Industry Consultative Group appointed by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greyhound Racing Victoria has announced the appointment of an Industry Consultative Group (ICG), which will build on the relationship between greyhound owners, trainers and clubs; and the Board of GRV. Chair of the GRV Board, Bernie Carolan, today announced the appointment of the 11-person group, to be chaired by GRV Deputy Chair Judith Bornstein. The…

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CEO Monthly Update – March/April 2016

As you can see from this issue of Greyhound Monthly Victoria there’s a lot happening right now in the sport across the state. This year’s Australian Cup at The Meadows drew one of the biggest crowds ever seen there, to watch Dyna Double One become just the third greyhound in world history to win $1 million in prize money. And in April the heats start for both the Warrnambool Classic, which introduces a new generation of racers to the sport, and the Warrnambool Cup.

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New Chair For Greyhound Racing Appeals Board

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula has announced the appointment of retired Federal Court judge Shane Marshall as the new Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board. Mr Marshall served as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and Industrial Relations Court of Australia from 1995 until 2015, having been admitted…

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GRV Transportation of Greyhounds Policy

The purpose of the ‘GRV Transportation of Greyhounds Policy’ is to assist participants in providing a safe and healthy environment for their greyhounds whilst being transported by road. Adherence to minimum recommended guidelines will ensure that transport / travel stress and injury are minimised and that greyhounds arrive at their destination in the best possible…

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CEO Monthly Update – February 2016

GRV is continuing to build its internal capability and following a major review of GRV’s organisational arrangements, a new structure has been developed that will provide a better balance between GRV’s role in delivering a high quality racing program and its statutory responsibilities for integrity and animal welfare, which will now receive a much greater emphasis. For example, a nationwide search is now underway to identify outstanding candidates for the now vacant positions of General Manager, Integrity and General Manager, Animal Welfare. I will provide more details about GRV’s new structure in the next issue of Greyhound Monthly Victoria.

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New National Rules Proposed for Victoria in 2016

Amendments to Greyhounds Australasia Rules (GAR) covering accredited laboratories, exercise-induced conditions, anabolic androgenic steroids and out of competition testing are proposed to be introduced across Victoria in early 2016. GRV seeks industry feedback prior to their approval and implementation. Under the new rules, GAR 1 now defines an ‘accredited laboratory’ as an analytical racing laboratory…

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