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Changing Of The Guard For Thoroughbred Breeders
Richard Turnley has retired as President and as a Director of the national thoroughbred breeders association, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, where he has been President for the past 7 years, and has served as a director for 15. During this time he represented the Australian Breeders at most Asian Racing Conferences and International Breeders Conferences and was responsible for the next International Breeders Conference being allocated to Australia in 2008. Mike Becker was elected as President of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia following Turnley's retirement. Becker is President of the Victorian Breeders and is the proprietor of the Independent Stallion Station. He is the first Victorian to hold the position of TBA President.