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Hoop arm lure heading to all tracks

The hoop arm lure system that has been trialled throughout Victoria is now set to be deployed at all greyhound racing clubs throughout the State.

A trial of the latest hoop arm lure at The Meadows demonstrated the improved safety of this method, with the introduction of this system part of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) continued effort to ensure animal welfare as a key priority.

Warrnambool, Traralgon and The Meadows (Wednesday) will be the first three tracks to introduce the new lure system on a permanent basis. Following this the Shepparton, Geelong, Sandown and The Meadows (on a Saturday night) will operate this system as soon as the relevant infrastructure changes are implemented.

If you have any questions or concerns about this new system GRV encourages you to contact Member Services, where you will be directed to the relevant department.

 

Warrnambool GRC:

-Trials Commence: Tuesday 21 February 2017

-Racing Commence: Thursday 16 March 2017

Trialling information:

Tuesday trial sessions will all be all hoop arm into the catching pen starting from 6pm.
Saturday trial sessions will be 8am-9:30am hoop arm followed by the usual arm/pen on previous trial lure post this.

The club will monitor and increase this window as demand grows.

Bookings to be made by calling the club on (03) 5561 2766.

 

The Meadows (MEP):

-Trials Commence: Wednesday 22 February 2017
-Racing Commence: Wednesday 8 March 2017 (Wednesday MEP Meetings ONLY)

Trialling information:

Monday evening trial sessions will offer hoop arm into the catching pen starting from 6pm.
Wednesday trials after the last race will all be Hoop Arm into the catching pen.

Bookings to be made by calling the club on (03) 9355 5222.

NOTE: Hoop Arm Races at the Saturday Night Metropolitan meetings will be introduced in conjunction with the Sandown GRC Hoop Arm.

 

Traralgon GRC:

-Trials Commence: Tuesday 21 February 2017
-Racing Commence: Monday 13 March 2017 for Tier 3 meetings, Provincial Meetings will commence 31st March following the Traralgon Cup

Trialling information:

Tuesday morning trial sessions will incorporate hoop arm into the catching pen.
Thursday morning trial sessions will incorporate hoop arm into the catching pen.

For further information visit traralgon.grv.org.au and for bookings call the club on (03) 5174 2135.

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