Thursday, August 22, 2019
Prizemoney for Mount Gambier’s SA Country Cup heats, to be run over 512 metres at Tara Raceway on Sunday, September 22, has been significantly boosted.
This follows an announcement this week from Greyhound Racing SA Racing Manager Shaun Mathieson who said the increase had been made to align Mount Gambier’s heat prizemoney with Gawler and Murray Bridge, the two other clubs involved in this year’s series.
“There will be a maximum of two heats run by each club with the winners qualifying for the 515 metre final on Adelaide Cup night. If there is only one heat run then the first two placegetters will qualify,” he said.
Mathieson said that while the club heats could be run with eight greyhounds the final at Angle Park on Friday, October 11 would be staged as a six-dog race.
“The heats at Mount Gambier, Gawler and Murray Bridge will total $2290 each with a prizemoney breakdown of $1495, $430, $215, unplaced $50 while prizemoney for the Angle Park final is $5000, $1250, $650, unplaced $200.”
While the SA Country Cup is open to all SA greyhounds that are not above grade five at Angle Park (APK City A and APM City B meetings), the Mount Gambier Club is allowed to include non-SA trainers under certain conditions.
The conditions include that the trainer has had starters at Tara Raceway on at least 15 occasions over the past 12 months and he or she must have trained the greyhound nominated for the previous three months.
All greyhounds must have started at least twice in the past 12 months at the track they are attempting to represent.