Peter Craig says the upcoming Waterloo Cup weekend is providing excellent opportunities for virtually all greyhounds and trainers, including a Sunday program that caters for inexperienced and first-time coursers.
Greyhounds are required to race six times across two consecutive days (August 26 & 27) to win the Waterloo Cup, however the program on the second day (Sunday) will also suit greyhounds that may not be up to the rigours of two consecutive days of coursing.
“On Sunday we will have a veterans’ series, a maiden series for greyhounds that haven’t won a coursing event before, and a puppy series for greyhounds born on or after 1 March, 2015, regardless of what grade they are elsewhere. This will be the last chance for greyhounds in that age bracket to compete in puppy events,” said Craig, President of the National Coursing Association of Victoria.
“Longwood operates a rail similar to Healesville, so for greyhounds that have raced well up the straight at Healesville this is another opportunity for them.”
Greyhound Racing Victoria and the NCAV are excited to announce that for the first time, the Waterloo Cup final will be streamed live on GRV’s Facebook page next Sunday at 4:00pm.
Being the final meeting of this year’s coursing season, Craig emphasised that the Waterloo Cup weekend “is the last chance for trainers to give coursing a try in 2017.”
More than $25,000 in prize money will be spread across Waterloo Cup weekend (August 26 & 27), which also includes consolation events, the Waterloo Plate, Waterloo Purse and Longwood Challenge. Nominations close on Thursday, 24 August at 8:30am with GRV FastTrack. Full details below (click on image to enlarge).
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