Sunday, May 6, 2018
Greyhound Racing SA board members and senior managers will visit Mount Gambier next month for an industry information and engagement session.
Tentatively set down for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at Tara Raceway, the session will provide SA and Victorian registered participants with an opportunity to raise and discuss important industry matters and to hear GRSA’s plans for the short-term future of the local industry.
Light refreshments will be provided at the session.
And as part of its broader plan, GRSA is also working on strategies to support rearing and breaking-in services and, interestingly, greater utilisation of TAB tracks for greyhound education and training.
While Tara Raceway already has its own slipping track whereby greyhounds are able to free gallop in a safe environment, the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club has previously discussed the possibility of a “bullring” to complement the slipping track.
The main purpose of a bullring – generally around a nine-metre radius – is as a stepping stone for pups before they venture on to a race track. Bullrings are all about building the confidence of pups and getting them used to the sights and sounds of a lure in motion.
Following the GRSA broader plan release to participants last week, the MGGRC no doubt will further liaise with the controlling body regarding its education and training plans for race tracks, believing that Tara Raceway is one such track well placed to provide both racing and training services to participants.