Group 1 winning trainer Kelvyn Greenough is one of four greyhound racing participants from diverse backgrounds on the panel assembled for this Saturday’s Stakeholder Engagement Workshop at Sandown Park focussing on ‘Improving the Racing Careers of Greyhounds’.
Greenough (pictured) will be joined by fellow successful trainers Trevor Whitford and Gerard O’Keeffe along with experienced greyhound veterinary surgeon Dr. Ray Ferguson.
‘Improving the Racing Careers of Greyhounds’ is one of nine key topics spread across 11 workshops, which are aimed at collecting intelligence and industry advice to assist GRV in making informed, strategic decisions about the future of greyhound racing in Victoria, particularly in relation to the welfare of the greyhound throughout its entire lifecycle.
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“If greyhounds can race for longer and have more career starts than is currently the case, this means fewer greyhounds will need to be bred for the racing program, which helps in better utilising the greyhound population.”
“But how we make that happen is something we want the industry’s help with,” said GRV’s General Manager Racing, Wagering & Business Development, Stuart Laing.
“The great thing about these workshops is that the views of everybody in attendance are heard and recorded.”
“It’s about the industry sharing their ideas and thoughts with each other and with GRV to help us all make the sport better together.”
“So we are urging people to register, come along and have their say.”
All 11 workshops – conducted throughout the state between 10 May and 6 August, 2016 – are being conducted by IEDEX, an independent facilitator.
Registration for this Saturday’s workshop closes on Friday 24 June at 12:00pm.