Next week marks the return of New Zealand’s stand-alone racing publication RaceForm, and with that a change at the helm following the appointment of Liz Whelan (PICTURED) as editor.
For more than five years from mid-2012 Whelan was a familiar face to Trackside viewers, most closely associated with the greyhound code. In early 2018 she moved to Australia, where she was employed as the media and communications manager at Country Racing Victoria.
Covid-19 precipitated Whelan’s decision to return to New Zealand and now she is looking forward to her next challenge. Her appointment as editor of RaceForm follows the decision of founding editor Dennis Ryan to step back from the role. However he will remain involved both as a director of Raceform Publications and as a journalist.
“It’s great to be back in New Zealand and to be given this opportunity,” Wanganui-born and raised Whelan said. “I’ve loved racing all my life and my childhood memories go all the way back to attending the Waverley races with my parents.”