Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria is delighted to announce it has secured a partnership with Tabcorp, Australia’s leading wagering operator and Victorian racing’s joint-venture partner.

The new partnership was announced at TBV’s annual general meeting held at the Emerald Hotel in South Melbourne on Tuesday night.

Under the arrangement, Tabcorp’s wagering arm, TAB, will become TBV’s exclusive major partner and official wagering partner. TAB will have a presence on TBV communications and at all TBV events.

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria is the peak industry and representative body for Victoria thoroughbred breeders. The organisation promotes and advances the interests of the state’s thoroughbred breeders locally, nationally and internationally.

TBV President, James O’Brien said the new major relationship with Tabcorp is exciting for the organisation.

“Tabcorp has been a major contributor to Victorian thoroughbred racing over a long period of time providing significant benefits to TBV’s members and the broader breeding sector,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This new partnership with Tabcorp will certainly enable TBV to grow the profile of Victorian breeders and the Victorian throughbred right around Australia and internationally.”

Tabcorp’s Chief Operating Officer – Wagering and Media, Craig Nugent said:

“Tabcorp is a supporter of racing’s participants and TAB’s partnership with TBV is a natural fit.”Anchor

“The new partnership complements our partnerships with other industry bodies such as the National Jockeys Trust, Inglis and the Australian Trainers Association.

“We hope to assist TBV in its work to promote Victorian thoroughbred breeding and I look forward to our successful relationship.”

Tabcorp is the most substantial contributor to racing funding in Victoria. Proceeds from the Victorian joint venture exceeded $348 million in financial year 2015.

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