The NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers’ Association is delighted to present to the greyhound industry, the 2013 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg Carnival.
The 2013 Carnival has been revamped and enhanced and now stands as one of the most exciting greyhound racing carnivals in the World.
The Carnival’s Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg is the headline act. The series boasts prizemoney of $475,000, of which $356,000 is distributed in the final alone with a first prize of $250,000.
The Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg remains the ultimate measurement of excellence. The three week format ensures that the best of the beat make their way to the Easter Saturday final.
Directors of the NSW GBOTA are delighted with the depth and breadth of Group and Listed events which now support the Golden Easter Egg.
Those events are as follows:
This Group 3 event is the Golden Easter Egg consolation, for greyhounds finishing third and fourth in the semi-finals. Invariably a spectacular race, it distributes $25,000 to the winner.
- The Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup (720m)
Staged over the final two weeks of the carnival, the Association Cup is a Group 1 event with a $75,000 first prize. It will attract the cream of Australia’s long distance talent and another champion will be added to its glorious list of past winners.
- The Centrebet Magic Maiden (520m)
Staged over three weeks, the Magic Maiden invariably attracts a stack of raw, untapped, budding stars. Classified at Group 3 with a $25,000 first prize, the event makes a crucial contribution to the mystique and buzz of the carnival.
Introduced for the first time this year, the New Sensation will add a new dimension to the carnival as it targets the boom youngsters. Restricted to greyhounds that are 27 months or younger, with no more than 10 wins to their credit, this event aims, as its name suggests, to unearth greyhound racings next big thing!
A listed event, with a $15,000 winner’s purse, the Ultra Sense pays tribute to the first winner of the Golden Easter Egg. Conducted in conjunction with the semi-finals and final of the Golden Easter Egg, this event is open to fourth and fifth grade (Wentworth Park Saturdays) greyhounds. Due to its positioning it presents as a logical follow on for many Golden Easter Egg aspirants who don’t make the Egg semi-finals.
The enhancements made to this year’s carnival have made it more inviting for more trainers and more greyhounds. And with five Group events and a Listed event, final night at Wentworth Park on Easter Saturday will be a cavalcade of excellence.
The NSW GBOTA genuinely believes that the Golden Easter Egg carnival is now a world class greyhound racing promotion. In achieving this outcome, the support of three primary contributions must be acknowledged.
Firstly, the support of Greyhound Racing NSW must be recognised. GRNSW have been a primary force in the ongoing development of the carnival.
Secondly, the wonderful support of owners and trainers from every corner of Australia has made a mighty contribution. The carnival may well be run in NSW but it is very much a part of the national theatre. Success during the Golden Easter Egg carnival is an aspiration of participants the land across.
Finally, the Golden Easter Egg carnival simply would not exist without the support of its sponsors. Those sponsors are as follows:
- Macro Meats Gourmet Game
- Hotham Body Repairs
Each of the sponsors make very special contributions. It is impossible, however, not to single out Macro Meats and its proprietor Ray Borda.
Macro Meats have been at the heart of the Golden Easter Egg Carnivals re-positioning from day one. The NSW GBOTA has worked progressively with Macro Meats and owes much to the vision and support of its proprietor.
As outlined earlier, the New Sensation has been introduced to the Golden Easter Egg carnival for the first time this year. The New Sensation is also sponsored this year by Macro Meats in another indication of its support for a carnival that genuinely targets the best greyhounds from all segments.
While the Golden Easter Egg crowns today’s champion, the New Sensation seeks to unearth tomorrow’s champion. It is a pleasure to have Macro Meats involved with both events.
In closing, the NSW GBOTA reiterated its pride in presenting such an exciting carnival. We look forward to working with our sponsors, participants and greyhound racing enthusiasts as we head to a very special Easter Saturday evening.