The Sale Greyhound Racing Club (pictured) will recognise a significant milestone for greyhound racing in country Victoria when it runs the 80th Anniversary Cup (440m) on Sunday night.
“Sale held its first greyhound race on the 8th of February, 1936, while in the few months surrounding this date saw the commencement of greyhound racing at other Victorian tracks including Ballarat, Warragul, Bendigo, Warrnambool and Geelong,” explained Sale GRC Manager, Des Dooley.
Today, regional tracks are at the forefront of Victorian greyhound racing, with this state presently holding 22 race meetings per week, 18 of which are held in country Victoria.
The $5,000 Anniversary Cup is scheduled to run at 6:57pm on Sunday with Zipping Nolen one of the main chances after being the fastest heat winner.
WATCH: Zipping Nolen (7) scores a brilliant win on debut in a heat of the Anniversary Cup in 25.15sec.