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Red Letter Day for training duo Britton and Langton

Anakie duo Jeff Britton and Angela Langton enjoyed one of their greatest nights as trainers at The Meadows after taking out the Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic with Mepunga Hayley and the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship with Mepunga Tiara.





Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity final most open in years

Next week’s Group 1 $145,000 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic looks one of the most open finals in recent history with just three lengths separating all four semi-final winners on Saturday night. 





Xylia aims for Australian prizemoney record in final

Champion Xylia Allen will become Australia’s highest prizemoney earner if she can win next Saturday night’s Group 2 AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows. 





Xylia draws box two in race to Australian prizemoney record

Champion chaser Xylia Allen has drawn box two in heat three of the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship  - a series that could see her become Australia’s highest prizemoney earner of all time.





Fabio and Hooksy to clash in Maturity semi

Pre-post favourite Hooksy and My Bro Fabio will meet in one of four highly anticipated semi-finals of the $145,000 Group 1 Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic at The Meadows next Saturday night.

 





Country’s best youngsters start Maturity campaign this Saturday night

Australia’s best young sprinters will start their journey towards Group 1 glory this Saturday night in 12 super heats of the Hudson Pacific Maturity Classic over 525 metres at The Meadows.





Track Maintenance

As a part of regular track maintenance the track was harrowed on Sunday 8th June. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222





INTERNATIONALS INVITED TO AUSTRALIAN CUP CARNIVAL




Track Maintenance

As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed on Tuesday 13th May. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222





Girls Night Out at The Meadows

Book now for a fabulous night of racing and entertainment on May 3.





New director named at the MGRA

The Meadows (MGRA) is pleased to announce the arrival of a new director after Peita Elkhorne was named to replace recently retired life member Charles Bates.





Track Maintenance

As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed on Thursday 13th March. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222





Wes, Fireball star on night of nights at The Meadows

The coveted Maurice Blackburn Australian Cup will head to Tasmania for the second time in four years after Buckle Up Wes powered to a sensational 29.74 victory in the Group 1 classic at The Meadows. 





Fireball aims for back-to-back wins in Group 1 Superstayers

Four-time Group 1 winner Destini Fireball will be looking to become the first greyhound to win back-to-back Group 1 Macro Meats Superstayers finals after turning back the clock to win heat two in 42.86. 





Nalin aims for Australian prizemoney record in Cup final

The Paul Stuart-trained Dyna Nalin will become Australia’s leading prizemoney earner if he is victorious in next Saturday night’s $350,000 Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup at The Meadows. 





Britton with strong hand in Group 1 SuperStayers series

In-form trainer Robert Britton will be looking to claim his third Group 1 staying race of the year, going into heats of the $150,000 Group 1 Macro Meats SuperStayers with seven live chances. 





Eight brilliant Australian Cup heats this Saturday night

The $350,000 Group 1 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Australian Cup kicks off this Saturday night at The Meadows, with the eight heats attracting the country’s best sprinters. 





Night of upsets on Group-racing bonanza at The Meadows

Siblings Robert and Linda Britton shared in two of the three Group 1 events on a night of major upsets in the first week of the $1.4 million Australian Cup Carnival at The Meadows. 





Stars draw awkwardly in Group 1 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel

The highly anticipated clash between Xylia Allen and Bookkeeper has taken another twist with both stars drawing side by side in next Saturday night’s Group 1 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel over 600 metres. 





Dyna Willow the one to beat in Group 1 Macro Meats Zoom Top

Group-winning star Dyna Willow looks the greyhound to beat after drawing box one in the Group 1 Macro Meats Zoom Top over 725 metres next Saturday night. 





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 22 at The Meadows - have been finalised. 





Cakes And Pies out of Group 1 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel

Cakes and Pies has been scratched from Saturday week’s Group 1 Macro Meats Rookie Rebel after sustaining a serious hock injury in last night’s Group 3 Big Dog Cup at Albion Park.





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 one of the biggest nights of racing in the country over all three distances at The Meadows.





Three withdrawn from G1 invitationals

 Smart Valentino (spider bite), Phenomenal (toe) and Ernie Bung Arrow (wrist) out....





Invitational fields announced this Wednesday on RSN

 





2014 Australian Cup Conditions

AUSTRALIAN CUP EVENT CONDITIONS





Track Maintenance

As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed Monday 27th January. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222





NO TRIALS MONDAY 27th

Trainers Please note- There will be no trials at The Meadows on Monday due to the Public Holiday.

Any queries please contact the office on 9355 5222





First round noms released for Group 1 invitationals

A total of 61 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 15 – to kick off the three-week Australian Cup Carnival, with a total of over $1 million in prizemoney up for grabs.





Track Maintenance

Trainers please note - The Meadows track will be top dressed and graded on Thursday Jan 30th, weather permitting. Any queries please contact the office.





Ollie Bale wins the G1 Silver Chief

The Andrea Dailly-trained Ollie Bale gave the successful Anakie kennel their first success in the Group 1 AJS Corporation Silver Chief Classic at The Meadows on Saturday night.





Short form preview for the G1 Silver Chief

Form guide for the 2014 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic. 





2014 version of Silver Chief most open in years

Next Saturday night’s Group 1 AJS Corporation Silver Chief Classic looks to be the most open feature race at The Meadows in some time after a night of semi-final upsets and surprises.





Allen Deed, Shifty Sticka shine on heat night

Youngsters Allen Deed and Shifty Sticka look the greyhounds to beat in the $145,000 Group 1 Silver Chief series after outstanding heat victories at The Meadows last night. 





Silver Chief Classic kicks off this Saturday night

Twelve heats of the $145,000 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic – over 525 metres at The Meadows this Saturday night - has brought together Australia’s finest young male sprinters.





Track Maintenance

As a part of regular track maintenance the track has been harrowed Tuesday 10th December. Times may vary as a result. For more information please contact The Meadows on 9355 5222





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.





Track Maintenance

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.





Track Maintenance

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.

Nomination Form

 




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.





Track Maintenance

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.





Australian Cup general info




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.

 





Track Maintenance

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.