Waterloo Cup Full Conditions


Qualifying Races

8th October 2020 - Christchurch Greyhound RC

8th October 2020 - Waikato Greyhound RC

9th October 2020 - Wanganui Greyhound RC

11th October 2020 - Auckland Greyhound RC



Please refer to race schedules for the closing day of nominations for the respective venues



Group 1 - 527m - $30,000

Auckland Greyhound Racing Club - Sunday 18th October 2020



Special Conditions

  • Only one qualifying race will be run at each venue.  In the event of a qualifying race been cancelled at one of the other venues, the Auckland GRC has the right to stage two qualifying races.
  • A greyhound can be entered for more than one qualifying race but can only compete in one of the four qualifying races
  • Qualifying races are to be scheduled for Class 5 greyhounds with Class 4, 3, 2 and 1 greyhounds being eligible.
  • Qualifying races will be selected in accordance with the respective Club’s Selection Criteria.
  • Greyhounds placed first and second in a qualifying race will qualify for the final.
  • Nominators entering their greyhounds in qualifying races undertake to race in the Final in Auckland on the 18th of October 2020, should their entries qualify.
  • Reserves for the Final will comprise of the third place-getters from qualifying races held at the Auckland GRC meeting on the 11th of October 2020, if two qualifying races are carded.  If the Auckland GRC stage only one qualifying race, then the reserves will comprise of the third place-getters from the qualifying races held at the Auckland GRC qualifying race on the 11th of October and the Waikato GRC qualifying race on the 8th of October 2020.  The Auckland GRC has the discretion to allocate the first and second reserve.
  • Should the withdrawal of a greyhound through injury from the Final and prior to the box draw occur, the Auckland GRC reserves the right to select a replacement greyhound in order of qualifying places from the qualifying race in which the initial qualifier contested.


Melbourne Cup

The winner of the Waterloo Cup will gain an exemption directly into a heat of the 2020 Melbourne Cup held at Sandown GRC.

The exemption is for the winner only, if that dog does not make the trip, no replacement will be made.

Greyhound Racing NZ will contribute towards a travel subsidy.

Posted on 07 October 2020

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