17 June 2011 - Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Larkins to the position of Chairman of Stewards.
Shane will replace James Hitchcock, who has accepted a position on the Racing Victoria Ltd stewards’ panel and will vacate the HRV role on July 1. Shane is a passionate harness racing steward, most recently in his current position as Chairman of Stewards (Harness) for Racing Services Tasmania. Prior to that he had been a steward with Harness Racing Victoria and Harness Racing New Zealand. HRV CEO John Anderson welcomed the appointment of Mr Larkins. “Shane beat a quality field of applicants by demonstrating a strong knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies in harness racing. Shane is also well aware of HRV’s focus on, and commitment to, integrity. “Among his other qualities is a capacity to instigate and manage change, as well as a desire to self-develop and assist subordinates. I am certain he will quickly gain the respect of the industry. “Shane’s 13 years of experience as a harness racing steward will stand him in good stead for this critical role within HRV.” Shane Larkins will officially commence his role on Monday 8 August