HARNESS Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) has announced the appointment of Yvonne Sampson to fill a casual vacancy on the HRNSW Board until November, 2026.
Sampson’s appointment has been hailed as a momentous Board addition, given her extensive expertise in sports broadcasting and her profound understanding of the equine industry and sporting landscape.
Sampson is a highly-regarded sports broadcaster, who has earned a distinguished reputation in the sports media industry through a career spanning more than 20 years.
HRNSW is confident her considerable knowledge and experience in sports broadcasting will bring a fresh perspective and valuable insights to our strategic decision-making processes.
Sampson is a gifted sports broadcaster and also an accomplished horsewoman with a deep-rooted passion for the equine world.
Her intimate understanding of the horse racing industry and her familiarity with the sporting landscape should make her a valuable asset to HRNSW.
Her diverse expertise will play a pivotal role in advancing the interests of harness racing in New South Wales and fostering positive developments for the sport.
HRNSW Chairman Ken Brown said Sampson’s appointment was a significant move during a time of change and progress for the organisation.
“We are delighted to welcome Yvonne to HRNSW,” said Brown.
“Yvonne’s impressive background in sports broadcasting and her strong connections to the equine industry will undoubtedly contribute to the Board’s collective vision of elevating harness racing to new heights.
“We believe that Yvonne’s addition to the Board will strengthen our capacity to make informed decisions and drive the sport’s growth and prosperity.”
Sampson also expressed her excitement about joining the HRNSW Board.
“I am truly honoured to be appointed to the HRNSW Board,” she said.
“Having grown up around horses and being deeply involved in the sporting community, I am passionate about contributing to the future of harness racing in New South Wales.
“I look forward to collaborating with the Board and stakeholders to support and promote this magnificent sport.
“I am a horse lover and always have been.
“I’ve been involved with horses as a competitor and even worked at an equine hospital, so to now be part of a team that is making decisions not only on behalf of the industry and its participants but also these wonderful animals as well is something I’m very excited about.
“The welfare of the horses will always be my priority and I can’t wait to get started in the role.”