In the wake of Victoria’s failed attempt to attract nominations for New Zealand’s Platinum Paws Series, nominations for the New South Wales heats and final close tomorrow.
The qualifying heats in NSW are open to the Best 16 greyhounds nominated plus reserves and eligibility to compete in New Zealand is determined by the same criteria as the National Championships.
Trainers of greyhounds that make their way through the qualifying heats will then be required to compete in the semi finals of the race in New Zealand with a great chance to make it into the final and be apart of history.
The heats will be conducted at Wentworth Park this coming Saturday 13 September with the winner of each of the heats seeded directly into the semi finals of the Platinum Paws which will be held on Friday 10 October.
The Platinum Paws is the richest greyhound race in New Zealand’s history with more than $250,000 on offer in prizemoney over the race of 520 metres. The race is celebrating New Zealand greyhound’s Centenary celebrations and will be held at Christchurch on Friday 17 October.
Appearance money is also on offer for those two greyhounds which win the heats with the amount paid dependant on the greyhounds actually starting in the Semi-Finals in Christchurch. The amount paid will effectively cover the transport of the greyhound and handler/trainer from Australia.