Greyhound Racing Betting
When you have a bet, it can be on various events, such as Sports and Horse Racing. Horse Racing is generally considered the most popular type of betting option, however Greyhound Racing is also extremely popular and is similar to Horse Racing in many ways. Greyhound races vary by distance, type of race and the number of dogs in the field.
In Greyhound Racing, a maximum of eight greyhounds can compete in any race. Each of these wears a different coloured vest and they chase a rolling mechanical lure, either around a track, or down the straight.
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Greyhound Racing Betting Options
Like Horse Racing, there are many different types of bets that can be placed. Generally, the most popular bets include; Win, Place and Each Way. These bet types are resulted on a single Greyhound.
There are other types of bets that can be placed as well, called “Exotics”. These bet types are generally more difficult to land, but can provide a larger payout, should the numbers come up. Some of these bet types include; Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, First 4, and Quaddie, all of which are available at Bluebet.
About Greyhound Racing
History of Australian Greyhound Racing
The first Greyhound Race involving a mechanical lure held in Australia was the Puppy Stakes, taking place in May 1927. It has since become one of the most popular events to bet on in Australia.
Greyhound Racing takes part in every Australian state and territory, with each having their own racing body that regulates the racing, training and animal welfare of the greyhounds. Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) are the two largest authorities.
Greyhound racing has faced much criticism over the years, which has contributed both positively and negatively toward the perception of the sport. During 2016, Greyhound Racing faced an impending ban but fortunately for punters and fans of the sport alike, this was overturned and greyhound racing continues today.
Greyhound Melbourne Cup
Not to be confused with the 3200m Thoroughbred “Race That Stops The Nation”, the Greyhound edition of the Melbourne Cup is also the one of the biggest events on the calendar and each year attracts Australia’s top Greyhounds.
The race is run over 515m and with $630,000 in prize money at stake, it’s one of the most elusive and prized events on the greyhound racing calendar.
The Melbourne Cup is the final event of a three-week “Superdogs Series” and the final field is comprised of the winners of eight heats conducted the previous week. To qualify for these heats, a greyhound must win a prior “exemption race”, be a finalist in the “Shootout”, or win a Melbourne Cup prelude. The previous year’s winner of the Melbourne Cup also gains automatic entry.
The Million Dollar Chase
This newly created Greyhound race, which takes place at Wentworth Park over 520m, recently eclipsed the Melbourne Cup in terms of riches, with it’s $1.2 million in prize money making it the richest Greyhound race in the world.
Sixty-four dogs from the regional and metropolitan qualifiers compete in eight semi-finals, with the winner of each race gaining entry to the final which takes place the following week.
In total, there is $1.7 million up for grabs throughout the entire series, with $1 million of the total purse going to the eventual winner of The Million Dollar Chase.
Golden Easter Egg
Held annually on Easter Saturday each year, the Golden Easter Egg is a Group 1 race and is the highlight of the Golden Easter Egg carnival which is held over three weekends. The Golden Easter Egg began in 1990 and now provides a prize pool of $1 million, with $250,000 going to the winner. This incredible prize pool makes it one of the richest greyhound racing carnivals in Australia.
List of Group One Greyhound Races 2020
|Race & Distance||Venue||Winner’s Prize||Dates|
|Silver Chief 525m||The Meadows||$100,000||January 4|
|Summer Carnival Sprint Cup 520m||Brisbane||$150,000||January 2, 10|
|National Derby 520m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||January 17, 24|
|National Futurity 520m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||January 17, 24|
|Paws of Thunder 520m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||January 18, 24|
|Australian Cup 525m||The Meadows||$250,000||February 15, 22, 29|
|The Temlee 525m||The Meadows||$100,000||February 15|
|The Rookie Rebel 600m||The Meadows||$75,000||February 15|
|The Zoom Top 725m||The Meadows||$75,000||February 15|
|Fanta Bale Super Stayers 725m||The Meadows||$100,000||February 22, 29|
|Perth Cup 520m||Cannington||$150,000||March 7, 14|
|Galaxy 715m||Cannington||$100,000||March 7, 14|
|Golden Easter Egg 520m||Wentworth Park||$250,000||March 28, April 4, 11|
|Association Cup 720m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||April 4, 11|
|Sapphire Crown 515m||Sandown||$100,000||May 14, 22|
|Harrison Dawson 515m||Sandown||$100,000||May 14, 22|
|Sandown Cup 715m||Sandown||$175,000||May 14, 22|
|Gold Cup 710m||Brisbane||$100,000||June 11, 18|
|Brisbane Cup 520m||Brisbane||$250,000||June 25, July 2|
|Peter Mosman Opal 520m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||TBC|
|Vic Peters 520m||Wentworth Park||$75,000||TBC|
|Maturity Classic 525m||The Meadows||$100,000||TBC|
|GCA National Sprint Championships 520m||Cannington||$75,000||TBC|
|GCA National Distance Championships 715m||Cannington||$75,000||TBC|
|Adelaide Cup 515m||Angle Park||$75,000||TBC|
|Million Dollar Chase 520m||Wentworth Park||$1,000,000||TBC|
|Hume Cup 600m||The Meadows||$75,000||TBC|
|The Topgun 525m||The Meadows||$150,000||TBC|
|The Topgun Stayers 725m||The Meadows||$75,000||TBC|
|Melbourne Cup 515m||Sandown||$435,000||TBC|
|Bold Trease 715m||Sandown||$105,000||TBC|
|The Megastar 520m||Dapto||$75,000||TBC|
|Hobart Thousand 461m||Hobart||$75,000||TBC|
|Sale Cup 650m||Sale||$75,000||TBC|