Golden Easter Egg betting

Golden Easter Egg greyhound racing

The 2023 Golden Easter Egg will be raced over three successive weekends from March 25, with betting on the Wentworth Park feature now available. Defending champion She’s A Pearl is the $7 equal favourite with greyhound bookmakers to win the $300,000-to-the-winner final, with Rejuvenate and Victa Damian also well backed. Our Golden Easter Egg betting guide will run you through everything you need to know about the 2023 edition of the race, including the main chances, latest Golden Easter Egg odds, how to bet, the field and the most in-depth historical analysis you will find of the 520m feature.

Golden Easter Egg odds 2023

All-in betting is now available for the Golden Easter Egg, with all good greyhound racing betting sites featuring odds well in advance of the series kicking off.

The Golden Easter Egg odds as of March 21 are as follows:

Dog Win Odds Top 3 Odds
Rejuvenate $7 $2.35
She’s A Pearl $7 $2.50
Victa Damian $7 $2.50
Amron Boy $8 $2.80
Jay Is Jay $9 $3
Elite Alex $10 Sus
Fernando Mick $11 $3.50
Aston Barak $12 $3.80
Baby Jaycee $12 $3.80
Came And Went $12 $3.80
French Martini $12 $3.80
Panama Pepper $12 $3.80
Wyndra All Class $14 $4.20
Zipping Masarati $14 $4.20
Zipping Orlando $14 $4.20
Simply Limelight $15 $4.60
Good Odds Emma $16 $4.80
Zipping Kyrgios $18 $5.50
Coast Model $21 $6
Comet A Cost $21 $6
Hello Mike $21 $6
McInerney $21 $6
Shipwreck $21 $6
Mortified $23 $6.50

Golden Easter Egg history

The Group 1 Golden Easter Egg is the biggest race on the New South Wales greyhound racing calendar and is held at Wentworth Park on Easter Saturday each year. The race is a three week series, comprising of heats and semi-finals on the two Saturdays prior to the decider, with greyhounds able to ensure a start in the heats through winning one of the Easter Egg Preludes in the weeks leading up to the opening round.

The first running of the Golden Easter Egg was held in 1990 when taken out by Ultra Sense, a fawn daughter of Acacia Park and Sense Of Joy, and has has carried Group 1 status since its inception.

While the event has always been run over 520m, the first three editions were conducted on grass before the track was converted to loam in 1993. It has remained that way ever since.

Each year, the Golden Easter Egg attracts the best greyhounds from right across the country, with a crowd of thousands descending on the Ultimo circuit on Easter Saturday to witness a truly spectacular night of racing. The series is open to the best 80 greyhounds nominated plus reserves.

A terrific support card is also on offer each year, with the Group 1 Association Cup, Group 3 New Sensation, Group 3 Magic Maiden and the Group 3 Ambrosoli also up for grabs on the big night.

In 2010, the Golden Easter Egg’s prize money purse sky-rocketed to a massive $250,000 to the winner, cementing it as the state’s richest greyhound race.

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Betting on the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg

Betting on the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg attracts massive pools and there is always plenty of value to be found within the race, with most of the eight greyhounds sharing a realistic chance of snaring the prize.

For those punters skilful enough to spot the winner three weeks out, most online bookmakers also offer an all-in market for the final, offering some superb prices about some of the series’ leading contenders. This means you might get $15 on the eventual winner, which may start the race as a short favourite.

The benefits of betting with an online corporate bookmaker include the outstanding odds bonuses you can get with Australia’s greyhound betting sites.

Other benefits of placing your Golden Easter Egg bets at online bookmakers include specific race specials and other promotions that are legally allowed from time to time.

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Golden Easter Egg – the recent years

    • She’s A Pearl was the hot favourite to win the Golden Easter Egg and the Joe Lord-trained bitch did not disappoint, winning in a time of 29.73. Facing a trick draw, She’s A Pearl jumped from box five and overcame some congestion to put the talented field to the sword and keep favourite backers happy. Good Odds Cash finished second after battling on well, while Fantastic Raven rounded out the top three. She’s A Pearl was a very popular Golden Easter Egg winner on-course with the large syndicate she is owned by on-hand to watch.

    • Steve Withers superstar Tommy Shelby saluted in an absolute epic Golden Easter Egg final in 2021, beating out Wow for the title. Billed as a race of two, it did not disappoint, with Tommy Shelby crossing from the pink with Wow in hot-pursuit. The pair then slugged it out for the duration, but it was the West Australian ace that proved too strong in the dying stages, winning by 1.5 lengths in a time of 29.97. The Golden Easter Egg victory was Tommy Shelby’s third group 1 victory, following wins in the Hobart Thousand and Australian Cup. Tommy Shelby’s win had some nice synergy after his sire, the great Fernando Bale, also won the race from box eight in 2015. It’s also worth nothing that Tommy Shelby almost did not take his place in the race, because the running of the event was delayed by a week because of the floods in NSW. This put the Golden Easter Egg on a collision course with the Perth Cup, that Withers was desperate to win as his hometown feature.
    • The Golden Easter Egg, one of the premier races on the greyhound industry’s calendar, had originally been postponed from its April date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but after the on going restrictions being placed around the world Greyhound Breeders Owners & Trainers Association made the decision to cancel it for the year. This being the first time since it started in 1990 that we didn’t see The Golden Easter be run and won.
    • A blistering finish was the order of the night at Wenty in 2019 as Zipping Bailey stormed over the top of them to record one of the most aesthetically pleasing victories in Golden Easter Egg history. Jumping away last, but at least cleanly from box six the winner got an saloon passage up the rails but still settling close to ten lengths behind leader Black Forge. The dog delivered a barnstorming run however and defeated Federal Lilly and Black Forge to win her maiden Group 1 in 29.92.

      2019 Easter Egg Cup results

      When April 20, 2019
      Where Wentworth Park
      First Prize $250,000
      Winner Zipping Bailey
      Trainer Jason Mackay
      Born 23/07/2016 Black Bitch
      Owner Hallinan Hallinan (SYN)
      Margin 1.00
      Time: 29.92
      Others in finishing order
      Federal Lilly, Black Forge, Blue Striker, Miss Splendamiro, Irinka Lizzy, Banjo Tifia, Black Opium

    • Up Hill Jill denied Striker Light a second Golden Easter Egg title when running down the champion bitch to salute by a neck in 29.77.

      Trained in Victoria by David and Rose Geall, it was her second group 1 but her first in the Harbour City after previously running second in the Group 1 National Futurity, the Peter Mosman Classic, the Bob Payne Sprint, third in the Group 1 Paws of Thunder and sixth in the 2017 Golden Easter Egg – all of which were run and won at Wentworth Park.

      2018 Easter Egg Cup results

      When March 03, 2018
      Where Wentworth Park
      First Prize $250,000
      Winner Up Hill Jill
      Trainer David Geall
      Born 20/02/2015 Black Bitch
      Owner ROSE GEALL
      Margin 0.25
      Time: 29.77
      Others in finishing order
      Striker Light, Fernando Express, Dual Keroma, Miss Splendamiro, Two Times Twice, Crash Bandicoot, Bombshell Bandit

    • Kelly and Brett Bravo scored their biggest feature win when Striker Light saluted in the 2017 edition of the race.

      The black bitch held off a late challenge from Lagoon Jazzy to score in 29.99 – recording her 13th career victory and second group 1 win, having already won the National Futurity at Wentworth Park.

      2017 Easter Egg Cup results

      When April 15, 2017
      Where Wentworth Park
      First Prize $250,000
      Winner Striker Light
      Trainer Brett Bravo
      Born 04/03/2015 Black Bitch
      Owner Kelly Bravo
      Margin 0.25
      Time: 29.99
      Others in finishing order
      Lagoon Jazzy, Big Flood, Lucky Chap, Slamming Thunder, Up Hill Jill, Aqua Cheetah, Mack Tux>

    • Trainer Jason Thompson recorded his second Golden Easter Egg victory in the latest running over 520m. Moreira, a brindle dog, started a $3.20 favourite in the race and headed off a tough challenge from Anthony Azzopardi’s Asa Killa Queen.

      It was a remarkable week for Thompson with the Victorian conditioner claiming three group or listed races and over $425,000 in prize money. Read a full report here.

      Jason Thompson previously won the race with Don’t Knocka Him in 2012. 2016-03-26

      2016 Easter Egg Cup results

      When March 03, 2016
      Where Wentworth Park
      First Prize $250,000
      Winner Moreira
      Trainer Jason Thompson
      Born 09/09/2013 Brindle Dog
      Owner Adean Manolitsis
      Margin 0.25
      Time: 29.70
      Others in finishing order
      Brad Hill Bill, Knight Sprite, Blue Revolver, Asa Killa Queen, Dawkins Bale, Mitcharlie Mia, Rare Pearl (FTF)>

    • Trainer Andrea Dailly secured her first Golden Easter Egg victory while the breeders Paul and Jan Wheeler managed to secure the amazing trifecta taking out first, second and third in the race. Fernando Bale, jumped as the $2.10 favourite in the race. The white and dark brindle dog had every go right in the race as he jumped off to a brilliant start and managed to lead all the way, making the Golden Egg a one sided race and setting the new race record at an amazing 29.48 seconds.

      2015 Easter Egg Cup results

      When April 04, 2015
      Where Wentworth Park
      First Prize $250,000
      Winner Fernando Bale
      Trainer Andrea Dailly
      Born 12/03/2013 White and Dark Brindle Dog
      Owner Brendan Wheeler
      Margin 4.25
      Time: 29.48 (Race Record)
      Others in finishing order
      Dawkins Bale, Dyna Nico, Zipping Midge, Dyna Double One, Ronray Spirit, Over limit, Recruitment>

Group 1 Golden Easter Egg honour roll

Winter Cup Past Winners
Year Winner Trainer Time
2021 Tommy Shelby Steve Withers 29.92
2020 CANCELLED – Due To COVID 19
2019 Zippin Bailey Jason Mackay 29.92
2018 Up Hill Jill David Geall 29.77
2017 Striker Light Brett Bravo 29.90
2016 Moreira Jason Thompson 29.70
2015 Fernando Bale Andrea Dailly 29.48 (Race Record)
2014 Tonk Brooke Ennis 29.62
2013 Grigorieva Bale Andrea Dailly 29.65
2012 Don’t Knocka Him Jason Thompson 29.60
2011 Radley Bale Tony Apap 29.66
2010 Cosmic Rumble Darren Mcdonald 30.12
2009 Dana Beatrice Rodney Mcdonald 29.70
2008 Blazing Token Darren Murray 30.16
2007 Slater Darren Murray 30.09
2006 Edie Beauchamp Mary Wright 29.80
2005 Paua To Burn Steven Bruce White 30.07
2004 Bogie leigh Leslie Bein 30.07
2003 Cyrus The Virus Sydney Swain 30.21
2002 Carlisle Jack Robert Douglas 30.09
2001 Brett Lee Darren Mcdonald 30.04
2000 Stately Bird K Paull 30.35
1999 Faithful Hawk Glenn Rounds 29.93
1998 Rapid Journey Jane Carruthers 30.59
1997 Bahama Image William Mcnally 30.51
1996 Tenthill Doll Harry Sarkis 30.44
1995 Malawi law Graeme Bate 30.44
1994 Mancunian Girl Peter Wardle 30.20
1993 Billy Binjang Ron Seymour 30.70
1992 Jessica Casey John Finn 30.32
1991 Highly Blessed/td>

Lorraine Ferremi 29.98
1990 Ultra Sense Christine Coleman 30.39