As the 2016 Ready 2 Race greyhound sales draw near, the best picks from last year’s crop will be on show at Sandown on Friday night.
Race 11 on Friday’s card, scheduled at 10.33pm, is an $18,000 race (including $12,000 to the winner) for the top prize money earners that have emerged from the 2015 Ready 2 Race sales at Bendigo last November (subject to availability).
The field in box draw order is:1. Sisco Swift (sold for $2,750 – won $9,350 so far); 2. Jay Jay Bee (sold for $5,000 – won $8,750 so far); 3. Lemon Chicken (sold for $10,750 – won $7,585 so far); 4. Sir Richard (sold for $7,250 – won $8,220 so far); Wet And Wild (sold for $3,000 – won $7,806 so far); Miss Fox (sold for $3,000 – won $12,235 so far); What’s To Like (sold for $10,500 – won $16,915 so far) and Elite Shiraz (sold for $6,750 – won $7,305 so far).
57 greyhounds were auctioned off at last year’s sales at an average of $4936 per dog.
For the first time in the history of Ready 2 Race, this year’s auction will be held on a day separate to the racing, and will also incorporate a night-time auction for the 50 fastest performers in the heats.
These greyhounds, which will be available for sale by auction, are all Victorian bred and will provide owners with extended racing and prize money opportunities through the Vic Bred program.
The greyhounds will now also benefit from an increased number of races to be run exclusively for Victorian-bred greyhounds, including an extra weekly race meeting for lower ranked and older greyhounds at Victoria’s safest track, up the straight at Healesville.
This year’s auction will be conducted on Saturday, November 26 with no racing to be held on this date and the auction will be split into a day and night session. The greyhounds which record the top 50 times in the heats will be auctioned in the night session with the remaining greyhounds auctioned in the day session.