David Boydell steps down after 15 years of service

The Board of Australian Pacing Gold has announced that David Boydell will stand down from his position as General Manager on 4th of July 2022.

David has been in his role for almost 15 years during which time APG’s annual turnover has grown from $4.4 to $12.9 million, sales averages have grown from $13,000 to $31,000 and race series prizemoney has grown from $1.3 million to $3.25 million.

APG Chairman, Robert Marshall, acknowledged David’s enormous contribution:

“David has served APG and the Australian harness industry with extraordinary commitment for the past 15 years and has overseen an incredibly successful period of growth across all metrics.  Although David is looking to ease his work commitments and improve his work-life balance, we are pleased that David will not be totally lost to APG but will still be involved in special projects pertaining to APG’s technology and sales logistics.

“The Board is excited about the prospect of reinvigorating the organisation and has been working diligently to put together a 2023 Yearling Sales offering that is sure to prove appealing to participants.

“APG’s 2023 Sales package will be released in early July, with Dean Baring stepping in as Acting General Manager while the APG Board discerns the future direction and structure of the Company”.

Dean’s main priorities in the short term are to oversee APG’s “Weight In Gold” online sale of exciting untapped APG three-year olds, as well as APG’s highly anticipated “2022 National Mixed Sale” featuring an exceptional selection of weanlings, yearlings, racehorses and broodmares.