Have Your Say On The Future Of NSW Racing

Updated: 15th Sep, 2017

Participants are invited to take part in a survey that will assist in determining possible strategies and other racing related solutions to minimise the impact of the falling greyhound population that will develop in NSW (and Australia wide) over the next 12 to 24 months.

A survey has been developed to gather industry views on what race event programming initiatives, prizemoney structures, financial incentive schemes or other racing related solutions would be most beneficial to optimise the future racing population of greyhounds in NSW.

The sharp fall in greyhound breeding levels experienced in recent years poses a serious threat to GRNSW being able to maintain current racing levels across the state, however it also presents an opportunity to optimise the racing pool by improving welfare outcomes, increasing the proportion of greyhounds that make the track and extending the average career of racing greyhounds.

To illustrate the magnitude of the breeding drop off, the total number of pups whelped in NSW was 56% down in calendar year 2016 compared to 2014, with the last six months of 2016 down 73% compared to the corresponding period of 2014.

The decrease in NSW breeding is further illustrated by the graph below:

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes and can be completed online by clicking here and submissions will close on Friday 6 October 2017.

All responses will be reviewed and considered when determining the best approach to optimise the future racing population of greyhounds in NSW