All drivers at Tabcorp Park Melton tomorrow night will wear black armbands in honour of legendary horseman Graeme Lang, who died after a battle with illness earlier this week.
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Chairman Dale Monteith said the industry was deeply saddened to have lost Graeme so soon after his son Gavin’s passing last month.
“Graeme and Gavin are legendary figures in harness racing and their loss is being felt by all in our industry. This is an extremely hard time for the family and for all who knew Graeme and Gavin, and I want to extend sincerest condolences on behalf of all at Harness Racing Victoria,” Mr Monteith said.
HRV CEO Dayle Brown also issued condolences to the family, adding that HRV would look to officially honour Graeme and Gavin in the future.
“We are exploring a number of options to respectfully honour the enormous contribution both Gavin and Graeme have made to harness racing,” Mr Brown said.
“I want to pass on sincere condolences to the Lang family during this very difficult time. We will be working with the family to ensure any tribute is in line with their wishes.”