With meetings held 363 days a year, there’s always something happening in Victorian greyhound racing but this last month was particularly busy.
The past financial year has seen a lot of change and progress in many areas across Victorian greyhound racing. This change has encompassed everything from amended racing rules to significant increases in stake money and breeding sustainability, major infrastructure works and the consolidation and strengthening of GRV’s animal welfare and integrity capabilities.
Welcome to the May edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria. A major development in April was the release of the final version of the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, developed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) and which is posted at agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/dogs/greyhounds/code-of-practice.
Welcome to the March edition of the Monthly. We’ve had some great racing over February as the Australian Cup Carnival got underway, including the Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top where Fanta Bale equalled Fernando Bale’s record eight Group 1 victories.
Welcome to the last edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria for 2017. This issue covers the world’s richest and prestigious greyhound race, the Melbourne Cup and I congratulate Aston Dee Bee, his breeder/owner Ray Borda, and trainer Seona Thompson on the greyhound’s great run, as well as the team at Sandown Park for their hard work in making the night happen.