The Ready to Race series will consist of half field heats & finals spread across two days.
CREATING AN EASY PATHWAY FOR ANYONE TO OWN A RACEDOG
Have you ever wanted to own a racing greyhound but didn’t quite know what was involved or how to go about it?
If so, then GRV’s brand new Ready To Race Auction series is for you.
To be conducted for the first time in November 2012 at Bendigo, the Ready to Race Auction series will make greyhound racing far more accessible than ever before.
Any registered Victorian greyhound owner can bid for a greyhound at auction, and if you aren’t an owner you can become one on the day in just a few short minutes.
HOW IT WORKS
DAY 1 (Monday 19th November): Greyhounds aged 14-20 months will trial in four dog fields (heats) over 425m at Lords Raceway, Bendigo. Video replays of all the heats will be on-line the following day.
DAY 2 (Saturday 24th November): Greyhounds to compete in four dog fields (finals) whereby heat winners compete against each other; heat runners-up compete against each and so on. Bidding will take place at the completion of all the finals.
Organiser Mark Howard of Greyhound Racing Victoria said the Ready to Race Auction series is aimed at breaking down all the unknowns associated with purchasing a greyhound.
“We want to make the Saturday a one-stop shop for people. You can become an owner and bid for a greyhound on the day as well as meet trainers who have expressed interest in training Ready to Race greyhounds.”
“However, ideally people will do their research in the weeks leading up to the event. GRV will be releasing a catalogue outlining which pups are up for auction which will include a detailed analysis of their bloodlines.”
“We will also be making public a list of trainers looking to become involved with training dogs for new owners, and we will be encouraging owners to touch base with such trainers in the lead up to series.”
Howard has made contact with all Victorian breeders who will have pups in the 14-20 month age bracket come November, and he indicated the response has been positive.
“About half of the breeders contacted have indicated that they will put up at least one or two pups for the auction. Many breeders like to keep all the pups they breed, however this is not always a viable option and the Ready to Race series provides an opportunity to get a more immediate return on their investment,” Howard said.
For more information on the Ready to Race Auction series contact Mark Howard at email@example.com
READY TO RACE: GENERAL INFORMATION
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