GRV Suspends Racing At Cranbourne Indefinitely

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced that racing and trialling at Cranbourne has been suspended until further notice.

Adam Dobbin

10 January 2022

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced that racing and trialling at Cranbourne has been suspended until further notice.

The decision came after Saturday morning’s 10-event card was abandoned from race five onwards after a lure malfunction in the fourth event resulted in a no-race.

As a result of the lure malfunction on the third corner a number of greyhounds were found to be injured. 

In the strongest possible response to the technical failure, GRV declared that racing and trialling would cease at Cranbourne for the foreseeable future while a full review was undertaken.

“Greyhound racing and trialling at Cranbourne is currently suspended,” a GRV statement read.

“The incident with the lure at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing track which resulted in the death of a greyhound is being investigated.

“Racing was immediately ceased and will not be scheduled on the track until the matter has been fully resolved.

“The safety of our greyhounds and our people are our number one priority.”

Cranbourne’s scheduled race meetings for Monday 10 January and Wednesday 12 January have both been cancelled with prize money for the maiden Final (scheduled for January 12) to be divided between the eight finalists.

Nominations for this Wednesday’s meetings at Bendigo, The Meadows and Ballarat will close on Monday morning at 8am, 9am & 10am respectively.

Traralgon will assume Cranbourne’s regular Monday Twilight time slot from 17 January.

The suspension of racing at Cranbourne comes a week out from the opening of Traralgon’s revolutionary new J-Turn greyhound track.