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  • Thursday, 13 Apr, 2023,
  • by Greyhound Racing Victoria

2023 Sportsbet Pink Diamond Series

Greyhound Racing Victoria’s $1.175M Sportsbet Pink Diamond series for Vic Bred greyhounds is Australia’s richest regional greyhound series.

Entering its third season in 2023, the Sportsbet Pink Diamond caters for race dogs of various abilities over a range of distances, culminating in 12 feature finals held on one spectacular night at Warragul on Friday June 16.

In a huge boost to Victorian breeders, all greyhounds that progress to the finals in all 12 features will be financial rewarded with the breeder of all unplaced runners collecting $250.

In 2023, the two Maiden series will be conducted over three weeks at Warragul only.

Maiden heats will take place at Warragul over 400m and 460m on Sunday 4th June 2023 (Twilight) and Semi-Finals on Friday 9th June 2023 (Night).

The maiden finals will culminate with all other Sportsbet Pink Diamond Finals on Friday 16th June 2023.

Heats of the Sportsbet Pink Diamond series will take place at the following venues:
Thursday 8th June 2023
– Shepparton (Twilight)
– Ballarat (Night)
Friday 9th June 2023
– Bendigo (Twilight)
– Geelong (Night)
One heat will be conducted at each track per series with the exception of two heats per track for both Challenger series.

12 Sportsbet Pink Diamond Finals will be held at Warragul on Friday 16th June 2023

General Conditions of Entry

  1. Victorian Bred greyhounds only.
  2. A greyhound must not be under any order of prohibition under the rules of Greyhound Racing Victoria at the time of nominating closing for the heats that will prohibit that greyhound from competing at the 2023 Pink Diamond Finals Night at Warragul on 16 June 2023.
  3. Greyhounds under any prohibition at the time of nominations closing for the heats that will restrict the greyhound from competing will not be drawn into the fields.
  4. Each greyhound is only eligible to compete in one series of heats (including greyhounds drawn as a reserve).
  5. Greyhounds that are going to occupy a reserve position but have an additional nomination for a track that is also conducting future Pink Diamond heats will be omitted from the reserve position. Greyhounds that only have the one single Pink Diamond nomination will be drawn as reserve.
  6. Preference nominations will be accepted so that a greyhound can be nominated with preferences for multiple events.
  7. The winners and the second placegetters from each of the 4 heats conducted on Thursday 8th June and Friday 9th June will progress to the Finals night with the exception of only winners advancing for the Challenger series.
  8. Reserves for the Finals will be conducted via Fast Track random ballot. Reserves will be randomly allocated in the case of a scratching.
  9. Nomination closing times for the Pink Diamond series (excluding the maiden series) are as followed, and may be subject to change.

Shepparton – Nominations close at 9am on Monday 8th June 2023.
Ballarat – Nominations close at 1pm on Monday 8th June 2023.
Bendigo – Nominations close at 9am on Tuesday 9th June 2023.
Geelong – Nominations close at 1pm on Tuesday 9th June 2023.

  1. Manual Box draws will be conducted for all Pink Diamond Finals.
  2. Upon entering a greyhound for any events in this series, trainers agree to themselves and their greyhound/s available for any reasonable promotional opportunities relating to this event upon request from Greyhound Racing Victoria.
  3. Greyhound Racing Victoria reserves the right to alter and amend conditions and prize money for the 2023 Pink Diamond Series. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be published on www.grv.org.au.

Please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] should you have any questions about the ‘2023 Pink Diamond Series’.

Event Specific Conditions of Entry

The following conditions will apply to each of the advertised events

Champion Events (400m, 460m & 680m)

Special Event selection criteria applies.

  1. Greyhounds that are a Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 at that track and distance with greyhounds ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.
  2. Remainder of nominations ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.
  3. Maidens are ineligible

Rookie Events (400m & 460m)

Special Event selection criteria applies.

  1. Greyhounds must have been whelped after 1/1/2021.
  2. Greyhounds that are a Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 at that track and distance with greyhounds ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.
  3. Remainder of nominations ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.

Challenger Events (400m & 460m)

  1. Greyhounds must be grade 5 at that track and distance.
  2. At the time of grading greyhounds must meet the advertised rank limit condition for each event.
  3. Greyhound must have had a minimum of 10 starts.
  4. Greyhounds will be selected using a top-down method based on rank only (Order of Entries not applicable).
  5. Heats will be non-penalty for the winner.

Maiden Events (400m & 460m)

Maiden Events order of entry will be applied for the heats.

If the number of first starter greyhounds exceed the total number of positions available to be graded, trainers preferences will be applied with all trainers getting 1 starter before 2 starters and so on.

  1. Last start placegetter at that track and distance.
  2. Last start placegetter at any track and distance.
  3. Recent last start reserve greyhound that did not obtain a start (meeting must have been finalised), at the same meeting level, track and distance.
  4. Greyhounds with one (1) start only.
  5. Greyhounds with two (2) starts only.
  6. Debutant with three (3) or more unsuccessful nominations.
  7. Debutant with two (2) unsuccessful nominations.
  8. Debutant with one (1) unsuccessful nomination.
  9. Debutant at first nomination.
  10. Greyhound competed in Tier 3 Event at last start and broke the Tier 3 time standard.
  11. Remainder of nominations ordered by individual rank in ascending order.

Veterans Event (400m)

Special Event selection criteria applies.

  1. Greyhounds must be four years or older at the date of the race meeting.
  2. Greyhounds that are a Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 at that track and distance with greyhounds ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order (Order of Entries not applicable).
  3. Remainder of nominations ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order (Order of Entries not applicable).
  4. Maidens are ineligible
  5. Heats will be non-penalty for the winner.

Princess Event (460m)

Special Event selection criteria applies.

  1. Female Greyhounds only
  2. No city wins
  3. Greyhounds that are a Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 at that track and distance with greyhounds ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.
  4. Remainder of nominations ordered by individual Ranking in ascending order.
  5. Maidens are ineligible

Restricted Win Event (680m)

  1. Greyhounds will be selected using a top-down method based on rank only (Order of entry not applicable).
  2. Greyhounds must have four or less wins at the time of grading.
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