Following extensive consultation between the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, Greyhound Racing Victoria and greyhound racing participants, the 2020 Launching Pad has been cancelled.
The Launching Pad is one of the club’s signature events and draws greyhounds from across the country to compete in the three week series. However following announcements from both state and federal governments limiting non-essential travel, as well as restrictions on the movement of people across state borders, commencing a three week series at this time is not practical.
The Sandown Greyhound Racing Club will contact the holders of entry forms as at 12noon on Monday 23 March (the deadline for the transfer of Entry Forms) to arrange for their entry fee to be refunded. Trainers with greyhounds set for the series are encouraged to nominate for a graded race on Thursday night.
Earlier today, Greyhound Racing Victoria announced that the sport will continue with strict on course protocols in place, and we implore all participants follow these directions to ensure that we keep racing for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of all participants through these challenging times.