Shane Larkins appointed in Victoria

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Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Larkins to the position of Chairman of Stewards.


Shane_LarkinsShane will replace James Hitchcock, who has accepted a position on the Racing Victoria Ltd stewards’ panel and will vacate the HRV role on July 1.


Shane is a passionate harness racing steward, most recently in his current position as Chairman of Stewards (Harness) for Racing Services Tasmania. Prior to that he had been a steward with Harness Racing Victoria and Harness Racing New Zealand.


HRV CEO John Anderson welcomed the appointment of Mr Larkins.


“Shane beat a quality field of applicants by demonstrating a strong knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies in harness racing. Shane is also well aware of HRV’s focus on, and commitment to, integrity.


“Among his other qualities is a capacity to instigate and manage change, as well as a desire to self-develop and assist subordinates. I am certain he will quickly gain the respect of the industry.


“Shane’s 13 years of experience as a harness racing steward will stand him in good stead for this critical role within HRV.”


Shane Larkins will officially commence his role on Monday August 8.


Courtesy of Alastair Hogg, HRV Media and Communications Manager