Have dog, must travel ……


…. Especially if it is greyhound

If you know anyone with greyhounds, chances are that the odometer on their car will have registered more than the average motorist.

With only thirteen race tracks across Victoria, most trainers cover many miles if they wish to race at Healesville’s picturesque and unique straight track. Given that the club races regularly on Friday and Sunday, some trainers back up twice a week, week in, week out.

One such trainer is Samantha Hooke. Having recently moved from Bendigo to the small township of Bushfield, 10 km north of Warrnambool, Sam recently made the trip twice in seven days. Covering a total of 1,318km and spending close to 14 hours driving, the trips to the valley were well worth while as her greyhound, Spritely Bob won on both occasions.

With school holidays well underway, Sam was accompanied by her children Brianna 11 and five year old Hunter and all three were very excited with the result. Hope that it made the trip home seem much shorter.

As the school holidays draw to a close on the Australia Day long weekend, the Healesville Greyhound Association will race on Friday, Sunday and have a very special meeting on Monday 28th with our Australia Day Fun Day. Come along and enjoy free family entertainment, live music, food vans and great racing and entry to the event is free.

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