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ISSUE 10 DECEMBER 2016

Barbara Backhoy


ISSUE 10 DECEMBER 2016

CONTENTS CEO’S UPDATE 3 ARTICLES Family Fun Day - A Great Success Gippsland Carnival Industry News Six & Counting Racing, Wagering & Business Development Monthly Report Captain of the Dogs - The Face of the Gippsland Carnival TAB Talk with Mark Duclos Greyhound Tales The Melbourne Cup The Geelong Gold Cup Animal Welfare Monthly Report GOTBA News Latest Litters Integrity Monthly Report GRV Staff Profile Around the Clubs

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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS & INTEGRITY 19 DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT GREYHOUND ADOPTION PROGRAM 20 RACING CALENDAR 22 - 29 CLUB DIRECTORY & TRIAL INFORMATION 30 - 31 The information in this publication is correct at time of printing

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Greyhound Adoption Day Sunday 4 December from 11am to 1pm The Meadows, 80 Northcorp Blvd, Broadmeadows Register your interest at:

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CEO’S UPDATE The release of Victorian track injury and euthanasia rates for the first time, in Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) 2015-16 Annual Report, attracted negative comments, particularly on social media, as GRV anticipated it would. But we are committed to being transparent and accountable and the figures for the last financial year, while quite unacceptable, at least provide a clear benchmark for the industry’s progress in achieving re-homing of dogs bred for racing. I am pleased to report that since July 2015, there seems to be a significant decrease in euthanasia rates and an increase in re-homing rates. This fall is being driven by a real and fundamental cultural shift within the sport, one that’s captured both in these figures and in the discussions that GRV staff and myself are having with participants. There is an increasing focus on owner accountability and better financial planning to manage the whole of life cycle of the dogs. It’s vital that we sustain this momentum if we want ensure that animal welfare is at the heart of the sport and that we do so as a real collaboration between owners and GRV. There are still many issues to tackle here such as improving breeding practices, reinforcing the responsibilities of owners and making sure all ex-racing dogs are as well prepared as possible to enter GAP and other re-homing agencies. And to further improve re-homing outcomes, GAP is significantly expanding its foster care program with more resources and the appointment of a dedicated manager for the program. Speaking of collaboration, GRV has received some very positive submissions in response to a proposed suite of rule changes to improve animal welfare, which includes strengthening local rule 42.6 which requires owners to make best efforts to rehome their greyhound. GRV will announce the next steps in this process later this month, along with further refinements of its hot weather and animal transport policies as summer heats up. On the racing front, the 2016 Melbourne Cup, now in its 60th year, was once again a showcase for Australia’s best greyhounds and a great time was had by all as Ando’s Mac beat an outstanding field to win the world’s richest greyhound race. Looking ahead, GRV is introducing an innovative new approach to staging and promoting country racing through the 2016/17 Gippsland Carnival. There is more prizemoney on offer through a new points system and more opportunities for regional communities to get involved and you can read more about the Carnival in this issue. We have also introduced a second weekly race meeting on Fridays at the Healesville Greyhound Racing Club to provide more opportunities for all dogs, including slower and older dogs, to continue their careers on the only straight track in the State. Straight track racing is particularly suitable for veterans racing. Another new GRV initiative, which is this month’s cover story, was the Family Fun Day at the Healesville Club, which brought the local community together to celebrate greyhounds and offered a range of free events, activities and greyhound care services. It was a very well attended day enjoyed by all and GRV is planning another one for early 2017. Finally, I’d like to thank everyone across the sport for a year of great racing and real reform and to wish everyone in the greyhound racing community a happy and safe festive season and a prosperous and productive new year on and off the track. Alan Clayton Chief Executive Officer Greyhound Racing Victoria

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Family Fun Day a Great Success by Bridget Scott CROWDS packed into the Healesville greyhound racing club last month for an inaugural GRV event that was so well received that guests were already asking when the next one will be. The first GRV Family Fun Day was a buzz of excitement, with hundreds of people and dogs in attendance, for an event specifically designed to recognise the extraordinary work of the Greyhound Adoption Program’s (GAP) tireless volunteers. Free dog washing, dog walks, food vans and six information sessions were just part of what made up an exciting day of entertainment for guests, as well as their four legged friends who seemed to enjoy the event even more. Long term GAP volunteers Don and Jenny Graham wouldn’t have missed the day, and came along with seven of their greyhounds. “If the public come and adopt one greyhound after being here, that one greyhound will think today is worthwhile, so these are so important,” Mr Graham said. “Every time you do something like this, somewhere, a greyhound’s life is saved.” Victoria’s Deputy Premier James Merlino’s family also came along to be part of the fun, with wife Meagan admitting she will ‘fail as a foster carer.’ “We picked up Sara (who the family adopted) about two months ago, and she just fitted in beautifully, we couldn’t believe how

placid she was with the kids,” Ms Merlino said. “Then, we were driving past Seymour when they had their adoption day, and I said lets pop in see if they have any greyhounds left, and we found Max. We fostered him, and it’s been three weeks and I think we will probably fail that foster because we want to adopt him too.” GRV Chief Executive Officer Alan Clayton said days like this are so important. “It’s a family day, and also an opportunity for people to learn about their dogs,” he said. “The other important thing about it is that so many people have come up to me and said it’s been great to network with other people, and set up contacts with people to be able to talk about their dogs,” he said. “We wanted to celebrate and thank foster carers and people who have adopted greyhounds. The volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do, and we should recognize that and acknowledge that, and we should thank them," said Mr Clayton. Pictures 1 - Crowd set for a big day at Healesville 2 - Turbo the GAP mascot watching over meet and greets 3 - Free dog washes provided on the day 4 - Free dental checks were also a part of the Healesville Family Fun day 5 - Four happy greyhounds enjoying the day 6 - GAP volunteers Lilly, Emily, James and Anna 7 - Celebrating a great day out 8 - Face painted, time to relax on the grass

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Greyhound Racing’s New and Exciting Gippsland Carnival By Andrew Copley Greyhound Racing Victoria is introducing a lucrative new Gippsland Carnival, aimed at celebrating greyhound racing and providing a social and economic boost to the Gippsland region. The four-month long Gippsland Carnival will tie together Victoria’s four country cups in the Gippsland region for the first time, with bonus prize money up for grabs and exciting incentives driving attendance.

Fashion Show with a Difference

Great Racing at the Inaugural Gippsland Carnival By Andrew Copley.

Ladies and gentleman should be prepared to dress to impress as the Colours on Course gets set to rock regional Victoria at the Gippsland Carnival.

Greyhound trainers are encouraged to prepare their sprinters and stayers for the start of greyhound racing’s lucrative new 2016/17 Gippsland Carnival, which will run from 18 December 2016 until 25 March 2017.

As part of the exciting new greyhound racing series planned for Gippsland, there will be plenty of entertainment at the track including the inaugural Colours On Course.

Missing the start of the four-month Carnival, which kicks off at Sale, could hinder your greyhound’s chances of sharing in $35,000 in bonus prize money.

But it won’t be your regular glitz and glam that will catch the eyes of the judges.

For the first time, greyhound racing’s four Country Cups held in Victoria’s Gippsland region – Sale, Warragul, Cranbourne and Traralgon – will be linked.

They will be looking for the most stylish ways both the women and men dress in the colours or patterns of the eight greyhounds. A club voucher is up for grabs for the winners of both the women and men’s divisions at the first three cups. The winners then compete for a prize pack worth $1000 at the Grand Final in Traralgon. Register to model in the Colours on Course at Sale Cup by December 16 to go in the draw to win a prize pack worth $500.

Your Passport to Disneyland

Each of these cups meetings will incorporate heats and finals of both a sprint and distance series (including the cups), with the best performing greyhounds to earn points towards sharing in bonus prize money to the value of $20,000 (sprint) and $15,000 (distance). Greyhounds earn points by achieving top four finishes in heats and finals in any of eight specified events (refer to table below), with the Gippsland Carnival’s champion sprinter and champion stayer to be determined on 2017 Traralgon Cup night, 25 March.

2016/17 Gippsland Carnival Structure

You’ve got a chance to win a family trip to Disneyland by attending the country Cups throughout the Gippsland Carnival. Pre-purchase a Gippsland carnival family passport at the Gippsland carnival website and attend at least two legs of the carnival to go in the draw to win this epic prize. Passports can be collected from the Gippsland carnival passport pavilion at each leg of the carnival, and get them stamped at each Cup that you attend. A family pass can be purchased for each Cup for only $30 (for a family of four), which includes a $30 food and beverage voucher, and 2 premium show bags valued at $20 each.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

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Participants Reminded of Race Day Animal Welfare Obligations Victorian participants should make themselves aware of updated hot weather and transport policies which outline their animal welfare responsibilities on race days and trial days. GRV General Manager - Animal Welfare Dr Gavin Goble said the updated hot weather and transport policies were developed after a significant period of engagement and input from participants across Victoria and had the support of the Welfare Committee and the Industry Consultative Group. “These policies are part of our sport’s commitment to making animal welfare our number one proiority and all participants need to understand and fully adhere to them,” Dr Goble said. GRV will declare a venue “Hot Weather Affected” if the forecast temperature is 32oC or higher and certain conditions will apply for that meeting and for travel on that day.

Kennel blocks at all Victorian greyhound racetracks are air conditioned and the ambient temperature in the blocks are maintained between 18oC and 24oC.

Major Boost to Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Welfare Inspection Capability

Stewards may abandon or postpone the meeting if the temperature in kennel blocks reaches 26oC and cannot be reduced promptly.

TEN new Welfare Inspectors have joined Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Welfare Inspectorate, boosting the total number of inspectors in the team to 18.

Dr Goble said GRV’s transport policy had also been updated after consultation with stakeholders including owners, trainers as well as GRV’s Welfare Committee and Industry Consultative Group.

The new Welfare Inspectors greatly increase the Inspectorate’s capacity to carry out inspections, to ensure compliance with legislation, the State Government’s statement of expectations and Greyhound Racing Victoria’s rules and regulations, and to advise and educate participants about their animal welfare obligations.

If the forecast temperature is 38oC or above, the meeting will be postponed or cancelled.

“All owners and trainers need to make sure that their greyhounds arrive at meetings in the best possible condition,” Dr Goble said. “To ensure that occurs, GRV has updated its transport policy so on “Hot Weather Affected” days when greyhounds can only be transported in air conditioned trailers and transport vehicles. “In addition, on “Hot Weather Affected” days, rest stops must be made every two hours and dogs must not be left unattended for more than five minutes.” Participants are also reminded that greyhounds should have access to water on all race days regardless of weather or temperature. “If a participant wants to give their dog a drink immediately after retrieval from the race kennel (20 minutes before their race) they can do so under steward supervision,” Dr Goble said. The new policies will officially come into effect on December 12.

GRV General Manager - Animal Welfare Dr Gavin Goble said the new Welfare Inspectors brought with them significant experience and knowledge covering animal welfare, compliance, forensic policing, stakeholder engagement, and other areas. “I’m delighted to welcome the new Inspectors whose skills and experience will complement those of our current staff in the team,” Dr Goble said. “We are now well resourced and are committed to ensuring our industry participants are compliant with legislation and the rules of racing that apply across the industry, as well as providing education and information in regards to best practice. “As we work alongside the many industry participants who do the right thing we hope to continue to build a strong culture where the dogs are always put first,” Dr Goble said. The Inspectors will work closely with Stewards and the Integrity Department and conduct kennel and property inspections across Victoria ensuring that industry participants involved in all stages of the greyhound’s lifecycle are aware of their responsibilities and meet both GRV and other legislative requirements.

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“This major investment in the Welfare Inspectorate demonstrates that animal welfare is an overriding priority for GRV and participants in Victoria,” Dr Goble said.


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Six & Counting by Molly Haines At the ripe old age of six, Flaming Bob (pictured) is one of Victoria’s oldest greyhounds currently racing. So what’s his secret? Trainer Donald Fields believes it all comes down to attention, rearing and of course a love for racing. “He really likes to race! I think he likes it so much because of the attention he has been given – from the time he was born I spent a lot of time with the litter. The only reason he is racing today is because he wants to run,” Donald explains. Flaming Bob has had a staggering 114 starts for seven wins and 37 placings. Although his last win came in September 2014 at Ballarat he recorded a best-of-the-day time of 25.55sec. Donald Fields, who has over 50 years’ experience in greyhound racing, describes himself as a hobbyist, taking pride in the fact that when he breeds a litter he does everything with them – from whelping to rearing, racing and retirement. But his kennel star Flaming Bob is his only exception. “I bred, reared and trained Flaming Bob’s litter up until I broke my leg and had to spend six months in hospital. The Delbridge’s were good enough to take care of Flaming Bob until I got better,” Donald explained. Donald believes Flaming Bob’s secret to longevity in racing also has to do with his training regime which includes free galloping on a grass slipping track. “I don’t trial him much, like all my dogs they get time on the slipping track so they are run every day. Flaming Bob will only do as much as he wants to – I really let him do his own thing which will generally see him dawdle up the first 300 metres before he really gets going!” “I think the reason he has had so many starts is because he loves to race but also because of how he was reared,” Donald explains. According to Donald to rear a good greyhound a combination of regular worm and flea treatment, sunlight and ‘good tucker’ is a winning combination. “The pups here have a pretty good life! They are kept warm at night and are let out during the day to free run and enjoy sunlight. I also only have two pups in a yard at a time for safety reasons and the rest I believe is really just good luck!” “I have never had a dog that hasn’t made it to the track and I believe it is because of the rearing.” At 83 years of age, Donald credits his health and wellbeing to his greyhounds, a hobby he took up after he was no longer able to play paddock football. “The thing I love most about racing is the animals themselves – they are the best dog’s nature wise! I am 83 and I am still walking the dogs every day - it certainly keeps me fit.” “I am a strong believer that if you look after them they will look after you.” With Flaming Bob showing no signs of slowing down – despite his grey face - Donald believes once Flaming Bob has finished racing it will be time for the two of them to step into retirement together. “The travel to and from the tracks is getting a bit much for me so Flaming Bob may be my last venture.”

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Racing, Wagering & Business Development Monthly Report Stuart Laing - General Manager, Racing, Wagering & Business Development Hoop Arm Roll Out We have experienced a slight delay in the implementation of the Hoop Arm Lure across Victoria due to modifications being required to ensure the lure carriage can accommodate the extra stress of the hoop arm. The new carriage is being designed to alleviate the additional force placed on the carriage and rail when the extended hoop arm lure is running at high speed, due to the additional weight. Prototypes have been tested at tracks recently and further alterations are being made. At this stage the testing is satisfactory however more testing is being held to ensure the equipment will stand up under the volume of use required for racing and trials. We anticipate a satisfactory resolution to allow roll-out of the hoop arm for racing to commence at some tracks later in December, with implementation to progress across the state. Catching Pen Gates In addition to the modifications required to the lure carriage, catching pen gates also need to be modified to allow the wider hoop arm to pass through the gate. A prototype gate is under construction in Warnambool, which will also have the benefit of significantly reducing the total weight of the gate by minimizing the volume of steel and replacing steel sheets with padding. This reduction in weight, coupled with the new gate being built to align with the banking of the track and the addition of springs to assist manoeuvrability, will also improve the safety of operating the gate for catching pen staff. Veterans Races Most of the Industry Stakeholder Workshops have indicated that there is a need to focus on providing more opportunities to extend greyhounds’ racing careers by programming more Veterans Races (i.e. 4yo and older). A regular program of Veterans’ races has been initiated throughout the monthly racing calendar with the details as follows: • Shepparton GRC and Healesville GRA will run a Veterans races on alternating weeks. • Ballarat, Geelong, Warragul and Cranbourne will each provide an option for Veterans races at least monthly. Many of these races will be restricted to greyhounds ranked 250+ to help extend the careers of theses greyhounds that may not be as competitive as they were earlier in their careers. Nominations and demand for these events will be monitored 10 over the coming months.

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Captain of the Dogs to be the Face of Gippsland Carnival One of the most loved figures in Australian sport will be the face of an exciting new carnival coming to Victorian greyhound racing. Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy, who famously missed the club’s fairytale 2016 premiership triumph, has lent his support to the Gippsland Carnival – a fresh new concept that will combine the Sale, Warragul, Cranbourne and Traralgon Cups under one series. Murphy was one of the heartfelt stories in football in 2016, having missed out on the Bulldogs’ first premiership in 62 years due to a season-ending knee injury. And while Murphy doesn’t have a premiership medal to his name, he is one of the most decorated and universally admired footballers in the AFL with two All-Australian guernseys from his 295 AFL matches. Born and raised in Warragul before embarking on his AFL career, the captain of the Dogs knows the appeal of greyhound racing throughout eastern Victoria. Having grown up just a couple of drop punts from the Warragul greyhound racing club, Murphy is excited about the new concept. “The people of Gippsland love their sport and while there is a passionate greyhound racing following in the area, there is so much more potential for it to grow,” Murphy said. “The Gippsland Carnival is taking greyhound racing to a whole new level as an exciting, family- friendly event with plenty to do for people of all ages and interests.” One of the key activities at the Gippsland Carnival is the Colours on Course competition which will give everyone a chance to win a prize for best dressed, with judges looking for the most stylish use of the colours and patterns of all eight greyhounds by men and women at the Cups. Register your entry into the Sale Cup Colours on Course by December 15 for your chance to go in the draw to win a prize pack worth $500. A club voucher is also up for grabs for the winner of both the women and men’s divisions at the first three cups, with the overall victors vying for a prize pack worth $1000 each at the Grand Final in Traralgon. The carnival’s entertainment doesn’t stop there, with live bands and food trucks for a taste of the flavours of the world. Families can also go in the draw to win a trip to Disneyland, by getting their ‘passport’ stamped at a minimum of two of the four cups.


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with Mark Duclos It’s true…fairytales do come true.

Back in March this year, I received a message via Facebook from a friend who told me to make sure I kept an eye on a pup he owned that had been beaten at the non-TAB venue of Wauchope on the NSW Mid-North Coast but was about to enter the kennels of Brett Bravo and do his future racing in Victoria. I watched (and backed) this young dog win a Maiden at Ballarat and was so impressed with his victory that I made him my ‘On The Punt’ dog to follow on The Catching Pen, thinking no more of it other than that he could develop into a handy dog who could win his share of races. Victories soon followed in lower grade races at Warrnambool, Ballarat, Bendigo and Wentworth Park and he soon made a name for himself as a greyhound who could win ‘more than his share of races’ and was quickly rising through the grades. Ok…I’ll cut to the chase. That greyhound was Ando’s Mac who is now a household name in Australian greyhound racing circles following a thrilling and memorable victory in the G1 TAB Melbourne Cup, annexing a brilliant win in the G1 Vic. Peters Classic at Wentworth Park in October. To see the joy, bliss and tears on the faces of Luke Anderson and his partner Michaele Alderdice following the Melbourne Cup win is just one of the joy’s my job brings me – to witness trainer Jason Mackay, a close friend who I’ve known for more than twenty years and someone I regard as a tough person, speechless and emotional, was a pure ‘Mastercard’ moment…it was something I didn’t think I’d ever see but that moment was priceless. It’s hard to imagine the feeling that winning a Melbourne Cup would bring, but looking at the faces of Jason, Luke and Michaeli following Ando Mac’s victory, I’m sure no one begrudges them what is a life-changing moment. And for those that may be thinking it’s a very long way from getting beaten in a Maiden at Wauchope to winning a Melbourne Cup eleven months later, consider this…the race that Ando’s Mac was beaten in was a heat of the Butch Monkley Memorial Maiden which was won by Weekend Binge, a greyhound who took out the G3 SA Derby and was favourite in his heat of this year’s Melbourne Cup before being beaten by Tripum. While they may have dreamt of winning the Melbourne Cup back in December last year, in reality, their true odds were probably 50,000/1, but as we’ve seen all year, dreams and fairytales do come true. Good luck and Good Punting

A regular look back at the history and heritage of greyhound racing Where did they come from? Given there are 340 or so currently recognised dog breeds, you’d think that one of the world’s heaviest dogs, the St Bernard, and the world’s fastest dog, the greyhound, would not be a particularly close match in terms of how their original bloodlines developed. However, a major study published in Science magazine in May 2004, ‘Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog’ suggests otherwise. It looked at common genetic clusters among 414 purebred dogs from 85 domestic dog breeds and from eight grey wolves as the common ancestor of all current dog breeds and came up with some very interesting conclusions. It has long been believed by many that greyhounds are descended from hunting dogs bred by Bedouin tribes in North Africa and the Middle East several thousand years ago that were probably also the ancestors of other modern sighthounds like Salukis and Afghan hounds. The strong visual similarity between these breeds and greyhounds also supports this theory. The Genetic Structure study found though that there was a distinctive genetic cluster from a European and not middle Eastern or Asian background which included several breeds used as herding dogs, like the Belgian and Shetland Sheepdog along with the Borzoi, Irish Wolfhound, St Bernard and Greyhound. The study further suggested that these only really emerged as distinct breeds over the past 400 years or so. While this research is certainly comprehensive, it’s not definitive, but it does strengthen the theory that greyhounds could have originated with ancient Celts from Eastern Europe or Eurasia and not from North Africa and the Middle East. The proven fact that greyhounds have a strong genetic link with St Bernards will certainly generate some discussion and debate although most would agree that the sport of St Bernard racing is unlikely to take off soon.

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Ando’s Mac creates upset in TAB Melbourne Cup New South Wales greyhound Ando’s Mac ($12.90) won the world’s richest greyhound race on November 18, the $600,000 Group 1 TAB Melbourne Cup at Sandown Park. It was the first time since 2000 that a greyhound not trained in Victoria has won the race, with connections collecting a $420,000 first prize. “Just to make this final is something else,” said trainer Jason Mackay, following his TAB Melbourne Cup triumph. “Look at the crowd, the atmosphere is just sensational. I keep pinching myself – I know it happened – but did it really happen? I still can’t believe it.” “I’m lost for words. Sandown is the home of greyhound racing and the dream of winning a race like this is why greyhound trainers get out of bed each morning,” said Mackay. Ando’s Mac slightly strained his deltoid muscle in his heat, however Mackay was confident that a few day’s rest would have him cherry ripe and that proved to be the case, with fellow trainer Anthony Azzopardi housing the greyhound during Melbourne Cup week. “I have to thank (Victorian trainer) Anthony, who has looked after Ando’s Mac for me this week while I went home to NSW.”

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› Ando’s Mac was Jason Mackay’s first TAB Melbourne Cup finalist. › The $420,000 first prize took Ando’s Mac’s prize money to $556,386, which is 16th on the all-time prize money list. › His sire, El Grand Senor, won the TAB Melbourne Cup in 2010. › He is the first New South Wales trained greyhound since Go Wild Teddy in 2000 to win the TAB Melbourne Cup. › He’s just the fifth greyhound in 61 TAB Melbourne Cup’s to win from box 5, and the first to do so in 15 years. › Favourites have now won just two of the last 13 TAB Melbourne Cups.

“He treated the dog like it was his own.” Azzopardi had the race favourite Zambora Brockie ($2.40), who jumped well before being crowded on the first turn, allowing Ando’s Mac to skip clear and hold on to win over the fast finishing Jesaulenko and SA star Worm Burner in 29.48sec. Earlier in the night, Wayne Vassallo trained his second group 1 Bold Trease winner when It’s A Bird prevailed in the $145,000 12 feature.

Pictures 1 - Crowd ready for the Group One Bold Trease. 2 - There were Superheroes both on and off the track. 3 - Celebration time for connections of Ando’s Mac. 4 - Ando’s Mac (box five) and Jesaulenko (box eight) on the finish line of Melbourne Cup. 5 - Karren Pit and son Toby after It’s A Bird won the Group One Bold Trease. 6 - Deputy Premier James Merlino and his wife Meagan with GRV CEO Alan Clayton. 7 - The happy winner of the Community Superhero Award. 8 - There's even a novelty race with Afghan greyhounds.


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First Time Lucky for NSW Owners Imagine going to Sandown Park for the first time and walking away with greyhound racing's biggest prize - which is exactly what happened to NSW couple Michaele Alderdice and Luke Anderson, owners of Ando's Mac (pictured below). It was a twist of fate that led to NSW trainer Jason Mackay being the mastermind behind the drought-breaking win. "We bred Ando's Mac here in NSW and sent him to Victoria to be trained as that's where most of the big prize money is. He was showing promise in Victoria, but when the NSW government decided they were going to close greyhound racing in NSW we were very keen to bring him back here to be trained so we could watch him race in person. It’s much better being at the track than watching your greyhounds race on TV." Michaele said.

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Geelong Gold Cup: On Song by Andrew Copley Photos by Bluestream Pictures Shima Song ($5.20) became the first local greyhound to win the Geelong Gold Cup (460m) since her famous sire Dyna Tron won the race in 2011, when scoring a sensational come-from-behind win. Trained by Andrea Dailly, who also trained Dyna Tron, Shima Song scored her first win at group level having made several feature finals, and she had to do it the hard way. After Judicial Man skipped away to a clear six-length lead, Shima Song pulled out all stops to reel him in to score in 25.39sec. Andrea’s husband Tom said after the race that he is hoping the win, which saw Shima Song claim a $47,000 first prize, is a sign of bigger things to come. “Dyna Tron went on to win the Melbourne Cup, and I reckon Shima Song is a sneaky chance to do the same thing,” Tom Dailly said after the race.

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“She didn’t begin as well as she can tonight, but she got the room she needed and she is as strong as a bull.”

Shima Song was bred and is owned by the Davrob Syndicate, led by Sandown Greyhound Racing Club Director, David Gleeson. She has now won 17 races from 38 starts and earned $117,000 in prize money. The Geelong Gold Cup was also a great community fundraiser, with $1,000 being won by the Anakie Football and Netball Club, while the Geelong Pool Club won $500.

Pictures 1 - Sky Racing’s Mark Duclos broadcasting on Geelong Cup night. 2 - AC/DC cover band Dirty Deeds entertaining the crowd. 3 - Anakie Football and Netball Club celebrating their win in the Sports Club Challenge. 4 - Close finish in the Geelong Cup, winner Shima Song from box four. 5 - Winning connections of Shima Song.


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Animal Welfare Monthly Report Gavin Goble - General Manager, Animal Welfare In November, ten new Welfare Inspectors commenced with GRV, taking the team to 18 plus the Compliance Manager. Currently inspectors are performing a mix of announced and unannounced short visits (mainly checking the dogs’ welfare), inspections (targeting a specific issue) and audits (to ensure compliance with the Code of Practice for the Operation of Greyhound Establishments (the Code). Public consultation on the new draft Code, originally planned for October, has been delayed but we will keep you informed when we know updated timeframes. In the meantime, I would like to clarify the status of the current Code which was previously adopted by the GRV Board as the minimum standard for all greyhound participants. There is concern about how the new Code will differ, particularly in respect to infrastructure (eg kennel sizes) that may require major changes. New participants must be fully Code-compliant now, whilst for existing participants, Welfare Inspectors will take a pragmatic approach to major infrastructure where welfare is not compromised and non-compliance can be managed by an agreed management plan. The latest Adoption Day held at Seymour on 23 October was a huge success with 40 greyhounds being re-homed on the day. We have scheduled one more adoption day before the end of the year on 4 December 2016. To provide further opportunity for participants wanting to get their greyhounds into GAP, we are looking to offer a weekend pre-entry assessment testing day in January, and if successful will aim to provide more opportunities such as this. The new booking system accessed by emailing or phoning Member Services is working well. Currently sessions are booked out only two months ahead, and as we have dates through to the end of February there are no greyhounds on the waiting list. The new system does require every greyhound to have a wind-down period from racing of at least four weeks to increase the likelihood of each greyhound passing the temperament test. For more information see the new ‘Racing to Retirement’ booklet available through Member Services or at greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/retirement-from-racing/. Our new Foster Manager, Emma Cotsell, commenced in October and she will work to develop and manage GAP’s foster care program and increase our capacity to re-home greyhounds, particularly those that require extra support to transition into a pet lifestyle. We have also appointed a new Education Manager who is due to commence in January to develop and deliver education and training programmes with a focus on welfare, as well as leading the team of three Education Officers. Finally, I hope you all had a look at the proposed changes to the racing rules, which aim to enhance welfare outcomes for greyhounds. Should you have any feedback or suggestions regarding welfare initiatives or opportunities please email me direct at ggoble@grv.org.au.

GOTBA News After a very challenging year we conducted our AGM last month, with two new committee members appointed - Lynton Hogan, who has been assisting us with our legal enquires in a consultative way over the past year; and Leeanne Crawford, who has IT skills and has been responsible for the development of our website and online services. Lynton and Leeanne are going to be a great asset to our organization. We are continually seeking out members who have skills that will enhance our organization, so if you think you fit this description and have time to dedicate to the sport please contact us. At the AGM we engaged a panel of veterinary surgeons – Gavin Goble (GM, Animal Welfare at GRV), Steve Karamatic (GRV’s Chief vet), and Chris Boemo - to discuss the issues we are having with positive swabs from food contaminants and supplements regularly used in the preparation of a greyhound for racing. This was very informative and re-enforced the need to feed racing dogs meat that has not come from a knackery, as this has been a common source of positive swabs. Kangaroo meat was suggested as an alternative, with the caution that it should be frozen at least 24 hours before use to eliminate the possibility of transmitting disease to either dogs or humans who handle the product. It was also suggested that all trainers keep up to date with information about recommended withholding periods for supplements and be aware that some products have a cumulative effect over a long period of time. There is information on GRV’S website and on GA’S website, but it’s also good to have a greyhound vet you can rely on for advice. Gavin Goble answered questions in relation to welfare inspections and it was apparent that he is doing all that he can to create a good relationship between participants and welfare officers. He has asked that if anyone has a problem with a visit from welfare representatives to contact him so that he can investigate and resolve the issue. Be aware that visits are recorded and you also have the right to record all conversations with welfare officers, which would help with clarity about any instructions in relation to these visits. Thanks to Chris, Steve and Gavin for their time, who answered many questions from the committee and attendees. I am sure all who attended got a better understanding of the issues discussed. All of the GOTBA committee would like to wish participants a merry Christmas and Happy New year, and moving forward into 2017 we will continue to do all that we can to nurture greyhound racing and assist our members. Your membership is essential to the future success of our sport, so please take the time to join up and communicate with us so we can better represent you. 15


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LATEST LITTERS SIRE

BARCIA BALE

BLUE GIANT DYNA DOUBLE ONE

FABREGAS

DAM

WHELPED

DESCRIPTION

ATLAS SURPRISE

Oct 25, 2016

5 Males 6 Females

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Oct 30, 2016

4 Males 3 Females

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Nov 13, 2016 4 Males 4 Females

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ATLAS (SYN) LORRAINE COOKSON OUR FAMILY (SYN) BRIAN SELLECK

Nov 01, 2016 3 Males 3 Females

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Nov 07, 2016 3 Males 3 Females

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TATTY FIELDS

Oct 23, 2016

4 Males 3 Females

FIVE PAWS

Nov 08, 2016 2 Males 2 Females

LOLLY BALE

Nov 10, 2016 5 Males 4 Females

DARREN AND MICHAEL PULEIO (SYN) DARREN PULEIO EMILIO RINALDI BEV AND DANIEL (SYN) BEVERLEY PELL

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Nov 13, 2016 5 Males 3 Females

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Nov 20, 2016 2 Males 5 Females

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Oct 21, 2016

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Nov 12, 2016 8 Males 3 Females

LAETISHA SCANLAN

BERWICK

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KC AND ALL

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Oct 26, 2016

4 Males 5 Females

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Oct 18, 2016

4 Males 8 Females

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Nov 17, 2016 1 Males 4 Females

JUBILATION

Nov 05, 2016 2 Males 6 Females

PERFECT TESS

MAGIC SPRITE

Oct 31, 2016

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PENNSYLVANIA IS

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SUBURB

PROVEN DASH

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Oct 27, 2016

3 Males 4 Females

Nov 13, 2016 4 Males 4 Females

SHARKA NOVA

Oct 28, 2016

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Nov 11, 2016 6 Males 2 Females

3 Males 5 Females

MANY TALENTS

Oct 25, 2016

5 Males 3 Females

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OUR FAMILY (SYN)

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Integrity Monthly Report Shane Gillard - General Manager, Integrity With the big events for the year out of the way, our focus within the Integrity Department now shifts to 2017, specifically moving to become a consistent, transparent, and fair regulatory body. There is much work going on behind the scenes to develop our new regulatory strategy and compliance framework, which will most likely result in the expansion of scope for our authorised officers within GRV. The model that I’m keen to introduce to GRV is one of constructive compliance which fundamentally provides encouragement at one end of the scale and deterrence at the other. What constructive compliance means is that GRV as a regulator will be providing the industry with information and guidance to enable participants to understand the rules in a practical sense, to help participants be confident to implement the changes required to ensure compliance with the rules. The teams within the Integrity Department are going through significant change at the moment and I expect this to continue into early 2017. We are restructuring our Steward’s unit and

GRV Staff Profile This month we begin a new series profiling GRV staff. First cab off the rank is Heidi Lester, recently appointed as GRV’s Chief Steward Name: Heidi Lester Department: Integrity Job title: Chief Steward What do you do at GRV? As Chief Steward, I oversee a panel of Stipendiary Stewards and associated integrity staff including the Chief Veterinarian, Betting Analysts and Raceday Data Operators as well as administrative staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our operation running. I also work closely with legal counsel and the Investigations and Animal Welfare teams, particularly in regard to serious offences such as positive drug cases and animal welfare matters. Broadly, the role of the Stewards is to control and regulate the greyhound racing industry through the proper conduct of all race meetings throughout Victoria. It is a Stewards role to ensure that the Rules of Racing are adhered to, and investigate, determine and where necessary, penalise any breaches of the Rules. It is the duty of a Steward to ensure there is a level playing field for all participants. What attracted you to the role? A: I was drawn to the role because of the direction that Greyhound Racing Victoria is now heading and; due to the determination and commitment that the people leading the organisation have displayed. By that I mean, that after the revelations of the past year

implementing a tiered organisational model to provide clarity in terms of roles and responsibilities. This is expected to include the provision of information and training to Stewards which will translate into enhanced levels of consistency across the group. The new model will also promote leadership and professionalism, something I’m certain you will notice once implemented. In closing out 2016, I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to our Integrity information hotline. The information received is invaluable for us to ensure that there is a level playing field for the entire industry. For those not sure about where to send information that relates to suspicious activity, the investigations unit now has a 24hr/7 day a week toll free hotline - 1300 856 109 - to report unethical behaviour. Rest assured that every report is treated with the highest level of confidentiality and only our investigations team have access to the information. Merry Christmas to all, please be sure to enjoy the festive season and stay safe! or so, this current administration has mandated a reform agenda that will deliver the highest level of integrity seen in any racing code in Australia. That is powerful stuff and something I feel privileged to be part of. What skills/education/experience do you bring to GRV? I have been involved in the racing industry all my life, albeit with the thoroughbreds. After fifteen years with Racing Victoria including nine years as a member of the Stewards Panel, I relocated to Macau as Chief Steward of the Macau Jockey Club. During my tenure with the MJC, I introduced many reforms including a significant number of animal welfare measures for racing and retired animals. In order to develop the professionalism of frontline staff I commenced a staff training program identifying high potential individuals who were given the opportunity to spend time in an international racing jurisdiction, as well as developing a formal Stewards Exchange Program with international racing bodies. Two of the most satisfying achievements were, firstly, developing a swabbing strategy that immediately led to the detection of a notorious cheating drug in a swab sample and the lengthy disqualification of the person involved and secondly, leading a successful investigation into the deliberate doping of a horse which ultimately resulted in the person responsible being arrested and charged by the Judicial Authorities. There is no place in any sport for people who think the Rules don’t apply to them. I hope that the skills and experience I bring across to the GRV Integrity Team go a long way to enabling us to reach our goal of delivering the highest level of integrity of any racing code in Australia. Interests outside work? Reading, Western Bulldogs

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AROUND THE CLUBS

The Greys of Gippsland: Sale Greyhound Racing Club Profile Greyhounds have been racing in Gippsland for over 80 years and the Sale and District Greyhound Racing Club is where it’s all been happening. Founded as the Sale Speed Coursing Club by a group of local businessmen and greyhound enthusiasts in 1935, the Club is now one of Australia’s biggest regional greyhound racing hubs and very much part of the Gippsland community. The Sale Speed Coursing Club held its first meeting on January 8, 1936 with races over 250-yard straight and 340-yard semicircular courses. In the late 1940s, it changed its name to the Gippsland Speed Coursing Club and moved to the eastern side of the Princes Highway. Then in 1963, a new track was built at the Sale Showgrounds with mainly volunteer labour and equipment donated from other clubs, including a judges’ box from the old North Melbourne track which still stands today. In 1982, the Club moved to its current site at the Showgrounds and introduced gaming machines in 1993 which have helped fund the growth of one of regional Australia’s most well-appointed greyhound racing clubs. The Club’s facilities include the Time Out

The Lure of Sale for Tom Jolly by Bridget Scott AT only 19 years of age, Sale boy Tom Jolly (pictured above right) has achieved more than what many double his age could only dream of. In July this year, the teen travelled to Port Elizabeth in South Africa for the International Polo-cross Championships, where his team won the series. In his spare time, Tom also works at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club. General track maintenance and driving the lure make up just a few of the tasks that Tom has taken on since he’s worked at the track for the last three and a half years. However, Tom’s involvement with Sale goes beyond a means of having some money in his back pocket, but it’s also a social experience and something he does for enjoyment, and not obligation. One of the main highlights he took out of his experience in South Africa was the friendships he formed, and his job at Sale is no different.

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Obviously a popular member of the Sale crew, his local greyhound club plays a pivotal role in his life.

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Café, the Allure at Trackside Bistro and the 150 seat Winning Post Function Room and it directly employs 60 full and part time staff. Beyond the Club, greyhound racing also generates many more indirect local jobs and contributes around $20 million to the Gippsland region. The Club also has a Community Support Fund, works with around 100 local groups and provides its facilities free of charge to local non-profit organisations such as the Wellington Relay for Life Committee and the Sale Football Club. The Club’s current Committee includes President John Waugh, Senior Vice President Les Hughes, Junior Vice President Ron Healey and members Dawn Johnston, John Elston, Danny Waugh, Heather Harper, Julian Sellings and Moyle Shimmin and it’s managed by Des Dooley, who brings decades of experience as an owner, trainer, breeder, administrator and bookmaker in both the greyhounds and gallops codes. Greyhound racing is still very much at the heart of Sale Club which holds about 60 meetings a year over distances of 440m, 520m and 650m with around 100 greyhounds and 500 patrons at each meeting. The highlight of its racing calendar though is the $75,000 Sale Cup, the only Group 1 race held in regional Victoria, run over 650m, with crowds of over 2200 every Boxing Day and now one of the star events in the new Gippsland Carnival, a feast of regional greyhound racing and community events which kicks off this month. Tom returned from South Africa in July, and his polo-cross is a passion which he said was passed on by his father who also played the sport. Tom was selected to compete and represent his country after being deemed one of the best polo-cross players in Australia. “I played for Victoria in the Nationals where we played every other state, and I was picked to represent our country,” Tom said. He described it as a ‘highly skilled sport’, one which he took on at around the age of 12 and has loved ever since. “I have loved making friends, and winning as well,” he said. Tom Jolly makes up several people profiled by Greyhound Racing Victoria staff as part of the Clubs in their Community project, where a variety of people and their stories were unmasked. As a continuation from this, GRV will begin a Greyhounds are My Life video series which aims to tell some of these stories in more depth, and give an insight into the lives of Victorians who rely on, and love the greyhound racing industry. Sale will be the first club to have some of their participants profiled as their cup quickly approaches. Keep your eyes peeled for the first video set to appear in December.


DECEMBER 2016

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS & INTEGRITY DEPARTMENT October Activity Report RACING STATISTICS - October 2016 Marring:

18

Fail To Chase:

30

Satisfactory Trials Cleared:

43

Satisfactory Trials Not Cleared:

8

Swabs taken October 2016 Positive Swab Results:

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• Failed to present the greyhound ‘Midnight Ebony’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Ballarat meeting on Thursday, 21 April 2016. A further charge that Mr Gates administered or caused to be administered Heptaminol a prohibited substance to the greyhound ‘Midnight Ebony’. (Charges 3 & 4) • Failed to present the greyhound ‘Azza’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Healesville meeting held on Sunday, 22 May 2016. A further charge that Mr Gates administered or caused to be administered Heptaminol a prohibited substance to the greyhound ‘Azza’ (Charges 5 & 6). The RADB imposed an effective period of disqualification of eight (8) months to commence on 26 October 2016. The greyhounds were also disqualified from the races.

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DISQUALIFIED PERSONS

6 Name

RADB HEARINGS CONCLUDED – Christopher Croft – RADB Hearing: 8 November 2016 Administered or caused to be administered, and failed to present the greyhound ‘Obama Flyer’ free of any prohibited substance (Cobalt)for an event at the Bendigo meeting held on Friday, 18 March 2016. The RADB deemed the appropriate penalty to be 12 months disqualification with 9 months of that period being suspended. In addition, Obama Flyer was disqualified from the race. Jason Stemmer - RADB Hearing: 8 November 2016 - Administered or caused to be administered, and failed to present the greyhound ‘Sunny Breaks’ free of any prohibited substance (Cobalt) for an event at the Cranbourne meeting held on Wednesday, 4 May 2016. The RADB deemed the appropriate penalty to be 12 months’ disqualification, with 9 months of that period being suspended. In addition, Sunny Breaks was disqualified from the race. Mark Azzopardi – RADB Hearing: 21 October 2016 - Failed to present the greyhound ‘Proven Kodiak’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at Shepparton on 8 February 2016. The RADB deemed the appropriate penalty to be 5 years’ disqualification with 2 years of that period suspended. In addition, Proven Kodiak was disqualified from the race. Norman Gates – RADB Hearing: 17 October 2016 the RADB heard six charges in relation to Heptaminol. The details are as follows: • Failed to present the greyhound ‘Midnight Ebony’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Sandown meeting on 27 March 2016. A further charge that Mr Gates administered or caused to be administered a prohibited substance Heptaminol to the greyhound ‘Midnight Ebony’ (Charge 1 and 2)

Start Date

End Date

ANTHONY MILLS

25-Jun-15

Life Disqualification

BRETT MACKIE

19-Feb-15

19-Feb-17

CHRIS DARMANIN

7-Jun-16

6-Dec-16

CHRIS SIME

25-Mar-14

Disqualified Indefinitely

CHRISTOPHER CONNOLLY

12-Jun-15

10 Years

DARREN GEYER

10-May-16

9-May-17

DARREN MCDONALD

13-Feb-15

8-Mar-24

DENNIS DEAN

13-Feb-15

9-Feb-27

GARY JOSKE

24-Dec-15

23-Dec-17

GRAEME BATE

27-Feb-15

3-Mar-17

JAMES REYNOLDS

3-Mar-16

18-Feb-20

JESSIE FOTHERGILL

12-Jul-16

11-Jan-17

JON ROBERTS

24-Jun-15

Life Disqualification

KENNETH HODGES

13-Feb-15

12-Feb-20

LAWRENCE CUNNINGHAM

13-Feb-15

Life Disqualification

ROBERT SMITH

13-Feb-15

12-Feb-20

SELLY SANTOSO

25-Mar-14

Disqualified Indefinitely

STUART MILLS

3-Aug-15

Life Disqualification

TERRY MOORE

18-Dec-14

18-Dec-17

TONY VASS

25-Nov-14

25-Nov-18

BRADEN FINN

18-Jul-16

18-Jan-17

DERRYN HARRISON

5-Aug-16

4-Feb-17

MELISSA HARRISON

5-Aug-16

4-Feb-17

LISA COCKERELL

23-Sep-16

22-Dec-16

ANTHONY JEFFREY

8-Aug-16

7-Feb-16

FREDERICK BICKERTON

28-Jul-16

27-Apr-17

GRAHAM CARR

28-Sep-16

26-Jun-17

STEVE NAGY

6-Sep-16

5-Sep-18

NORMAN GATES

26-Oct-16

25-Jun-17

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Pre-entry Assessment Booking Number: 03 8329 1100 Pre-entry Assessment email: gapbooking@grv.org.au

Re-homing of all greyhounds is a key goal for GRV. To assist owners with re-homing their greyhounds, GRV made some changes in October to the GAP pre-entry assessment testing booking process, which is working very well: • Spaces in the pre-entry assessment sessions are now booked through Member Services during office hours on 03 83291100 or by emailing gapbooking@grv.org.au • All sessions for December 2016 - February 2017 are listed on this page, with later dates released each month. • To be eligible for a pre-entry assessment your greyhound must: - have a current C5 vaccination; and - not have been trained, trialled or raced for at least one month (preferably two months) prior to the testing day (“wind-down period”). This will increase the likelihood of your greyhound passing the temperament test. A new ‘Racing to Retirement’ information booklet is available through Member Services or at greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/retirement-from-racing.

• Only three greyhounds per connection can be booked in each pre-entry assessment session.

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GAP Testing Dates NOTE: The entry fee for greyhounds into the GAP has been waived permanently LOCATION

TESTING DAY

TIME

Geelong

Thursday, 1 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Monday, 5 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sale

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Ballarat

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sandown

Monday, 12 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sale

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Ballarat

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sandown

Monday, 9 January 2017 (FULL)

10.00am to 1.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Ballarat

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Bendigo

Monday, 16 January 2017 (FULL)

10.30am to 1.30pm

Meadows

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

Geelong

Thursday, 19 January 2017 (FULL)

9.00am to 12.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Sunday, 22 January 2017 (FULL)

10.00am to 1.00pm

Cranbourne

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 (FULL)

10.00am to 1.00pm

Warrnambool

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sandown

Monday, 30 January 2017

10.00am to 1.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Ballarat

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Monday, 6 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sale

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Ballarat

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sandown

Monday, 13 February 2017

10.00am to 1.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Geelong

Thursday, 16 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Sandown

Monday, 20 February 2017

10.00am to 1.00pm

Meadows

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

Warrnambool

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

9.30am to 12.30pm

Shepparton

Monday, 27 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

GAP/Seymour

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

9.00am to 12.00pm

• Status of sessions marked as FULL are as at the time of final proofing and may change prior to publication.

• Testing dates and times are subject to change.


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RACING CALENDAR

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November / December

LEGEND CLUBS BAL

Ballarat

BEN

Bendigo

CRN

Cranbourne

GEL

Geelong

HOR

Horsham

HVL

Healesville

MEA

Meadows

SAP Sandown Park SHP

Shepparton

SLE

Sale

TRA

Traralgon

RACING CALENDAR DATE

WGL Warragul WBL

Warrnambool

MEP

Meadows

SAN Sandown Park

TIME SLOT Day Twilight

Thu, 1 Dec

TRACK TITLE OF EVENT WGL SHP SAN

Night

570+

WBL

DISTANCE RACING

Day Twilight

VICBRED

HVL BEN

Fri, 2 Dec RANK LIMIT

Night

GEL

VETERAN RACE

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Morning

22

BAL

Sat, 3 Dec

Twilight

Night

Day Sun, 4 Dec

Mon, 5 Dec

Tue, 6 Dec

TRA

MEA

HVL SAP

WINNER

Mixed 6/7 Final 450

450

1650

S/E Veteran 390 (250+ Ranking)

390

1325

Sir John Dillon Memorial - S/E Heat 595 (Maidens Ineligible)

595

7200

Restricted Win Final 515 (1 - 4 Wins)

515

6260

Mixed 6/7 Final 390

390

1650

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Semi Final 450 (Vic Bred Only)

450

1325

Restricted Win Final 425 (1 - 4 Wins)

425

1650

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 425 (Vic Bred Only)

425

1325

Ballarat Cup S/E Group 2 450 (Maidens Ineligible)

450

77000

Ballarat Cup Special Event 450 (Maidens Ineligible)

450

9800

Special Event 660

660

6000

Special Event 390

390

6000

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(250+ Ranking)(Vic Bred Only)

Special Event 545

545

6000

Maiden Heat 400

400

990

Maiden Qualifying Heat 390

390

0

Maiden Qualifying Heat 450

450

0

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Final 525 (Vic Bred Only)

525

7500

Mixed 6/7 Heat 315

315

1325

Grade 5 Final 725

725

12000

City Country Middle Distance Series - S/E Heat 600 (No City Wins 569+)(Final BEN 9/12)

600

7200

Maiden Final 525

525

5000

Grade 5 Final 300

300

825

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 350 (Vic Bred Only)

350

660

Laurels Classic - S/E Heat 515 (Bitches Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)(Best 64)

515

6260

Valda Clavarino Memorial GDR - Mixed 4/5 650

650

3015

Maiden Final 440

440

1325

390

1325

Twilight

SLE

Day

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Night

SHP

Grade 5 Heat 390

BEN

Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

WGL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Mixed 6/7 Final 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

4000

Grade 5 No Penalty 600 (250+ Ranking)

600

1525

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 525 (Vic Bred Only)

525

1325

450

1650

Twilight Night

Wed, 7 Dec

SHP

DISTANCE

Day

MEP

Twilight

BEN

All Maiden (Half Stakes)

Night

BAL

Grade 6 Final 450


The Racing Calendar is subject to change. DATE

Night Day

Thu, 8 Dec

Twilight

BAL

Top Cat Summer Classic - Grade 5 Heat 450

450

1325

CRN

Grade 5 Heat 311

311

1325

WGL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

SHP

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Full Stakes) 595

25000

450

7500

Day

HVL

S/E Veteran 350

350

660

Twilight

CRN

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes) City Country Middle Distance Series - S/E Final 660 (No City Wins 569+)(Final BEN 9/12)

660

10000

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 425 (Vic Bred Only)

425

3050

GEL

Maiden Final 400

400

1325

Twilight

TRA

Mixed 6/7 Final 315

315

1650

Night

MEA

Grade 5 Final 600

600

7200

BAL

Ballarat

Restricted Win Final 525 (1 - 4 Wins)

525

6260

BEN

Bendigo

HVL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 350 (Vic Bred Only)

350

3050

CRN

Cranbourne

HVL

Christmas Cup - S/E Heat 350

350

825

Laurels Classic - S/E Semi Final 515 (Bitches Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)(Best 64)

515

6260

Restricted Win 515 (1 - 3 Wins)(250+ Ranking)

515

1325

Balec Electrical Sale Distance Championship GDR - Special Event 650

650

5600

SAP Sandown Park

G. J. Gardner Homes - Grade 5 Heat 440

440

1325

SHP

Sun, 11 Dec

BEN

SAP Twilight

SLE

Day

BAL

Twilight

TRA CRN

Mon, 12 Dec Night

SHP

Twilight Tue, 13 Dec Night

BEN BAL

Maiden Qualifying Heat 311

311

0

Restricted Win Qualifying Heat 311 (1 - 3 Wins)

311

0

Restricted Win Qualifying Heat 520 (0 - 2 Wins)

520

0

Grade 5 Final 390

390

1650

Maiden Quali Final 390

390

1325

Maiden Quali Final 450

450

1325

S/E Veteran 400 (250+ Ranking)

400

Maiden Heat 400

400

990

Grade 5 No Penalty 525 (250+ Ranking)

525

1325

Maiden Heat 525 (Final MEP 21/12)

525

990

Top Cat Summer Classic - Grade 5 Final 450

450

7000

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking) 5000 1650

Day

WGL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

SLE

Sale Mazda Summer Cup - S/E Heat 520

520

1650

Dunkleys Machinery Rising Stars - Restricted Win Heat 440 (1 - 4 Wins)

440

1325

SAN

Laurels Classic - S/E Group 2 515 (Bitches Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)(Best 64)

515

50000

WBL

Mixed 6/7 Heat 450

450

1325

Day

HVL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(250+ Ranking)(Vic Bred Only)

Twilight

BEN

Maiden Heat 425

425

990

GEL

Restricted Win Heat 400 (1 - 4 Wins)

400

1325

TRA

Restricted Win Heat 395 (Bitches Only)(1 - 4 Wins)

395

1325

Special Event 450 (Bitches Only)

450

1650

S/E Veteran 450 (250+ Ranking)

450

1325

Restricted Win 450 (Bitches Only)(1 - 4 Wins)

450

1325

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 525 (Vic Bred Only)

525

9060

Night

MEA HVL

Day

SAP

Sun, 18 Dec Twilight

SLE

Shepparton

Special Event 600

600

7200

Christmas Cup - S/E Final 350

350

6260

Grade 5 No Penalty 595 (250+ Ranking)

595

1525

Mixed 6/7 Heat 515

515

1325

2016 TRFM Sale Cup - S/E Heat 650 (Maidens Ineligible)

650

5000

G. J. Gardner Homes - Grade 5 Final 440

440

2100

Gippsland Carnival Sprint Launch - S/E Heat 440

440

1650

Day

BAL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

WGL Warragul WBL

Warrnambool

MEP

Meadows

SAN Sandown Park

570+

VICBRED

RANK LIMIT

311

SHP

Meadows

1325

660

Twilight

Healesville

MEA

DISTANCE RACING

Grade 5 Final 311

Sat, 17 Dec

HVL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Final 660 (0 - 6 Wins)(No City Wins)

Night

Horsham

Sale

CRN

Night

Geelong

HOR

Traralgon

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(250+ Ranking)

Twilight

GEL

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

MEP

CLUBS

SLE

GEL

WGL

LEGEND

All Maiden (Half Stakes)

WBL

Day

Night

Mon, 19 Dec

1525

Sir John Dillon Memorial - S/E Group 3 595 (Maidens Ineligible)

Day

Fri, 16 Dec

WINNER

660

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Final 450 (Vic Bred Only)

Night

Thu, 15 Dec

TITLE OF EVENT

WBL

Fri, 9 Dec

Wed, 14 Dec

DISTANCE

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Heat 660 (0 - 6 Wins)(No City Wins)

SAN

Night

Sat, 10 Dec

TRACK

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

DECEMBER

Wed, 7 Dec

TIME SLOT

RACING CALENDAR

VETERAN RACE

VICTORIAN BRED DEFINITION Greyhounds whelped prior to January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria, and in turn, has an earbrand beginning with a "V". Greyhounds whelped on/after January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria and bred by a Victorian registered Breeder.

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RACING CALENDAR

DECEMBER

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA DATE

TIME SLOT

Mon, 19 Dec

Night Twilight

Tue, 20 Dec Night

Day Twilight Wed, 21 Dec

TRACK TITLE OF EVENT

Night BAL

Ballarat

BEN

Bendigo

CRN

Cranbourne

GEL

Geelong

HOR

Horsham

HVL

Healesville

MEA

Meadows Shepparton

SLE

Sale

TRA

Traralgon

WGL Warragul WBL

Warrnambool

MEP

Meadows

1325

Grade 5 Heat 400

400

1325

Maiden Final 525 (Final MEP 21/12)

525

1325

Damsels Dash - Grade 5 Heat 525 (Bitches Only)

525

1325

Restricted Win 525 (1 - 3 Wins)(250+ Ranking)

525

1325

All Maiden (Half Stakes)

MEP BEN

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

BAL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 450 (Vic Bred Only)

450

1325

GDR Special Event 699

699

3295

Maiden Quali Final 311

311

1325

Restricted Win Qualifying Final 311 (1 - 3 Wins)

311

1325

Restricted Win Qualifying Final 520 (0 - 2 Wins)

520

1325

Mixed 6/7 Final 515

515

6260

Grade 5 Heat 595

595

5750

Mixed 6/7 Final 450

450

1650

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 390 (Vic Bred Only)

390

1325

CRN

WGL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

SHP

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

SAN Night WBL Day

HVL

S/E Veteran 300

300

660

Twilight

BEN

Maiden Final 425

425

1325

Restricted Win Final 400 (1 - 4 Wins)

400

1650

S/E Veteran 460

460

1325

Restricted Win Final 395 (Bitches Only)(1 - 4 Wins)

395

1650 1325

Fri, 23 Dec

GEL Night TRA

Sat, 24 Dec

400

Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Day

Thu, 22 Dec

SAN Sandown Park

Maiden Final 400

BAL

SAP Sandown Park SHP

WINNER

Provincial Full Stakes

LEGEND CLUBS

DISTANCE

SHP

WGL

The Racing Calendar is subject to change.

Grade 5 Heat 525

525

Twilight

WBL

Maiden Heat 390

390

990

Night

MEA

Silver Chief Classic S/E Heat 525 (Dogs Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)

525

6260

570+

Day

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

DISTANCE RACING

Twilight

SAP

Grade 5 Heat 515 (Final SAP 1/1)

515

1325

2016 TRFM Sale Cup - S/E Group 1 650 (Maidens Ineligible)

650

75000

Gippsland Carnival Sprint Launch - S/E Final 440

440

10000

Dunkleys Machinery Rising Stars - Restricted Win Final 440 (1 - 4 Wins)

440

10000

Sale Mazda Summer Cup - S/E Final 520

520

10000

Restricted Win 650 (1 - 5 Wins)

650

1525

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 440 (Vic Bred Only)

440

1325

Mon, 26 Dec

VICBRED

Night

SLE

RANK LIMIT

Tue, 27 Dec

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Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

WGL

Grade 5 Final 400

400

1650

GDR Special Event 725

725

3295

Restricted Win Heat 600 (1 - 5 Wins)

600

1525

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 450 (Vic Bred Only)

450

3050

S/E Veteran 450

450

1325

CRN

Restricted Win Heat 520 (1 - 4 Wins)

520

1325

Day

WGL

All Maiden (Half Stakes)

Twilight

SHP

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes) 12000

Twilight Night

VETERAN RACE

24

BEN

Wed, 28 Dec

Day

MEP

Twilight

BEN

Night

BAL

SAN

Thu, 29 Dec Night

WBL Day Twilight

HVL BEN

Fri, 30 Dec Night

GEL TRA

Sat, 31 Dec

Morning

BAL

Twilight

WBL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Grade 5 Final 595

595

Grade 5 Heat 515

515

5000

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 390 (Vic Bred Only)

390

3050

Flying Star Sprint - Restricted Win Heat 390 (1 - 2 Wins)

390

1325

Warrnambool Fencing Rising Star - Restricted Win Heat 450 (1 - 4 Wins)

450

1325

GDR Restricted Win 660 (0 - 5 Wins)

660

2925

Restricted Win Heat 500 (1 - 4 Wins)

500

1325

GDR Special Event 680

680

3295

GRV VIC BRED Series - Mixed 6/7 Heat 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

1325

Grade 5 Final 525

525

1650

Maiden Qualifying Heat 450

450

0

Maiden Qualifying Heat 390

390

0

Warrnambool Summer Cup - S/E Heat 450 (Vic Bred Only)(Vic Owned for 60+ Days)

450

1650

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(250+ Ranking)(Vic Bred Only)


The Racing Calendar is subject to change. DATE

TIME SLOT Twilight Night

Day

Wed, 4 Jan

MEA

SAP

1325

Silver Chief Classic S/E Semi Final 525 (Dogs Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)

525

10000

Damsels Dash - Grade 5 Final 525 (Bitches Only)

525

6260

Grade 5 Heat 600

600

5750

Grade 5 Final 515 (Final SAP 1/1)

515

1650

Restricted Win Heat 515 (1 - 4 Wins)

515

1325

Maiden Heat 450

450

990

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 440 (Vic Bred Only)

440

3050

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Heat 440 (Vic Bred Only)

440

990

GDR Special Event 650

650

3295

S/E Veteran 390 (250+ Ranking)

390

1325

Day

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

LEGEND CLUBS

GEL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

BAL

Ballarat

WBL

Grade 5 Heat 390

390

1325

BEN

Bendigo

Night

WGL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Heat 680 (0 - 6 Wins)(No City Wins)(Vic Bred Only)

680

1525

CRN

Cranbourne

Day

MEP

Restricted Win Heat 525 (1 - 4 Wins)(Final MEP 11/1)(250+ Ranking)

525

1325

Maiden Heat 525

525

990

Twilight

BEN

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

BAL

Provincial Full Stakes

Twilight

Night

CRN

Day

WGL

Twilight

TRA

1650

SHP

311

1325

SLE

Sale

TRA

Traralgon

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Restricted Win Final 515 (1 - 4 Wins)

515

6260

Warrnambool Fencing Rising Star - Restricted Win Final 450 (1 - 4 Wins)

450

5000

Flying Star Sprint - Restricted Win Final 390 (1 - 2 Wins)

390

5000

GDR Restricted Win 650 (0 - 4 Wins)

650

2925

570+

350

660

DISTANCE RACING

Restricted Win Final 500 (1 - 4 Wins)

500

1650

Maiden 425 (0 - 0 Starts)

425

990

GRV VIC BRED Series - Mixed 6/7 Final 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

3050

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Heat 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

990

Warrnambool Summer Cup - S/E Final 450 (Vic Bred Only)(Vic Owned for 60+ Days)

450

7500

Grade 5 Final 390

390

1650

Maiden Final 450

450

1325

Silver Chief Classic S/E Group 1 525 (Dogs Only)(Whelped on/after 1 Jun 2014)(Maidens Ineligible)

525

100000

Grade 5 Final 600

600

12000

Restricted Win Final 600 (1 - 5 Wins)

600

7200

Grade 5 Heat 725

725

5750

Mixed 6/7 Heat 350

350

660

Grade 5 Heat 595

595

1525

Grade 5 No Penalty 515 (250+ Ranking)

515

1325

Sale Trackstar Challenge - Special Event 440 (By Club Invitation)(Performance Based)

440

4200

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Semi Final 440 (Vic Bred Only)

440

1325

Maiden Qualifying Heat 520

520

0

Restricted Win Qualifying Heat 311 (1 - 3 Wins)

311

0

Maiden Qualifying Heat 311

311

0

SHP

Maiden Heat 450

450

990

BAL

Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes) GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Final 680 (0 - 6 Wins)(No City Wins)(Vic Bred Only)

680

5000

Grade 7 Heat 400

400

1325

GDR Novice Grade 7 600

600

2925

Grade 5 Final 525 (1 - 4 Wins)(Final MEP 11/1)(250+ Ranking)

525

1650

Grade 5 No Penalty 525 (250+ Ranking)

525

1325

Mixed 6/7 Heat 525

525

1325

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Full Stakes)

BEN Night GEL

WBL

Sat, 7 Jan MEA

HVL SAP

Twilight

SLE

Day

BAL

Twilight

TRA

Twilight Tue, 10 Jan Night

Day

WGL Warragul

990 12000

SHP

Night

Shepparton

395

Twilight

Mon, 9 Jan

Meadows

SAP Sandown Park

520

S/E Veteran 350

Sun, 8 Jan

Healesville

MEA

Restricted Win Final 520 (1 - 4 Wins)

HVL

Day

HVL

S/E Veteran 311

Day

Night

Horsham

515

WBL

Twilight

Geelong

HOR

Maiden Heat 395

Night

Fri, 6 Jan

GEL

Grade 5 Final 515

SAN

Thu, 5 Jan

Wed, 11 Jan

WINNER

390

SLE

SHP

DISTANCE

Maiden Final 390

Twilight

Night

Tue, 3 Jan

WBL

WBL

Sun, 1 Jan

Mon, 2 Jan

TRACK TITLE OF EVENT

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

JANUARY

Sat, 31 Dec

RACING CALENDAR

CRN

WGL

MEP

All Maiden (Half Stakes) Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

WBL

Warrnambool

MEP

Meadows

SAN Sandown Park

VICBRED

RANK LIMIT

VETERAN RACE

VICTORIAN BRED DEFINITION Greyhounds whelped prior to January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria, and in turn, has an earbrand beginning with a "V". Greyhounds whelped on/after January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria and bred by a Victorian registered Breeder.

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RACING CALENDAR

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA DATE

TIME SLOT

DISTANCE

WINNER

Anniversary Trophy - Special Event 450

450

8500

Maiden Quali Final 390

390

1325

Maiden Quali Final 450

450

1325

311

1325

Grade 5 Final 595

595

7200

Special Event 515 (Bitches Only)

515

6260

WBL

Mixed 6/7 Heat 390

390

1325

Day

HVL

S/E Veteran 300 (250+ Ranking)

300

660

Twilight

BEN

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Heat 425 (1 - 4 Wins)(Vic Bred Only)

425

1325

GEL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Semi Final 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

1325

SLE

Maiden Heat 440

440

990

GDR Restricted Win 595 (0 - 4 Wins)

595

2925

Maiden Final 395

395

1325

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 525 (Vic Bred Only)

525

1325

Grade 5 Final 725

725

12000

JANUARY

Twilight Wed, 11 Jan

Night

Fri, 13 Jan

BAL

Ballarat

BEN

Bendigo

CRN

Cranbourne

GEL

Geelong

HOR

Horsham

HVL

Healesville

MEA

Meadows

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

CRN

Grade 5 No Penalty 311 (Bitches Only)(250+ Ranking)

WGL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

SHP

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

Night

CLUBS

BEN

Day Thu, 12 Jan

LEGEND

TRACK TITLE OF EVENT

The Racing Calendar is subject to change.

Night

Twilight

SAN

TRA

Sat, 14 Jan

Maiden Final 525

525

5000

SAP Sandown Park

Grade 5 Heat 525

525

5000

SHP

Shepparton

Mixed 6/7 Final 350

350

825

SLE

Sale

Queens of Healesville - S/E Heat 350 (Bitches Only)

350

825

TRA

Traralgon

Kings Of Healesville - S/E Heat 350 (Dogs Only)

350

825

Restricted Win 515 (1 - 3 Wins)(250+ Ranking)

515

1325

Maiden Heat 515

515

990

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Final 440 (Vic Bred Only)

440

7500

Mixed 6/7 Heat 440

440

1325

Maiden Final 450

450

1325

S/E Veteran 450 (250+ Ranking)

450

1325

Grade 7 Final 400

400

1650

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 460 (Vic Bred Only)(Final 28/1)

460

1325

Restricted Win Heat 600 (1 - 5 Wins)

600

1525

Grade 5 No Penalty 525 (250+ Ranking)

525

1325

WGL Warragul WBL

Warrnambool

MEP

Meadows

Night

HVL Day Sun, 15 Jan

SAN Sandown Park

570+ DISTANCE RACING

Mon, 16 Jan

SAP Twilight

SLE

Day

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Night

SHP

Twilight

VICBRED

Tue, 17 Jan Night

RANK LIMIT

VETERAN RACE

MEA

BEN

Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

WGL

Day

MEP

Twilight

BEN

GDR Special Event 660

660

3295

S/E Veteran 390

390

1325

Maiden Quali Final 520

520

1325

Restricted Win Qualifying Final 311 (1 - 3 Wins)

311

1325

Maiden Quali Final 311

311

1325

Maiden Final 515

515

5000

Restricted Win 515 (Bitches Only)(1 - 4 Wins)

515

5000

WBL

Mixed 6/7 Final 390

390

1650

Day

HVL

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Heat 350 (Vic Bred Only)

350

500

Twilight

BEN

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Final 425 (1 - 4 Wins)(Vic Bred Only)

425

4000

BAL

Wed, 18 Jan Night

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CRN

26

Day

WGL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

Twilight

SHP

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Thu, 19 Jan Night

Fri, 20 Jan

SAN

GEL Night TRA Twilight

WGL

Sat, 21 Jan Night

Sun, 22 Jan

All Maiden (Half Stakes)

Day

MEA HVL SAP

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Final 460 (Vic Bred Only)

460

7500

Restricted Win Heat 400 (1 - 4 Wins)

400

1325

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 525 (Vic Bred Only)

525

3050

Mixed 6/7 Heat 315

315

1325

Warragul Cup - S/E Heat 460

460

5000

GDR Distance Challenge - S/E Heat 680

680

1895

Grade 5 Final 525

525

12000

Mixed 6/7 Final 525

525

6260

Kings Of Healesville - S/E Final 350 (Dogs Only)

350

2100

Queens of Healesville - S/E Final 350 (Bitches Only)

350

2100

GDR Novice Grade 7 595

595

2925


The Racing Calendar is subject to change. DATE

TIME SLOT Day

Mon, 23 Jan

Tue, 24 Jan

TRACK TITLE OF EVENT SAP

440

1650

Maiden Final 440

440

1325

450

1325

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Night

SHP

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Heat 450 (Vic Bred Only)

GEL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

WBL

Provincial Full Stakes

WGL

Grade 6 Heat 400

400

1325

Grade 5 No Penalty 600 (250+ Ranking)

600

1525

Damsels Dash - Grade 5 Heat 525 (Bitches Only)

525

1325

Maiden Heat 525

525

990

Twilight

MEP BEN

LEGEND CLUBS

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking) GDR Restricted Win 699 (0 - 2 Wins)

699

2925

BAL

Ballarat

Maiden Heat 311

311

990

BEN

Bendigo

Australia Day Sprint - Group Listed 515

515

15000

CRN

Cranbourne

SAN

Maidment Memorial - Group Listed 595

595

15000

GRV VIC BRED Series - Restricted Win Heat 515 (1 - 4 Wins)(Vic Bred Only)

515

5000

Day

WGL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

SHP

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Wed, 25 Jan

CRN Night

GEL

Geelong

HOR

Horsham

HVL

Healesville

MEA

Meadows

SAP Sandown Park

BAL

Mixed 6/7 Heat 450

450

1325

SHP

WBL

Restricted Win Heat 450 (1 - 4 Wins)

450

1325

SLE

Sale

Day

HVL

S/E Veteran 300

300

660

TRA

Traralgon

Twilight

BEN

Country City Staying Series - S/E Heat 660 (No City Wins 601+)(Final MEA 4/2)

660

3295

WGL Warragul

GEL

Restricted Win Final 400 (1 - 4 Wins)

400

1650

WBL

Warrnambool

Mixed 6/7 Final 315

315

1650

MEP

Meadows

Grade 5 Heat 525 (Bitches Only)

525

1325

Maiden Qualifying Heat 450

450

0

Maiden Qualifying Heat 390

390

0

570+

Warragul Cup - S/E Group 2 460

460

47000

DISTANCE RACING

GDR Distance Challenge - S/E Final 680

680

10000

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 460 (Vic Bred Only)(Final 28/1)

460

3050

Restricted Win Heat 460 (1 - 4 Wins)

460

1325

Restricted Win Final 600 (1 - 5 Wins)

600

7200

Kings V Queens - Special Event 350 (Top 4 from HVL Kings & Queens Finals held on 22/1/2017)

350

6260

GRV VIC BRED Series - Maiden Semi Final 350 (Vic Bred Only)

350

660

Mixed 6/7 Final 515 (Final SAP 29/1)

515

1650

Grade 5 No Penalty 515 (250+ Ranking)

515

1325

Maiden Heat 515

515

990

Restricted Win Heat 520 (1 - 4 Wins)

520

1325

GRV VIC BRED Series - Grade 5 Final 450 (Vic Bred Only)

450

3050

S/E Veteran 390 (250+ Ranking)

390

1325

Grade 6 Final 400

400

1650

S/E Veteran 400

400

1325

Night

Fri, 27 Jan Night

Morning

Twilight

Night

TRA BAL

WGL

MEA HVL

Day SAP Twilight

Mon, 30 Jan

1325

Mixed 6/7 Final 440

Day

Twilight

Sun, 29 Jan

WINNER

515

SLE

Day

Sat, 28 Jan

DISTANCE

Mixed 6/7 Heat 515 (Final SAP 29/1)

Twilight

Night

Thu, 26 Jan

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

JANUARY

Sun, 22 Jan

RACING CALENDAR

SLE

Day

BAL

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Twilight

TRA

Provincial Non-Penalty - Tier 3 (Half Stakes)

Night

SHP

Twilight Tue, 31 Jan Night

BAL

Provincial Full Stakes

GEL

Rank Limit (Half Stakes)(300+ Ranking)

WGL

For all updates to the racing calendar, including race meeting changes, go to:

Shepparton

SAN Sandown Park

VICBRED

RANK LIMIT

VETERAN RACE

VICTORIAN BRED DEFINITION Greyhounds whelped prior to January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria, and in turn, has an earbrand beginning with a "V". Greyhounds whelped on/after January 1st 2015: any greyhound that was whelped in Victoria and bred by a Victorian registered Breeder.

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GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

NOMINATION CLOSE TIME ( EFFECTIVE 1.11.2016) DAY OF MEETING

THURSDAY

FRIDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

TIMESLOT

USUAL CLUB

MEETING TYPE

NOM CLOSE DAY

NOM CLOSE TIME

NIGHT

SANDOWN PARK

METRO

MONDAY

9:00 am

NIGHT

WARRNAMBOOL

PROVINCIAL

MONDAY

9:00 am

DAY

WARRAGUL

TIER 3 / ALL MAIDEN

MONDAY

10:00 am

TWILIGHT

SHEPPARTON

PROVINCIAL

MONDAY

11:00 am

DAY

HEALESVILLE

RANK LIMIT

MONDAY

12:00PM

TWILIGHT

BENDIGO

PROVINCIAL

TUESDAY

9:00 am

NIGHT

THE MEADOWS

METRO

TUESDAY

9:00 am

NIGHT

GEELONG

PROVINCIAL

TUESDAY

10:00 am

NIGHT

VARIOUS

PROVINCIAL

TUESDAY

10:00 am

TWILIGHT

TRARALGON

PROVINCIAL

TUESDAY

11:00 am

DAY

HEALESVILLE

PROVINCIAL - HALF STAKES

WEDNESDAY

9:00 am

DAY

SANDOWN PARK

PROVINCIAL

WEDNESDAY

9:00 am

TWILIGHT

SALE

PROVINCIAL

WEDNESDAY

10:00 am

DAY

BALLARAT

TIER 3

WEDNESDAY

11:00 am

TWILIGHT

TRARALGON

TIER 3

THURSDAY

9:00 am

NIGHT

SHEPPARTON

TIER 3 / RANK LIMIT

THURSDAY

10:00 am

TWILIGHT

GEELONG

TIER 3

THURSDAY

11:00AM

TWILIGHT

HORSHAM

PROVINCIAL

THURSDAY

11:00 am

NIGHT

WARRAGUL

PROVINCIAL

THURSDAY

12:00 pm

DAY

THE MEADOWS

PROVINCIAL

FRIDAY

9:00 am

TWILIGHT

BENDIGO

TIER 3

FRIDAY

10:00 am

NIGHT

BALLARAT

PROVINCIAL

FRIDAY

11:00 am

NIGHT

CRANBOURNE

PROVINCIAL

FRIDAY

11:00 am

DAY OF MEETING

TIMESLOT

USUAL CLUB

NOM CLOSE DAY

NOM CLOSE TIME

SATURDAY

DAY

BALLARAT

QUALIFYING MEETING

THURSDAY

9:00 am

MONDAY

NIGHT

CRANBOURNE

QUALIFYING MEETING

THURSDAY

9:00 am

BOX DRAWS: WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE NEAREST 15 MINUTES FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE FIELDS, AND WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 MINUTES LEAD TIME

Member Services Holiday Hours Friday

23/12/16

Normal

7.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday

24/12/16

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 9.00am / 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday

Christmas Day

25/12/16

Closed

Monday

Boxing Day

26/12/16

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 9.00am

Tuesday

Christmas Day DIL

27/12/16

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 12.00pm / 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday

28/12/16

Normal

7.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday

29/12/16

Normal

7.30am - 4.30pm

Friday

30/12/16

Normal

7.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday

31/12/16

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 9.00am / 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Sunday

New Years Day

1/1/17

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 9.00am / 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday

New Years Day DIL

2/1/17

Scratchings & Phone Noms

7.30am - 9.00am

3/1/17

Normal

7.30am - 4.30pm

Tuesday

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2016 Christmas Grading Schedule DECEMBER 2016

DAY Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

TRACK

MEET DATE

TIME SLOT

MEETING T YPE

Sandown (SAP)

26/12/16

Twilight

Prov. F/S

Sale

26/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

Geelong

27/12/16

Twilight

Rank Limit

Bendigo

27/12/16

Twilight

Prov. F/S

22/12/16 11:00

Warragul

27/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

22/12/16 12:00

Meadows (MEP)

28/12/16

Day

Prov. F/S

23/12/16 9:00

Bendigo

28/12/16

Twilight

Tier 3

23/12/16 10:00

Cranbourne

28/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

Ballarat

28/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

23/12/16 11:00

29/12/16

Day

All Maiden

23/12/16 12:00

Warragul

NOMINATIONS CLOSE 22/12/16 9:00 22/12/16 10:00 Thursday

Friday

22/12/16 11:00

23/12/16 11:00

CHRISTMAS DAY - SUNDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2016 BOXING DAY - MONDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2016 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Sandown

29/12/16

Night

Metro. F/S

27/12/16 8:00

Warrnambool

29/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

27/12/16 8:30

Shepparton

29/12/16

Twilight

Tier 3

27/12/16 9:00

Healesville

30/12/16

Day

Rank Limit

Bendigo

30/12/16

Twilight

Prov. F/S

27/12/16 10:00

Traralgon

30/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

27/12/16 11:00

Geelong

30/12/16

Night

Prov. F/S

27/12/16 11:00

Tuesday

27/12/16 9:00

The Meadows

31/12/16

Night

Metro. F/S

28/12/16 8:30

Warrnambool

31/12/16

Twilight

Prov. F/S

28/12/16 9:00

Ballarat (Q)

31/12/16

Day

Qualys

Sandown (SAP)

1/1/17

Day

Prov. F/S

Sale

1/1/17

Twilight

Prov. F/S

28/12/16 11:00

Ballarat

2/1/17

Day

Tier 3

28/12/16 12:00

Traralgon

2/1/17

Twilight

Tier 3

29/12/16 9:00

Shepparton

2/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

Warrnambool

3/1/17

Twilight

Prov. F/S

Geelong

3/1/17

Twilight

Tier 3

29/12/16 11:00

Warragul

3/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

29/12/16 12:00

Meadows (MEP)

4/1/17

Day

Prov. F/S

30/12/16 9:00

Bendigo

4/1/17

Twilight

Tier 3

Cranbourne

4/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

Ballarat

4/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

30/12/16 11:00

Warragul

5/1/17

Day

Tier 3

30/12/16 12:00

Wednesday

29/12/16 9:00 28/12/16 10:00

Thursday

29/12/16 10:00 29/12/16 11:00

30/12/16 10:00 Friday

30/12/16 11:00

NEW YEARS DAY - SUNDAY, 1 JANUARY 2017 NEW YEARS DAY DIL - MONDAY, 2 JANUARY 2017 Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday Monday

Sandown

5/1/17

Night

Metro. F/S

3/1/17 8:00

Warrnambool

5/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

3/1/17 8:30

Traralgon

5/1/17

Twilight

Prov. F/S

Healesville

6/1/17

Day

Rank Limit

Shepparton

6/1/17

Twilight

Tier 3

3/1/17 10:00

Geelong

6/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

3/1/17 11:00

Bendigo

6/1/17

Night

Prov. F/S

3/1/17 11:00

The Meadows

7/1/17

Night

Metro. F/S

4/1/17 8:30

3/1/17 9:00 Tuesday

3/1/17 9:00

Warrnambool

7/1/17

Twilight

Prov. F/S

4/1/17 9:00

Sandown (SAP)

8/1/17

Day

Prov. F/S

4/1/17 10:00

Healesville

8/1/17

Day

Prov. H/S

Sale

8/1/17

Twilight

Prov. F/S

4/1/17 11:00

Ballarat

9/1/17

Day

All Maiden

4/1/17 12:00

Wednesday

4/1/17 10:00

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GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

CLUB DIRECTORY BALLARAT

HORSHAM

TRARALGON

Manager: Craig Armstead Tel: (03) 5335 7201 Fax: (03) 5335 7104 Email: ballarat@grv.org.au Website: ballarat.grv.org.au Address: Corner of Rubicon & Sutton Streets, Ballarat Postal: PO Box 175R, Reden, 3350

Manager: Justin Brilliant Tel: (03) 5382 4329 Fax: (03) 5382 1949 Email: horsham@grv.org.au Website: horsham.grv.org.au Address: Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, 3400 Postal: PO Box 458, Horsham 3400

Manager: Hec Caruana Tel: (03) 5174 2135 Fax: (03) 5174 6877 Email: traralgon@grv.org.au Website: traralgon.grv.org.au Address: Glenview Park, McNairn Road, Traralgon Postal: PO Box 329, Traralgon 3844

BENDIGO

THE MEADOWS

WARRAGUL

Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club

Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association Manager: Troy Harley Tel: (03) 5449 3322 Fax: (03) 5449 3348 Email: bendigo@grv.org.au Website: bendigo.grv.org.au Address: Lords Raceway, McIvor Highway, Junortoun, 3551 Postal: PO Box 7, Junortoun, 3551

CRANBOURNE

Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Amanda Cameron (Acting) Tel: (03) 5996 2393 Fax: (03) 5996 3493 Email: cranbourne@grv.org.au Website: cranbourne.grv.org.au Address: Grant Street, Cranbourne , VIC 3977 Postal: PO Box 55 Cranbourne 3977

GEELONG

Geelong Greyhound Racing Club Manager: David Hoey Tel: (03) 5275 2298 Fax: (03) 5275 5211 Email: geelong@grv.org.au Website: geelong.grv.org.au Address: Beckley Park, Broderick Rd, Corio, 3214 Postal: PO Box 125, Corio 3214

HEALESVILLE

Healesville Greyhound Association Inc. Manager: Cynthia O’Brien Tel: (03) 5962 2420 Email: healesville@grv.org.au Website: healesville.grv.org.au Address: Healesville Sports Complex, Cnr Don & Donald Rds, Healesville 3777 Postal: PO Box 1170, Healesville 3777

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Horsham Greyhound Racing Club

Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association

Manager: Marg Long Tel: (03) 9355 5222 Fax: (03) 9355 5255 Email: meadows@grv.org.au Website: themeadows.org.au Address: 80 Northcorp Bvd Broadmeadows Victoria 3047 Postal PO Box 103, Campbellfield, 3061

SALE

Sale Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Des Dooley Tel: (03) 5144 2148 Fax: (03) 5144 1910 Email: sale@grv.org.au Website: sale.grv.org.au Address: Sale Showgrounds, Sale Maffra Road Postal: PO Box 44, Sale 3850

SANDOWN

Sandown Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Greg Miller Tel: (03) 9546 9511 Fax: (03) 9558 4453 Email: sandown@grv.org.au Website: sandowngreyhounds.com.au Address: Lightwood Road, Springvale, VIC 3171 Postal: PO Box 13, Springvale 3171

SHEPPARTON

Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Carl McGrath Tel: (03) 5823 5577 Fax: (03) 5823 5522 Email: shepparton@grv.org.au Website: shepparton.grv.org.au Address: 7580 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla 3631 Postal: PO Box 7528, Shepparton 3632

Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club

Warragul Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Adrian Scott Tel: (03) 5623 1867 Fax: (03) 5623 4252 Email: warragul@grv.org.au Website: warragul.grv.org.au Address: Logan Park, Warragul VIC 3820 Postal: PO Box 313, Warragul 3820

WARRNAMBOOL

Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club Manager: Craig Monigatti Tel: (03) 5561 2766 Fax: (03) 5561 2768 Email: warrnambool@grv.org.au Website: warrnambool.grv.org.au Address: Warrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit St, Warrnambool Postal: PO Box 115, Warrnambool 3280

GREYHOUND RACING VICTORIA General Greyhound Racing Victoria 46-50 Chetwynd Street West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003 Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm Phone: (03) 8329 1100 Fax: (03) 8329 1000 / (03) 8329 1001 ABN: 76 642 748 029 Nominations Phone number: (03) 8329 1111 Mon to Fri: 7.30am - 12noon On-line Nominations (24 hours a day - 7 days a week) Scratchings Phone: (03) 8329 1100 Weekdays: 7.30am - 4.30pm Saturday: 7.30am - 9.00am Sunday: 7.30am - 9.00am Member Services Phone: (03) 8329 1100 Email: memberservices@grv.org.au


GREYHOUND MONTHLY VICTORIA

TRIAL INFORMATION BALLARAT

HEALESVILLE

SHEPPARTON

Monday Afternoon - (Pen): Following the race meeting Tuesday - (Arm): 8.30 am to 2.45 pm. Bookings open Friday at 9.00am Wednesday Night - (Pen): Following the race meeting Thursday - (Arm): 8.30 am to 2.45 pm. Bookings open Monday at 9.00am Saturday – (Arm): 8.00am to 11.30am. Bookings open Wednesday at 9.00am

Tuesdays - (Pen): 9.00am - 300m trials, 11.00am - 350m trials Thursdays - (Pen): 9.00am - 300m trials, 10.45am - 350m trials Race Days: No trials conducted after the races. Satisfactory trials by arrangement with the Club and must be booked by calling the office on 5962 2420. Trainers need to provide 4 dogs for trials (where required). Dogs cleared at Healesville are only cleared to race at Healesville Please Note: No Satisfactory Trials will be conducted on a heat-affected meeting

Monday - (Pen): Following the race meeting Wednesday - (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion Thursday - (Pen): Following the race meeting Saturday - (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion

BENDIGO

HORSHAM

Monday - (Break In/Education): 8.00am Tuesday - (Arm): 8.00am - Until completion Wednesday - (Pen): Following the race meeting Thursday - (Break In/Education): 8.00am - Until completion Friday - (Pen): Following the race meeting Saturday - (Arm): 8.00am - Until completion

Tuesday – (Pen): Following the race meeting Saturday – (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion

CRANBOURNE Monday - (Arm): 2pm to 5.30pm, and must be booked by phone before 2pm Monday - (Pen): 6pm until completion, and must be booked by phone before 6pm Wednesday - (Pen): After the race meeting – Fields only Thursday - (Arm): 7.30am to finish, and must be booked by COB Wednesday.

THE MEADOWS Monday: (Arm): Afternoon Monday: (Pen): 6.00pm – Until completion Wednesday: Following the race meeting Friday - (Arm only): 8.00am to 1.30pm

SALE Tuesday - (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion. Pen trials between 9.00am – 9.30am. Wednesday - (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion Saturday - (Arm): 7.30am – Until completion Sunday – (Pen): Following the race meetings

GEELONG

SANDOWN

Tuesday- (Field/Pen) Following the race meeting (outside track) Bookings open Tuesday 12pm, via the office only.

Wednesday - (Arm): 1.00pm – Until Completion Saturday - (Pen, Field, Arm): 7.00am – Until completion Sunday - (Satisfactory and Field): Following the race meeting

Wednesday- (Arm) 8.30am – 10.00am (Inside track 520, BTB, 596), 10.15am – 3.00pm (Outside track 400, 460, 680) Bookings open Monday 9.00am, online or via office. Saturday – (Arm) 8.30am – 9.30am (Inside track 520, BTB, 596), 9.45am – 3.00pm (Outside track 400, 460, 680) Bookings open Thursday 9am, online or via office.

TRARALGON Monday – (Pen): Following the race meeting Tuesday - (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion Thursday – (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion Saturday – (Pen): Following the race meeting

WARRAGUL Tuesday – (Pen): Following the race meeting Wednesday – (Arm): 12.00pm to 5.00pm Thursday - (Pen): Following the race meeting Friday – (Arm): 8.00am to 1.00pm

WARRNAMBOOL Tuesday – (Arm): 6.00pm – Until completion Thursday – (Pen): Following the race meeting Saturday – (Arm): 8.00am – Until completion

Bookings are essential for all trial sessions conducted at greyhound tracks in Victoria. Bookings can be made in person, by phone or via FastTrack (except Cranbourne, Horsham and Warrnambool). Pen trials conducted after race meetings are required to be booked on the day by no later than race 8 via phone. Satisfactory Trials are conducted following race meetings. Trials sessions are subject to late change and weather conditions.

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See the Flying Colours on BOXING DAY GATES OPEN 5PM – FREE ENTRY GRV is making history by launching its inaugural carnival to showcase and connect the four greyhound racing cups in Gippsland. A Sprint and Distance Series have been created to connect the four legs beginning with the Sale Cup on Boxing day.

WIN A TRIP TO DISNEYLAND

Register online and get your Carnival passport stamped at two of the four cups to go in the draw to win a family trip to Disneyland.

PAT THE GREYHOUNDS

Get up close and personal with some friendly greyhounds. You can even register to become a proud owner.

Go to

COLOURS ON COURSE

TURBO’S TRACKSIDE CORNER

Fashion enthusiasts will model in the colours Turbo’s Trackside Corner is action packed or patterns of the eight greyhounds. Both for the kids featuring the Turbo mascot, a women and men and encouraged to register jumping castle, inflatable slide, face painting, online for a chance to win a $500 prize pack. balloon artistry and complimentary Turbo Activity Bags.

ENTERTAINMENT

COLOURFUL FLAVOURS

Plenty of entertainment such as an Taste the colourful flavours of the world at the interactive big screen that allows you to race carnival’s food truck zone. your very own greyhound and live cover band Redline.

gippslandcarnival.com.au for more details.

Family packages $30 | First Past the Post $79per person | VIP packages $95per person


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