At the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) Tasmanian Branch Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 2 October, Walter McShane decided to step aside as President, after serving more than two decades in the role.
Walter is widely acknowledged as a tireless and committed representative of Tasmanian trainers and has performed his role with distinction both as Tasmanian ATA President and as a negotiator with Governing Bodies in the state and State Governments.
A highly successful racehorse trainer in Tasmania and when racing horses in the mainland, Walter is also a successful breeder, and through this success has helped promote the Tasmanian bred racehorse.
Walter’s service, experience, knowledge and efforts will continue to benefit local trainers as he has agreed to remain on the Committee of the ATA Tasmanian Branch in the capacity of Vice-President, and will also remain a Member of the ATA Federal Executive. Walter’s in-depth knowledge of local and national racing issues will ensure that the ATA and the State and National racing industries will be the beneficiary of his expertise.
Leading Tasmanian Trainer, David Brunton has been elected as President with Christine Crook to remain in the role of Secretary.