GOTBA Vic recently surveyed participants about grading of Level 3 races in Victoria. Aged Prize Money (APM) Level 3 grading is very clearly not supported. It results in greyhounds being denied opportunities to race, reduced viability and premature retirements. Revision of Level 3 grading needs to occur. Participants expressed views on alternatives.
These are the high level survey results from almost 100 participants asked a range of questions about Level 3 grading before and after use of Aged Prize Money as an exclusive grading method.
Key survey findings, summarised:
A slideshow of the results - see GOTBA Grading Survey - results.mp4
These results show that participants want strong consideration of a return to earlier forms of Level 3 grading to best cater for needs of participants and to assist retention in the racing program.
The results will inform our actions going forward.
GOTBA Vic Committee