Keeping you informed of the Happenings at the Manukau Stadium
Race Meetings 7th and 8th April 2019
The Club has back to back race meetings scheduled for Sunday 7th and Monday 8th April 2019.
This back to back situation results from the rescheduling of the abandoned race meeting on the 2nd September 2018. The rescheduling of the meeting provides the opportunity for owners & trainers to race for the stake money allocated to the region.
The 7th and 8th April were identified as they may have the least impact on the fields for Cambridge because the Waikato GRC is staging the heats for three Group Races (NZ Derby, Lois Henley Memorial and Teressa McDonald Memorial Cup) on Thursday the 11th April 2019.
Six months on from making that decision there has been a significant change to the landscape with both Clubs currently experiencing a significant decline in the number of individual dogs nominated for race meetings. The decline is a reduction of 20% on individual dogs nominated for race meetings in 2017/2018 season. It will therefore be a challenge to achieve fields for the two meetings.
At this stage we are not saying it is an impossible challenge so the nominations for both meetings will close on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 to identify the total number of greyhounds available for the two meetings. Once we have received the nominations GRNZ and the Club will then assess the situation and determine the strategy to finalize the fields. Rest assured any decision made will ensure that the maximum number of dogs are given the opportunity to race.
Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar
The stake for the 2019 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar will be $100,000.
The $10,000 increase was part of the GRNZ Group & Feature stake increases recently announced.