World Greyhound Body Upbeat about Dog Races in VN

Greyhound racing in Viet Nam is developing impressively on the right track, the World Greyhound Racing Federation’s president said during the organization’s annual conference in Vung Tau City, which houses Viet Nam’s only dog track.

WGRF president R. Sultemeier (C) answers questions from local media in Vung Tau (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

WGRF president Ronald Sultemeier, who runs racing destinations in New York, Florida, Arkansas, Arizona and West Virginia, the USA, said participants at the four-day conference were all delighted about what Sports and Entertainment Services Co. (SES) has achieved so far in Viet Nam.

SES, which joined the WGRF in 2001, hosted the conference on October 5-8 for the first time in Viet Nam, where greyhound racing is in its infancy.

Mr. Sultemeier said, “At our conference last year in Miami, SES chairman Nguyen Ngoc My offered to host this year’s conference in Viet Nam. We agreed after considering his proposal, and now see that it is an excellent conference here.”
He added WGRF members are willing to share technical advice with SES, a joint venture between Australia’s Hemlock Services and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province’s Tourism Company, to assist the new member, which started greyhound racing at Lam Son Stadium in 2004.

SES expects to inaugurate the second greyhound track in Viet Nam at a stadium in Ha Noi in the next six months or so. Mr. My and WGRF specialists are working on the plan.

Dr. John Newell, an Australian expert in frozen semen processing and implementation with the WGRF, told Sai Gon Giai Phong that he and other Australian specialists have been coming to Vietnamese cities very often to help Mr. My expand greyhound racing as soon as possible, and a Ha Noi track would soon open.

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