Greyhound racing is the fastest-growing racing code in the country with more than 4000 meetings conducted annually at TAB tracks across South Australia.
According to Greyhound Racing SA Syndication Coordinator, Sean Donnelly, people from all walks of life can participate in the sport with syndication being a great way to get started.
“A syndicate can consist of anywhere from two to 20 or more members who own the racing greyhound and share the costs of purchase and training – along with the winnings,” he said.
“Syndicates actually have an appointed manager who is then responsible for managing the affairs of the ownership group.”
Donnelly was recently at Tara Raceway for the first time, and was suitably impressed when taking in the inaugural SE Football Clubs Challenge meeting.
“It was a great day and it was hats off to president Noel Perry and the Mount Gambier committee for their hard work in getting the challenge up and running.
“I found on the day there had been definite interest in relation to greyhound syndication. Already one of the football clubs has shown interest in a private syndicate while others had been interested in public syndication.”
Donnelly said of the three codes, greyhound racing was considered the most affordable in which to be involved.
“Ownership provides a unique thrill. For sure, that winning feeling when your greyhound is successful certainly can’t be matched,” he said.
For anyone interested in taking their first steps into the exciting sport of greyhound racing, Sean Donnelly is the person to contact on firstname.lastname@example.org.