This weekend sees the running of the 2014 National Coursing Association of Victoria Derby and Oaks at Longwood, Victoria. Both classics are sponsored by the Sale & District Greyhound Racing Club.
Whilst the Derby and Oaks runners take centre stage, we are only a month out from the time honoured Waterloo Cup, which will be staged at Lang Lang on the last weekend of August.
Do you have a potential Waterloo Cup winner in your kennel and haven’t even tried coursing him or her yet? This year’s Waterloo Cup prizemoney is worth a total of $27165.00 with Consolations catering for those beaten in early rounds, with a total of 24 greyhounds collecting prizemoney. It’s not too late to try coursing in 2014; you never know that cup winner might be out the back now. You might have a dog that just can’t come out of the boxes as quick as he needs to and keeps running into the backs of his opponents. Starting out of collars evens things up and with only one opponent up the straight there are no hard luck tales from interference on the first turn!
With the fantastic assistance of the Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club we are trying something we haven’t tried in quite a few years with a Twin Codes Challenge. No you don’t have to teach your greyhound to pull a sulky, we are holding a special event at Longwood this Sunday and a Grand Final at Shepparton on Monday August 11th.
32 greyhounds will be drawn in four events at Longwood with the winners and runners up qualifying for a 390 metre final at Shepparton carrying prizemoney of $1650.00 plus $1000 GOBIS to the winner. Of course all of the qualifiers will also collect coursing prizemoney at Longwood (same level as tier 3).
Why not give it a try, so many dogs get that confidence boost racing two out and who knows you might just uncover our next Waterloo Cup winner.