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Robert Roulston New Racing Victoria Chairman
Some 24 hours after Victorian Racing Minister Dr Denis Napthine suddenly found himself elevated to Premier of Victoria, the State's governing racing body, Racing Victoria, has elected well known industry figure Robert Roulston as its new chairman. Roulston, who has been vice-chairman and has served on the Board since 2008, succeeds outgoing chairman Michael Duffy who will remain on the Board until October. Meanwhile, Roulston's newly appointed deputy chairman is Michael Caveny. Roulston commented on his appointment: "I am honoured to have been elected the Chairman of Racing Victoria and look forward to working with the Board, management, staff and industry stakeholders to ensure the sport of thoroughbred racing grows and prospers in Victoria..."