Bendigo Greyhound Racing Club
Greyhounds have been racing in Bendigo since the 1920s, first at Bendigo Racecourse in Epsom and then from 1936 at Canterbury Park, Eaglehawk. In 1978, the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association (BGRA) moved to its current location at Lord’s Raceway, McIvor Highway, in Junortoun. The club premises were extensively redeveloped from 2007 and it is now one of Victoria’s leading greyhound racing centres with full racing and wagering and entertainment facilities, including the Chasers Function Centre, which is available for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, seminars and other corporate events.
The BGRA stages over 100 race meetings each year, including the Bendigo Cup as its flagship Group 2 event, and also hosts the annual Ready 2 Race event, where people can watch greyhounds going through their paces before they are auctioned.
The Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association is committed to managing its operations with the community in mind. It sponsors local sports teams, hosts events to support good causes and offers community organisations access to its facilities for fundraisers and charity days.
Greyhound racing generates around 120 direct jobs, and more indirectly, and contributes around $10 million annually to the Bendigo region.
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 Bendigo Great Chase Community Days have donated around $20,000 to local community groups.
“We had a great time at the Bendigo Great Chase Community Day, met a recently adopted greyhound and it was very good to catch up with other local groups.” – Mary Leversha of Bendigo Headway
Senior Vice President
Junior Vice President
Ms Jenny Torr and Ron Wilkinson
Bendigo Greyhound Racing Club
Lords Raceway, McIvor Highway, Junortoun, Victoria, 3551
PO Box 7, Junortoun, Victoria, 3551
Enquiries and bookings
Tel: (03) 5449 3322
Fax: (03) 5449 3348
- TAB and ATM on premises
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children’s playground
- Free parking
When Jennifer Torr’s husband decided to buy a greyhound, she thought it was a waste of their money at the time, but she soon fell in love with the dogs and the sport. Over the years, Jennifer has owned and trained many dogs and enjoyed quite a few good wins while also running, with her husband, one of Bendigo’s oldest pubs – the Railway Station Hotel. Jennifer is now also serving on the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association’s committee and enjoying how her grandchildren are discovering greyhounds as they help her with the feeding, cleaning and exercise of her dogs, especially their own favourite ones.
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.
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