Q&A with animal welfare investigative steward Stephanie Walton

18 November 2021 | Harness Racing Victoria
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Previously a trainer and driver, Stephanie Walton is a recent addition to Harness Racing Victoria's integrity team, having stepping into the position of animal welfare investigative steward.

In this Integrity Matters Q&A she shares her background and passion for harness racng.

Tell us about your background?

I have been exposed to the harness racing industry from a young age, with my father and grandfather being hobbyist trainers throughout my youth. From that time, I’ve always had a passion for horses and have been active in several horse sports throughout the years.

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