The Racing Victoria board has survived a challenge to five of its directors, with a motion to have them removed defeated at a Special General Meeting on Wednesday.

A petition from Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association (TROA) had prompted the meeting which brought together the various member stakeholders as set out in the Racing Victoria constitution.

The future of five of the eight existing board directors was voted on with a two-thirds majority required for it to pass. The five directors voted on were acting chairman Mike Hirst as well as Kate Joel, Paul Guerra, Tim Eddy and Ross Lanyon.

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