2020 EASTAR Match Race

“EASTAR” MATCH RACE SERIES IN APRIL

The “Eastar” Match Race series will be held on Thursday night, 9th April (Easter) at headquarters.  This event is for South Australian local greyhounds with selection for the series based around winning times for greyhounds that have run over the 515m at any Angle Park meeting since 1st December, 2019 along with those that have trialled (see trialling conditions below) to set a time. 

It will be an exciting night with innovative coverage from inside the boxes and around the track for each match race. There will be specific greyhound rugs for each greyhound adding to the promotion around the Easter theme. Prizemoney for each match will be between $4,500 and $3,000 with GRSA adding $500 for each greyhound which places second in their match. The overall winner will collect $6,000. Listed below is the current list of greyhounds (subject to domiciliary eligibility) that have won and broken 29.90 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December, 2019.  GRSA will separate equal times to a third decimal point if required closer to the event.

UPDATED 17/3/20

  1. Alfieri – 29.50
  2. Coorong Lucy – 29.50
  3. Maddison Kaye – 29.60
  4. Axel Footluce – 29.61
  5. Two Times Twice - 29.62
  6. Cairnlea Ebony – 29.62
  7. It’s A Riot – 29.63
  8. Wooden Tiger – 29.64
  9. Soda Crash – 29.64
  10. Shadow Burner – 29.64
  11. Boss McLaren – 29.66
  12. Spring Vinnie – 29.67
  13. Spring Cuervo – 29.67
  14. Eedee Keepsake – 29.67
  15. Fantastic Reef – 29.68
  16. Spring Fair – 29.69
  17. Super Blu – 29.70
  18. Bailey Rocks – 29.70
  19. Springvale Ortiz – 29.71
  20. I’m Top Girl – 29.72
  21. Emerley Fabbro – 29.74
  22. Danyo’s Charlie – 29.75
  23. Master Chaos – 29.75
  24. Rock It Fernando – 29.76
  25. Wild Marilyn – 29.77
  26. Feelin’ – 29.78
  27. Tornado Alley – 29.78
  28. Aston Alessio – 29.79
  29. Could Be Magic – 29.79
  30. Up Time Girl – 29.79
  31. Fantastic Reef – 29.82
  32. Major Major – 29.82
  33. Cawbourne Get Up – 29.82
  34. Established – 29.83
  35. Springvale Issy – 29.84
  36. Springvale Jorja – 29.85
  37. Danyo’s Charlie – 29.85
  38. Hot Desert Storm – 29.86
  39. Legendary Lao – 29.86
  40. Nirimba Pirate – 29.87
  41. Hello I’m Jade – 29.88
  42. Castle Ruins - 29.88
  43. Oakvale Elite – 29.89
  44. McLaren Illusion - 29.89

The head to head matches will be decided based on the final listing and nominations. Match 1 will be 1 v 4, Match 2 will be 2 v 3, Match 3 will be 5 v 8 and Match 4 will be 6 v 7. There will be no manual selection from the Grader.

 

The overall winner of the local Match Race series will be guaranteed a spot in the State of Origin Match race series (SA V Vic) in September so long as it is nominated and eligible to represent SA.

 

Prizemoney for the match races –

Winners receive - Match 1 – 1 v 4 $4,500, Match 2 – 2 v 3 $4,000, Match 3 – 5 v 8 $3,500, Match 4 – 6 v 7 $3,000.

Runner Ups receive - $500. 

 

Overall SA Eastar winner (based on overall times) - $6,000, second $2,500, third $1,500.

  • Nominations close Monday, 6th April with GRSA at 9.00am.

 

Trialling conditions

Trials will be conducted Thursday, 19th March, Thursday, 26th March and Thursday, 2nd April at the Angle Park race meetings over the 515m.

There will be up to eight trials conducted each night, with a maximum of two dogs per trial and a total of 8 greyhounds trialling per night. These trials will be run between races at the discretion of the Stewards. Trainers must book these trials with Greyhound Racing SA by 11.00am on the day.

All greyhounds will be eligible to trial. Whether on the current list of greyhounds that have broken 29.90 seconds in winning since 1st December, 2019 at Angle Park to improve their position or haven’t won over the 515m from 1st December, 2019 or any other reason at the absolute discretion of the Grader. Local eligibility conditions still apply. Each greyhound will only be allowed to trial once in an effort to improve their position or obtain a spot on the list.