With the Victorian thoroughbred breeding industry growing strongly, the stories of success in the sales ring and on the racetrack have also been increasing.
Off the back of this growth, Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria has established a new position of Marketing & Communications Officer.
Jessica Moodie, with a strong family background in the breeding industry and exceptional marketing and communications qualifications, will start in this new role later this month.
Jessica grew up in a family consumed by racing and breeding. Under the brand Contract Racing and more recently Hesket Bloodstock, the family business has achieved enormous success out of the breeding barn and on the race track.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts (focusing on Media & Communications), from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing her Masters in the same field.
She has also undertaken important public relations and social media roles for the Victoria Racing Club and Godolphin in recent years.
“Having grown up around the thoroughbred racing and breeding industries with incredibly accomplished and passionate parents, I am grateful to have inherited their keen interests as well as their strong work ethic,” Jessica said.
“When contemplating what type of work to pursue, complementing my own passion for thoroughbred racing and breeding with my studies was a very natural progression.
“It is a great privilege to be appointed in this new role at TBV, and I have now realised one of my ultimate ambitions. I am eager to commence my work with the team at TBV and strive to cement the prestige of thoroughbred racing and breeding in Victoria.”
Jessica will work alongside TBV Executive Officer Patrick Clancy who will shortly begin an additional role of Director of Policy for Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.
President of TBV James O’Brien said the appointment of Jessica to the new role was a feather in the cap of TBV.
“The quality of candidates applying for this position was exceptional with applicants from across Australia and overseas. Jessica was a stand out across this quality group of people.
“The TBV Committee welcomes Jessica on board and looks forward to her contributing to the further growth of our local industry.”