Prizemoney from cancelled race meetings over summer and race meetings featuring fewer than 12 races will be reallocated to Victorian greyhound racing participants in a variety of initiatives.
Among the initiatives to take place in the remainder of the 2018/19 financial year are:
- Greyhounds that run unplaced at all level 3 meetings from April 1 to June 30 will receive $50.
- Five Healesville meetings to be conducted at Full Stakes: April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 16.
- GRV Vic Bred Maiden series events from March 5 onwards will now pay $100 prize money for unplaced greyhounds (in both Heats and Finals) until the end of the current racing season on June 30. This $100 unplaced prize money will also apply to the three rounds of the Gold Rush Maiden series conducted at Bendigo GRA in April 2019.
- An additional set of Country Heats to a City Final have been added to all provincial clubs during March and April. The finals will be conducted at Sandown (SAP) and Meadows (MEP) for level 1 prize money.
GRV’s General Manager Racing Vaughn Lynch said the redistribution of the prize money equates to $450,000 and would be an incentive for Victorian participants.
“The aim of reallocating this prize money is to stimulate the racing population in Victoria by increasing the utilisation rate and increasing total nominations at race meetings in Victoria,” Mr Lynch said.
“There has never been a better time to race a greyhound in Victoria.
“GRV is providing opportunities for greyhounds of all levels of ability to reward the terrific work of industry participants.
“GRV is committed to ensuring a strong and sustainable greyhound racing program in Victoria and this is just one example of that commitment.”
Full details about the prize money distribution can be found on Fasttrack.