Bulli Greyhound Racing Club

Track name: Bulli
Address: Bulli Showgrounds, Princess Highway, Bulli, 2516
Phone: (02) 4267 1467
Fax: (02) 4267 5229

Racing Distances: 400m, 472m, 515m, 590m

Track Records:

400m – 22.20 – Barcia Bale – March 19, 2012
472m – 25.85 – Sandave Prince – November 20, 2015
515m – 28.34 – Silent Effective – August 27, 2014
590m – 33.16 – Shoulders – August 7, 2015

Trials:

Trials are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and after the race meetings on Friday nights.

Public and private trials are held on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Numbered public tickets go on sale at 7:15am on these mornings with trials running from 7:30am to 9:15am over all distances. Trials are conducted in the following order – 472m, 515m, 590m, 400m and finally puppy boxes. The price of the public trials is $8 per dog.

Private trials commence at 9:40am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and must be booked by 5pm the day prior by phoning the office. Private trials cost $12 per trial (maximum of two dogs), with half hour sessions (for six or more trials) also available for $70 per session.

Numbered tickets are available for trials after the race meetings on Friday nights through the office . Trials are priced at $8 per dog, with no trials from the puppy boxes to be conducted on race nights.

Bulli – history

In November 1948, the Chief Secretary advised the Woonona Sporting, Trotting and Racing Club the government would grant a licence to the club to race at Slacky Flat (Bulli Sports Ground). On February 22, 1949, a greyhound racing club was formed.

The first meeting, held on a Saturday afternoon, took place on November 4, 1950. A crowd of just over 2,300 people attended the 10-race meeting with events over 500m and 700m yards on a grass track.

The first race, over 500 yards, was taken out by Lucky Les (box 1), who scored by five lengths in 28.5 seconds.

Tumble Turn annexed the second event, by six lengths, in 27.8.

The first 700-yard race was won by Prince Min (box 3) who won by six lengths in 39.0 seconds. Among the first-day winners was Gwydir Boy, who later became a star at Harold Park.

Danny Dee won the last race, in 38.8, the fastest time of the day.

The first night meeting took place on September 22, 1952. Delayed from the previous Friday, the club opened the meeting on the Monday night as free for patrons. Heavy scratchings because of the delay meant some races had only five or six runners. Ten races were run, with the first winner being Fair Gay. The last event saw The Scorcher equal the 700 yards track record of 38.5, for the second time.

Racing is currently conducted on Friday nights, racing over 400m, 472m, 515m and 590m.

The flagship event to be run at Bulli is the Cyril Rowe Gold Cup, named after a former chairman of the NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners, Trainers Association, over 472m. The feature was elevated to group 2 status for the first time in 2015, having been run as a group 3 event in previous years.

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