NZTR track adviser appointed
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has appointed Todd Treweek as the NZTR Track Adviser.
Treweek, who will replace the retiring Racecourse Venue Inspector Garry Foskett, has had more than 20 years of work experience in the turf industry, including roles as a racecourse manager and experience in building and maintaining sports fields.
His new role will include providing guidance to thoroughbred track managers and facilitating NZTR’s programme to improve racetrack surfaces.
Treweek spent two years as the Counties Racing Club track manager and for the last decade has been employed by Recreational Services, an Auckland-based company which is responsible for the development and management of parks, reserves and sports fields around New Zealand.
Treweek was a project manager with Recreational Services and also managed the company’s turf farm.
He gained his initial interest in turf management through his father, Neil Treweek, who was the Te Rapa Racecourse manager for many years and Todd had stints on the track staff at both Cambridge and Te Rapa.
He has also worked as an assistant stipendiary steward and a brother, Kim, is the tracks and grounds manager for the Race Group, based at Awapuni.
NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry said the track adviser’s role had attracted a strong pool of candidates from New Zealand and Australia. “Todd stood out with his deep background in racing as track manager and stipendiary steward, rounded off in his most recent role as a project manager responsible for sports turf constructions and renovations, where he proved his technical knowledge and a passion for skills training.”
Commencing with NZTR from November 12, Treweek will report to Tim Lambert – Team Leader – Racing (Facilities and Operations).
Treweek will initially work through a transition period until early 2019 with Garry Foskett, who has led NZTR’s tracks and facilities programme and introduced a variety of initiatives. “We are extremely grateful to Garry for his service with NZTR since 2005 and his demonstrated enthusiasm and support for our track managers,” Marty Burns, GM Racing & Equine Welfare, said.