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Horsham Greyhound Racing Club

YOUR CLUB, OUR COMMUNITY

The Horsham Greyhound Racing Club started hosting race meetings at the Horsham Showgrounds in December, 1973. The Horsham Cup is held in March, on its recently upgraded track, which is now regarded as one of Australia’s best. In recent times the Club has supported Wimmera Hospice Care, Horsham PAWS, Halls Gap Zoo, Blue Ribbon Foundation, Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village High Care Unit, PCFA, Warracknabeal RSL, as well as many sporting clubs.

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club

The Horsham Greyhound Racing Club offers a large undercover Grandstand and a formal dining area available for social and business events and functions.

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club Dining

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Horsham 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.

Horsham GRC Community

The club directly employs a number of permanent and casual staff and greyhound racing contributes more than $63 million to the Outer Melbourne region. providing hundreds of local direct and indirect jobs and a market for local suppliers of goods and services.

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 Horsham Great Chase Community Days have donated around $20,000 to local community groups.

WHO’S WHO AT HORSHAM GREYHOUND RACING CLUB

Jenni Coustley
President

David Smith
Junior Vice President

Norm Smith; Joe McIntyre; Ken Farr; Evelyn Cornell;
Bill Hartigan; Michael Carter; Sylvia Penny; Jamie Parfett
Committee Members

Justin Brilliant
Club Manager

CONTACT AND VISIT US

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club

Horsham Showgrounds, McPherson St, Horsham, Victoria
PO Box 458 Horsham 3400

 

Enquiries and bookings

Email: horsham@grv.org.au
Phone: (03) 5382 4329
Fax: (03) 5382 1949

 

  • Bistro
  • Licensed
  • TAB and ATM on premises
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children’s playground
  • Free parking
GREYHOUNDS ARE MY LIFE

Judy O’NeilJudy O’Neill

Judy has owned and run the Horsham Boarding Kennels for more than twenty years, caring for many dogs and cats, but hadn’t really thought about greyhound racing until she was asked to whelp a greyhound staying at the kennels. She decided to keep one of the puppies and see what this greyhound racing was all about. It became a very handy racer along with several others that followed over the years. Today Judy also works at the Horsham Greyhound Racing Club, helping to manage race day kennelling, before going home to a property full of retired and resting greyhounds.

Bill PowellBill Powell

Bill’s first greyhound was passed onto him by his grandfather and by his teens he was training them for coursing before going on to race greyhounds for several decades, picking up some very nice wins along the way. In 1971, Bill and other members of the Wimmera greyhound community got together to form the Horsham Greyhound Racing Club and he served as club President for 23 years, In 2005, Bill was awarded the 2005 Ken Carr medal for services to the sport. Off the track Bill still plays the saxophone in a local jazz band as he has for nearly 50 years. While Bill has retired from racing, he is still very much involved with the club and still likes to take “Ninety-Five”, one of his old racers, and now a family pet, for a good run on the family farm.

TELL US YOUR STORIES

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.

On this page, we’ll share your stories as well as keeping you informed of the latest club’s community news.

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