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Greyhound Racing Adelaide Cup Moved To Friday This Year

This October the Group 1 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup will move from its traditional Thursday date to a Friday night for the first time in its history.

winbrook copyThis October the Group 1 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup will move from its traditional Thursday date to a Friday night for the first time in its history.

The CEO of Greyhound Racing SA, Matt Corby said “we’re very excited about the change of day. It opens up greyhound racing to a whole new market and will allow us to present our premier event in its best light. ”

Mr Corby added “the move to October from January has already reaped great rewards for the industry since the switch was made back in 2011.

The Adelaide Cup is the ultimate prize on the South Australian calendar and will attract greyhound racing’s elite from around the country. In the wake of Ernie Bung Arrow’s historic hometown victory last year, the local contingent, spearheaded by rising star Aston Kane and National Sprint finalist Wild Soul likely, appear to be well in contention for this year’s spoils.

“We’re expecting our biggest crowd of the modern era at this year’s Cup” Corby said. “The Friday night timeslot has worked extremely well in other states and we feel fortunate to have been able to negotiate that opportunity for South Australian participants and patrons. It is a genuinely exciting opportunity for the local industry.”

Ray Borda, the Managing Director of naming rights sponsor Macro Meats, has been a prolific supporter of greyhound racing nationally and is excited at the prospect of partnering with the local industry in the state he calls home. His operation at Kilkenny is headquarters for a family‐owned business which is the biggest producer of kangaroo and wild game meat products in the country.

Angle Park’ big night will be hosted by Five AA radio presenters Steven Rowe and Chris McDermott and incorporate a charity greyhound match race, live music and DJ’s, plus a bouncy castle, fantasy flight ride, face painting, balloon artists and magicians for the younger fans.

The Greyhound Adoption Program tent will provide the general public with an opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with some of its star recruits who have made the transition from racing to domestic life.

For further information on the event, visit the GRSA website at www.grsa.com.au

 

What: Macro Meats Adelaide Cup

When: October 10, 2014 – Gates open at 5pm – First race at 6:36pm

Where: Angle Park Racecourse, 55 Cardigan St, Angle Park

Cost: $10 entry – free for 18 and under ‐ ‐ $50 all‐you‐can‐eat Chasers buffet

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