One of Victoria’s most respected greyhound breeders, trainers and owners Ray Bartolo has been appointed to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV).
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Mr Bartolo, a 30-year veteran of the industry, on his appointment.
Mr Bartolo has held positions on the animal welfare committees of Greyhound Clubs Australia and GRV, as well as serving on GRV’s Animal Welfare Taskforce.
He has also been a director of the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club and the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association.
The greyhound racing industry in Victoria generates $500 million for the economy and helps sustain more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent jobs.
As stated by Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“Ray is passionate about greyhound racing and greyhound welfare and will be a great asset to the GRV board.”
“The greyhound racing industry is entering a new era and people like Ray will play a vital role in helping the industry realise its potential.”
As noted by Greyhound Racing Victoria acting chair Peita Duncan
“The members of the board are pleased to welcome Ray, whose experience and passion will help Greyhound Racing Victoria continue to go from strength to strength.”