Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Ready 2 Race Greyhound Sales has built momentum since its inception in 2012.
Mirrored on the world renowned USA sales the GRV Ready 2 Race Sales will again become bigger and better in 2014.
Drilling down down on a lot of the statistics from the 2013 R2R Sales at Bendigo – which comprised mostly unraced greyhounds and others with no more than a handful of starts – it is found that the results have been generally successful.
A total of 83 pups were sold at the 2013 R2R Sales, and in the 11 months that have passed since then:
- 86% of greyhounds have raced
- 24% have won back more than their purchase price
- 44% have won back at least half of their purchase price
- They have compiled 1,247 starts, an average of 15 races each (one race every three weeks)
- The average sale price was $3,890, and those greyhounds have already collectively recouped an average of $3,590 (92.4% of the total outlay)
Considering that a lot of these greyhounds are not even half way through their careers, those stats will only get better.
So, how do you increase your chance of getting a buying a successful racing greyhound at the 2014 Ready 2 Race Sales? It comes down to two things – astute judgment and playing the percentages.
By reviewing the November 17 heats to again be held over 425m at Bendigo – the full results and replays of which will be available at www.grv.org.au the next day – the trained eye will be able to identify greyhounds with potential.
But here’s a system that should make it even easier.
Below the 83 greyhounds sold at the 2013 R2R Sales have been split into four groups, based on the percentage of prize money they have won in relation to their purchase price.
FIRST GROUP: Greyhounds that have already won back more than their purchase price
Number of greyhounds: 20 (24%)
Average heat time: 24.689sec
Average sale price: $3,345
SECOND GROUP: Greyhounds that have won back at least half of their purchase price, but not their entire purchase price
Number of greyhounds: 17 (20%)
Average heat time: 24.763sec
Average sale price: $6,765
THIRD GROUP: Greyhounds that have won some prize money, but less than half their purchase price
Number of greyhounds: 19 (23%)
Average heat time: 25.012sec
Average sale price: $5,797
FOURTH GROUP: Greyhounds that have won no prize money
Number of greyhounds: 27 (32.5%)
Average heat time: 25.467sec
Average sale price: $1,181
Sale price: $7,000; Prize money: $33,000
Sale price: $10,000; Prize money: $35,000
Sale price: $1,800; Prize money: $12,000
Sale price: $6,500; Prize money: $20,000
*Prize money figures as at 15.10.2014
Zelemar Diva (6) and Scanz Choice (2) were beaten in the same Ready 2 Race heat at Bendigo last year, yet they have proven to be among the best buys from the series.