There’s just over six weeks to go until the 145th running of Australia’s oldest greyhound race – the Waterloo Cup at Lang Lang.
As part of the promotion, exhibition trials will be held at Sandown Park’s McKenna Memorial meeting tomorrow night at around 6.30pm (following Race 2).
“There will be two exhibitions (four dogs in total) with dogs being released by the Slipper in front of the main stand and running a lap (post to post), as we did at The Meadows before the start of the 2018 coursing season,” said National Coursing Association of Victoria President, Peter Craig.
Craig said it’s not too late for trainers to begin setting their greyhounds for the Waterloo Cup, which boasts a first prize of $12,970 (+VICGREYS Bonus).
“There may still be some trainers out there with greyhounds suited to coursing that haven’t tried it yet. I’ll be at Sandown for the exhibitions and I’m happy to take any questions people might have about coursing on the night,” he said.
Coursing numbers are up by around 40 per cent in Victoria this season, with an increasing number of trainers realising the many benefits.
The 2018 Waterloo Cup is scheduled for August 18 & 19, which will be the culmination of the 2018 Victorian coursing season. Around $30,000 in prize money will be won across the weekend.
To watch our video series on coursing tips with Peter Craig, please click HERE.