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Melton Greyhound Racing Club is essentially a training and education facility for preparing Greyhounds for racing with a strong emphasis on Coursing. We have been holding coursing meetings since it's inception in 1972. The club's honour board which appears in our photo section of this site shows that there have been many local identities who have contributed to the establishment the excellent grass track and facilities that we have today. Several life members are mentioned along with the presentation in 2003 of the prestigious award of the K Carr Medal to Mr Stan Cleghorn. Stan Cleghorn along with his wife Lucy held the position's of President, Secretary and Treasurer from 1989 to 2003 and were well regarded in the surrounding area and Greyhound circles for their dedication to provide a facility for the Greyhound fraternity.
Melton GRC work in conjuction with NCA Victoria and the GRV usually holding at least 4 coursing meetings per season.
The total length of the track is approx., 500 metres is lush grass with a sand catching pen and trolley rail lure. The venue is located on Bulmans Road, Melton. See Melways Map 336 Ref D9 or the google map below.
See where things are within the grounds on this map.
NO TRIALLING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Trials cost $8 per trial for either 1 or 2 dogs and are purchased from the staff at the Canteen. After trialling, dogs are placed in two-way holding pens by Catchers for handlers to collect.
Two distances are run: 300m (approx.290m) and 400m ( approx. 390m) with electronic timing. Times are written into a spreadsheet & posted on the notice board and will also be updated weekly to view on this website.
We always welcome volunteers to assist at trialling days.
Track Phone Number: (03) 9746 9489 only on trial mornings.
Postal Address: PO Box 285, Melton Victoria 3337
MEMBERSHIP now payable for 2017-2018 SEASON:
NEW MEMBERS: If you wish to join and live local to the club keys are availabe from Wendy's Pet Supplies. Contact details on this site.
Joining Fee (if you have not been a member in the last 12 mths.) $30.00
$100.00 per year - Full Membership
and is renewed June 30th of each year. Each Member is provided with a Gate Entry Key which allows access to the grounds outside of scheduled events.
Free-galloping is available to all members during the day.
Weighing Scales are available in the marshalling area to members to weigh their dogs.
COURSING DATES: Coursing Calendar available on NCA website. -
CANTEEN: The club runs a canteen which will be open at all trial days selling Trial Tickets, Drinks (hot and cold) plus usually some warm snack foods.
DOG PRODUCTS: At cost price the club offers a limited range of dog products – catching leads, wire muzzles, American muzzles, assorted mats for kennel & dog trailers. Mats made to order, support bandages, Red/White coursing collars etc.