Category Archives: Australian Trainers Association

Australian Trainers Association

INFORMATION BULLETIN | VICTORIA | IMPORTANT LOCAL RULE UPDATE

Important Local rule endorsed to further protect welfare of thoroughbreds The Racing Victoria (RV) Board has endorsed the introduction of a Local Rule of Racing (LR) aimed at further protecting thoroughbreds. The local rule, which will come into effect from 1 February 2024, will prohibit industry participants sending live thoroughbreds to knackeries or abattoirs. The…
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INFORMATION BULLETIN | NATIONAL – CEO MESSAGE | 25 JANUARY 2024

National Update - CEO Message This week I commence as CEO of the Australian Trainers’ Association. Firstly, I would like to thank Andrew Nicholl for assisting me in getting my feet under the desk.  There have been many achievements across his 8 years of service - under my leadership, I intend to deliver beneficial member…
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INFORMATION BULLETIN | Victorian Member Update | 4 January 2024

Victorian Member Update | Stable Wellbeing and WorkCover Support The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) is delighted with the recent Racing Victoria (RV) announcement, confirming an investment of 1% of prize money towards a suite of comprehensive support services for trainers and their staff. Read the full RV announcement HERE Stable Wellbeing Stable Wellbeing services include:…
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INFORMATION BULLETIN | Tasmania – Executive Support | 3 January 2024

Executive Support for Tasmania I am pleased to confirm Paul Maher, current ATA State Executive for Victoria, will expand his role from 1 January 2024 to include Tasmania. Paul will be a regular visitor to Tasmania going forward.  His role will include provision of Executive support to our Tasmanian Branch committee (led by Stephen Shaw),…
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