Pathway Racing

In acknowledgment of the need that exists within greyhound racing to accommodate all levels of greyhounds with the opportunity to compete, Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) provides lower grade racing for greyhounds with recent racing form which falls outside an identified time standard.  This initiative is called “Pathway Racing” and is part of a broader review of industry strategy which places animal welfare outcomes at its focus.


The GRSA Racing Department wishes to advise of the Pathway Racing time standards, which took effect from Friday 13th August 2019:



The methodology for establishing the Pathway Racing time standards is based on the average winning time in Grade 5 & 6 events at each track/distance.

STAKEMONEY SCHEDULE (As of 1st July 2021)


Refer to conditions of Pathway Racing eligibility below.

  • Pathway Racing events will only be for Maiden, Grade 6 and Grade 5 greyhounds at the track

  • Greyhounds must have started in South Australia on four occasions to be eligible for these races (First starters and greyhounds with one, two or three starts will not be considered for these events)

  • Greyhounds must not have run faster than the time standards stated above in their past four starts.

  • The GRP advised to achieve a balance between participation and form for Pathway Racing that the Grader will include a maximum of 2 greyhounds per trainer based on form per race and then may only include the third dog if there are insufficient eligible greyhounds.

  • Fields will be selected worst form to best form in the opinion of the Grader. The Order of Preference is not be used for Pathway Racing

  • Grade 6 and Grade 5 Pathway races will carry no penalty however where Grade 6 greyhounds compete in Grade 5 events and are successful they will become a Grade 5 at the track and ineligible for Grade 6 events at the track. (Normal rules apply for Maiden events)

  • Races will be graded on race wins where possible

  • Guarding will occur where possible


All eligible greyhounds will be drawn into Pathway races unless ‘NO PATHWAY’ has been stipulated on the nomination.


Further Information:

Shaun Mathieson

Racing Manager

(08) 8243 7100