CEO Monthly Update August 2016

The phrase “Social License” has been much discussed lately following the NSW Government decision to close greyhound racing in that State. For GRV, it means one thing – if it’s not good for the dogs, it’s not on for the code. Our industry will, and must always, put the welfare of the dogs first, in accord with the expectation of the community. Greyhound racing in Australia has a long and rich heritage, both as a sport and as an important part of many local and regional communities. However, community expectations have changed over the past century and the code must change too if it wants a sustainable future.

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Racing Program & Grading report

This workshop was held at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club on Saturday 23 July, on another cold day – perfect for sitting in the warmth of the club to discuss issues around what participants think of the racing program and how it’s structured, and the grading system and what improvements could be made. GRV’s CEO,…

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Geelong GAP Adoption Day

THIRTY-one greyhounds found their forever home following a successful adoption day at Geelong Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday, 10 July 2016. People from all across Victoria flocked to the greyhound club to find their future pet, with many of those impressed by how well the day went. Approximately 250 people packed into Beckley Park to…

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY GREYHOUND RACING VICTORIA

The decision by the NSW Government to close down greyhound racing in NSW is based on circumstances that are very different to Victoria, Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Chairperson Bernie Carolan said today. The decision follows the report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in New South Wales released today. “The closure…

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CEO Monthly Update July 2016

It has again been another very busy month for Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Seven of GRV’s eleven stakeholder engagement workshops (covering nine topics) have now been held, generating comprehensive discussion and new thinking about a range of issues, and this is covered in more detail in this edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria. One workshop topic, breeding and breeding controls, looked at how we can make sure that enough greyhounds will reach the tracks ready to race for the sport’s long term future, while also ensuring that as many retired greyhounds as possible will have the best rehoming opportunities. On this subject, GRV has also been studying a recent downward trend in litter numbers and the implications this has for future breeding controls.

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