THE NATIONAL GREYHOUND DRAFT – A GREYHOUND FIRST!
The inaugural National Greyhound Draft took place in a live telecast on Sunday December 16 2018. How it worked ….
Team Captains – 10 Teams
On November 1 2018 we advertised nationally seeking “Expressions of Interest” for Trainers, Owners, and/or Media personalities to lead a syndicate as the “Team Captain”.
Team Captains have now been selected for the 10 syndicates – 6 Trainers, 2 Owners, 2 Media outlets. The Media teams, Team RSN and Team SEN are being managed by greyhound experts.
Each Team Captain is an industry leader in their conduct, presentation, success and belief in the vibrant future for our industry.
Selected Team Captains have committed $5000 to the greyhound Helping Hand Fund.
All Trainers will work under the 50/50 prize money scheme generally accepted in the greyhound industry.
Draft Prospects – 30 greyhound pups
Agent George Farrugia purchased and arranged rearing of 30 puppies.
All greyhounds are less than 12 months of age.
All properties being used for the rearing of the puppies have a history of a very high rearing to racing ratio.
- Martin Hallinan, Orange NSW
- Deb Cannon, Mangalore TAS
- Trent Anderson, Yetholme NSW
Live Draft Broadcast
The inaugural National Greyhound Draft took place on 10am on Sunday December 16th 2018 with a live broadcast on Sky Racing 2 and streamed via Facebook and this website.
During the one hour show Team Captains made draft choices, 3 in total and by the end of the show we will had 10 teams of 3 greyhound puppies per team.
Draft order was a random draw at the top of the show and then –
Team 1: choices 1, 20 and 21
Team 2: choices 2, 19 and 22
Team 3: choices 3, 18 and 23
Team 4: choices 4, 17 and 24
Team 5: choices 5 16 and 25
Team 6: choices 6, 15 and 26
Team 7: choices 7, 14 and 27
Team 8: choices 8, 13 and 28
Team 9 choices 9, 12 and 29
Team 10: choices 10,11 and 30
Syndicate Cost and Shares
A 5% share in the syndicate costs $2,550. No one may register their interest in more than one 5% share in any one team (see FAQ).