What you may have missed: Next stakeholder forum on this Tuesday

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) will conduct their next stakeholder forum at the Gosford greyhound track on Tuesday night.

Commencing at 6.05pm, GRNSW CEO Paul Newson is giving participants an opportunity to address their concerns and thoughts regarding animal welfare and integrity and discuss the future of greyhound racing in New South Wales.

The stakeholder forums have been met with plenty of interest from participants so far, with the first meeting held at Cessnock Showground attracting over 200 people.

There are still plenty of dates left for trainers, owners and enthusiasts to catch up on all the latest information, with Dapto, Lismore, Wauchope, Wagga, Goulburn and Gunnadah all yet to host their stakeholder forums.

Return To Racing Policy Established

GRNSW issued a return to racing policy this week, detailing the terms and conditions by which greyhounds which have been suspended due to live baiting can recommence racing.

GRNSW head veterinarian John Newell, along with animal behaviourist Dr Robert Holmes, assisted with the development of the policy, with the steps for clearance being:

  • The owner of the greyhound must complete a statutory declaration form, detailing all of the greyhounds details along with breeding, rearing and training arrangements
  • A kennel inspection will be completed by a GRNSW compliance officer
  • GRNSW veterinarian will complete a pre-trial examination on the greyhound
  • Greyhound will participate in a steward’s trial with monitoring from veterinarian and stewards
  • If the greyhound is cleared, any transfers in ownership or trainer arrangements must be approved by GRNSW
  • If a greyhound is not deemed as suitable for racing, owner’s will have the option of placing the greyhound in the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) or must seek approval from GRNSW before the greyhound can be euthanised
  • Greyhound Racing Victoria RSN Greyhound of the Month for February now open

    GRV’s greyhound of the month promotion has returned for 2015, with a strong line-up of contender’s for the month of February. Anyone can vote for their favourite greyhound and go into the draw to win one of five double movie passes.

    The nominees are:

    Azza Azza Azza: Brilliant winner of the Group 2 Shepparton Cup in February defeating a classy field including the likes of Dyna Villa, Ronray Spirit and Sisco Rage.

    My Bro Fabio: Captured two Group 1 victories during the second month of the year – the Perth Cup and the invitation-only Temlee for trainer Brooke Ennis.

    Dyna Double One: One of the most talented greyhounds in the country, Dyna Double One took out the Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation at Cannington.

    Cosmic Wise: The incredibly versatile Cosmic Wise finally broke through for a deserved Group 1 win in February, taking out the Rookie Rebel over 600-metres at The Meadows.

    Fernando Bale: February was when it all started for the sport’s newest sensation, Fernando Bale, with the son of Kelsos Fusileer and Chloe Allen taking out the Group 1 National Derby at Wentworth Park.

    Space Star: Took his career to the next level in February, winning the Group 1 Galaxy and Group 1 Zoom Top before smashing the long-standing track record at The Meadows, clocking 41.93 over the 725-metre trip.

    Worth A Replay

    Cleanser stepped out in a maiden event over 520-metres at Dapto last Thursday night at the skinny odds of $1.60 after a speedy 29.87 performance trial over the track and distance two weeks prior.

    Exiting from box eight for trainer Garry Williams , the son of Magic Sprite and Scissor Queen was never headed in a stunning 15.75 length win, clocking a near record time of 29.50.

    The current record is 29.44 and was set by 2013 NSW Greyhound of the Year Double Twist back on Boxing Day, 2013.

    Lock In Your Diary

    April 13 – Group 3 Nowra Summer Puppy Classic Heats – 520-metres
    April 16 – Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity Final – Albion Park – 520-metres – $50,000
    April 16 – Group 2 Queensland Derby Heats – Albion Park – 520-metres
    April 17 – Group 2 Maitland Gold Cup Final – 450-metres – $40,000
    April 18 – Group 3 Betfair Cup Heats – Wentworth Park – 720-metres

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