Race Club


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Leanne Backwell

Horses have played a large role in Leanne’s life. She has been breeding and racing thoroughbreds for over 25 years.

Although new to Mansfield, Leanne has considerable experience with community and sporting organisations, including Pony Club Association Victoria, Agricultural Societies and Football/Netball in the AFL Goldfields region.

Leanne studied Eduction and Journalism and has worked extensively in both fields. She later combined the two for a long career in Public Relations and Community Management in the Independent Schools sector.

Leanne and her husband Jonathan have two adult daughters, Alice and Edwina. All are keen racegoers with a love of the pastoral industry.

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David Roff

David has extensive experience in local government including 8 years as CEO of Mansfield Shire.


He sits on several boards and is currently Chairman of the Goulburn Valley Football Netball league.


He and his wife Kathy live at Goughs Bay and part own several thoroughbreds including listed race winner Moonlight Hussler.


David looks forward to his love of Mansfield , strong governance experience and interest in racing being put to good use.


Lyn Wright

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Wes Mudge

Wes Mudge has had an association with Mansfield for 40+ years and move to Mansfield in 2018 to pursue his interests in the outdoors more regularly.  Previously, Wes was a business Partner in an Accounting Firm in Melbourne’s CBD. 


He joined the committee of the MDRC in 2018, providing an opportunity to again participate in a volunteer capacity within the community, having actively done so in Melbourne for over 15+ years. 


The engagement with MDRC continues his interest in horse racing, having been involved in horse syndication with friends run by Brad Spicer and a member of the VRC.  


COMITTEE MEMBERS - 2021 / 2022


Leanne Backwell

David Roff

Wesley Mudge

Barrie Scott

Lyn Wright

Phillip Corr

Leah Scott

Jenny Delaforce

Noel Willaton