Hoop Arm lures to be implemented at all Victorian tracks

Greyhounds racing in Victoria will be provided with improved safety outcomes as Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) commences implementing the use of the Hoop Arm lure for racing at all 13 tracks throughout the state. To be phased in over the next six months, GRV will adopt the Hoop Arm lure for racing at all Victorian…

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Retirement & Re-homing Report

The last in the series of nine Stakeholder Engagement Workshops in metropolitan Melbourne was held at Sandown Park on Saturday 3 September with the GRV CEO Alan Clayton telling those present that the future of the industry is “in their hands”.

With the topic being on the critical subject of re-homing greyhounds, more than 50 people turned out to discuss the issue and to work towards the goal of providing full re-homing options for every racing greyhound.

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON NEW GREYHOUND FACILITY GUIDELINES

Public consultation is now open for Draft Guidelines for Racing Dog Keeping and Training Facilities in Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) urges all participants to have their say. The Draft Guidelines have been developed by Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Details on how to make a submission and provide public comment…

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CEO Monthly Update September 2016

The biggest highlight of August was undoubtedly the Victorian Greyhound Awards at Sandown Park where many of Victoria’s greyhound racing community came together to celebrate some great achievements over the past 18 months. Fernando Bale was quite rightly judged greyhound of the year and I congratulate all the nominees and winners on the night. Both the Premier, The Hon Daniel Andrews, and the Minister for Racing, The Hon Martin Pakula, also provided strong messages of support on the night for the industry and for the reforms now underway. The Victorian Greyhound Awards was a great showcase of the commitment, passion and hard work of the good people who have driven the sport’s achievements and that will underpin the journey of reform we need to take to secure its long term future.

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Industry Education & Training Requirements report

The Stakeholder Engagement Workshops continued on Saturday 6 August, this time at Cranbourne, with very constructive conversations and discussions around what ideas participants would like to see developed to help them with education and training. Attracting the next generation to the sport was raised as an urgent priority, with ideas focusing on creating career paths…

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Feeding, Medication & Supplement Guidelines

WHEN it comes to the feeding, medication and use of supplements involving your greyhound it is vital to follow the guidelines set out to achieve best practise. These guidelines are outlined on the Greyhound Care and Standards website via: http://bit.ly/2axFYZ6. Great care and vigilance must be taken when feeding your greyhound to ensure they are…

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