Alpe climbs top of the mountain, wins Group 1 Hume Cup
Alpe D’Huez used a favourable box draw to cause an upset in this year’s Group 1 Hume Cup over 600 metres at The Meadows for training duo Kelly and Brett Bravo.
As a part of regular track maintenance the track will be harrowed Tuesday 5th November. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222
Big Saturday and Monday nights at The Meadows!
Great Aussie bbq and famous Melbourne Cup eve meeting!
Poor draw for Bookkeeper in Group 1 Hume Cup
Brand new Meadows 600-metre track record holder Bookkeeper has drawn poorly in Monday week’s Group 1 Hume Cup, coming up with box five in the $75,000-to-the-winner final.
Dyna Nalin gives Wheelers third consecutive Topgun
West Australian star Dyna Nalin gave the Wheeler family a historic third consecutive Topgun victory with a brilliant come-from-behind 29.89 win in the Group 1 classic at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Group 1 Hume Cup series kicks off this Saturday
As well the running of the Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun, The Meadows will also play host to six fantastic heats of the Group 1 Hume Cup over the 600-metre journey this Saturday night.
Statistical preview for the G1 TOPGUN
Australia’s best set for TOPGUN showdown
The $215,000 Sky Racing Topgun – the 21st running of Australia’s premier invitation-only event – sees the country’s finest pitted against one another in an October 26 Group 1 racing extravaganza at The Meadows.
Final nominations in for TOPGUN
25 of the 29 chasers who received first round nominations have accepted for their chance to run in the G1 Sky Racing TOPGUN. Black Magic Opal (Gel Cup campaign), General Destini (inj), Proven Nitro (inj) and Zulu Zues (inj) are out.
Pick The TOPGUN field competition now!
Choose your field now to win some great prizes!
List of 29 invitees announced for Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN
Twenty-nine of the country’s finest chasers have been handed first round nominations for this year’s $215,000 Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN, to be run at The Meadows on October 26.
Amity Flame bolts in to win Top Cat Video Cup
Amity Flame upstaged his more fancied rivals to take out this year’s Group 3 Top Cat Video Cup in a fast 42.45 over the 725 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Lucy ready for Group glory in Top Cat Video final
Former American chaser Lucy Wires looks the one to beat in the Group 3 Top Cat Video Cup final on Saturday night at The Meadows after a sensational 42.62 heat victory last week.
Fireball aiming for fourth Group win at The Meadows
The Group 3 Top Cat Video Cup Series – taken out last year by champion Miata – kicks off this Saturday night at The Meadows with two quality heats over the 725 metre-journey.
As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed this week (starting September 16). Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222
Group 1 hat-trick for Xylia as Bate strikes again
The brilliant Xylia Allen recorded her third Group 1 success to take out an action-packed National Sprint Championship at The Meadows, giving Victoria consecutive wins in the time-honoured classic.
Swift scores for NSW in Distance Championship success
New South Wales has a new national champion after Smart Valentino strode to a fantastic victory in the Group 1 National Distance Championship over 725 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Short form previews for the Nationals!
Check out the short form previews for the Nationals and all the expert tips!
Xylia draws coveted red alley in Sprint Final
Master trainer Graeme Bate will be looking to add yet another major trophy to his amazing list of achievements after gun sprinter Xylia Allen drew box one in Saturday night’s Group 1 National Sprint Championship.
Fireball aiming for fifth Group 1 success in National Distance Championship
Victoria will be represented by three chasers in next Saturday night’s National Distance Championship at The Meadows, including the brilliant Destini Fireball, aiming to win the fifth Group 1 race of his famous career.
Five Wheeler drive to the Nationals
The Wheeler family look to have a stranglehold on Victoria’s State Sprint final next Saturday night with five finalists one step closer to the National Sprint Championship at The Meadows on August 24.
Irma Bale one step closer to Nationals swansong
Irma Bale – aiming to become Australia’s second highest prizemoney earner – is one step closer to more Group glory after qualifying for next Saturday night’s State Distance final at The Meadows.
Victorian sprint and distance heats kick off this Saturday night
Six state sprint and three state distance heats kick off this Saturday night in the lead up to the AGRA National Championships to be held at The Meadows on August 24.
Victorian nominations for State championships released
A total of 76 nominations (51 for sprint and 25 for distance) have been received for Victoria’s State Sprint and Distance Championships, which both kick off at The Meadows on August 10.
Upset as Marcus Joe is crowned Maturity champ
The Barry Maloney-trained Marcus Joe ($15.10) caused one of the Group upsets of the year with a dazzling 29.66 victory in tonight’s $145,000 Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows.
Fireball back to his best, takes out G2 AWM Championship
Destini Fireball continued his amazing dominance at The Meadows, taking out tonight’s Group 2 AWM Distance Championship over 725 metres in 42.71.
The Nationals - Nominations Close Friday 26th July 12noon
2013 National Sprint and Distance Championships - Nomination forms must be submitted to The Meadows by 12.00pm Friday 26/7.
Dyna Nalin the one to beat in Maturity final
West-Australian chaser Dyna Nalin is the greyhound to beat in the $145,000 Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic after a dazzling come from behind semi-final victory in 29.88 at The Meadows.
Impala aims for back-to-back Group wins
The brilliant Proven Impala will be looking to win back-to-back Group finals after drawing box two in the AWM Distance Championship final over 725 metres at The Meadows.
Stars draw awkwardly in Maturity semis
The Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity series has been thrown wide open after some of the leading contenders drew poorly for this Saturday night’s semi-finals at The Meadows.
West Australian steals the show on Maturity heat night
The Paul Stuart-trained Dyna Nalin has emerged as one of the greyhounds to beat after a sensational 29.88 win in heat six of the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows.
Maturity for the ages: youngsters aim for Group 1 glory
Australia’s best young sprinters take centre stage this Saturday night in 12 fantastic heats of the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic over 525 metres at The Meadows.
As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed on Sunday 10.6.13. Times may vary as a result. 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.
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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