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Top breeders to benefit as GRV creates new pathway into greyhound racing

Buying a competitive greyhound will be easier than ever before following a government announcement this week.

In an Australian first, Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is set to conduct Ready to Race Auctions, where unraced Victorian-bred greyhounds aged up to 20 months will trial publicly for potential buyers, who then have the opportunity to bid for the dogs.

The first Ready To Race Auction will be held at a Victorian racetrack towards the end of this year.

The Ready to Race Auctions will create a much easier pathway into the sport, and in most cases the wait between buying a greyhound and the time that greyhound races will be a matter of just a few short weeks or months.

Geoff Collins, President of the Greyhound Owners Trainers & Breeders Association, believes the Ready to Race Auctions will change the landscape of Victorian greyhound breeding.

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