Your armchair guide to the Speed Star

Greyhound racing’s most exciting format is back!

Forty of the country’s fastest chasers racing head to head for a chance to share in $190,000 in prize money and the title of Australia’s fastest greyhound. With 20, two dog match races you won’t want to miss a moment of the action. Here’s all you need to know

Where: Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, View Road, Springvale
How to get there:
Drive: Free parking is available on View Road, and on Lightwood Road opposite the Sandown Park train station.
Train: Sandown Park station is on the Dandenong/Pakenham/Cranbourne line. The track is a two minute walk from the station
Time: Gates open at 5pm
First match: 6.39pm
TV: Dave Carlson and James van de Maat host a special showcase coverage on Sky Racing 2 (channel 527) from 6.30pm, FREE for all Foxtel subscribers for the entire night!
Radio: RSN – Racing and Sport (927am or stream online here)
Race caller: Rob Testa
Race format: Greyhounds qualify based on their times at Sandown Park in 2018. Greyhounds compete against one other greyhound head to head, with prize money won by the winner of each match, with money also paid to the greyhounds that run the fastest overall time in each race. Click here to watch Jason Adams explain how the format works
Prizemoney: $190,000
Bill Collins, Lizrene and Racecallers – $50,000 (1st: $20,000, 2nd: $7500, 3rd: $2500 + $5000 to the winner of each match), McGuiness Family – $20,000 (1st: $8000, 2nd: $3000, 3rd: $1000 + $2000 to the winner of each match)
Chance to win: There’s $30,000 up for grabs in our Top Dog Tipping competition! Click here for details on how you can be a winner!
For punters: There are more than 40 fixed odds markets available to punters across the night’s meeting! Markets include:
Head to headClick here
OverallClick here
SpecialsClick here
Form guide:
Speed Star Special
Jason Adams’ preview on RSN927
Live results: Click here
Social Media:
Check out the behind the scenes action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #SpeedStar


Sound smart to your friends:
Figures relate to the main 515m (the Bill Collins) series only
– This is the sixth Speed Star series
– Smart Missile holds the format record of 29.006
– Smart Missile is the top seed to win the Speed Star
– Of the 20 matches contested, 10 have drawn inside, 10 outside
– Four of the five previous winners have drawn outside
– 16 of the 20 previous winners led their match at the first turn
– 14 matches have been won by the faster qualifier
– Just seven females have contested a Speed Star (three winners – Zara’s Entity, Outside Pass, Lamia Bale)
– No 7 or 8 seed has finished in the top three
– Blazin’ Bomber was the lowest seeded winner (6th)
– Only nine of forty runners improved on their qualifying time in the Speed Star, including all five series winners
– Allen Terminator has the slowest match win with 29.730
– The average match winning time is 29.282


James van de Maat, Mick Floyd and Jason Adams preview the Speed Star