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The Meadows (MGRA)

YOUR CLUB, OUR COMMUNITY

Home of the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA), The Meadows is one of Australia’s largest and most well-appointed greyhound racing venues.

Established in 1955, the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association staged race meetings at Maribyrnong before moving to North Melbourne and then to Olympic Park in Richmond and eventually to Broadmeadows where The Meadows was opened in 1999.

 

 

Today The Meadows hosts 104 racing meets annually including nine prestigious Group 1 events including the Australian Cup, Sky Racing TopGun, Hume Cup and Great Chase Grand Final.

The Meadows offers excellent facilities for social events such as receptions and anniversaries and conferences, seminars, conventions and other business functions.

 

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

The Meadows and greyhound racing in general contributes over 1,500 jobs and $234 million to the Melbourne Metro area in wages and supplying goods and services.

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Meadows plays a prominent part in the Northern Melbourne community, partnering with the Hume City Council, a range of local sponsors, families and the Northern Football League, which includes 35 football clubs and a netball club.

 

Community groups at The Great Chase Grand Final marquee at The Meadows.

Community groups at The Great Chase Grand Final marquee at The Meadows.

 

The Meadows also offers community organisations facilities for fundraisers and charity days and hosts events such as the TAB Great Chase Community Event, culminating in the Great Chase Grand Final, where community groups share over $40,000 in prizes while enjoying a great day at the races.

CONTACT AND VISIT US

The Meadows Greyhound Racing Club

80 Northcorp Boulevard, Broadmeadows. 3047.

PO Box 103, Campbellfield.3061.

 

 

Enquiries and bookings

Email: meadows@grv.org.au

Tel: (03) 9355 5222

 

  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • TAB and ATM on premises
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children’s playground
  • Free parking
GREYHOUNDS ARE MY LIFE

Marg Long

Marg Long

The Meadows (MGRA)
Marg discovered greyhound racing in her twenties when she was given a young greyhound to train. Not long after, she started working as general manager at the Traralgon and then Geelong Greyhound Racing Clubs before moving to the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA), first as racing manager and then as general manager at Olympic Park. Marg oversaw MGRA’s move to its new purpose-built venue in Broadmeadows, ‘The Meadows’ which is now one of the world’s leading greyhound racing clubs, home to many major race meetings including the Australian Cup and the Sky Racing Topgun. Marg was inducted into GRV’s Hall of Fame in 2016. View video here

Cory Hiscock and Chris Chilcott

Cory Hiscock and Chris Chilcott

The Meadows (MGRA)
Both Cory and Chris grew up in families that raced greyhounds and helped train and care for their parents’ dogs from an early age. Cory joined the Meadows in 1998 as it was being built, helped lay its track and has been looking after it ever since. Chris was working at Bendigo Greyhound Racing Club when Cory recruited him to come at work at the Meadows. Today, they lead a team that keeps the venue’s racing infrastructure in peak condition while ensuring the club’s outdoor facilities are at their best for the many big events that Meadows hosts, especially the Australian Cup. View video here

TELL US YOUR STORIES

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