Paceway stalwarts retire after decade of service

LONG-STANDING harness racing committee members Megan Lavender and Andrew Ho have retired from the Bankstown Paceway board after more than a decade of service at the Condell Park trotting track.

The joint winners of the 2013 Harness Racing NSW Volunteer of the Year Award had been credited for their efforts in community engagement within the City of Canterbury Bankstown and the promotion of the standardbred horse racing throughout the competitive Australian sporting market.
“We are justifiably proud to leave the Bankstown Paceway board in a greater position of strength and with more opportunities for growth than when I was first elected to the Committee more than 12 years ago – but, this was a joint effort which would not have been possible without the support of our fellow committeemen, members and the community over the years,” Ms Lavender told the Torch.
“It has been both a tremendous opportunity and a humbling experience to serve our local community and Bankstown Paceway members for the past decade, but, like Cincinnatus, now is the time to return to the plough,” Mr Ho added.