Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club kicked off the TAB Great Chase Community series with an entertaining night of racing on Tuesday.
About 250 staff and clients from local community organisations attended the evening with friends, family and carers. The club hosted the free event which features a series of races, dinner and giveaways in support of the local disability sector.
To add to the excitement, each community group was randomly assigned greyhounds that gained virtual points according to wins and placings. The groups with the most virtual points at the end of the night won cash prizes.
The CEO of Southern Way Direct Care Services, Paul Lougheed said families, staff, residents and program participants looked forward to attending the event each year.
“Despite the cold, and the fact that our dog came in second last, everyone had a great night. There was also great feedback about the food, venue, activities, races and opportunities to socialise,” Mr Lougheed said.
Mr Lougheed thanked the club’s manager Craig Monigatti, staff and volunteers at the club for their warm hospitality, calling it a great community event.
“We’re looking forward to the Great Chase in 2018.”
Warrnambool was the first of the 13 Victorian greyhound racing clubs to host the 2017 event, which is organised by Greyhound Racing Victoria in partnership with TAB. The remaining 12 clubs will host events over the next few months, culminating in the grand final which will be held at The Meadows in Melbourne on October 25.