The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has established itself as one of the leading race bodies in the country, creating a new position within the ranks and appointing Inglis Commercial Development Manager Matt Rudolph as the Executive General Manager of Racing Development.
Rudolph will join the Club’s highly-experienced and professional team from June 27, operating in close affiliation with both Racing Manager Colin Tuck and Manager of Racecourses Lindsay Murphy.
The top trio will be responsible for ensuring every aspect of the four major Sydney Racecourses from the tracks to the training facilities are superlative.
“The Australian Turf Club is fervently laying plans to establish Sydney, home to the nation’s first ever race meeting, as Australia’s premier racing destination for the future,” Mr Rudolph said.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the ATC team which has laid the platform for tremendous upside as we enter a new era of racing in Sydney.
“I developed many strong relationships during my seven-year tenure at Inglis, many of which are shared by the ATC and I look forward to continuing those going forward.
“My time at Inglis was truly unique, I would like to thank the Inglis family and staff who made it such a memorable experience.”
Rudolph’s selection has been warmly welcomed by that ATC’s CEO Darren Pearce.
“To grow Sydney racing, the ATC needs passionate and talented people and Matt has those attributes, having had a life long association with thoroughbreds,” Mr Pearce said.
“Matt will have a focus on enhancing services and communications to improve the experience of owners, punters and industry participants.
“I am particularly excited by Matt’s international connections and he will be challenged to put Sydney racing in the international spotlight.”
Until now, Sydney have played second fiddle to Melbourne in attracting international campaigners, Victoria host to the country’s leading Spring Carnival features headlined by the Melbourne Cup.
“Our mission is to continuously improve the promotion and development of thoroughbred racing and Matt Rudolph has the credentials to help bring that mission to life,” Pearce concluded.