Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terry Davis, Brian Parkinson,
John Hutchison, Len Ketelaar, John Slockwitch,
Rex Griffin, and Ray Bartolo
In 2016, Marg Long was inducted into the Greyhound Racing Victoria Hall of Fame. A greyhound racing club administrator across several decades, Marg was a major player in the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association’s transition from Olympic Park to The Meadows in the late 1990s.
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