Greyhound racing in Victoria celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023, with our sport now taking pride of place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Australian Sports Museum (ASM) in recognition of the momentous milestone.
The exhibition was officially launched at the MCG on Monday night with a number of dignitaries in attendance including breeders, trainers, administrators, volunteers, media partners and a handful of greyhounds including reigning Waterloo Cup champion He’s No Slouch and all-time great sprinter and sire, Fernando Bale.
The ASM’s new greyhound racing display incorporates four spectacular showcases sprinkled throughout the museum, each containing iconic historical memorabilia relating to the early days of coursing, the prized Melbourne and Australian Cups, champion modern-day sprinter Wow She’s Fast and Victoria’s world-leading Greyhound Adoption Program.
GRV Chair Peita Duncan said the 150-year milestone is something the entire industry can be proud of.
“This heralds a significant milestone in the history of greyhound racing in Victoria – a history of evolution that is something that the many thousands of people that have positively contributed over 150 years – should be extremely proud of,” Ms Duncan said.