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Free For All Events

From 1 October 2018 Racing Queensland will introduce Free For Events to greyhound race programs.

Stakeholders should be aware of the difference between a Free For All event and a Best 8 event.

  • Free For All means an event restricted to greyhounds 5th Grade or higher. Any greyhound 5th Grade or higher may, at the discretion of the grader, be included in the event.
  • Best 8 means an event restricted to greyhounds 3rd Grade or higher. Any greyhound 3rd Grade or higher may, at the discretion of the grader, be included in the event.

Free For All events will replace Best 8 events over longer race distances where the nomination pool is too small to make a Best 8.

Stakeholders will start seeing Free For All events programmed over the following distances on a semi-regular basis:

  • Albion Park 710m, Albion Park 600m
  • Ipswich 732m, Ipswich 630m
  • Rockhampton 510m
  • Townsville 498m
  • Bundaberg 550m
  • Cairns 544m

When a Free For All event is programmed, all eligible greyhounds nominated for the Free For All distance will be considered for the Free For All event unless the trainer specifically states ‘No Free For All’ or something similar on the nomination form.

Stakeholders are encouraged to check race programs to see when Free For All events have been programmed.

Free For All events will not replace lower grade races over these distances which will continue to be programmed.

For more information please contact Racing Queensland on 07 3869 9407.