Former AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan may be the man most likely to be appointed the next chairman of Racing Victoria, but the battle for the future make-up of the RV board will determine what impact he will be able to have should he fill the role as expected.

Multiple sources have confirmed to The Straight that McLachlan, who wasn’t an initial applicant for the vacant directorship, is likely to assume the chairman’s role.

And while that high-profile appointment will attract plenty of headlines, there are a couple of other major questions that will need to be answered over the coming month.

The first is twofold - how many Racing Victoria board positions will be made vacant and who will fill them? 

The second question pertains to the future of Racing Victoria CEO Andrew Jones and his executive.

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