HBV December Committee Meeting Summary

Jan 21, 2019 | Harness Breeders Victoria HBV December Committee Meeting Summary

A Harness Breeders Victoria General Meeting was held at Tabcorp Park Melton on Sunday 3 December:

Attendance – Terry Lewis (President), Shannon Nixon (Vice President), Paul Dobson (Treasurer), Les Joslin, Elizabeth MacLean, John Campbell, Nick Hooper, Mark Hughes, Steve Dickson

Apologies –   Ashley Haynes, Brett Coffey (Secretary), Desiree Pettit-Keating (Executive Officer)

Summary of agenda items addressed:

  1. Committee Business (attendance, apologies, previous minutes, correspondence, Executive reports)
  2. Stephen Bell (HRV) discussed various options for breeding and racing incentives, mare fertility and the new ratings system to be introduced
  3. Vicbred and Breeding Certificates – options and issues with such as incentives discussed with Stephen Bell
  4. APG Sales and preference for Vicbred lots into main Melbourne sale
  5. Confirmation that HBV would not fund a BBQ at APG sales Friday inspection but would commit to conducting and promoting same if APG/HRV wished to provide funding
  6. ASBA report (John Campbell)
  7. Trackbred – budget and options for continued funding of the publication
  8. Stallion Guide – breeding league tables for Top 20 to be added in 2019
  9. Website – suggestions of additional content
  10. Breeders Crown – discussion on cost structures for non-Australian stallions
  11. HBV Awards Debrief
  12. Frozen Embryo use – discussion on potential policy gaps
  13. HRA Forum on 14 December – confirmed committee attendance
  14. 2019 Committee dates proposal to be circulated
  15. Sub-committee for ongoing representation to HRV convened



Next meeting date:

To be confirmed