HBV March Committee Meeting Summary

Mar 19, 2018 | Harness Breeders Victoria HBV March Committee Meeting Summary

A Harness Breeders Victoria General Meeting was held at Tabcorp Park Melton on Sunday 4 March:

Attendance – Terry Lewis (President), Shannon Nixon (Vice President), Paul Dobson (Treasurer), Dr Tony Britt, Elizabeth MacLean, Ashley Haynes, Nick Hooper, Jonathan McNeill, John Campbell

Also present – Desiree Pettit-Keating (Executive Officer), David Martin (presentation from Harness Racing Victoria)

Apologies – Brett Coffey, Les Joslin, Adam Wilkinson

Summary of agenda items addressed:

  1. Committee Business (attendance, apologies, previous minutes, correspondence, Executive reports)
  2. Discussion of latest foal numbers in Australia and New Zealand
  3. Industry update presentation from David Martin, CEO of Harness Racing Victoria
  4. Discussion of possible breeding stimulation proposals to submit to HRV for consideration in their budgeting process
  5. Summary of the latest Harness Racing Advisory Council meeting (Terry Lewis)
  6. Summary of latest HBV meeting with HRV marketing and communications department
  7. Confirmation of long-term debt recovery plan to be enacted
  8. Review of correspondence from Mr Michael Taranto regarding Vicbred expansion
  9. Review of correspondence from Mr John Dunn regarding programing of trotting mares races
  10. Debrief and review of HBV Friday BBQ at the APG Sales
  11. Review of planned activities for APTS sales
  12. Review of proposal – joint member tour with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria
  13. Review of proposal – foal cycle communication campaign
  14. Confirmation of Treasurer and Executive Officer to meet regarding 2018-19 season budget
  15. Planning for 2018 Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide
  16. Review of HBV sponsorship activity – confirmed and proposed, including Boort and country clubs
  17. Review of preliminary report on 2017 breeder survey results


Next meeting date:

Sunday 3 June 2018 at Bendigo