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Healesville Racing Festival

“Straight Racing… Great Racing”

The inaugural Healesville Racing Festival will run throughout a 10-week block incorporating numerous feature races and $800,000 in prize money, culminating with the Group 2 Healesville Cup in mid-September.

Bookended by two of the club’s traditional annual events – the Winter Cup and the Healesville Cup – the Festival will also include the Victorian leg of the National Straight Track Championship.

The first ever Highway 31 Maiden Challenge will see a state versus state rivalry take centre stage with NSW greyhounds to earn the right to take on the Big V in the Healesville final via heats at the Richmond straight track.

And arguably the most exciting innovation in the Festival is the introduction of The Arrow, which will see head-to-head racing up the straight involving a $1,000 nomination fee, meaning connections must put their money where their mouth is in order to participate.

PLEASE NOTE: Conditions to some of the abovementioned events have changed, while another new event called the Healesville GA Member’s Trophy has been added to the calendar. Refer to table below.

2021 Healesville Racing Festival
Sunday 4 July – Sunday 12 September  |  Six Feature Races  |  $800,000 in prize money

Healesville Winter Cup Heats: Sun 4 Jul

Final: Sun 11 Jul

Annual event which kicks off the Festival Special Event (350m) $5,000 to the winner
National Straight Track Championships


Vic Heats: Sun 25 Jul

Vic Final: Sun 1 Aug

$25,000 to-the-winner final to be held in Capalaba postponed Special Event (350m)

Maidens ineligible.

$5,000 to the winner of Healesville Final
The Arrow

Terms and Conditions

Sun 29 Aug Head-to-head racing up the Healesville straight track. 4 x head-to-head races. Fastest time declared the overall winner.

Nomination fee $1,000.

$2,500 to head-to-head winners

$20,000 to overall winner +
trophy & rug

Highway 31 Maiden Challenge


Heats: Tue 24 Aug.

Final: Sun 29 Aug

Maiden series to now be held exclusively at Healesville over 300m. Up to 8 heats will be conducted.

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$10,000 to the winner + trophy & rug;

$3,000 (2nd);

$1,000 (3rd)

4-8th to receive $200 petrol card

G2 Healesville Cup Heats: Sun 5 Sep

Final: Sun 12 Sep

Healesville premier annual event Best 64 dogs + reserves

Maidens ineligible

$50,000 to the winner + trophy & rug
Healesville GA Member’s Trophy Heats: Tue 7 Sep

Final: Sun 12 Sep

Special Event conducted over 350m Open exclusively to greyhounds trained paid-up members of the Healesville Greyhound Association.

Maidens ineligible.

Full Conditions


$7,000 to the winner + trophy & rug

For more information visit –
Healesville Greyhound Association – (03) 5962 2420
Email –

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