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New Racing Industry Manager for Addington

02:47 PM 13 Jul 2020 NZST
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Greg O'Connor,Harness racing
Greg O'Connor
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The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg O’Connor as Racing Industry Manager.

One of New Zealand racing’s most recognisable faces after a decade working as a presenter for Trackside Television, Greg will take up his new role on July 20.

New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club chief executive Brian Thompson was greatly encouraged by the large number of high quality applicants received for the position.

“We are very excited about Greg’s appointment; he has already made a huge contribution to harness racing in his previous roles and is held in high regard within the industry,” said Thompson.

“Having someone with his knowledge and passion for harness racing, along with his expertise in promoting the sport will be a great addition to our team.”

“We know Greg will bring a fresh approach with new ideas that will safeguard the sustainability of racing at Addington and the wider industry”

Brent Smith,  chairman of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club confirmed the board were delighted with the appointment of Greg and pleased his skills and knowledge will be able to be used for the benefit of Addington Raceway which in turn will benefit the harness racing industry in general.

For O’Connor returning to Addington, where he worked as promotions officer from 1994 to 2000 is a homecoming.

“To have the opportunity to work back at Addington where it all began for me in harness racing really excites me,” said O’Connor.

“It’s the equal of any track in Australasia and the potential to enhance it’s already great history of Addington Raceway is one I’m very much looking forward to.”
 
For any question on this media release please contact Carlo Gomez  - carlo.gomez@addington.co.nz.

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