MEDIA RELEASE - G-SIX Racing comes to Angle Park Written by:
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From May 2, Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) will commence a trial of G-SIX racing at Angle Park, Gawler and Mount Gambier. As the names suggests, G-SIX racing involves six-dog fields being drawn as the norm for those venues through until the end of July.

The G-SIX form of racing mirrors the traditional approach at English tracks but with the additional appeal of dogs being more generously spaced at box-rise. In a constantly evolving market, and having regard for different wagering client needs, this change reflects a willingness by GRSA to challenge traditional thinking and explore new approaches to the delivery of its racing product.

This innovation is expected to drive a number of immediate benefits for the sport in South Australia:

- Maximising the racing opportunity for trainers and breeders in each of the key TAB-track regions of South Australia

- Driving up participant returns by the equivalent of more than $1 million annually

- Cleaner racing with less interference

- Scheduling of two weekly meetings at all South Australian TAB venues

How G-SIX racing works:

- Maximum of 6 dogs in each race

- Vacancies in the ‘3’ and ‘6’ alleys

- The 6 dogs will utilise the rug colour which correlates to their box draw – ie red, black/white stripes, blue, yellow, black, pink

- The two reserves will be numbered 9 and 10 and carry the standard rug colours for reserves

The trial format has been made possible with the assistance of Tabcorp working with GRSA. Tabcorp General Manager of Wagering, VIC, TAS, SA, NT, Trevor Parkes said: “GRSA is a key partner of TAB and greyhound racing is an exciting sport within the Australian entertainment landscape. We have supported the trial of 6 dog races with scheduling on Sky Racing and looking forward to seeing how participants and punters respond to G-SIX racing.”

GRSA Chairman Grantley Stevens is just one of those expecting big things from the introduction of the concept. “In this instance, less really does amount to more. The G-SIX initiative will allow us to run more race meetings and more races on each card. Participants will race for the same stakes, but more often, and wagering clients will be offered more choice” he observed. “South Australia is a proud innovator and one which believes in pushing the boundaries as a driver of positive change.”

Any media enquiries should be directed to Matt Watson, GRSA Marketing Manager - (08) 8243 7115

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