Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Horse SA welcomes the Agri-Food National Racing Training Conference to Adelaide later this month.

The conference provides for a range of people involved in thoroughbred, harness & greyhound racing to network and exchange information on workforce development, vocational training or careers advice.

The conference will be opened by The Hon. Michael Wright MP, Minister for Racing.

The keynote speaker, Rory MacDonald, has a long history in British racing. He joined the British Racing School in 1992 and has since been awarded an OBE for his work in turning the school into a Centre of Excellence for training in the racing industry and his work with disadvantaged youth. Today the school is recognised for its first class facilities and training, which are delivered in the UK and internationally.

Other speakers include

o Andrew Harding, CEO Australian Racing Board
o Andrew Kelly, CEO Harness Racing Australia
o Arthur Blewitt, CEO Agri Food Skills Australia

Throughout the conference, young people working in the racing industry are assisting with introducing speakers and conference support roles.

“Racing, whether it is in the UK or Australia is a labour intensive industry” Said Rory MacDonald in a recent conversation with Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer of Horse SA & Conference Coordinator “That workforce has to be properly and effectively managed and trained as it would be in any other modern and progressive industry”

The conference is to be held at Allan Scott Park Morphettville on the 29 & 30 of July. Registrations are now open. Further information can be found on

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Horse SA

Horse SA is a not-for-profit community based organisation. Key areas of focus include workforce development, horse health & welfare, community facilities, horse keeping & the environment.

Horse SA is coordinating the organisation of this conference on behalf of the Agri-Food Skills Australia Racing Standing Committee.
Julie Fiedler
P: 0402488306
M: 0402488306


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