Mark Kennedy of Avondale Heights is still pinching himself after leaving Sandown Park a big winner on Saturday night.
Kennedy, who works in law enforcement, was the third 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 2023 Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival at The Meadows and Sandown Park during November and December.
He was one of eight lucky patrons on course at the Melbourne Cup Heats that were drawn and allocated a greyhound in Race 9 – Heat 5 of the Sportsbet Melbourne Cup – as part of the promotion.
As the eighth person drawn, Mark was allocated the number eight dog, Fabs Vegetable, who produced a huge come-from-behind run to be first across the line.
As such, Mark got to choose a box to reveal his prize, and decided to go with number four, which revealed a $5000 grocery voucher. That’s enough to buy plenty of vegetables!