AHRC Awards

29 March 2004




Mick Lombardo, President of the AHRC announced that Peter V¿Landys has been awarded the AHRC Distinguished Service Award for his long term achievement as an administrator in New South Wales being the Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club.  Mr V¿Landys has spent 15 years with the Club at Harold Park. In that time, his achievements include:


  • The profitable operation of the many facets of the New South Wales Harness Racing Club.
  • Its establishment as a Registered Gaming Club.
  • The completion of a $25m development establishing the Club at the forefront of Australia¿s metropolitan Club facilities.
  • A range of marketing initiatives including the current award winning 10/30 promotional nights.


In the broader State-wide scene Peter V¿Landys was an essential member of the privatisation team in negotiations with the New South Wales State Government which secured an additional $6 million per annum for the racing codes. Additionally, he has been involved as a negotiator in other areas involving Sky Channel, TAB Limited and New South Wales Racing. He also contributed extensively to the New South Wales Harness Racing TAB Clubs Association.


Nationally, under his Chairmanship, the Australian Pacing Gold Sales Series has become Australia¿s Premier Standardbred Sale. As well, he was effective at the national level in the operations of the Australian and Inter Dominion Harness Racing Councils.


In conclusion, the AHRC President Mick Lombardo thanked Peter V¿Landys for his contribution at both the State and National levels wishing him every success in his new role within the New South Wales Thoroughbred Racing Code as Chief Executive Officer of Racing New South Wales. 


Mick Lombardo



29 March 2004


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