The 2016 season opener of greyhound racing in its purest form – coursing, begins at Lang Lang on Sunday with 56 greyhounds competing one-on-one.
Devon Meadows trainer, Karen Leek, who has her greyhound Stolen entered in Event 6 on the 14 race program at Lang Lang, is a huge advocate for coursing.
“Coursing teaches greyhounds to chase; I had problems with two young dogs chasing (with intent) so I took them coursing and they have improved out of sight.”
“A great coursing dog has to be a calm greyhound with pace and the ability to recover. They also have to be able to run 400 metres every day of the week.”
“A great coursing dog has to be a calm greyhound with pace and the ability to recover” – KAREN LEEK
Karen Leek is no stranger to coursing. 2014 saw Leek finish second in the pinnacle of coursing in Victoria, the Waterloo Cup with Texan (Pictured – red collar) – who is an older brother to Stolen.
Victoria’s 2016 coursing season kicks of Sunday, April 3 with over $128,000 in prize money up for grabs across the season, which runs through until the end of winter.WATCH: Providing a friendly learning environment, opportunities for greyhounds to gain confidence in one-on-one competition and more than $128,000 in prize money plus Starters Payments, why wouldn’t you ‘Catch on to Coursing’?