Greyhounds race into action this weekend
After an incredibly successful start to the year, including hosting two TAB Million Dollar Chase Regional Heats, a TAB Million Dollar Chase Regional Final, and several races as part of the inaugural Thunderbolt series, the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club is preparing to welcome local and visiting trainers to their 2022 July Racing Carnival.
The annual event has attracted a plethora of quality fields in the past, with the club receiving more than 200 nominations during previous carnivals.
This year, the event will run between July 3-15.
President of the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club John Corrigan is predicating another high-class event in 2022, and said he is looking forward to seeing some great racing on the track.
“The club has been very fortunate to host some quality heats and finals already this year, and they’ve brought some very well performed dogs and their trainers to town,” he said.
“I’m sure we’re going to see more trainers bring their dogs back for the carnival this year.”
The program will be held over two weeks and will commence with the running of the Fair Dinkum Builds CV Sheds Maiden Heats over 450m on July 3, followed by the Village Green Hotel Sprinters Cup Heats over 450m, and the Valley Protective 5th Grade Heats over 660m on July 6.
The club will host the Cosmic Bonus @ Stud 0-1 wins Heats over 450m on July 8, and the 5th Grade Heats over 350m and 450m on July 10.
The biggest day of the carnival will take place on July 13 when the club will host its first night meeting during the event.
Races on the program include the Fair Dinkum Builds CV Sheds Maiden Final over 450m, the Grafton District Services Club (GDSC) Stayers Cup Final over 660m, the Village Green Hotel Sprinters Cup Final over 450m, the Valley Protective 5th Grade Final over 660m, and the Cosmic Bonus @ Stud 0-1 wins Final over 450m.
The Valda and Athol Arandale Memorial Race over 450m will also be held on July 13.
The carnival will conclude on July 15 with the running of the 5th Grade Finals over 350m and 450m.
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