Equine Influenza Forum
From Return to Racing to ID08 - All in Six Months
Harness
Racing
Australia Inc

 

HRA Equine Influenza Forum - From Return to Racing to ID08 - All In Six Months

Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
Moonee Valley Racecourse, McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Program and Papers Presented (see below)

   

Brief Summary of Presentations (pdf)

 


9.00am Program
Forum Opening Geoff Want, Chairman, Harness Racing Australia Inc
   
9.05am Session 1:  What We Have Learnt
Chair: John Baker, Board Member and former Chairman, New South Wales, Harness Racing Club
Facilitator: Tony Castricum
Speakers: John Coughlan, Chief Executive, NSW Greyhound & Harness Racing Regulatory Authority
  Andrew Kelly, Chief Executive, Queensland Harness Racing Board
  John Anderson, Chief Executive, Harness Racing Victoria
  Dr Andy Carroll, Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
  Mr Rob Setter, Acting Director-General, DPI, Qld
  Dr Ron Glanville, Chief Bio-Security Officer, DPI, Qld
  Dr Tony Britt, Manager Animal Health, DPI, Victoria
  Session 1 Program  
  Setting The Scene John Baker
  DAFF - Coordination of National EAD Response Dr Andy Carroll
  Affected States:  New South Wales and Queensland  
            EI Was "Equine Influenza" - Could It Be "Eradicated Infection?" John Coughlan
            QHRB - What Have We Learnt? Andrew Kelly
            Lessons Learnt from the Equine Influenza Outbreak in Queensland Mr Rob Setter and Dr Ron Glanville
  Unaffected State:  Victoria  
            Why Victoria Is An "Affected" State John Anderson
          Equine Influenza - A Victorian Perspective Dr Tony Britt
Panel Review and Summary  

 

10:50am Session 2:  Cost to the Industry - Financial & Human Impacts
Chair: Neil Busse, Chairman, Harness Racing Victoria and Executive Member, Harness Racing Australia Inc.
Facilitator: Tony Castricum
Speakers: Max Pool, Chief Executive, Harness Racing New South Wales
  Tim Vial, Chief Financial Officer, Harness Racing New South Wales
  Tracey Harris, Finance Manager, Queensland Harness Racing Board
  Rod Pollock, Chief Executive, Harness Racing Australia Inc
  Dr Mike Bond, Director Programs, Animal Health Australia
  Robert Kus, Partner, Price Waterhouse Cooper, and Consultant to the QHRB and Qld Racing Industry
  Dr Mel Taylor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney
  Ross Cooper, Director, Racing & Wagering WA
  Session 2 Program  
  Setting The Scene Neil Busse
  How To Assess Participant/Stakeholder Financial Impact Robert Kus
  Affected State Jurisdictions:  New South Wales and Queensland  
            Race Financing Impacts, Participant Impacts, Business Mitigation Action Max Pool and Tim Vial
            Cost and Financial Impact of Equine Influenza on Qld Harness Racing Tracey Harris
  Unaffected State Jurisdiction:  Western Australia  
            Costs and Financial Impacts of Equine Influenza in Unaffected Jurisdictions Ross Cooper
  Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA) - AUSVETPLAN Dr Mike Bond
  Human Impacts of Equine Influenza Dr Mel Taylor
  Panel Review & Summary   

 

1.30pm Session 3:  Breeding
Chair: John Bagshaw (former Chairman, Australian Harness Racing Council)
Facilitator: Tony Castricum
Speakers: Rob Nalder, NSW Breeders Association, and Board Member, Harness Racing New South Wales
  Ian Kitchin, Secretary, Victorian Standardbred Breeders Association
  Dr Anne Jacobson, HRA Veterinary Consultant & HRV Board Member
  Peter Bourke, HRV Board Member and Chairman,  Australian Pacing Gold
  John Anderson, Chief Executive, Harness Racing Victoria
  Shane Gloury, General Manager - Business Development, Harness Racing Victoria
  Session 3 Program
  Setting The Scene John Bagshaw
  Breeding - Australian Perspective  
            Foal Registrations, HRNSW Response Rob Nalder
            Effects of EI in Victoria Ian Kitchin
            HRA / HRV / Regulation Perspective (AI/ST) Dr Anne Jacobson
  Breeding - Racing and Breeding Incentive Schemes Peter Bourke / John Anderson / Shane Gloury
  Panel Review and Summary  

 

3.15pm
 
Session 4:  Marketing Challenges - Post Equine Influenza
                   From Return to Racing to ID08 - All in Six Months
Chair: Ray Sharman, Treasurer, Harness Racing Australia Inc. and Board Member, NSW Harness Racing Club
Facilitator: Tony Castricum
Speakers: Richard Smith, Business Development Manager, Harness Racing Australia Inc.
  Andrew Kelly, Chief Executive, Queensland Harness Racing Board
  Lauren Sykes, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager, Harness Racing New South Wales
  Trevor Parkes, Retail In-Market Manager, Tabcorp Wagering Marketing Group
  Session 4 Program
  Setting The Scene Ray Sharman
  Challenges for the Industry Post Equine Influenza Richard Smith
  QHRB - Marketing Challenges Faced Post EI (State Perspective)? Andrew Kelly
  HRNSW - A Marketing Windfall Lauren Sykes
  A Wagering Perspective Trevor Parkes
  Review Panel and Summary  
     
4.45pm Forum Closure: Geoff Want
 

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