots industry are clear to see in our cities and towns across the state.”

“Dayle’s appointment adds to the quality of leadership we have in the racing industry in Victoria and I expect him to be great contributor.”

Quote attributable to Harness Racing Victoria chair Dale Monteith

“Dayle’s expertise, particularly in the key areas of wagering and integrity, will be a tremendous asset for our industry and the board is delighted that he has accepted this important position.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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