Night of Nights - Nominations sought for 2022 Gordon Rothacker Medal

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Wed 1 Dec 2021, 9:52 pm

In 2022, for the first time, Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) and the Victorian Harness Racing Club (VHRC) will collaborate to deliver the prestigious Gordon Rothacker Medal ceremony at the VHRC’s Night of Nights event at Crown Palladium on Sunday, January 30.

A fabulous night of entertainment and glamour is assured when the industry comes together during the TAB Summer of Glory to honour our past and celebrate our future.

HRV is pleased to extend the invitation to those interested in nominating a candidate for the 2022 Gordon Rothacker Medal.

The esteemed award is bestowed annually on a worthy Victorian harness racing industry figure based on the selection panel’s critical assessment of each nominee against the following criteria:

  • Contribution to harness racing in Victoria (past and present)
  • Length of industry involvement
  • Held (voluntary or paid) key positions within the industry
  • Demonstrated excellence within a chosen field
  • Significant personal achievement
  • Service as a role model/mentor
  • Integrity

The Night of Nights will also feature the presentation of the Lang Medals, named in honour of the late father and son Graeme and Gavin Lang, industry leviathans who sadly passed in 2020, and the Caduceus Club Living Legend.

The Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup barrier draw will also be conducted and lots of live entertainment will be provided to make for a magical evening of celebration.

Save the date – Sunday, January 30, 2022 – for this long-awaited opportunity to celebrate our sport and catch up with friends on an evening not to be missed.

Ticketing and further details to come.

To nominate a person or persons for Gordon Rothacker Medal consideration, please email the name of the nominee and a brief summary of supportive information (achievements, positions held in the industry, length of service etc.) to Victoria Mstari ( by close of business on Monday, January 3.