Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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So you want to become a greyhound trainer?

Interested in becoming involved in greyhound racing but not too sure where to start? Well, a forthcoming seminar at Tara Raceway on Lake Terrace East could be for you.

The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club (MGGRC) is looking to help locals get their “paw in the door” with the Join in the Chase Participation Seminar which will feature interviews with local trainers and owners.

The free seminar will run from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 and follow the race meeting which will commence at approximately 11.30 a.m.

And if you have caught the racing bug, becoming a trainer may be the next step to further involvement with greyhound racing.

If you enjoy working with the greyhounds you own, then training could be for you. This can be financially and emotionally rewarding although confirming your ultimate decision to become a trainer will require some research.

Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) can provide information on the process involved in becoming a trainer, which, while being relatively simple, is designed to ensure that the people entering the industry are doing so with the right intentions.

Many trainers’ involvement commences as a hobby before progressing their operations into part-time or full-time careers. The benefits of training include the enjoyment of working closely with the greyhounds, being you own boss and the social aspects of racing.

However, the demands of becoming a trainer must be considered. Greyhounds require a 24/7 commitment to ensure their welfare needs are met. The hours are long and you may need to travel long distances to attend race meetings.

You will also need to make sure that you comply with any local council requirements with regard to land use and dog numbers. You will also be required to have a suitable kennel set-up.

GRSA suggests it would be advisable to talk with a current trainer who will give an indication of the time and resource commitments that are required to become a successful trainer.

Tara Raceway is the home of the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club and for greyhound racing in the south-east of South Australia region.

Established in 1972, the club now hosts two afternoon race meetings a week – on Thursdays and Sundays.

With continued growth of racing in the region the annual Mount Gambier Cup is now a Group 3 race attracting a host of the best greyhounds in the state and from interstate.

Boasting a family friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the club is your first point of call to becoming involved in greyhound racing. The MGGRC can help you make contact with trainers and other owners to start building relationships to get you started.

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