Items filtered by date: January 2023

To further support the industry, Greyhound Clubs Victoria and the Healesville Greyhound Racing Club are pleased to announce a 6-week pilot will commence on 12 February 2023 that will offer field and solo trials after Sunday race meetings.

Trial booking and cancellation rates will be evaluated on a fortnightly basis during the pilot period, which will assist the Club in determining on-going trial requirements.

A summary of the Sunday trial pilot to be held at Healesville is shown in the table below.

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Clubs need your support

We need your support to make sure trials are available for as many participants as possible on an equal basis. The ongoing nature of the Healesville post-race session on Sundays is subject to the success of this 6-week trial.
Over the past 12 months there have been a number of late cancellations and ‘no-shows’ which put greater stress on trial capacity and reduces the opportunities for other participants to secure trials.
As a result, a 3-step escalation procedure has now been introduced by all Clubs in the event of trial booking and cancellation processes not being followed appropriately:

  1. an initial warning,
  2. a 1-week exclusion from trialling at the relevant Club for repeat occurrence(s),
  3. a 1-month exclusion from trialling at the relevant Club for further repeat occurrence(s).

Clubs will review trialling arrangements on an ongoing basis to ensure that scheduled sessions are optimised to cater for the required demand.

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The popular Greyhound Adoption Program is holding a massive three-day adoption weekend from the 20th to the 22nd of January with organisers urging Victorians to open their hearts and homes to a new “paw” friend.

The Greyhound Adoption Program or GAP aims to find loving homes for retired greyhounds which either no longer race or didn’t quite make it to the track.

Created over 26 years ago GAP is a world leader in greyhound rehoming and will have more than 50 greyhounds up for adoption at the weekend event at Seymour.

All greyhounds up for adoption have undergone a thorough temperament assessments to ensure they are safe around small dogs and to be un-muzzled in public. All greyhounds adopted from GAP are de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and health checked.

Greyhound Clubs Victoria CEO Brett Jones said the work done by GAP adds to the industry’s efforts ensuring greyhounds are cared for after they leave the racetrack.

Mr Jones said, “When the greyhounds are under our care and supervision, we strive to ensure that they receive the best facilities, medical assistance as well as a loving environment. With GAP, we ensure the greyhounds find a loving home and a pet-parent willing to extend the same care and affection towards these dogs who will make wonderful pets.”

And in good news for any potential new owner, this weekend, all fees have been waived! And there will be experts on hand to answer any queries about the breed or any particular “paw” friend anyone wants to take home.

Amongst the greyhounds featured will be Koko a friendly, affectionate, confident dog who is 4 years old. She loves people and is super friendly. The adoption event will be held at 298 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Seymour, and will be open from 2pm to 6pm on Friday 20th January and from 10am to 3pm on 21st and 22nd January.

For more information and to see the greyhounds available for adoption please visit:

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