Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club
Founded in 1972, the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club has been part of the Latrobe Valley community for more than four decades. Based at Glenview Park, the club hosts two race meetings a week, attended by around 11,000 people annually, including the Traralgon Cup, the fourth leg of the Gippsland Carnival.
A $6 million redevelopment of the club facilities and track in 2014 delivered a new 175 seat dining pavilion with full bar and catering at all race meetings that can also be booked for social and business functions.
The Club directly employs 22 staff and supports local businesses and suppliers across the Gippsland region through the provision of goods and services to the club. The club, along with sister clubs Cranbourne, Sale, and Warragul, contribute more than $20 million to the Gippsland economy each year, providing hundreds of local jobs.
The club has partnerships with many local businesses and you can find out more about them here.
The Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club is committed to managing its operations with the community in mind and organises and hosts many events to support good causes and give local groups and residents opportunities to meet, raise funds and enjoy themselves.
The Great Chase
This annual event raises money for community groups that work with the aged and disabled and gives their clients a great day out at the races. Since 2003 the Traralgon Great Chase Community Days have donated around $20,000 to local community groups.
Noel Zammit and William Majoor
Olivia Alcock, Terri Morris, Martin Nicoll and Mark Busuttil
Margaret Thomas has long been one of the most respected and loved members of Victoria’s greyhound racing community. Introduced to the sport by her father, she has trained and raced many dogs over several decades, served as the President and Vice-President of Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club, is famed for her handmade presentation rugs and helped inspire the film Dalkeith about a Traralgon-based aged care facility that adopted a racing greyhound. She received the 2004 Ken Carr Medal, the Victorian greyhound racing industry’s highest award for excellence, is a member of GRV’s Hall of Fame and is still training champion racers today.
When Olivia’s husband bought a greyhound to race one day, she had little idea she’d end up breeding around 100 of them over the next ten years. Committed to finding good homes for her dogs once they retire, Olivia socialises them from birth with the enthusiastic help of her children and family cats and always offers to take back dogs she’s sold if they need re-homing.
When not looking after three children, two cats and dozens of greyhounds, Olivia, a former Traralgon Club committee member, works at the Club to help manage its daily operations and race and trial days.
Historically, the people in greyhound racing have always generously shared their expertise with their peers. Tell us your stories. Tell us how you raised your pups so that they are socialised early. Tell us what you do when you put integrity and the welfare of the dog in front of everything you do.
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