Work is now commencing on the rebuild of the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club following its closure in November 2018 due to drainage issues which compromised the track.
Yesterday, GRV CEO Alan Clayton, TGRC president Don Haley and Manager Steve Clarke were joined on the work site by Mario Monacella of the Gippsland base Sure Constructions who were appointed the rebuild Civil contract.
We are currently in the midst of the Gippsland Festival of Racing which is taking the racing world by storm.
The Sale Greyhound Racing Club kicked off the Gippsland Festival on Boxing Day with the Group 1 Gold FM Sale Cup which was taken out by freakish staying talent Houdini Boy.
The second leg of the Festival is on Saturday night at Warragul with the running of the Group 2 Evans Petroleum Warragul Cup.
The 2020/21 version of the Gippsland Festival will conclude at Cranbourne on Saturday 6 February for the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup.
The 2021/22 Gippsland Festival will be further strengthened with the inclusion of the Traralgon Cup.
Greyhound racing has long been a pivotal economic pillar for Gippsland, generating more than $40 million annually for the region.
The sport boasts more than 1000 participants (breeders/owners/trainers), employs more than 350 people and has almost 200 volunteers throughout the Gippsland region.
Photos by Clint Anderson.