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Women celebrated at Healesville event

The Healesville Greyhound Association proudly hosted its annual ‘Women on Track’ event on Sunday 22 July, which was a day of racing that incorporated a celebration of women in greyhound racing.

The club hosted a number of racing events exclusively for female greyhound trainers on the day, with all competing female trainers receiving a gift bag of wonderful goodies.

“It was a great day,” said Healesville GA Manager, Cynthia O’Brien. “Women play a huge role in greyhound racing and it’s important that they are recognised. Their names might not always appear in the form guides, but in many cases it is the women behind the scenes doing a lot of the work with greyhounds that are trained by their partners or other family members.”

Each year the Healesville GA presents a Women on Track Award to a person who has made a major contribution to Victorian greyhound racing.

“This year’s recipient was Kate Williams for her 10-year-plus service in GRV’s Member Services team, including assisting all trainers and registered persons in the many and varied areas of our industry,” Cynthia announced.

Healesville GA Manager, Cynthia O’Brien with the 2018 Women on Track Award recipient, Kate Williams.

Healesville GA Manager, Cynthia O’Brien with the 2018 Women on Track Award recipient, Kate Williams.

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