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Ballarat’s Enduro extravaganza!

The forward-thinking Ballarat GRC launches an exciting initiative next month – the Enduro (545m & 660m) / Tier 3 Cup (545m) series.

In a proactive move, the club’s Racing Advisory Committee has received approval and support from GRV to schedule three weeks of 545m and 660m preludes, with the fourth week being a gala finals’ night.

Sheldon Hamilton, on behalf of the BGRC RAC, says the progressive approach is designed to foster middle-distance and staying racing in a month-long series rather than one-off special events.

He adds that the Enduro will bring together some of Victoria’s finest middle-distance and staying exponents during August.

Adding greater interest and support for Tier 3 racing, the club has also scheduled the first-ever Tier 3 Cup and Consolation.

“We may be the only club in Australia that has ever offered and provided opportunity for 20 races greater than 545m over three weeks and then a finals’ night – 2 x 660m; 2 x 545m; 2 x 545m Tier 3 Cup; and 0-4 GDR 660m.” Hamilton said.

To be eligible for a final you must complete in two preludes, with the eight fastest times making one final and the next 16 being consolation.

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About Peter Quilty - Peter Quilty has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.
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