Welcome to Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing

BTR Board

The Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing Board of Directors boasts a number of highly qualified persons including;

 

Bernard RyanBernard Ryan –

Director and co-owner of LJ Hooker Mosman, Bernard has 30 years experience in racing administration. Bernard's family has been actively involved in racing at Bathurst for seven decades. His knowledge of horse racing and the wider industry in general is a welcome attribute to the BTR board.

 

 

Robert CoombesRobert Coombes – Honorary Treasurer

An emeritus professor of accounting and former vice chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Robert now is the Head of the School of Accounting and Finance at Charles Sturt University. Robert (at the request of Racing NSW Country) recently spoke at the annual NSW Race Club Secretary conference on directorship and the fiduciary responsibilities involved. His interests include financial accounting, management accounting and finance.

 


Donald Pearce

After over 40 years of dedicated service, Donald Pearce has recently retired from his employment in the local power generation industry. Donald, as  director of Lithgow Furniture & Bedding, has over 20 years experience in the local community as owner & operator of a successful retail business, as well as participating in the local community  pursuing his much loved passion for the racing industry & horses as an active committee member of the Lithgow Pony Club,  which he enjoys undertaking with his small grandchildren.

 

 

Graeme Hanger OAM

Graeme Hanger is a retired school teacher, he spent the past 25 years teaching at Kelso High School. He is a life member of Western Schools Sport and a life member of both the Bathurst District Junior Cricket Association and NSW Combined High Schools Cricket. From 2007 to 2012 Graeme was the NSW Combined High Schools Athletics Convener. For the past 15 years he has been Chairman and on the Committee of Bathurst District relay for Life.

In 2008, Graeme was elected as a Councillor to Bathurst Regional Council, a position he still holds. He is a member of several Council Committees within the Bathurst Community.

Although new to the thoroughbred racing industry, Graeme brings considerable local knowledge of the community, enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn more.

On Australia Day 2016, Graeme was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for “services to education and the community of Bathurst”.