As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed on Tuesday 10.4.13. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222
Destini complete: Back to back Group 1s for Fireball
Destini Fireball made it six wins from six starts over the 725 metres at The Meadows with a brilliant last gasp victory in the Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers in front of a huge crowd.
Spud’s a gun: Dailly wins second Australian Cup
Spud Regis gave the Dailly team their second Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup success after leading from go to whoa to score in a brilliant 29.63 in front of one of the biggest crowds seen at The Meadows.
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Spud to exit red box in Australian Cup final
The Andrea Dailly-trained Spud Regis has come up with the coveted red draw in Saturday night’s Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup at The Meadows, worth a whopping $250,000 to the winner.
Destini draws perfectly in Group 1 Superstayers
Destini Fireball will be aiming for back-to-back Group 1 victories at The Meadows after drawing box one in the Macro Meats Superstayers over 725 metres next Saturday night.
Boom pup draws box three in Vic Breeders final
Unbeaten young star Phenomenal has drawn box three in the Cosmic Chief Vic Breeders final, worth $25,000 to the winner.
Distance stars clash in Group 1 Superstayers extravaganza
Australia’s highest prizemoney earner Miata (box six) will face new star Xylia Allen in one of three fantastic Group 1 Superstayers heats over 725 metres this Saturday night at The Meadows.
Country’s best aim for Group 1 Australian Cup glory
Eight magnificent heats will determine the finalists for this year’s Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup, worth $250,000 to the winner for the first time in a race that has spanned for more than half a century.
Cintarna wins Group 1 Temlee
Cintiarna causes one of the upsets of the night with a 29.74 win in the Group 1 Temlee!
Proven Impala too good in G1 Rookie Rebel
Proven Impala was too good in the Group 1 Rookie Rebel, winning in a flying 34.22.
Destini Fireball wins Group 1 Macro Meats Zoom Top
The Norm Rinaldi-trained Destini Fireball holds off Bell Haven and Miata to win the Group 1 Zoom Top, worth $75,000 to the winner.
The name says it all: Phenomenal runs 29.77 on debut!
The aptly named Phenomenal made the greyhound world sit up and take notice after an amazing 29.77 debut effort in a heat of the Group 3 Cosmic Chief Vic Breeders over 525 metres.
Thrilling Brat, Johnny Ringo out of Zoom Top
Top 56 seeded greyhounds for Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup announced
The top 56 greyhounds seeded straight into the Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup heats – to be held on February 23 at The Meadows - have been finalised.
Box draws leaves Group 1 Temlee wide open
The 2013 version of the Macro Meats Group 1 Temlee over 525 metres – this year worth $100,000 to the winner – will be one of the most wide open affairs after tonight’s box draw.
Magic draw for Queenslander in Group 1 Rookie Rebel
Queensland chaser Metz Magic has drawn the coveted red box for the fourth consecutive occasion and will be one of the leading fancies in the Group 1 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel over 600 metres.
Miata draws four in quest for back-to-back Zoom Tops
Champion chaser Miata – aiming for back-to-back Group 1 Macro Meats Zoom Tops - has drawn box four in the 725 metre classic next Saturday night.
Australian Cup Nominations! Early Close
Just a reminder that Australian Cup Nominations Close early!
Friday 8th Feb @ 9am with the GRV.
Fields finalised for Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top
Fields for the Group 1 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top – all sponsored by Macro Meats – have been confirmed, setting up a battle between Australia’s elite chasers over 525, 600 and 725 metres at The Meadows on February 16.
As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been graded on Thursday 31.1.13. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222
First round noms released for Group 1 invitationals
A total of 59 greyhounds have been invited to compete in three Group 1 invitationals at The Meadows – including the Macro Meats Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top on February 16 – to kick off the three-week Australian Cup Carnival, with a total of over $1 million dollars in prizemoney up for grabs.
The Don claims Greyhound of the Year honours
Ultra-consistent chaser Don Chendo has been crowned The Meadows Greyhound of the Year for 2012 for owner Joy Davis and trainer Len Ketelaar.
Lockett and Greenough combine for Silver Chief glory
The Kel Greenough-trained Renegade Chief has taken out the country’s first Group race of 2013 with a barnstorming win in the Group 1 Silver Chief at The Meadows over 525 metres.
Silver Chief: Nitro the one to beat despite box draw
The brilliant Proven Nitro still looks the greyhound to beat in the Group 1 AJS Silver Chief final - worth $100,000 to the winner – despite drawing box six over the 525-metre classic next Saturday night.
Nitro sizzles around Meadows in Silver Chief heat romp
The Jason Thompson-trained Proven Nitro has stormed into outright favouritism for the Group 1 AJS Silver Chief after a magnificent 29.59 heat win last night.
Silver Chief series kicks off with a bang this Saturday night
The country’s best young male chasers head to The Meadows this Saturday night for 11 fabulous heats of the Group 1 AJS Corporation Silver Chief over 525 metres.
Thompson unearths future star in sizzling Great Chase victory
Young gun Boris Fields became the second fastest greyhound ever over the 525-metre trip at The Meadows after an amazing 29.59 gallop to win the Group 2 TAB Great Chase this afternoon.
Thompson set to continue Group-winning month in Great Chase final
In-form trainer Jason Thompson looks set to continue his rich vein of Group-winning form after young gun Boris Fields drew favourably in the Group 2 TAB Great Chase at The Meadows tomorrow afternoon.
Tassie star powers to Group 1 glory for Greenough
The freakishly talented Jethro overcame a slow start and a poor draw to claim this year’s Group 1 Hume Cup at The Meadows on Monday night.
Tassie gun the one to beat in Group 1 Hume Cup final
The Kel Greenough-trained Jethro looks the greyhound to beat in the Group 1 Hume Cup at The Meadows on Melbourne Cup eve after a stunning eight and three quarter length heat win in 34.59.
David Bale wins TOPGUN in huge upset!
David Bale wins Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN in a huge boilover over kennelmate Desalle Bale in 29.92.
Six heats of Group 1 Hume Cup kick off this Saturday night
It’s a Group racing bonanza at The Meadows this Saturday night with the running of the Group 1 TOPGUN and six heats of the Group 1 Hume Cup over 600 metres.
Bye Bye Bucks out of Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
The sole representative from New South Wales Bye Bye Bucks has been scratched from the $215,000 Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN after sustaining an achilles tendon injury.
Short form preview for the G1 TOPGUN
Short form preview for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
Gallon in box seat for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
Queensland star Glen Gallon has been installed a $3.50 favourite after drawing box one in the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN – this year worth $150,000 to the winner for the first time in the race’s 19-year history.
Field finalised for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
The scene is set for one of the biggest greyhound races of the year as fields for the 2012 Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN – to be held at The Meadows on October 27 – have now been released.
Final acceptances for 2012 Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN confirmed
Final acceptances for the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN – to be run at The Meadows over 525 metres on October 27 - have been confirmed.
Fabregas out of TOPGUN contention
Brilliant youngster Fabregas will not be part of Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN calculations after owner Paul Westerveld pulled his star chaser out of the running late last night.
Pick the TOPGUN field competition!
Pick the TOPGUN field and win! Show off your Greyhound Racing knowledge by guesstimating the final field for the 2012 Topgun at The Meadows.
Another seven join original 23 invitees for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
Another seven greyhounds have joined the original list of 23 chasers invited as nominations for the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN, to be held at The Meadows on October 27 over 525 metres.
List of 23 invitees announced for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
Twenty-three of the country’s best greyhounds have been handed first round nominations for the Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN – this year worth $150,000 to the winner - to be run at The Meadows on October 27.
Miata cruises to second Group glory at The Meadows
Champion chaser Miata further enhanced her reputation as one of the best stayers Australia has seen after a devastating win in the Group 3 Topcat Video Cup over 725 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Champ Miata draws perfectly in Group 3 Topcat Video Cup
West Australian chaser Miata will start a short-priced favourite in this Saturday’s night’s Group 3 Topcat Video Cup after drawing the coveted red alley.
Bale sisters star in Topcat Video Cup series
Litter sisters Fyna Bale and Irma Bale joined Erica Allen as heat winners of the Group 3 Topcat Video Cup to give the Wheeler family a treble and a stranglehold on next Saturday night’s $25,000-to-the-winner final.
Champ Miata draws box one in the Group 3 Topcat Series
Champion chaser Miata returns to The Meadows for a heat of the Group 3 Topcat Video Cup over 725 metres this Saturday night, aiming for her 30th win from just 36 starts.
The Meadows wishes to advise that the track has had routine harrowing during the week (August 27)
Karanji and Irma Bale to represent Vics
The underrated Karanji caused a major upset when defeating odds-on favourite Irma Bale to win the Victorian State Distance Championship in 42.79 over 725 metres at The Meadows.
Irma draws perfectly in State Distance Final
The Graeme Bate-trained Irma Bale looks the greyhound to beat in next Saturday night’s State Distance Final at The Meadows after drawing perfectly in box one.
Barcia hands Bate fifth Maturity success
Barcia Bale has emerged as Australia’s newest sprinting sensation after Saturday’s brilliant win in the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows, making it 10 wins from as many starts.
Uno cracks $400,000 in Distance Championship romp
The outstanding career of He Knows Uno reached yet another exhilarating high after a brilliant come-from-behind victory in the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship over 725 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Nominations received for State Distance Championship at The Meadows
A total of 17 nominations have been received for the State Distance Championship heats to be conducted at The Meadows over 725 metres on August 4, with the Victorian State final decided on August 11.
Irma Bale favourite to make it a Group race three-peat
The brilliant Irma Bale will be searching for her third Group victory in the space of two months after drawing box two in Saturday night’s Group 2 AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows.
Barcia aims for perfect ten in Maturity Classic
The Graeme Bate-trained Barcia Bale will start a red-hot favourite to make it ten wins from as many starts in next Saturday night’s Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows, worth $100,000 to the winner.
Uno closing in on $400k mark in Group 2 AWM heats
Recent Group 1 Gold Cup winner He Knows Uno heads a quality line-up of chasers in two heats of the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows over 725 metres on Saturday night.
The sequel: Barcia and Geisha meet again in Maturity semi-final showdown
The unbeaten Barcia Bale (box four) and freakish sprinter Ima Geisha Girl (box one) will clash again, this time in semi-final four of the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic over 525 metres at The Meadows this Saturday night.
Still unbeaten: Barcia’s eighth wonder of the world
The amazing run of Barcia Bale continued with a sensational Best of Night 29.90 gallop in a heat of the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows on Saturday night, making it eight wins from as many starts.
Geisha and Barcia to clash as Maturity series kicks off with a bang
The time honoured Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic – worth $100,000 to the winner for the first time in its 42-year history – kicks off with 11 outstanding heats at The Meadows this Saturday night.
Great prizes on offer for Maturity Grand FInal night on July 28!
Check all the great prizes on offer on July 28 at The Meadows, where we will see the running of the G1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic and the G2 AWM Distance Championship.
VALE NORM SMITH
The Meadows announce major prizemoney boost
The Meadows – in conjunction with Greyhound Racing Victoria – have today announced a huge prizemoney boost for all races at the track, including an Australian Cup Carnival where over $1.1 million in stakemoney will be distributed over a three-week period.
GOBIS bonus for all Saturday night races at The Meadows
From the start of April, all races on Saturday night at The Meadows will include a $500 Greyhound Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme bonus for all GOBIS nominated greyhounds.
The Meadows wishes to advise that the track has had a routine harrowing during the week (March 27).
Double delight for Collins: Zara Zulu too good in Australian Cup
Owner Geoff Collins claimed his second Australian Cup at The Meadows when Zara Zulu – trained by partner Ros Hume – took out the 2012 version of the Group 1 classic in 30.14, winning $175,000 in the process.
Kiwi chaser reigns supreme in Group 1 Superstayers
New Zealand chaser Thrilling Brat sent a country into raptures after winning the Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers over 725 metres – worth $75,000 to the winner - at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Collins aims for second Australian Cup win after Zara draws the red
Greyhound breeder and studmaster Geoff Collins will aim to win his second Group 1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup after the speedy Zara Zulu – trained by partner Rosalyn Hume - drew perfectly in box one for next Saturday’s $175,000-to-the-winner final.
Shimaguni the one to beat in Group 1 Superstayers final
Two-time Group winner Shimaguni looks the greyhound to beat after drawing box one in the Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers final over 725 metres on Saturday night.
Champ Miata out of Group 1 Superstayers series
Connections and greyhound fans across the country have been dealt a huge blow with the scratching of Miata from the second heat of this Saturday’s Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers series.
Miata short-priced fave in Group 1 Superstayers heat despite draw
Australia’s wonder dog Miata will start as one of the shortest priced favourites at The Meadows despite drawing box five in a heat of the Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers over 725 metres on Saturday night.
Stars draw awkwardly in Group 1 Australian Cup heats
Some of the best sprinters in the country have been allocated tricky box draws in heats of the Group 1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup (525 metres) in a bumper night of racing at The Meadows this Saturday night.
Radley Bale wins Group 1 Temlee, pushes prizemoney past half a million
Four year-old star Radley Bale become the third highest prizemoney earner in Australian history after a sensational last stride victory in the Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee over 525 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Magnificent Miata smashes her rivals in Zoom Top
West Australian-superstar Miata ($1.20) cemented her status as Australia’s premier stayer with an all-the- way record-breaking win in the Group 2 Zoom Top over at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Lektra Jay too good in Rookie Rebel
The Andrea Dailly-trained Lektra Jay overcame box eight to take out the Group 2 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel over 600 metres at The Meadows in a fast 34.40.
Group 1 Temlee: Duo aim for half a million in prizemoney
Duo Dyna Tron and Radley Bale – owned by the Wheeler family - will push their prizemoney to over $500,000 if either is victorious in the Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee over 525 metres at The Meadows this Saturday night.
Miata close to another record in Meadows trial
The brilliant Miata rubber-stamped her short-priced favouritism for the Group 2 Macro Meats Zoom Top this Saturday night with a near-record trial over 600 metres at The Meadows.
Please be advised that The Meadows track will be harrowed on Tuesday, February 14.
Box draws complete for Group-racing extravaganza at The Meadows
The Meadows will host one of the most anticipated nights of greyhound racing next Saturday as box draws were finalised for the Group 1 Temlee ($75,000 to the winner), Group 2 Rookie Rebel ($40,000) and Group 2 Zoom Top ($40,000).
Top 56 seeded greyhounds for G1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup announced
The top 56 greyhounds seeded straight into the Group 1 Rover Mowers Australian Cup heats – to be held on February 25 at The Meadows - have been finalised.
Fields finalised for Group 1 Temlee, Group 2 Rookie Rebel and Group 2 Zoom Top
Fields for the Group 1 Temlee, Group 2 Rookie Rebel and the Group 2 Zoom Top – all sponsored by Macro Meats – have been confirmed, setting up what promises to be an extraordinary night’s racing at The Meadows on February 18.
Archie Thompson clinic at The Meadows!
Enjoy a soccer clinic with Melbourne Victory’s Archie Thompson at The Meadows on Feb 11!
Final acceptances in for Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top
Final acceptances for the Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee (525m), Group 2 Rookie Rebel (600m) and Group 2 Zoom Top (725m) have been confirmed, with the country’s best chasers ready to face off at The Meadows on February 18 in one of the best nights of greyhound racing across the world.
Amendment to box draw and fields info
Please be advised that the final fields for February 18s Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee, Group 2 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel and Group 2 Macro Meats Zoom Top will be conducted on Sky Racing The Catching Pen this Monday Feruary 6th at 730pm, with the box draw taking place on track at The Meadows on Saturday February 11th.
Please be advised that The Meadows track will have a minor amount of top-dressing and grading on Tuesday, February 6. There will be little or no impact on times.
First round invites released for Macro Meats Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top
First round invitations have been sent out t