SUNDAY, MARCH 4: Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Tuesday, February 27 with GRSA. FRIDAY, MARCH 9: Mount Gambier Cup supporting events heats. Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Monday, March 5 with GRSA. SATURDAY, MARCH 10: Mount Gambier Cup Calcutta at Tara Raceway. SUNDAY, MARCH 11: Mount Gambier Cup heats. Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Tuesday, March 6 with GRSA. See “Racing Calendar” for full details. HOT WEATHER POLICY: Please note that when the Mount Gambier temperature is forecast at 32 degrees or higher on a race day the kennels will be open a half hour earlier. TRIALS: Every Tuesday and Saturday, commencing at 9 a.m. (SA time). Bookings on arrival at track.
Tara Raceway Slipping Track
An initiative of the 2013-2014 Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club committee, the slipping track and exercise area is situated at Tara Raceway in a safe and secure fully fenced area on the northern side of the race track.
Trainers using the facility speak in glowing terms of its benefits as does Greyhound Racing SA who has supported the club with this major project.
The slipping track is operated on a key holder basis with a fee of $100 a year ($2 a week) giving trainers unlimited access to the track with the exception of when races or trials are being conducted at Tara Raceway.
The facility is harrowed regularly and watered via an automatic sprinkler system.
Keys for the slipping track can be purchased from the office on race days.
TARA RACEWAY SLIPPING TRACK – THE KEY QUESTIONS
Can I use my own drag lure? Participants are able to use GRSA approved drag lures. If you are uncertain whether your drag lure is approved, please contact the GRSA Stewards’ Department.
Are there any conditions of use? Greyhounds must be emptied prior to accessing the slipping track and trainers are required to clean up after their greyhounds while on the track.
Is use of the track monitored? The slipping track is under 24 hour recorded CCTV surveillance and access into and out of the trainers’ car park is monitored and recorded.