Caption: She’s A Pearl stamps her class in the Million Dollar Chase: “One thing that cannot be disputed is the incredible number of high quality, high stakes and high promotion driven events that are on offer around the country on a weekly basis at our hard-working race clubs.” (Photo: Lachlan Naidu)
By Greyhound Clubs Australia Executive Officer TROY HARLEY
For those not aware of the make up of Greyhound Clubs Australia, there are two delegates from each state who have been nominated to represent their respective regions at a national level.
Each of the delegates use their experience, knowledge and passion not only to benefit their own jurisdictions, but the entire industry nationwide.
The delegates by state are as follows: Queensland – Les Bein (Chair) and Luke Gatehouse; NSW – Shayne Stiff and Geoff Rose; Victoria – Adrian Scott and Andrew Fennell; South Australia – Shaun Mathieson and Barry Stewart; Tasmania – Graeme Barber and Richard Stamford; WA – Noel Reilly and Dennis O’Brien.
Some of the current key areas of focus for GCA are finalizing The Nationals for ‘Sensational Sydney’ in August, reviewing the group race calendar including the criteria for the various group race classifications, promoting positive and factual stories from within the industry to the greater community and providing support and assistance to clubs where required.
On the subject of group racing, there is always plenty of commentary about group and feature racing, but one thing that can not be disputed is the incredible number of high quality, high stakes and high promotion driven events that are on offer around the country on a weekly basis at our hard-working race clubs.
A reminder to participants to follow and share the greyhound facts social media pages (Ozgreyhoundfacts on facebook and instragram and greyhound_facts on twitter) – these sharing of the stories and copy and pasting links on sites such as The Project after negative stories are aired provides the community and media with a direct route to hearing our stories, the real stories, of greyhound racing.
Currently there is a terrific story on the greyhound facts social media pages from New Zealand that was aired there regarding a ‘retired not rescued’ event held in Waikato – perhaps the best three word slogan to described the pet greyhound!