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Wilson steps up
VRC board member Neil Wilson has stepped into the role of interim chief executive as the club looks for a replacement for Simon Love.
Love resigned last week following two years in the job.
Wilson joined the VRC board in 2012 and became honorary treasurer earlier this year.
VRC chair Amanda Elliott said she was delighted Wilson had agreed to take on the role until a permanent replacement was found.
“This interim solution ensures leadership and stability for this year’s Melbourne Cup carnival while a thorough search process is undertaken,” Elliott said.
JEFF Lloyd’s amazing season in the saddle continues after he passed Queensland record for wins in a season at Ipswich on Wednesday.
The win of Prontezza was Lloyd’s 156th Queensland winner and he’s already smashed Chris Munce’s mark for metro wins by sitting on 121 with two months remaining.
Despite his dominance in Queensland, Lloyd trails WA star William Pike (160 prior to Northam yesterday) by a couple of wins in the national title.
Seal to Snitzel
RECENTLY retired Group 1 winning mare First Seal will be served by champion stallion Snitzel this spring.
After having early bragging rights over champion Winx, winning their first five clashes, First Seal encountered some injury issues that restricted her to just 21 starts.
The five-year-old’s last win was the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield in October.
Snitzel is Australia’s leading stallion and recently broken a 40 year record for number of individual two-year-old winners in a season.