WODONGA and District Turf Club manager Brad Thomas has resigned.
He has accepted the manager position at Benalla Racing Club where he will start on Tuesday, April 2.
Thomas replaces Brendan Storer, who announced his resignation before Christmas but is set to remain with the club on a voluntary basis.
Originally from Wodonga, Thomas was appointed general manager in December 2009 and has spent the past three years in the position.
Thomas said he was proud of his achievements in that time and would leave better for the experience.
“I am thankful for the committee giving me a chance when very green three years ago and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone associated with the club, especially the staff, the committee, trainers, members and sponsors,” Thomas said.
“I look forward to seeing the club continue to blossom, with excellent race dates, a fantastic track and plenty of projects in the wings moving forward.
“My time at Wodonga Turf Club has been a wonderful experience and I will continue to maintain many relationships into the future.”
President Colin Haynes said while the club was disappointed to lose Thomas, it wished him well in his new position.
“Bradley has done an exceptional job since starting at the club,” Haynes said.
“He has been integral in greatly improving the club’s financial position, attracting industry funding and establishing multiple agreements with other parties the club has relationships with.
“We wish Bradley all the best at Benalla and know we will continue to work closely with him through developing racing in the North East.
“The club will immediately seek a new manager and we anticipate high interest in this position, especially considering the strong position our club is in.”
Thomas previously worked in communications at Country Racing Victoria.
His last day will be Friday, March 8.