The list of greyhounds who will be considered to compete in the Group 1 Temlee (525m), Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) and Group 1 Zoom Top (725m) at The Meadows on February 17 have been finalised, with fields to be announced at The Meadows this Saturday night.
A total of 35 greyhounds will be looking to compete in hand-picked Group 1 races, on a night that kicks off the $1.3 million Australian Cup Carnival.
Connections of champion chaser Fanta Bale have chosen to accept an invite to the $110,000 Zoom Top over 725 metres after being invited to nominate a preference between all three distances after an amazing record at the Broadmeadows circuit and across Australia in 2017.
Final acceptances closed on Thursday, February 8, and the fields for all three races (plus the box draw) will be announced on track at The Meadows on Saturday, February 10, with the action kicking off a week later.
The Australian Cup Carnival is the world’s biggest greyhound spectacle, with over $1.3 million to be won over the famous three-week period (Feb 17, 24 and March 3). The Carnival includes the running of the $550,000 Group 1 Australian Cup, the Group 1 Super Stayers, the Group 1 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top and the Group 3 Vic Breeders for maidens, worth $25,000 to the winner.
FINAL ACCEPTANCES FOR GROUP 1 TEMLEE
ASTON DEE BEE
OUT OF RANGE
POKE THE BEAR
*Please note: Up Hill Jill has been withdrawn from Temlee calculations after being scratched from Cranbourne Cup due to injury.
FINAL ACCEPTANCES FOR GROUP 1 ROOKIE REBEL
WHERE ART THOU
FINAL ACCEPTANCES FOR GROUP 1 ZOOM TOP
HIT THE HIGHWAY
As always, the entertainment on course will be one of the highlights, and there’s also over $60,000 in cash and prizes to be won over the three weeks. Click on below links for more info on all three nights of the $1.3 million Australian Cup Carnival.
Lightning Frank takes out last year’s Group 1 Temlee