Programming Update

Tuesday 21 February 2017

The programming of races on a monthly basis is continuing and the March programmes have now been finalised and approved and are available on our website

The distance series for March is the Mitsubishi Autumn Distance Medley Series which has been moved back from 6, 13 and 20 March to 13, 20 and 27 March to provide a week between the final of the February Distance Series and the start of the Autumn Distance series.

Trainers are reminded that qualifying trials over the sprint distance will continue to be programmed at one track each week for 4/5 and 5/6 grades on a rotating basis.

The non-penalty reverse order of choice races are attracting mixed support.  Trainers are reminded that these one off races are for choice 9, 11, & 12 greyhounds only.  The conduct of two of these races is required each week (one at Hobart and one at Launceston) to meet our budget.   The funding for additional races has been withheld to fund a tenth race if nominations are not sufficient to conduct the non-penalty races scheduled.

The indication in the forthcoming programmes of the number of races that will be conducted if sufficient nominations are received is receiving support and will be continued.

If there are insufficient nominations to schedule the races programmed, then other races, with a preference to nominations over the sprint distance, will be scheduled.  However, if there are sufficient nominations received to conduct the 10 races called for then no consideration will be given to any nominations for other events.

The division of races by number of wins for Grade 4 and 5 graded events is not yet available due to programming difficulties with the OzChase system and is now not expected to commence until 1 April 2017.

The programming is continually undergoing review and development and Trainers are encouraged to provide comments and/or suggestions for improvement to their GRG members to assist in this fine tuning process.