Greyhound Racing Victoria yesterday received the biggest quarterly payment ever from Sky Racing’s international rights.
Sky Racing’s General Manager International, Brett Gorman and General Manager International Business Development, Paul Cross presented the GRV board with a cheque for just over $510,000.
The funds are the proceeds of the international export of greyhound racing vision from Victoria by Sky Racing.
Brett Gorman said his team has been working hard to achieve such a great result.
“The half a million dollar payment is an increase of 72 per cent on the same quarter last year and of 26 per cent from the last payment,” he said.
“We are really proud of the result and are pleased to deliver a great return to GRV.”
Sky Racing holds the international rights to almost all racing from Australia. Brett said this enables Sky to invest heavily in its global communications network.
“The growth in the last quarter has been particularly strong in Europe and New Zealand,” Brett said.
“Our extensive communications network means any increase in the countries we export to remains cost efficient.”
GRV Chief Executive, Adam Wallish, said the strong relationship between GRV and SKY over a number of years has led to these results.
“Global interest in wagering on Victorian greyhound racing continues to grow, due to the high quality and consistency of the Victorian product,” Wallish said.
“GRV is focused on working with Sky to consistently explore new markets and opportunities for sustained growth in international wagering on Victorian greyhound racing.”