Carinya Society is one of 64 remaining groups that cater for the intellectually and physically disabled to progress through to the second week of the three-week racing series, the Great Chase, proudly supported by your local TAB.
The groups were randomly matched to competing greyhounds at the beginning of the three-week series, and now four tracks will each host two Provincial Finals on Tuesday night (Cranbourne & Warragul) and Wednesday night (Shepparton & Warrnambool). The eight groups matched to the Provincial Final winners will earn $1,000.
Already $18,000 has been distributed to 36 of the groups – including Carinya Society – when their greyhounds earned them $500 each for winning a heat of the series last week.
Around 2,000 clients and carers from 140 organisations ventured to the races last week to cheer on their greyhound in the heats and enjoy a free day or night of entertainment.
The eight groups matched to this week’s Provincial Final winners will not just earn a further $1,000, but they’ll progress through to the Great Chase Grand Final, to be held at The Meadows (20 km north of Melbourne) on November 26, where the winning group will earn a further $5,000 plus the equivalent of 10% of their greyhound’s prize money for 12 months.