Champion Welcome Sales & Marketing Director Neill Ross To The Team



This week Champion Thoroughbreds welcomed Neill Ross to our team as Sales & Marketing Director to support the growing business. Neill has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the racing industry and beyond. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Massey University in New Zealand and a Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management from Roseworthy Ag College in South Australia. He has a successful employment history working as the Marketing & Sponsorship Manager at Auckland Racing Club before running the NZ Iron Man and Golf Open.

Neill made the pernament move to Australia in 2000 where he took up a role with the NRMA as the Member Benefit Manager before moving into a BDM position with Unwired Australia and then BigAir. In 2010, Neill took our a 12 month contract as the BDM for Waikato Stud whom he has a fantastic relationship with, having worked for them in his younger years in NZ.

Neill has a real passion for horse racing and has owned and raced many horses over the years in both New Zealand and Australia. His most recent position was under contract to Richard Freedman selling his thoroughbred acquisitions and undertaking his communications. Prior to this contract he set up a start-up breaking in and pre-training establishment called VR Racing Ltd at Hawkesbury.

"I am a driven Business Development / Sales and Marketing (communications) Manager with experience across various industries including ICT, horse racing & breeding, sports, insurance and automobile services. Working across different sectors has provided me with best business practices in establishing, developing and managing partnerships, driving strategic account development and initiating process improvements. I am passionate about creating innovative solutions and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders. With Champion Thoroughbreds I will utilise my business development and account management together with my horse racing & breeding knowledge and connection skills to ensure all clients and owners have the best possible experience when racing a horse or horses with John O’Shea Racing."




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Champion Welcome Sales & Marketing Director Neill Ross To The Team

This week Champion Thoroughbreds welcomed Neill Ross to the team as Sales & Marketing Director to support our growing business. Neill has wealth of knowledge and experience in the racing industry and beyond. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Massey University in New Zealand and a Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management from Roseworthy Ag College in  

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