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Battle of ‘Waterloo’ begins at Lang Lang

Coursing royalty descends upon Lang Lang, where the time-honoured Waterloo Cup series kicks off on Sunday.

It will indeed be a ‘Battle of Waterloo’ as 64 entrants – likely to include last year’s winner, All Inn Billy, and runner-up, Kasemi, start their chase for coursing’s ‘Holy Grail’.

National Coursing Association of Victoria’s Heather Villinger has issued the following ‘Notice to Trainers’:

The next meeting sees the commencement of the Waterloo Cup for 2022. This will be the 149th anniversary since the Waterloo Cup was first conducted in Victoria.

There will only be one event to nominate for, the Waterloo Cup.  To nominate for this event, you click the CUP option. The event is open for 64 all aged greyhounds with preference to be given to those greyhounds that have competed at a coursing meeting.

ALL INN BILLY with trainer Tony Duncan and handler Shae Van Tarling after his 2021 Waterloo Cup victory.

Once the first round of the Waterloo Cup is completed on Sunday (21/8/2022) those greyhounds that were ‘run out’ in the first round will be eligible for the Waterloo Plate.

Trainers must notify the steward in charge if they do not want their greyhound to compete in this event. A draw will be conducted of those greyhounds competing in the Waterloo Plate and the along with cup contenders will competed after the luncheon break. Waterloo Cup 2nd Round, Waterloo Plate 1st Round.

Upon completion of the 2nd Round of the Waterloo Cup those greyhounds ‘run out’ will be eligible for the Waterloo Purse.

Once again if trainers do not want their greyhound to compete in this event, they must notify the steward in charge. A draw will be conducted of those greyhounds competing in the Waterloo Purse and the along with cup and plate contenders will compete in Waterloo Cup 3rd Round, Waterloo Plate 2nd Round and Waterloo Purse 1st Round.

Dependent on nominations, the Waterloo Cup winner will receive $15,000 and the runner-up $4500.

WATCH: ALL INN BILLY (Tony Duncan) defeats KASEMI (Kristie Collyer) in the 2021 Waterloo Cup at Longwood.

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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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