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Trainers Call For Single Body Governing Aust Racing
Meanwhile Australian Trainers' Association chief executive John Alducci "called on racing to remodel itself on sports such as football, cricket, soccer & tennis, saying its current structure is obsolete," reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Alducci (speaking ahead of a review of the Victorian industry expected to be released in April) said to thrive in a modern environment, racing needed a "streamlined, single structure of governance" & a unified voice to compete against other forms of leisure, entertainment, gaming & wagering. He said the ATA wanted racing run by a single body "with no vested interest & with the power to manage & distribute finances & structure the racing calendar"; such a body "should also prepare & maintain all racetracks, oversee the industry's integrity & promote & market the sport".