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Greyhounds race to the lead in Cheryl’s life

Greyhounds were slow to appear in Cheryl Isaac’s life but they have raced to the front and are staying firmly in the lead. Her recent work as loyal media manager and personal assistant to her two dogs Sammy and Boss, who are favourite ambassadors for Greyhounds as Pets (GAP), clearly show her world revolves around […]

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Giddy up for vet nurse training

Off the Track WA horses will help vet nurses learn new skills through an online training course starting this winter. Applied Vocational Training (AVT) is launching an equine care course to give nurses the chance to gain a broader knowledge of the handling and treatment of large animals. AVT Assessor Ann-Marie Moyles said content was […]

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New therapy horse a Major success at Riding for the Disabled

Major Survivor has landed the perfect new job after retiring from the race track – working with other great survivors.  He has joined Riding for the Disabled Association – Carine (RDA Carine), gained Telethon sponsorship and recently starred at a special event where he was re-named after the first Telethon child, Maryanne Lazarides, who was […]

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Kelly puts horses and hounds on the Roads to happy retirement

The only person who was surprised when Kelly Roads won an animal welfare award was Kelly Roads. The thoroughbred racehorse retrainer and serial greyhound foster mum holds the 2022 Kerry Vernon Award for Excellence in Greyhound Welfare, part of Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s Greyhound of the Year Awards, despite having no idea she was […]

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Discover a new friend during Greyhounds as Pets’ Adoption Month

April is the month to find out how adaptable, adorable and adoptable greyhounds can be. Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA is encouraging people to discover the gentle companionship of greyhounds with the help of acclaimed veterinarian and animal welfare advocate Dr Garnett Hall during adoption month. In his fourth year as GAP ambassador, Dr Hall […]

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Pet greyhounds in a spin over new play space

It’s called Zoomie Land and it’s for those who have retired but still love to run. Named after the quirk shared by many greyhounds for running around in tight circles, Zoomie Land is a new play area at Cannington created by Greyhounds WA. General Manager Noel Reilly said the off-lead space beside the racetrack was […]

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Racehorses benefit from lower cost health scans

Racehorse welfare is being reinforced by a new initiative to bring down the cost of high-tech health scans. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is introducing a rebate of half the cost of using advanced diagnostic imaging to investigate musculoskeletal conditions in thoroughbred and standardbred racehorses, up to $1500. RWWA Veterinary Services Manager Dr Judith […]

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New laws free retired greyhounds from muzzles

New state laws liberating pet greyhounds from wearing muzzles in public are welcomed by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Chief Racing Officer Charlotte Mills said the racing community was pleased with the changes, which support RWWA’s goals for greyhound welfare and upholding the reputation of the breed. “Until now, greyhounds who were retired from […]

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Adam flicks the switch from tradie to trainer

When Adam Smithson became an electrician, it wasn’t the first apprenticeship he had served. He had been an apprentice greyhound trainer to parents Ray and Belinda since he was a toddler. “We had three or four dogs in the backyard and I was always following Dad around the kennels, giving him a hand and going […]

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RWWA welcomes thoroughbred horse welfare report

Racing and Wagering Western Australia — the State-appointed regulator of racing — welcomes a report examining thoroughbred horse welfare across Australia. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Welfare Working Group’s (TAWWG) report, an industry group including breeders, trainers, jockeys, and owners, consulted industry and other stakeholders about the effectiveness of welfare arrangements. It made several recommendations related to […]

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