Sandown will be running Aged Prize Money meetings each Sunday in August in a trial aimed at maximising racing opportunities for greyhound of all levels.
Aged Prize Money (APM) is calculated on a weighted scale to reflect a greyhound’s current form. Greyhounds of similar APM value will be drawn together, and greyhounds will rely solely on their APM value to gain selection. APM is currently used when determining fields for similarly graded events.
The APM meetings at Sandown’s provincial meetings (SAP) will be run at standard provincial prize money.
Please email the Greyhound Racing Victoria grading department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding APM meetings.
WHAT TRAINERS NEED TO KNOW:
1. Greyhounds will rely solely on their APM value to gain selection;
2. There will be NO ‘order of entry rights’ for graded greyhounds applied (ie. last start placed, dropping grade, reserve last start etc.);
3. Only Maidens will have ‘order of entry rights’, as these greyhounds that are yet to race have not won any prize money. Greyhounds with one or two starts only will be also be given preference.
4. Reserves will be allocated in order of their APM value, that is if 2 races are programmed of the same grade and distance, then the two reserves in the higher value race will also be listed as runners in the lower value race;
5. New race grades will be applied to identify the races each greyhound has competed which are as follows:
- MAPM – Maiden APM event
- 7APM – Grade 7 APM event (one win)
- 6APM – Grade 6 APM event (two wins)
- APM – Open APM event
- RWAPM – Restricted Win APM event
6. For APM grade events at Provincial Full Stakes and Provincial Half Stakes meetings – Where a greyhound has an APM value of $2,000+, and its APM value is more than 50% of the lowest selected greyhound (eighth greyhound) within the event, then the highest APM greyhound shall not be drawn. Eg. Dog (1) has an APM value of $10,000, then Dog (8) APM value must be at least $5,000. This rule shall not apply to race types MAPM, 7APM, 6APM and RWAPM or any meetings conducted that award Metropolitan Full Stakes.
7. APM Meetings will be non-penalty for winning greyhounds that are Grade 5 or higher when conducted at Provincial Half Stakes level.
APM meetings will be programmed around Victoria on a trial basis to monitor the participation rates, suitability, popularity, and possible impacts to improve racing opportunities for every racing greyhound.
Click here for the Victorian Grading Guidelines.
Nominations for Sunday meetings close at 10am on the Wednesday prior.