Victoria Announces Thirteen More Noms For Vic GOTY

Thirteen third-round nominations, along with six first-round and three second-round selections, are being considered for the 2008 Victorian Greyhound of the Year.

The ‘baker’s dozen’ (10 male, three female) – recently nominated by a panel – are (in alphabetical order): , Birthday Boy, Hanify’s Impact, Keeko Bale, Kendale Bale, Mantra Lad, Nitro Burst, One Tree Hill, , Surgeon, Trew Millions, and Velocette.

Four of the 13 have won a Group 1 race this year – Mantra Lad ( Distance Championship), Nitro Burst ( Classic), One Tree Hill (Paws of Thunder) and Surgeon ().

The latest list of GOTY nominees have joined first-round nominations – El Galo, Gunnadoo Magic, Regal Thyme, Sonador, and Whippy’s Image – and second-round nominations – , and Paddy’s Flame – as candidates for the state’s ultimate accolade.

The 2008 Victorian Greyhound of the Year awards – with “A Step Back In Time” theme – will be announced at a gala ceremony, to be held at the palatial Crown Entertainment Complex on February 6, 2009.

Tickets ($110 each incl. GST) are on sale now. Contact Luke Smith on (03) 8329 1129 or email [email protected]

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