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Greyhound racing in the spotlight in new TV series

WA owner Peter Cameron will help spread the word about greyhound ownership when he appears on the new television series, Thrill Of The Chase, on Sunday.

Airing on Sundays at 10am on 7mate, Thrill Of The Chase aims to educate and celebrate the greyhound industry by taking viewers behind the scenes into the most successful kennels around Australia.

Cameron, 38, talks about his success with the likes of Bendigo Cup winner Vanderworp and star sprinter Campini.

“It’s great to get a bit of exposure for greyhound racing on free-to-air television,” Cameron said.

“I’ve been lucky. I started off with a couple of average greyhounds and my first good one was Vanderworp.

“It’s a bit of fun owning dogs with all my mates and it’s very affordable.”

Thrill Of The Chase will also exclusively air the National Greyhound Draft on November 17.

The concept involves the formation of 10 syndicates racing three greyhounds each, with the aim of bringing new owners into the industry at an affordable cost.

Cameron was involved in last year’s inaugural draft.

“It’s a bit like the AFL draft,” Cameron said.

“I had pick one last year and I picked a dog we named Wallbanger, who has started his career really well.

“The draft brought in about 1000 new owners last year. It gives a lot of people the opportunity to get into ownership at a low cost.”

Greyhound Racing Victoria manager of strategic communication and marketing, Louise Martin, said Thrill Of The Chase offers plenty for passionate greyhound fans and casual punters.

“Viewers will be treated to form guides and race previews and we will shine a light on the best greyhounds from around the nation,” Martin said.

Thrill Of The Chase is hosted by SEN’s multi-sport expert Jack Heverin, greyhound expert Liz Whelan and race caller James Van de Maat.

The program runs until December 1.

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