• Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2023,
  • by Andrew Copley

Dream come true: Lucky patron lands trip to LA

Matthew from Hadfield could not believe his good fortune at Saturday night’s Sportsbet Topgun meeting at The Meadows.

Matthew was the first winner in the Chase Your Dream promotion, in which over $100,000 in cash and prizes is being given away to people attending greyhound racing’s Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival at The Meadows and Sandown Park during November and December.

The electrician won a sporting experience in Las Vegas for two, including flights, accommodation, spending money and tickets to watch NBA heavyweight the LA Lakers v Denver Nuggets, as well as hockey match between the LA Kings v New Jersey.

Matthew is particularly excited about going to the basketball in what will be his first trip to the U.S.

“I just so happens that the Nuggets are my NBA team so I can’t wait to watch them take on the Lakers. And it will be awesome to see LeBron James play before he retires,” he said.

WATCH: Matthew of Hadfield could not believe his luck when winning a sporting experience for two in Las Vegas as part of the Chase Your Dream promotion on opening night of greyhound racing’s 2023 Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival at The Meadows on 11 November.

“Me and the boys were jumping for joy when the number two dog won. When my name was drawn and I was given number two, we all decided to back him as well, so we were so happy when he won.”

“Then to win the holiday as well… it was unbelievable.”

Matthew was one of eight lucky patrons on course at the Topgun that were drawn and allocated a greyhound in Race 9 as part of the Chase Your Dream promotion.

As the second person drawn, Matthew was allocated the number two dog, Weblec Wolf, and when his greyhound was first across the line,  he got to choose a box to reveal his prize.

He decided to stick with the number two box, and it paid off big time with the sporting experience for two in LA now in his safe keeping.

Be on course at any of the remaining Dream Chasers events and scan the QR code at the Sportsbet tent for your chance to win in the Chase Your Dream promotion.

2023 Dream Chasers: Upcoming events

Be on course for your chance to win

  • Saturday 18 November: The Shootout, Sandown Park
  • Saturday 25 November: Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Heats, Sandown Park
  • Saturday 2 December: Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Final, Sandown Park
  • Saturday 16 December: The Phoenix, The Meadows

Remaining prizes include a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, $10,000 cash, $5,000 fuel and grocery vouchers plus more.

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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