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TAB Origin Greyhound Teams finalised

Racing Queensland and Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) have today announced their respective teams to tackle the 2019 TAB Origin Greyhound Series at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Thursday night June 6.

The inaugural TAB Origin Greyhound Series was held in 2018 and has quickly become one of the highlights on the Australian racing calendar.

Queensland won the inaugural best-of-three race contest, featuring an Origin Sprint (520m), Origin Distance (710m) and the one-on-one Origin Match Race (520m).

The fields for the series take shape as follows:

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TAB Origin Sprint (520m)

Queensland

Dam Slippery

Maurice Minor

Regal Recall

Regal Topaz

Reserve: Silver Stunner

New South Wales

Zipping Bailey

Jamella Jet

Good Odds Harada

Mystic Riot

Reserve: Buck’s Future

TAB Origin Distance (710m)

Queensland

Bago Bluff

Bago Bye Bye

Double Gee

Infrared Lad

Reserve: Hara’s Dazza

New South Wales

Little Digger

Poco Dorado

Veloce Nero

Blue Moon Rising

Reserve: Two Times Twice

 

TAB Origin Match Race (520m)

Queensland

Infrared Star

Reserve: Dynamite Lucy

New South Wales

Feral Franky

Reserve: Fernando Blaster

The box draw for the series will be conducted on Monday 3 June 2019 from 10am. Trainers are invited to attend. Vision of the draw will be broadcast via the Racing Queensland and Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club’s websites and social media channels later that day.

The format will remain unchanged in 2019 with the following events:

  • 60,000 Origin Sprint 520m ($40k to the winner)
  • $60,000 Origin Distance 710m ($40k to the winner)
  • $30,000 Origin Match Race 520m ($25k to the winner)

Racing Queensland has again partnered with the Mark Hughes Foundation in its quest to defeat brain cancer. The ‘Blue Dog for Brain Cancer’ promotion will be run on TAB Origin Greyhound Night. If the ‘Number 4’ greyhound wins any race on the night, Racing Queensland will donate $1000 to the cause. There will also be ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ on sale throughout the night. 

The TAB Origin Series will complement a new-look TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival, which recently welcomed the Group 1 Brisbane Cup into the fold, which will for the first time be run for a whopping $375,000 in stakes.

Other major feature races during the 2019 Carnival include:

  • Group 1 $150,000 Gold Cup Final
  • Group 3 $60,000 Flying Amy Classic Final
  • Group 3 $37,500 Winter Chase Final
  • Group 3 $37,500 Rockhampton Cup
  • Group 3 $37,500 Townsville Cup
  • Queensland National Sprint and Distance Finals