Do you own a greyhound that was born in Victoria between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016 that you are thinking about selling?
There are sure to be plenty of cashed-up bidders at GRV’s 2017 Ready 2 Race Greyhound Sales in November.
Buyers invested a total of $355,600 at the 2016 R2R Greyhound Sales – an average of $4,284 among the 83 greyhounds sold. And with fewer greyhounds in the specified age bracket this time around compared to previous years, bidding is expected to be more competitive than ever.
Walter Love, who purchased Lucky Love for a Ready 2 Race record $31,000 at last year’s event, says owning a race dog brings an exhilarating experience that buyers are prepared to pay good money for.
“The anticipation of knowing your greyhound is about to race makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck,” Love said. “If your dog is leading in a race or is close to the lead it brings you overwhelming emotion. I’ll definitely be back to buy another greyhound this year and I have spoken to a few buyers from last year who have told me they’ll also be back to buy another dog.”
Lucky Love has won seven races and more than $18,000 in prize money from 24 starts so far, including victory in the $7,250 Mid-Year Ready 2 Race Bonus event for the top eight prize money earners from the 2016 sales.
The 2017 Ready 2 Race Greyhound Sales will again be held at Lords Raceway in Bendigo, with GRV to market to local sporting clubs about the excitement of greyhound ownership and the expectations and responsibilities that come with it.
Nominations for the 2017 Ready 2 Race Greyhound Sales are now open until Thursday, 28 September at 4:00 pm. To nominate a greyhound for this event please contact GRV’s Member Services on (03) 8329 1100 with the following details – owner’s name and member number, greyhounds race name (If named), kennel name, ear brand, microchip number, any abnormalities with the greyhound and payment details.
Please note that in 2017, a $50 nomination fee, payable by credit card at the time of nomination will apply. The nomination fee will then be deducted from any commission payable to GRV for any sold greyhounds.