The History of Group Racing.
Group Racing was originally conceived in 1990 as an initiative of the Australian Greyhound Racing Association (AGRA).
Between 1990 and 1995, AGRA applied criteria to all Australian feature events and AGRA member clubs promoted their Group events to varying degrees. However, there was no formal recording of the events defined as having Group status at this time.
In 1994, AGRA agreed to the appointment of a Group Racing Co-ordinator (Brenton Scott the current Executive Officer of the NSW GBOTA who still holds the Group Racing co-ordination position). As a result of Mr Scott's appointment, AGRA commenced the formal promotion of the “Group Racing format”.
Since 1995, the profile of Group Racing has steadily increased and today, Group Racing success is clearly accepted as the pinnacle of excellence in terms of elite greyhound racing performance.
For details of all AGRA Member Clubs, Group Races and relevant criteria visit the AGRA website at http://www.agra.com.au.
Wentworth Park hosts 15 Group events every year, including the World's richest free entry race; the Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg.
Group 1 races include:
Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg
Paws of Thunder
Centrebet Vic Peters Classic
Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic
Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup
Group 2 races include:
Bob Payne Winter Stake
Pages Event Hire Sydney Cup
Schweppes Summer Cup
Betfair Gold Cup
Globe Memorial Easter Chase
Evans & Son Jewellery Ladies Bracelet
Group 3 races include:
AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift
Multiquip Magic Maiden
De Bortoli Wines 'The Ambrosoli'
History, Honour Roll, and Race Dates are available for each event by selecting from the above.