The final Regional Workshop, and indeed the final one for 2016, was held at Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club on Tuesday 8 November.
It was another excellent turnout by participants, all keen to have a say about what changes are necessary in the industry to help GRV ensure a sustainable future for the sport.
As with the other regional workshops, the topics for discussion were all around helping greyhounds have successful racing careers, and ideas for re-homing.
As GRV CEO Alan Clayton has said previously, these workshops have already generated real change and the outcomes will continue to form part of the process of reform that the industry must undergo.
The panel for this final workshop was made up of people with vast experience in the sport:
- Joy McDowall has 40 years of experience as a breeder, owner and trainer including racing greyhounds on a semi-regular basis on Victoria’s metropolitan circuit.
- Barry Smith is a champion breeder, rearer and prominent owner. Barry Smith is a Group 1 breeder and the man behind the famous ‘Mepunga’ bloodline.
- Ray Drew is a local trainer who has formed a successful partnership with son Dustin Drew, with the pair enjoying regular success at group level in recent years.
There are plans for more workshops in 2017.
Go to: greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/workshops for more information.