Organised by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), the Great Chase, through its Community Days, gives disability and aged care community groups the chance to share in $24,000 in prizemoney.
Raced over September and October at Victoria’s 13 greyhound racing clubs, each venue hosted community days in conjunction with heats for the Great Chase racing series, a Group 2 racing event which finishes with the Grand Final at The Meadows.
These Community Days give the clients of about 100 local groups the opportunity to meet the greyhounds, a share of $2000 in cash prizes and a day out at the races with free lunch, entertainment and giveaways.
Several hundred guests from these community groups will attend the Grand Final where eight of the groups will be assigned greyhounds to cheer on, with the group that draws the winner of the first prize taking home $10,000.
Greyhound Racing Victoria Chairman Bernie Carolan said the GRV took great pride in offering assistance to communities in need.
“The Great Chase is about inclusion and about Victorian greyhound racing supporting the local
community – and groups also appreciate the opportunity to raise some funds,” Mr Carolan said.
“People who have attended in previous years say they really enjoy the day, that it’s exciting to watch
the races live and to cheer on the dog that’s been allocated to their group.”
GRV CEO Alan Clayton said the Great Chase always showcased the best that Victorian greyhound racing had to offer as a vital part of the community.
“People who work at GRV and our Victorian clubs get behind this, year after year, to make sure these wonderful groups enjoy themselves. We’re very happy and proud to be part of it alongside such important community groups.”