NZTR welcomes Minister’s appointment of Glenda Hughes to the Chair of the New Zealand Racing Board

Tuesday 23 July

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The chairman of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR), Matthew Goodson, has welcomed the appointment of Glenda Hughes to the Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Racing Board.

This appointment follows the judgment of Judge Jillian Mallon in the High Court in February this year to quash the appointment of Dr Alan Jackson to the chair of the New Zealand Racing Board as a result of a challenge from the New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association (NZGRA).

Mr Goodson stated: “We are delighted with the Minister’s appointment. It is reassuring to us and to all our Thoroughbred industry stakeholders that Glenda Hughes will provide strong leadership and is not only very involved with a number of sports industries but also knowledgeable about racing.”

“The Thoroughbred racing industry is dependent upon the performance of the Racing Board and we are confident it is in safe hands for the foreseeable future.”

“We look forward to working with her and continuing to work alongside the other six members of the Board and Senior Management of the Racing Board.”

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