2019 EASTAR Match Race

The “SA Eastar” will be held on Thursday night, 18th April (Easter) at Angle Park. 

Eligibility for South Australian local greyhounds will be based around the Nationals conditions. They will need to be trained in SA 76 days out of the last 150 prior to the close of nominations. Selection for this series will only be based around winning times at Angle Park. For greyhounds that have run over the 515m at any Angle Park meeting since 1st December, 2018 their fastest winning time will be recognised and put them on the list for selection. Greyhounds will also have an opportrunity to trial in an effort to improve their position.

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 top 4 seeded greyhounds will be rewarded with more prizemoney.

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.

Winners of match races – 
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. 
There will be no unplaced money. 

Overall SA Eastar winner (based on overall times) - $5,000, second $2,500, third $1,000.

Top 18 eligible greyhounds so far that has won and broken 30 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December 2018 that are eligible are – 

1.     Cawbourne Swade – 29.48

2.     Victa Ashley – 29.55

3.     Come On Enzo – 29.61

4.     Honcho Monelli – 29.64

5.     Black Antico – 29.69

6.     Bailey Rocks – 29.71

7.     Time’s Right – 29.73

8.     Jack Get Back – 29.7742

9.     Cairnlea Ebony – 29.7825

10.    Vermouth – 29.7918

11.    Cairnlea Jet – 29.7962

12.    Star Anise – 29.7987

13.    Unique Edition – 29.8002

14.    Gemtree Dynamo – 29.8011

15.     Winsome Money – 29.8200

16.     Shima Mart – 29.83

17.     Fly By Them – 29.84

18.    Shimando 29.86

“Eastar” match race trialing conditions

Trials will be conducted Thursday 21st March, Thursday 4th April and Thursday 11th 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 30 seconds in winning since 1st December, 2018 at Angle Park to improve their position or haven’t won over the 515m from 1st December, 2018. 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.