Interview: GREG MILLER Greg Miller has spent his whole life playing and working in sport and has had an involvement in greyhound racing his whole life. From owning greyhounds to later becoming CEO of one of Australia’s most successful greyhound clubs, Sandown Park, and now as Deputy Chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria, he has seen the sport from many angles. He has also travelled the world to go greyhound racing, including here in the UK on many occasions. His views on the sport are well-informed, forward thinking and invaluable. Meeting Greg Miller.
GREG MILLER (part 1 of 4)
In part one, Greg Miller tells us how his life evolved and led him to work in greyhound racing. He tells us about greyhound racing on his travels and explains the difference in the way greyhound racing is run in Australia compared to other countries, notably here in the UK.
GREG MILLER (part 2 of 4)
The funding model for greyhound racing in Australia is unique and immense. It’s a not for profit industry but generates a massive amount of money as bookmakers, including TAB, pay a statutory levy. Here, Greg tells us how much money comes in and where it goes. We discuss how funds available here in the UK are much lower and spread much thinner too. Importantly, we discuss if the Australian model could ever be replicated here in the UK. We also learn why greyhound owners don’t get a kennel bill and how and why trainers still make a very good living.
GREG MILLER (part 3 of 4)
In part 3, Greg tells us about greyhound ownership in Australia. We discuss the importance of challenging perceptions of greyhound racing, why transparency is so important and how the governing body handle contentious issues. We talk about media coverage and how the money available for advertising also helps to secure positive news coverage. Greg also explains why the people at the helm are very proud of their sport.
GREG MILLER (part 4 of 4)
In the final part, we discuss just how important welfare is in greyhound racing, particularly when it comes to attracting a new generation of racing lovers. Greg tells us what else is being done to get younger people and ladies involved in the sport, something that’s very important to him, as is telling the stories behind the dogs. Greg tells us all about GRV’s GAP (Greyhound Adoption Programme) and finally explains, in no uncertain terms, what he would be focusing on if he was in charge here in the UK.