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Invitations sent for G1 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top

A total of 53 greyhounds have been invited to compete in three Group 1 invitationals at The Meadows – including the Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) on February 21 – to kick off the three-week Sky Racing Australian Cup Carnival, with a total of over $1.2 million dollars in prizemoney up for grabs.

The best greyhounds across the land will descend upon The Meadows on one of the biggest nights of racing for top class greyhounds over sprint, middle and staying distances.

The $145,000 Group 1 Temlee has seen 26 greyhounds given the opportunity to accept an invitation, with the Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top (both worth $110,000) bringing together 21 and 16 nominations respectively.

MGRA Manager Marg Long said anticipation is building for a terrific night’s racing and a Carnival for the ages.

“These outstanding invitation-only races signal the start of our three-week Australian Cup Carnival, with the country’s premier greyhounds all competing on the same amazing program. We are even more excited this year with renovations to be completed before the start of the Carnival in readiness for some bumper crowds at The Meadows.”

Invitations to nominate for the G1 Temlee, G1 Rookie Rebel or G1 Zoom Top have been posted and expressions of interest close on Monday, February 9, before the panel announces the final field on Tuesday, February 10.

The Australian Cup Carnival is the world’s biggest greyhound spectacle, with over $1.2 million to be won over the famous three-week period (Feb 21, 28 and March 7). The Carnival includes the running of the $550,000 Group 1 ATC Australian Cup, the Group 1 Super Stayers, the Group 1 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top and the Group 3 Cosmic Chief Vic Breeders for maidens, worth $25,000 to the winner.

*Please note: The club reserves the right to extend a late nomination to a greyhound not on the original list.


Invitation list

Group 1 Temlee ($100,000 to the winner)
Above All
Allen Deed
Avondale Porche
Awesome Project
Blitzing Mayhem
Chica Destacada
Dream It
Dyna Double One
Dyna Villa
Flash Reality
Iva Vision
Lamia Bale
Luca Neveelk
Marcus Joe
Maximum Lil
Musquin Bale
My Bro Fabio
Oakvale Destiny
Ride The Rails
Ritza Hattie
Spring Leaf
Star Recall
Winsome Prince
Zipping Willow

Group 1 Rookie Rebel ($75,000 to the winner)
Allen Deed
Awesome Project
Blinkers On
Come On Fantasy
Cornelius Fudge
Cosmic Wise
Echelonic Action
Eliza Blanche
Lady Toy
Lamia Bale
My Bro Fabio
My Mate Cobber
Ralphy Cinel
Ride The Rails
Sisco Rage
Space Star
Star Recall
Waymore’s Blues

Group 1 Zoom Top ($75,000 to the winner)
Ash Flash
Blinkers On
Flying Twist
Lady Toy
Luna Jinx
My Mate Cobber
Opec Bale
Psychotic Gold
Pumped Up Zaar
Shall She Rock
Space Star
Sweet It Is
Zipping Maggie
Zipping Rory

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