Greyhound Racing Victoria held the second regional Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, this time at Traralgon on Tuesday 12 October, to explore participant’s thoughts and views on what can be done to ensure all greyhounds have a successful racing career and are then re-homed.
45 people gathered for the workshop to explore three topics: breeding and breeding controls, improving racing careers of greyhounds, and retirement and re-homing. A major point to come out of the workshop is a need for a Gippsland Greyhound Adoption Facility to assist the Gippsland trainers in re-homing greyhounds.
The panel consisted of;
- Olivia Alcock, a breeder and trainer as well as a committee member at Traralgon.
- Graham Whitford, a trainer who has won two of the past four Waterloo Cups, a former Trainer of the Year at Sale and trainer of finalists in the Maturity Classic and the Cranbourne and Healesville Cups.
- Gerry Kleeven, a breeder and trainer of the Successful ‘Neveelk’ bloodline, most notably Luca Neveelk, winner of the Australian, Geelong and Ballarat Cups.
Warrnambool will round off this series of regional Stakeholder Engagement Workshops on Tuesday 8 November.
For more information on the Regional Stakeholder Engagement Workshops click here.