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New Lure design extended to Metro meetings

GRV will extend the Sandown and The Meadows lure trials to Metropolitan meetings as of next week following positive feedback from trainers.

This will see the new lure designs trialed four times a week.

Sandown will continue to use the one lure design and the Meadows two lures. Data will continue to be gathered on greyhounds’ racing patterns behind these lures.

The Metropolitan meeting lure trial will commence on 6 June at Sandown and 8 June at The Meadows.

“Trainers have received the dual lure extremely well,” General Manager of The Meadows Greyhound Racing Association Marg Long said.

“I believe that greyhounds maintain their line when running and there is less interference in races. Greyhounds are also no longer running wide on the home turn.”

Mick Floyd, Sandown Greyhound Racing and Media Manager said the feedback at Sandown has also been overwhelmingly positive.

“Trainers like the position of the lure being closer to the ground which is making the dogs chase a lot better.”

In the near future GRV will extend the lure trial to one turn tracks at Bendigo and Warragul to gather data as to how the lures and greyhounds perform.

GRV would like to thank the Racing Reference Group (RRG) and the participants who took the time to provide feedback on the lures.

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