The 2016/17 Victorian Greyhound Awards took place at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on Friday 18 August. The event recognised some of the outstanding contributions made by greyhounds and people to the sport of greyhound racing.
VICTORIAN GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR
Recognises the premier Victorian greyhound during the 2017 racing year, as adjudged by the Victorian Greyhound of the Year Panel.
VICTORIAN SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Recognises the premier Victorian greyhound sprinter of the 2017 racing year, as adjudged by the Victorian Greyhound of the Year Panel.
VICTORIAN STAYER OF THE YEAR
Recognises the premier Victorian greyhound stayer of the 2017 racing year, as adjudged by the Victorian Greyhound of the Year Panel.
GRV HALL OF FAME
The Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel can induct up to two people and two greyhounds into the Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame each year, which is a recognition of their excellence, integrity, consistency, longevity and overall contribution to the industry.
Outstanding race dog winning three Group 1 events including the Topgun and Melbourne Cup, as well as three Victorian country cups.
Breeder and rearer of multiple Group 1 winning greyhounds and the man behind the outstanding ‘Mepunga’ bloodline.
Achieved extraordinary success as an administrator of the sport, and in particular her role as GRV Chairman.
GRV WELFARE AWARD
The GRV Welfare Award was first presented in 2016 and recognises a person’s outstanding contribution to the welfare of greyhounds as adjudged by GRV’s Board of Directors.
KEN CARR MEDAL
Named in honour of the late Kenneth Russell Carr, a leading Victorian greyhound racing administrator, the Ken Carr Medal is considered the highest award for excellence within the Victorian greyhound racing industry.
NED BRYANT ‘SILVER FOX’ AWARD
Awarded to a person for showing outstanding achievement in the training, breeding, welfare or promotion of greyhound racing.
PROVINCIAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the trainer with the most winners across Victoria’s 11 provincial tracks during the 2017 racing year.
METROPOLITAN TRAINER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the trainer with the most full stakes metropolitan winners in Victoria during the 2017 racing year.