At the close of nominations Greyhound Racing Victoria received a combined total of 73 nominations for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats and the Victorian National Distance Championship heats.
49 greyhounds were nominated for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats to be held at The Meadows on Saturday 15th August 2009. Included amongst the nominees are recent group winners Trew Millions and Velocette, as well as high ranked greyhounds Fedex, Hanify’s Impact, Cindeen Shelby, Gardam Prince and Aston Trivett.
The Victorian National Distance Championship heats are to be held at Sandown Park on Thursday 13th August 2009 and they attracted 24 nominations including classy stayer Mantra Lad, as well as Vintage Octane and recent group winner Amity Bale.
Winners of the Victorian State Finals qualify with other State finalists for the $50,000 Grand Finals (Group 1) over 530 metres and 715 metres at Cannington on September 5.
In addition, in each distance category, the highest ranked greyhound from the AGRA National Rankings as at July 31, 2009 that competed in their respective State Final but did not win their State Final will qualify for the Grand Final at Cannington.
Victorian National Sprint Championships Nominations
Ess Bee Dee
Mid City Ace
Victorian National Disatnce Championships Nominations
Big Red Assassin
Sandy On Target