Harness Racing New Zealand CEO Hospitalised

Statement in the name of Phil Holden, Chair of Harness Racing New Zealand:

Harness Racing CEO Gary Woodham is in a stable condition in hospital following a medical event.

The Harness Racing Board has appointed Mauro Barsi as Chief Operating Officer on a temporary basis until Mr. Woodham recovers. Mr. Barsi is a business consultant and a former CEO of Greyhound Racing NZ.

Mr. Woodham’s family have requested privacy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and his whanau at this time.


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