Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of highly regarded Australian racing official Greg Rudolph as a Senior Steward.
Mr Rudolph is a former Racing NSW Deputy Chairman of Stewards and his appointment again underlines the SA industry’s ability to attract quality participants amid an ongoing period of renewed growth and confidence.
Mr Rudolph’s experience as a stipendiary steward already spans two states – NSW and Queensland – and his arrival at TRSA complements the recent appointment of Senior Steward Michael Zarb.
“Greg will add great depth and experience to our stewards’ panel,” said TRSA CEO Nick Redin.
“He is extremely well-credentialled for the position, and has gained broad industry experience, particularly during his time with Racing NSW, where he held a number of key roles and dealt with a range of important issues.
“He’ll bring a great deal of expertise to his position with TRSA.”
Mr Rudolph was Deputy Chairman of Stewards, and General Manager (Racing and Commercial Operations) for Racing NSW, after starting his racing industry career in Queensland.
He has club management experience, having been CEO of a significant and progressive NSW provincial club.
“Greg has chaired Group 1 race meetings during Sydney’s autumn and spring carnivals,” Mr Redin said.
“He has held senior positions in integrity and administrative roles, so he brings an ideal skill-set to this TRSA position.”
Mr Rudolph said he was “very much looking forward to commencing” in the new role. He is currently in NSW and expects to start in the TRSA position in early February.
Mr Rudolph’s appointment follows last month’s news that high-profile South African trainers Gary and Dean Alexander are transferring their operation to Murray Bridge Racing Club’s Gifford Hill complex early this year.
In addition, TRSA also made recent announcements regarding significant increased prizemoney and an eligibility expansion to the SABOIS (SA Breeders’ and Owners Incentive Scheme), both contributing to making South Australia more attractive to establish a racing business.