Sunday 10th April 2022
As a result of the recent addition of the Isolynx Tracking System, The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA), along with Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), became aware of a discrepancy in the data related to the distance travelled by greyhounds in 725m races and has taken the appropriate steps to rectify this inaccuracy.
Following a survey of the track, it has been found that the 725m journey has been incorrectly labelled since the inception of the Broadmeadows site, and will now be accurately shown in all form guides, records, statistics, and data as the accurate distance of 730m.
In initiating the change, MGRA Chairman Eddie Caruana said “It is of the utmost importance to us that we ensured the storied history created from the distance boxes was able to be maintained in all records and historical data.
The starting boxes have not moved since 1999 so we are thankful to GRV for being able to update their IT systems to ensure this inaccuracy is corrected”.
The 41.933 track record set by Space Star in 2015 will stand, as will the first split record of 4.82 set by Fernando’s Quest earlier this year.
“Following the discovery, GRV had all tracks certified by a civil engineer according to GAR 43 with no further discrepancies found,” Greg Kerr, General Manager – Racing and Racing Safety said.
For any further questions, please contact MGRA Racing & Media Manager Corey Smith at email@example.com or (03) 9355 5222