2018 TAB Melbourne Cup night will carry $1m in prize money this November, making it the richest night of greyhound racing ever run in Australia.
There will be three new events added to the program and prize money increased for seven more – including taking the prize money for the TAB Melbourne Cup to a record $630,000.
New events to be added to TAB Melbourne Cup night include the Provincial Plate, the Super VICGREYS, and the Cup Night Stayers. As well as a prize money increase for the TAB Melbourne Cup, prize money for the group 1 Bold Trease and the Vic bred maiden series final have also been increased. In all, there will be eight feature finals on the card, and all four of the remaining graded races will have its prize money increased to a minimum of $10,000.
The Provincial Plate has been developed in conjunction with Greyhound Racing Victoria and will see two heats run at each of Cranbourne, Geelong, Traralgon and Bendigo. The winner of each heat will progress to the $35,500 final. The series is open to Victorian bred greyhounds with no city wins.
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