Wow She’s Fast takes out the 2022 Shootout at Sandown Park. 📷 Clint Anderson

  • Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2023,
  • by Peter Quilty

Why you should attend The Shootout

There’s plenty of anticipation ahead of Wednesday’s announcement of the $72,500 Group 3 Shootout field.

A four-dog battle of speed over 515 metres, The Shootout is the main event at Sandown Park on Saturday – Night Two of the $4.1m Dream Chasers Festival.

Let’s all walk 10 paces and draw a huge breath!

This is going to be bigger than the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

Who will come out with ‘all guns blazing’?

But the $50,000 question is: who will be the ‘gunslingers’?

Well, the ‘saloon doors’ open on Wednesday when the four-dog field is announced!

However, the ‘guns for hire’ aren’t the whole attraction…


  • Gates open from 5.30pm
  • FREE General Admission (GA) entry
  • Upgrade your GA entry with a $20 ‘Club Shout’ package, which includes three FREE drinks and a $10 food truck voucher.
  • Or dine upstairs in the View Room with Sandown’s renowned $45 buffet and unparalleled track views.
  • Roaming entertainers throughout the night
  • Live DJ Will H
  • Food trucks
  • Giant screens so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
  • Seven incredible prizes still up for grabs as part of the ‘Chase Your Dream’ promotion

WATCH: Matthew Cogliandro 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.


‘Sharpshooter’ Wow She’s Fast proved the sport’s ‘Annie Oakley’ in the 2022 Shootout (515m).

Prepared by ‘Team Greenough’ (Jackie & Kel), Wow She’s Fast ($1.70F) was too ‘fast on the draw’ for NSW ‘straight shooter’ She’s A Pearl ($2.70F) in 29.28sec.

McInerney ($7.80) – which had won the Million Dollar Chase a couple of months earlier – and Photo Man ($9.90) – which ironically ‘flew’ to a G1 Topgun win over McInerney a week prior to the Shootout – were caught in the ‘crossfire’!

WATCH: WOW SHE’S FAST (B3) ‘shoots the lights out’ in last year’s Shootout.

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.

Peter QuiltyPeter Quilty

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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