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Last Updated: 27 November 2020 09:59:09 PM

Metro Festival of Racing

GRV is proud to present the next instalment of Victorian greyhound racing’s Metropolitan Festival of Racing – the Australian Cup Carnival – comprising three incredible nights of world-class greyhound racing at The Meadows racetrack in Melbourne’s north.

Incorporating five Group 1s and well over $1m in prize money, the festival culminates with the running of the
Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association’s most famous race, the time-honoured Australian Cup.

2021 Metro Festival of Racing
Australian Cup edition – feature races

Event Date Timeslot Venue Distance First prize
G1 Temlee
(invitational)
Saturday 13 February Night The Meadows 525m $100,000
G1 Zoom Top (invitational) Saturday 13 February Night The Meadows 600m $75,000
G1 Rookie Rebel (invitational) Saturday 13 February Night The Meadows 725m $75,000
G1 Australian Cup Preliminaries Saturday 13 February Night The Meadows 525m $6,540
G1 Australian Cup Heats Saturday 20 February Night The Meadows 525m $10,000
G1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers Heats Saturday 20 February Night The Meadows 725m $7,840
G1 Australian Cup Final Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 525m $300,000
G1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers Final Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 725m $100,000
G3 GRV Vic Bred Final Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 525m $25,000
Country Championship Final Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 525m $25,000
Australian Cup Consolation Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 525m $20,000
Cup Night Middle Distance Saturday 27 February Night The Meadows 600m $15,000

Comprehensive coverage of the Metro Festival of Racing will be accessible via a range of platforms including:

  • Facebook Live coverage (Sat 13 Feb).
  • Free-to-air television coverage on 7Two’s Thrill of the Chase (Sun 14 Feb 11am; Sun 21 Feb 11am & Sat 27 Feb 9pm)
  • Watch every race LIVE and FREE with The Watchdog app, or by visiting watchdog.grv.org.au
  • On-track coverage with Sky Racing Active
  • Radio via RSN Racing & Sport (927 AM) & SEN Track (1593 AM)
  • Live Twitter coverage with @TheMeadowsDogs & @WatchDogRacing
  • Website coverage via grv.org.au & themeadows.org.au

For information about attending the Metro Festival of Racing please click here.

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