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Slips to Boxes Challenge begins Sunday

One of coursing’s most interesting events will begin at Lang Lang on Sunday morning and finish at Cranbourne ten nights later.

The Slips to Boxes Challenge is a cross-code series, in which 32 greyhounds will compete across four heats up the Lang Lang straight on Sunday. Eight greyhounds will contest each heat in a one-on-one knockout competition. Each dog is to compete up to three times across the day.

The four winners and four runners-up in the heats to make it through to the final, to be run over 311m at Cranbourne on Wednesday night, 18 July.

This event is open only to greyhounds that are Grade 5, 6 or 7 over the 311m at Cranbourne.

“This meeting has primarily evolved as an incentive for coursing greyhounds to race on the circle, and also to encourage trainers to try coursing their track dogs” explained Sue Delaney, Secretary of the National Coursing Association of Victoria (NCAV).

“The winner of the Slips To Boxes Challenge will be the recipient of a trophy donated by the NCAV as well as a tidy first prizemoney of $2100 + VICGREYS bonus with the support of Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club on July 18.”

Lang Lang will also be hosting a number of supporting events on Sunday comprising Limit, Puppy and Maiden Stakes events.

Nominations  close at 8:30am on Thursday.

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