Dr Michelle Ledger reviewing Hatrick Raceway

Dr Michelle Ledger has been appointed to lead the review of Hatrick Race Track. 
She is an experienced racing regulatory veterinarian who graduated from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort in 2001. She has a strong interest in the welfare of sporting animals and has recently completed a Masters in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law via the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Ledger has recently vacated her role as the Chief Veterinary Officer at the NSW Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission, where she implemented welfare enhancements with a strong focus on injury reporting, improving welfare standards and understanding the contributing factors to greyhound racing injuries and how they can best be mitigated.
Michelle is available to get the review underway immediately and will be focussing on:  
1. A review of the track design parameters at Hatrick and assessment against known Greyhound Track minimum standards  developed in NSW, including an expert review of design by Professor David Eager and original track designer and builder Brian Barrington. 
2. Recommendations for track and distance design improvements, renovations and a schedule of work to be developed by experts.
3. An injury data review  
4. Curator capability and maintenance requirements.
Michelle is also wanting to make contact with our participants, especially our trainers and we would be grateful if you could assist her with any requests she has for information.

Posted on 11 October 2021

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