The Traralgon Cup is a group 2 event and is one of the provincial country cups on the Victorian greyhound racing calendar. The race is run and won over the 525m trip, with the winner collecting a substantial $47,000 winner’s cheque.
Betting on the Group 2 Traralgon Cup
With a lucrative pay check on offer to the winner, a stack of talented greyhounds contest the Traralgon Cup each year ensuring there is plenty of betting interest on the series.
All of our top-rated online bookmakers offer fixed odds betting on the final, giving punters the chance to shop around and find the best odds about their selected runner.
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Traralgon Cup – history
The Traralgon Cup was first run in 1974 when won by Lady Anthia, with the event known as the Latrobe Valley Cup between its inception and 1980, at which point it was re-named the Traralgon Cup.
The race has been won by some of the sport’s top sprinters, with names such as Malawi’s Prince (1991), Light Of Fire (1994), Floodfawn (2001), Cromlah Bale (2006), El Grand Señor (2011), Paw Licking (2013) and the mighty Fernando Bale (2015) appearing on the honour roll.
The Traralgon Cup is one of very few feature races in Australia to have seen a dead heat in its history, with Tough As Tears and Worth Backing crossing the line locked together in 1992.
In 2013, the Cup was taken out by one of the best one-turn sprinters in recent years, with the white and black speedster Paw Licking making the race his own in 29.41. The son of Elite State and Kingsbrae Di defeated a classy field including Peter Rocket, Desalle Bale and General Destini to take home top honours.
Paw Licking’s success in 2013 marked the last edition of the Traralgon Cup to be run over the 513m trip on the ‘old’ track, with the site undergoing a complete rebuild in 2014.
With no Traralgon Cup held in 2014, the first running of the event on the new circuit was held in September 2015 when taken out by champion sprinter Fernando Bale.
The son of Kelsos Fuisleer and Chloe Allen, a daughter of 1991 Traralgon Cup winner Malawi’s Prince, jumped brilliantly from box six, going straight to the early lead and rocketing clear to score in a track record time of 29.90.
The win took Fernando Bale’s career record to 29 wins from 36 starts, with the $47,000 winner’s purse taking his prize money earnings to $925,110.
The most recent edition of the Traralgon Cup was run on Saturday June 18, 2016, and was won by the ultra consistent Pantera Nera for trainer Gavin Burke. The son of Milldean Panther and Go Jessie’s Girl was able to overcome box six, jumping straight to the lead and holding off a fast finishing Demon Bale to score in 30.19.
The win was the first group win of Pantera Nera’s career and also a career highlight for Burke who had been training for over 25 years at the time of the victory.
Traralgon Cup – honour roll
|1983||Drop Of Wine|
|1988||Ray Bon Miss|
|1992||Tough As Tears / Worth Backing (DH)|
|1994||Light Of Fire|
|2011||El Grand Senor|