Welcome to the last edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria for 2018. The highlight of the past month was undoubtedly the Melbourne Cup, won by My Redeemer with a great run under wet conditions, and I congratulate his trainer, David Geall, on his first Melbourne Cup win.
Greyhound Racing Victoria has reviewed its Penalty Guidelines for Prohibited Substances and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes. GRV has completed initial consultation with industry bodies, including the Industry Consultative Group and the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner, and is now seeking feedback from participants and the broader community. Submissions should be…
Public Consultation on the proposed changes to Transportation of Greyhounds Policy and the Hot Weather Policy
The Transportation of Greyhounds Policy and Hot Weather Policy have recently undergone their annual review. Information on proposed changes to these policies, as well as other issues which have been raised during the review, are as follows. Feedback on the proposed changes to these policies will need to be lodged with GRV by 5.00pm Thursday 18 October.
Recently crowned Victorian Metropolitan Trainer of the Year, Robert Britton says there’s no such thing as “feeding better” by paying more for your greyhound’s food.
As a result of concerns expressed by some trainers that our greyhounds are not chasing as enthusiastically as they should be, the Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association (GOTBA) held a workshop at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on 17 June to discuss reward-based lure systems.
More than 500 people attended the recent Greyhound Adoption Day, held at The Meadows greyhound racing club.
Greyhound Racing Victoria is proposing a suite of new rules covering the registration of participants aimed at improving animal welfare and integrity outcomes.