Melbourne Greyhound Racing Comfy And Classy

February 22nd, 2011

Greyhound racing in Melbourne is often a lavish and classy affair. Gone are the days of standing around dusty tracks and eating cold pies from a snack truck. Today it’s a mix of luxurious comfort, five star food and outstanding hospitality.

Leading the way in Melbourne are two of the strongest clubs in existence, Sandown and The Meadows.


Just a stone’s throw from the heart of the Melbourne CBD Sandown Park hosts events in all three track racing disciplines.

Racing has existed here since 1935 and everything from match racing to speed coursing (live hare) have been witnessed on the track.

The crowd support at Sandown Park has a long history as well with 6000 on hand in 1953 for the first mechanical hare event and a staggering 53 bookies.

The popularity is still in abundance today showcased by the biggest event in Australian greyhound racing, the Melbourne Cup.

Renovations worth more than $3 million have been spent on the facility in a bid to take the crown of Australia’s finest greyhound race club. It will become a facility for all forms of business and pleasure with racing simply an exciting bonus.

One thing that has never wavered at Sandown Park has been the love of punters right around Australia. You’d be hard pressed finding any regular punter who doesn’t like a bet on Sandown Park. More and more people are now choosing Luxbet to place their bets with better than TAB odds and excellent sign up bonuses. Register with Luxbet now and see them for yourself!

Track Specs

  • Sand surface with cable lure system
  • Starts from 515m, 595m and 715m.
  • Track circumference: 443m
  • Radius of turns: 51m
  • Track width: 7 metres (straights) 8 metres (turns)

Track Records

515m Bond 29.38
715m Total Denial 41.80

Feature Races

Group One Solo Melbourne Cup 515m               $250,000

Group One Radio Sport 927 Sandown Cup 715m        $142,750

Group One Bold Trease Carnival Cup 715m

Group Two Sir John Dillon Memorial       715m

Group Three Macro Meats Shootout        515m


Address: Lightwood Road, Springvale, VIC 3171

Postal Address: PO Box 13, Springvale VIC 3171

Tel: (03) 9546 9511

Fax: (03) 9558 4453

Mel Ref: 80 B11

The Meadows

The Meadows is arguably the best overall greyhound racing facility in Australia. Not only do they attract the best quality greyhounds, they have the finest restaurants, the finest bars and the most professional staff. The current state of The Meadows is a massive credit to the greyhound racing club and its members.

Events are hosted by the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association with meets every Saturday night.

The Meadows is the venue of choice for dozens and dozens of Group races. Plnety of Group 1 events are thrown into that mix as well including:

Feature Events

Group 1 Australian Cup

Group 1 Top Gun 10

Group 1 Maturity

Group 1 Silver Chief

Group 1 Temlee

Group 1 Distance Stayers Trophy

With events like these it’s no wonder the popularity of greyhound racing in Melbourne keeps going from strength to strength. It’s also no surprise the money floods in every time an event is staged at The Meadows. Recently, more and more of the bets have come through online bookmaker Luxbet. When you see for yourself the incredible bonuses available you’ll probably switch too. Join now and have your initial deposit matched up to $400!

Track Specs

Circumference: 450m

Turn Radius: 51.5m

Width: 7m

Starts from: 525m, 600m and 725m.

Box Stats

MEA525 183 130 130 104 98 98 98 107 948 29.61 TURANZA BALE 02/11/2009
MEA600 35 30 30 28 30 25 20 22 220 34.07 NELLIE NOODLES 10/03/2010
MEA725 5 9 6 4 7 6 4 7 48 42.03 NELLIE NOODLES 17/04/2010


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Victoria 3047

PO Box 103
CampbellfieldVic 3061

Tel: (03) 9355 5222
Fax: (03) 9355 5255
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