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Victorian Greyhound Awards 2015-2016

Victorian Greyhound Awards

Greyhound Racing Victoria hosted its 2015/16 Victorian Greyhound Awards at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on 19 August, 2016. Check out some of the highlights that took place on the night in the videos below.

2015/16 Victorian Greyhound Awards Highlights

General highlights package from the 2015/16 Victorian Greyhound Awards night.

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Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula shows his support

Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula outlined his support for greyhound racing in Victoria.

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‘We’re proud of our participants’: GRV Chairman Bernie Carolan

GRV Chairman Bernie Carolan speaking at the 2015/16 Victorian Greyhound Awards.

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‘He deserves this’: Fernando Bale claims highest accolade

Fernando Bale was adjudged the 2015/16 Sprinter of the Year and Greyhound of the Year.

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Greyhound Adoption Program highlights

A Greyhound Adoption Program highlights reel was one of several videos played on the night.

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Connecting with stakeholders and local communities

Victorian greyhound racing’s growth away from the racetrack was shown in this video at the awards night.

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GRV Hall of Fame: Marg Long

Leading greyhound club administrator Marg Long was shocked at her induction into GRV’s Hall of Fame.

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GRV Hall of Fame: Cursorial

Broodmatron Cursorial was recognised for the many champions she produced from limited matings.

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GRV Hall of Fame: Ron Izon

The late Ron Izon was a mechanical mastermind who became a trailblazer in racetrack equipment.

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GRV Welfare Award:
Aileen Travis

Experienced greyhound foster carer Aileen Travis was the inaugural recipient of the GRV Welfare Award.

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Ken Carr Medal:
John Reid

John Reid was recognised for volunteering many years of service to greyhound groups and clubs.

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Ned Bryant ‘Silver Fox’ Award:
Gerard O’Keeffe

Gerard O’Keeffe was acknowledged for his training success and contribution to the promotion of greyhound racing.

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Trainer of the Year: Andrea Dailly

Andrea Dailly was announced as both the Metropolitan and the Provincial Trainer of the Year for 2015/16.

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2015 Group 1 Finals

Replays of Victoria’s metropolitan Group 1 finals from the 2015 calendar year were played at the awards night.

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2016 Group 1 Finals

Replays of Victoria’s metropolitan Group 1 finals from the first half of 2016 were played during the event.

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