Topic: Racing

Tim Eddy Appointed To Board Of Racing Victoria

The board of Racing Victoria has been strengthened with the appointment of senior business leader Tim Eddy. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that Mr Eddy would replace Michael Andrew, who passed away in June after providing three years of service to the Racing Victoria board. Mr Eddy has 40 years’ experience leading and […]

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Education, Support For New Greyhound Racing Code

The introduction of minimum conditions for the keeping of racing greyhounds will be aided by a major funding boost delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Government would invest $1 million to provide practical support to help participants comply with the Code of Practice for the Keeping […]

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Sandown Hosts Melbourne Cup For Greyhounds

The Andrews Labor Government is backing greyhound racing’s Melbourne Cup program at Sandown tonight, with top racing and family entertainment at the top of the bill. The Melbourne Cup is one of the premier greyhound races in Australia and is widely regarded around the world. Sixty-four greyhounds battled it out in eight heats last Friday, […]

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Duncan Appointed Chair Of Greyhound Racing Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Peita Duncan as chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria, and reappointed fellow board member Emmett Dunne for two further years. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Ms Duncan and Mr Dunne, saying they had served the GRV board with distinction. Ms Duncan has been acting GRV chair for several months […]

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Bartolo Appointed To Greyhound Racing Victoria Board

One of Victoria’s most respected greyhound breeders, trainers and owners Ray Bartolo has been appointed to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Mr Bartolo, a 30-year veteran of the industry, on his appointment. Mr Bartolo has held positions on the animal welfare committees of Greyhound Clubs Australia and […]

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New Board To Uphold The Integrity Of Racing

Safeguards around Victoria’s racing industry will be further strengthened following the establishment of the Victorian Racing Integrity Board. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced appointments to the board, which will come into operation on 1 August. The Victorian Racing Integrity Board will have a broad range of functions across the three codes – thoroughbred, […]

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Victorian Racing Tribunal To Hit The Ground Running

Victoria’s racing industry will be further strengthened following the establishment of a new tribunal that will enhance and streamline the disciplinary and appeals process for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. Acting Minister for Racing Jaclyn Symes today announced appointments to the Victorian Racing Tribunal, which will hear and determine serious charges made against licensed persons by […]

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Greyhound Racing Victoria Chair To Depart

Bernie Carolan will step down as Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria after a four-year term that has brought significant progress for the code. Mr Carolan was appointed GRV Chair in 2015 and he has led greyhound racing through a period of upheaval caused by the live-baiting scandal to deliver sustained reform and growth. Mr Carolan’s […]

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Bringing The Best Of The Melbourne Cup To Shanghai

The Andrews Labor Government has brought the fashion, fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to China by showcasing some of the best Victorian spring racing fashion and millinery in Shanghai today. The prized Melbourne Cup was also on display in China, giving local racing fans a taste of Australia’s race that stops the […]

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Track Brings Year-Round Benefits For Ballarat

Ballarat’s premier thoroughbred racing and training venue will now be able to operate no matter the weather, with the launch of Ballarat Turf Club’s new synthetic training track. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today officially opened the $10 million track at Ballarat Racecourse, which has been supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Racing Industry […]

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