Launching Pad


The 2019 Launching Pad is back bigger than ever with more opportunities for more greyhounds to win more prize money!






Key details:

– 64 Entry Forms available for the series
– conducted over three weeks in a heats/semi-final/final format
– includes a consolation series for greyhounds that finish 4th-8th in their heat
NEW! A $22,000 consolation for greyhounds that finish 3rd and 4th in their semi-final
– $432,000 in prize money over the three week series
– over half of all greyhounds entered will earn prize money!

Click here for the full conditions for the 2019 Launching Pad.


Entry Forms?
To enter the 2019 Launching Pad you must purchase an Entry Form.

Entry Forms will go on sale from the Sandown Greyhounds website from midday on Monday 7 January 2019. A maximum of 64 entry forms will be sold, the cost of entry forms is $2000 per form. Full payment must be made at the time of purchase, and entry forms can only be purchased online.


Who can purchase an Entry Form?
Registered trainers, owners and racing bodies can purchase entry forms. The maximum number of entry forms that may be purchased by any individual person, syndicate, club or association (as defined by GRV local rule 28.7) is eight.


Are the Entry Forms transferable?
Yes. Owners of Entry Forms are welcome to sell those Entry Forms to another registered greyhound body upon completion of the Transfer of Ownership Form (subject to approval from SGRC).

Sandown will assist those looking to buy or sell Entry Forms by providing such information on its website.


What greyhounds are eligible for the series?
Greyhounds with 1-6 wins and no more than 30 starts at the close on nominations are eligible for the series.

At the close of nominations, greyhounds must be nominated with the corresponding Entry Form number.


How much is the series worth?
The 2019 Group 2 Launching Pad series will carry $432,000 in prize money!

Launching Pad
Final – $210,000 (1st: $150,000, 2nd: $40,000, 3rd: $20,000)
Semi Finals – $14,500 (1st: $10,000, 2nd: $3000, 3rd: $1500)
Heats – $10,000 (1st: $7000, 2nd: $2000, 3rd: $1000)

Launching Pad Consolation
For greyhounds that finish 3rd and 4th in their semi-final
Final – $22,000 (1st: $15,000, $4500, $2500)

Launching Pad Consolation Series
For greyhounds than finish 5th-8th in their heats
Final – $22,000 (1st: $15,000, $4500, $2500)
Heats – $10,000 (1st: $7000, $2000, $1000)
Over half of all greyhounds entered in the series will earn prize money!


What dates do I need to note in my diary?
Midday Monday 7 January 2019 – Entry Forms go on sale
Midday Monday 1 April 2019 – Purchase and transfer of entry forms close
8.00am Tuesday 2 April 2019 – Nominations close (nominate with Sandown GRC)
Thursday 4 April 2019 – Launching Pad heats
Thursday 11 April 2019 – Launching Pad semi finals and Consolation Series heats
Thursday 18 April 2019 – Launching Pad, Consolation and Consolation final


Further information
Sandown Greyhound Racing Club
(03) 9546 9511


Get ready for take-off!