Breeder Seeking Election to VRC Committee

The principal of one of Victoria’s most progressive stud farms is seeking to be elected to the VRC committee.

There are few more enthusiastic and passionate people in the bloodstock industry than Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen, who is standing for election to the VRC committee to ensure industry participants at the owner and breeder level get strong representation at Australia's best race club.

"I'm really passionate about making sure all sectors of this great sport and industry combine for the best possible result,” said Anthony Mithen.

"The VRC is a wonderful club with great members and when breeders, punters, owners and race goers all pull in the one direction, we will continue to get stunning results.

"I feel I've got a touch of all that in me.”

Mr Mithen has a strong background in general sport and the media, while his current focus is Rosemont Stud, which is home to three stallions in Toorak Toff, Danzero and Starspangledbanner.

The Rosemont Stud colours featured at the Flemington carnival aboard Girl Gone Rockin’, who won the Group II VRC Matriarch Stakes and the farm will be the biggest Victorian consignor to the Magic Millions Sale at the Gold Coast in 2014 with 16 yearlings accepted into the main sessions.

"Having had six years on the board of the Richmond Football Club, I reckon I've built a really good professional and political sports network that can only serve the VRC well,” Mithen said.

"I've had strong media experience in my roles with Channel Nine, TVN and Radio RSN as well as spending the past decade building a business that manages four stallions 450 horses and has more than 1000 clients on its books.

"After more than ten years growing the Rosemont Stud business, I think I'm ready to give something back and offer a bit of a view from different angles for the VRC.

"I've got so many ideas of how to better serve members at all levels, and look forward to contributing to an even better club. As a breeder, there is no better carnival than the Flemington spring, and it will get better and better for all participants ... from "one-mare" breeders to the wealthiest of owners to the casual carnival punter, I think I can relate across all levels.”

There are six candidates for three positions with the three incumbents all seeking re-election and ballot papers due to go out to members this week.

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