Victorian greyhound racing’s new prize money increase saw an extra $46,676 go into the pockets of participants in the first week of operation.
The increases apply to 21 of Victoria’s 23 weekly race meetings (excluding the state’s two full stakes metropolitan meetings), and in the first week 199 of the 248 races (75 per cent) across those 21 race meetings received increases.
The average increase across the 21 race meetings was $2,222 or, to break it down further, $234 per race.
In further good news, GRV’s new VICGREYS initiative is set for implementation sometime in December, which will reward breeders and owners of Victorian-bred greyhounds. This will take total increases beyond $3 million and bring prize money in Victoria up to $46 million.
Here is a day-by-day breakdown of the first week of the new prize money structure, which was launched on 15 November.