2014/15 VSTA Achievements

VICTORIAN SQUARE TROTTERS ASSOCIATION

2014/2015 Summary

 
Proudly Sponsored by Don & Creina Lock – Credon Park - Gisborne

 

As the 2014/2015 racing season draws to a close we can look back on another year of excitement and growth in the trotting gait.

Your executive continues to work hard making sure that items presented for discussion by our members get a good hearing with Harness Racing Victoria.

The globalisation and internationalisation of the trotter promises to continue to give all sections of our industry accelerated growth. Having our Industry on the International stage is creating enormous interest both here and abroad.  Further to this, the success of our industry in selling our live trotting product into France with 56 selected meetings  is a huge boost to our gait and to Harness Racing Victorian’s bottom line. The decision of HRV to conduct an all trotters Metropolitan Meeting with the finals of all of  the VicBred Super Series Final for Trotters to be conducted on one night will further showcase  the trotter.

 The success of the third Prides  EasiFeed all trotting yearling sale together with the continued racetrack success of graduates from the previous sale was another exciting chapter in the trotting industry this season.   

Our membership drives and fundraising over the past year have been successful with these funds being returned to the industry by way of:-

Bonuses added to selected races throughout the year.

Inscribed rugs provided to clubs for races on a rotating basis.

Trophies for races provided to clubs throughout the year.

Conduct our Gala Awards night each year highlighting participants achievements.

This year we are providing hospitality for members on Redwood Day.  

In all we have paid out $10,458 in bonuses to and sponsorships for our Members to 30th June, 2015.

Stake money contributions on Redwood day

It is very important to us that you renew your membership to strengthen the Association and encourage others who are non–members to join. There is strength in numbers. There are many issues that arise and require attention. We welcome and support the raising of issues which can further improve the state of our industry.

Our membership is $20 per person or $30 per couple. We keep our members informed through our website www.victrotters.com  and through our page in each addition of the Harness Racer. If you have an email address please advise us when you renew your membership so that we can instantly advise people when matters of interest arise.

 

President:  Colin Redwood                              Secretary:  Ian White                              Treasurer:  Katrina Knight