Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Racing Manager to Reboot Club; Role to Boost Industry Profile

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Racing Manager to Reboot Club; Role to Boost Industry Profile

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Byline: Greg White

COFFS Harbour Racing Club is about to enter a new era by appointing its first racing manager.

As backup to chief executive Russ Atkinson, the appointee will be tasked with rebooting the club's industry profile.

This will include attracting new tenants to vacant stables, chasing high-profile horses, trainers and jockeys to race at Coffs Harbour while taking a hands-on approach to managing the training and racing facilities.

"With two years of track upgrades behind us, we need to get the message out that Coffs is an exciting place to go racing," Atkinson said.

"There's no denying the track's reputation took a battering with the problems when it rained but that's now behind us. Our new board is in place and we're working on a strategic plan.

"Suddenly the door is open for a person to get pro-active with forming links between the industry and community, while promoting what we have to offer owners and trainers who choose to race here. …

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