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New CEO Announced For Aushorse/TBA
In an apparent coup for the Australian thoroughbred industry, prominent Sydney Morning Herald journalist Tom Reilly has been appointed the new chief executive officer of both Aushorse and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia. UK-born Reilly is well versed in thoroughbred culture. Following his university graduation he spent three years working for Mick Channon in the UK, Coolmore Stud in Kentucky and Christophe Clement in New York; he has owned horses in both Australia and the UK. TBA chairman Basil Nolan welcomed the appointment, commenting, "I am thrilled that someone of Tom's ability with an understanding and passion for the racing industry from an early age has accepted the role of CEO TBA/Aushorse. Meanwhile, Aushorse chairman Antony Thompson said, "We received a large number of outstanding candidates and we are delighted to be able to secure Tom as CEO. He has practical horse experience and knows the overseas markets and industry participants. I am sure he will quickly grasp the industry issues and complexities whilst working with all stakeholders for the benefit of both organisations."