About Us



Harness Racing Victoria is a statutory body for which the Victorian Minister for Racing is responsible.

Established pursuant to section 39(1) of the Racing Act, 1958, it officially commenced operations as the Trotting Control Board on January 1, 1947. 

Harness Racing Victoria’s function is to administer, develop and promote the sport of Harness Racing in Victoria.

Our mission is “to develop a vibrant Harness Racing industry that promotes participation, integrity and racing excellence, grows wagering and other revenue streams and maximises returns to its stakeholders.”

Our goals and key objectives are to create a vibrant and sustainable harness racing industry by:


  • Maximising returns to participants and remain a market leader.
  • Improving the product and brand.
  • Increasing harness wagering turnover and market share.
  • Building a business that is stronger and more financially viable.
  • Increasing the professionalism of the sport.

HRV Values

Be straightforward, honest and fair in your dealings with all people.
Achieve results through the best use of your skills and experience.
Ensure actions are not tainted by an actual or perceived conflict of interest.
Treat all people fairly impartially and honestly without fear or favour.
Responsive Service
Provide relevant, quality and timely communication and service to all.
Maximize the wellbeing of participants.


Harness Racing Victoria is led by a seven member Board which report to the Minister for Racing.

It is managed by an Executive team comprising the Chief Executive and six General Managers each responsible for one of HRV’s units.

Attorney-General and Minister for Racing –The Hon. Martin Pakula

Members of Harness Racing Victoria Board

Dale Monteith – Chairman
Elizabeth Clarke - Deputy Chair
Catherine Ainsworth
Jane Brook
Danny Frawley
Peter Watkinson

Chief Executive Officer – David Martin

General Counsel – John Briffa

General Manager, Integrity – Brent Fisher

Chairman Of Stewards – Nicholas Murray

General Manager, Marketing – Andrew English

General Manager, Racing – Glen Canty

General Manager, Finance – 

General Manager, RISE – Damien Manion

Harness Racing Victoria operates out of offices located at 400 Epsom Road, Flemington, having moved from its former Moonee Ponds base in December 2006 after spending over 18 years at that location.