Tony Cavanagh is a stalwart of Victoria’s horse racing community. He draws upon 50 years of experience in the industry from the 1960s with the Victorian Racecourses Licences Board to the present day at the centre of bloodstock consultancy firm Anthony G. Cavanagh & Company Pty Ltd.
Tony has helped usher the Victorian racing industry through much reform across several decades. He was instrumental in the foundation of The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia Limited and so brought about a code of ethics and best practice to the industry. He sat on the committee of the Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association of Victoria and helped establish the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Industry Employers which resulted in the restructure of Victorian Racing in 1994.
Tony is a proponent that sports such as horse racing play a pivotal role in bringing together communities. Likewise, he sees the importance of sport in the story of Reconciliation. He is a co-founder of the Mullagh Wills Foundation, honouring the first Australian cricket team to tour England which consisted entirely of Indigenous players.
Reviewed 30 September 2019