Administration

Racing integrity should be a non-political subject

THE newly proposed Victorian Racing Integrity Unit involves putting stewardship and related functions for all three codes under the one roof, thus separating them from...

There’s engagement but no enlightenment in greyhound racing

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has just conducted a thing called an Engagement Workshop, mainly to do with trialling tracks. We know that because a lengthy media...

Lies, damn lies and greyhound statistics

I MENTIONED the other day that KPMG (and the industry) has had a rough time making sense of greyhound statistics, thereby delaying the finalisation of...

Racing integrity commissions based on hope alone

WE may have gone as far as we can in discussing welfare and breeding issues. In any event, I find it annoying to be verballed...

NSW Racing Minister adding to his scratchy formguide

RACING Minister Troy Grant, who doubles as Justice and Police Minister, is under strong attack from a normally conservative group, the NSW Bar Association, for...

Racing Authority goes where angels fear to tread

GREYHOUND Racing NSW is to be congratulated on the energy it is putting into smartening up administration of the industry following some dubious incidents in...

Time to study greyhound stewards

RIGHTLY or wrongly – well, both really – stewards have been in the spotlight throughout 2015 for multiple reasons. One of the big worries about...

Logic missing from the decisions in greyhound racing

HERE’S an amazing thing. Various administrations have been keen to announce plans to better cater for young dogs that can’t get a run and which...

Lack of transparency is a national disease

ONE of the tricky things about running greyhound racing is that you are never sure why authorities take certain actions. They might announce objectives (which...

Careful work required to improve greyhound racing

“REPORTS of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – Mark Twain. (Actually a small misquotation, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, which claims that...