Greyhound Racing Victoria’s TAB Great Chase series is set to continue in 2017, giving Victoria’s disability sector the chance to enjoy greyhound racing.
The Great Chase has been conducted every year since 2003, and in that time has led to more than half a million dollars in much needed funds being donated to groups that care for the intellectually and physically disabled.
Pictured above: 2016 TAB Great Chase winner Promises Kept with trainer Joe Borg and members of Macallum Disabilities Service in Ballarat, which received $10,000 for being randomly partnered with the greyhound on the day of the Grand Final.
Perhaps more importantly, the series has encouraged social inclusion for thousands of people with disabilities, as they have enjoyed free social outings at the races including meals, merchandise and the chance to meet some greyhounds.
Groups attending Great Chase community days at their local race club in 2017 will be allocated greyhounds they can follow for the day for the chance to share in $26,000 ($2,000 per club), while eight groups will share in $24,000 at the carnival-atmospheric Grand Final at The Meadows on October 25, meaning a total of $50,000 will be distributed to Victoria’s disability sector from this year’s series.
If you would like to your community group involved in the 2017 TAB Great Chase,
please contact your local club directly. To check the Clubs’ contact information, click here.