Racing Victoria

    Racing Victoria’s vision is ‘to enhance the Victorian thoroughbred racing’s position as a leading world-class sporting industry, delivering integrity, quality and entertainment’The key objectives of Racing Victoria (RV) are to:Deliver best practiceImprove customer experienceOptimise economic performanceLeverage opportunities beyond Victoria; andValue our people, community and the welfare of the horse.


    Giles Thompson

    Giles Thompson is the chief executive of Racing Victoria, appointed from his role as acting chief executive in April 2017. He replaces Bernard Saundry in the role.Giles was previously chief financial officer of Racing Victoria, and before that was the chief executive officer of Betfair.

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