Former Australian Turf Club executive Matt Rudolph has been appointed to a new position with the Brisbane Racing Club as general manager of its racing division.
Rudolph was in Brisbane last week and attended Doomben races on Saturday.
The BRC has been under fire for several aspects of its racing product and in particular the Eagle Farm track which is closed indefinitely.
It has been working behind the scenes to develop a racing only department separate from its other business interests.
BRC chairman Neville Bell said Rudolph would bring a high-quality resume and was well placed to drive the master plan to transform racing in Brisbane.
His responsibilities will include all things related to the BRC’s racing stakeholders, such as the racing program, tracks and training facilities.
“Matt Rudolph is an excellent addition to the racing knowledge of the BRC and his presence will continue the BRC’s development into one of the strongest racing clubs in the country,” Bell said.
“Most recently he has been critical to the success of Inglis’ new Chairman’s Sale which was an instant success in Sydney.
“We have been looking at this new position for about 12 months. We decided that Matt was ideal for this position. He’s a Queenslander and he has outstanding experience.”
Rudolph said he had a long history with Brisbane racing.
“My love for racing began as a child at Doomben and Eagle Farm so it’s very meaningful to me to return,” he said.
“My parents were regular racegoers as owners and breeders and all three of my brothers have worked in racing here,.
“I’ve been fortunate to work across all disciplines of the industry for world-class organisations. The ATC, Widden and Inglis have been very instrumental and supportive of my professional development.”