WODONGA and District Turf Club is on the lookout for a new general manager to replace Tom O'Connor.
O'Connor has accepted the same role with the Warrnambool Racing Club.
He will start his new position in early October and replaces Peter Downs.
"My head's spinning a bit after landing the job but for me it's the next logical step in my career," O'Connor said.
"It's obviously a bigger club and a step up and I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"It was definitely a tough decision but it was too good of an opportunity not to pursue considering the clubs iconic status in not only Victoria racing but nationally as well."
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O'Connor has been instrumental in the unprecedented growth of the club during his tenure of six-and-a-half years.
The experienced sports administrator was the driving force behind the club being granted a full-day holiday for its cup meeting which was first introduced in 2014.
It proved to be a game changer with cup day also switched from a Sunday to a Friday in late November.
Crowds have more than tripled since the introduction of the holiday from around 2500 to 8000 last year.
The crowd could grow higher after the club recently landed a coup with platinum recording artists Birds of Tokyo performing at the cup.
O'Connor said he was proud of his achievements.
"When I first started at Wodonga the club was travelling along OK," he said.
"But through the leadership of the committee and the drive of staff and management we have been able to achieve some major goals.
"I would like to think it is one of the most sought after sports administration positions on the Border now.
"The club will no doubt get some high calibre applicants."
O'Connor said there was no doubt the growth of the Wodonga Gold Cup was the crowning glory of his tenure.
"There has been a mountain of work involved in getting the Gold Cup into being the showpiece for the club that it needs to be," he said.
"Getting the public holiday was a massive boost and it's a proven formula in racing.
"And while the holiday is important, it doesn't guarantee success.
"There has been a lot of hard work and strategy around getting the event to grow.
"My motivation when I started was that you had a volunteer committee that was very passionate about racing and proud of their club.
"Unfortunately the cup didn't showcase that passion at the time.
"I'm proud through the committee's leadership and support we have been able to turn that around and the event is still growing each year."