Group 3 races may not be the biggest events on the greyhound racing calendar, but they are still competitive races featuring talented greyhounds which are great to have a wager on.
Group 3 races are a step up from Listed Events, falling underneath Group 1 and 2 races, and are commonly run as support races held on a major race night.
Group 3 races can also include puppy classics, restricted age and sex classics, or even some of the Cup features held at provincial tracks.
While they may not receive as much of the spotlight as Group 1 and 2 races, Group 3 events still attract quality greyhounds and subsequently plenty of betting activity, with punters more willing to invest on these races due to them being of a higher quality.
Where are the best places to bet on Group 3 greyhound races?
Australian Racing Greyhound has a list of recommended bookmakers that offer betting on all Group 3 greyhound races from around Australia. With each runner usually having a genuine chance of success, there is normally plenty of value to be found when betting on Group 3 events.
Each of our recommended bookmakers offer fixed odds betting for each event, allowing you to secure a price for the greyhound you think will win the race. This is one of the better ways to bet on greyhound racing as it enables you to compare the odds between different bookmakers to ensure you are getting the best possible value for your chosen runner, without having to worry about the prices changing after you have placed your bet as is often the case on the parimutuel tote.
William Hill is one of the world’s leading online bookmakers and they offer an enormous sign-up deal of up to $502 in bonus bets. This is excellent value for those who have a winner in mind, giving you double your money to place on the greyhound you think can win.
Bet 365 is one of the most popular bookmakers for punters who like to have a bet on the greyhounds, with their markets generally available at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled running of each event. This is great for those hoping to snag the early value that may be on offer in the race.
Crownbet is the new bookmaker on the scene, having been rebranded from BetEasy in March 2015. To ensure they get off on the right foot with punters, they have a terrific welcome bonus which will see you receive a bonus which is actually higher than your initial deposit amount. If you deposit $500 they will give you $500 in bonus bets.
Other popular online bookmakers for betting on greyhound racing include Sportsbet and Luxbet, which each offer their own value for punters. For example, Sportsbet offer a special promotion called the ‘Sportsbet Owners Enclosure’, which will reward you, should you ever have a greyhound competing in a Group 3 race, with the best price across the three totes rather than the mid-dividend which is normally on offer.
Once you know which bookie you would like to bet through, placing a wager is quick and easy to do both online or using the bookmaker’s mobile app. All you have to do is find the market, select your runner, bet type and the amount you wish to wager. Once your bet is placed, all you have to do is watch and cheer home your runner as it goes for glory in one of the Group 3 greyhound races stages around Australia.
What greyhound events are Group 3 races?
The complete list of Group 3 greyhound races which are run in Australia each year is as follows:
Mandurah Birthday Cup (405m) – Mandurah
Devonport Cup (452m) – Devonport
Cyril Rowe Bulli Gold Plate (472m) – Bulli
Big Dog Cup (600m) – Albion Park
Perth Cup Consolation (530m) – Cannington
GRV VBIS Breeders series (525m) – The Meadows
Nowra Summer Puppy Classic (520m) – Nowra
Betfair Cup (720m) – Wentworth Park
Magic Maiden (520m) – Wentworth Park
New Sensation (520m) – Wentworth Park
The Ambrosoli (520m) – Wentworth Park
Bert Bryant Memorial (595m) – Sandown Park
The Lizrene (715m) – Sandown Park
Ladies Bracelet (520m) – Wentworth Park
Harrison-Dawson (515m) – Sandown Park
Bulli Gold Cup (472m) – Bulli
Darwin Cup (537m) – Winnellie Park
Laurie Heallion Memorial (515m) – The Gardens
Townsville Cup (498m) – Townsville
Dapto Maiden (520m) – Dapto
SA Oaks (515m) – Angle Park
Chairman’s Cup (720m) – Wentworth Park
Canberra Cup (530m) – Canberra
SA Derby (515m) – Angle Park
Casino Cup (484m) – Casino
TopCat Video Cup (725m) – The Meadows
Mandurah Cup (490m) – Mandurah
Gold Coast Cup (520m) – Albion Park
Nowra Spring Puppy Classic Final (520m) – Nowra
Sydney Cup (720m) – Wentworth Park
Cranbourne Puppy Classic (520m) – Cranbourne
Silver Bullet (525m) – The Meadows
Young Stars Classic (530m) – Cannington
City of Ipswich Gold Cup (520m) – Ipswich
Brian Johnstone (515m) – Angle Park
Summer Cup (720m) – Wentworth Park
John Stollery Christmas Gift (520m) – Wentworth Park