The countdown is on to this Sunday’s inaugural National Greyhound Draft.
It is the first of its kind in our sport and an exciting way for everyone to get involved in ownership.
It will see 30 pups drafted by 10 teams with people watching the live telecast given the chance to be a part of their chosen team.
“There are young greyhound prospects, the best bred pups in Australia, between the ages of six weeks and 11 months reared by the best,” explained Greg Miller, Director of Greyhound Syndicating Services (GSS), on RSN927’s The Breakfast Club.
“One of the teams is RSN, led by James Van de Maat. He will go to the Draft on Sunday, he’ll have three picks. One worry with him is, it’s his engagement party the night before!”
Trainers that will represent team RSN are Matt Lanigan, Brendan Pursell and Kate Gorman.
“You can join the team. If you’re part of the first 20, we’ll send you a PDS (and application form), you then then pay $2550 and you’ve got 5% in the three dogs.
“There’s no on-going training fees. Nothing is guaranteed (in terms of success), but what we’ve done is assisted some of the variables.
“It’s innovative, it will get people talking and talkability is really important in our industry.”
The National Greyhound Draft is presented by Greyhound Clubs Australia and will be live on Sky Racing this Sunday from 10am. It will also be streamed via the Facebook page and website.
See 2018draft.com.au for more information.
Annually there is $122M to be won in greyhound racing across Australia