TOMMY TEQUILA wins a race at last Saturday’s Shepparton Cup night, earning $300 for the Good Friday Appeal. 📷 Clint Anderson.

  • Thursday, 28 Mar, 2024,
  • by Andrew Copley

Good Friday Appeal fundraising: Just days to go

With Good Friday almost upon us Victorian greyhound racing is set to make a sizeable donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Every time the number four dog wins a race in Victoria during March, $300 is being donated to the Good Friday Appeal, thanks to GRV, Victoria’s 13 race clubs and Sportsbet.

With 124 winners so far this month, that’s $37,200 raised!

Furthermore, the donation amount will double to $600 for every blue number four winner on Good Friday (March 29) – with Geelong, Horsham and Traralgon having the privilege of racing on that day.

Adding to the total, the greyhound community collectively raised $11,092.75 as part of 3AW’s Climb for the Kids at Eureka Tower in Melbourne on March 1 to kick off the month-long campaign.

That takes our overall fundraising tally to over $48,000 with still a few days to go!

What’s happening at our tracks on Good Friday…

– First race at 2.56pm, last race at 6.52pm
– Food vans, face painting, pony rides, fire trucks
– Marsupial petting zoo and show
– Balloon twisting and magic show
– First 100 kids receive free easter egg
– 7 x Easter hampers up for raffle with proceeds going to Good Friday

– First race at 4.55pm, last race at 8.55pm
– Gates open 4pm with a gold coin donation on entry
– Easter egg hunt for the kids
– Sit down meals available

– First race at 1.20pm, last race at 4.27pm
– Free entry with donation point in dining room
– Club to match patron donations dollar for dollar


Greyhounds wearing the blue number 4 rug are racing for the Good Friday Appeal throughout the entire month of March.


Every time a greyhound wins a race in Victoria wearing the blue number four rug during the month of March, $300 will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, thanks to GRV, Victoria’s 13 race clubs and Sportsbet. The donation amount will increase from $300 to $600 for every number four winner in Victoria on Good Friday (March 29).

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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