City of Palmerston North Golden Chase 2019 

Golden Chase

*Entries Open 21 December and Close 31 January 2019*

NOMINATION FORM

To be run at the Manawatu Raceway, hosted by Palmerston North GRC on Friday 29th March 2019 over 457m.

  • The race will comprise four (4) match races, with two greyhounds per match race.
  • Match races will run as per the Box Draw; i.e. 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6, 7 vs 8.
  • Greyhounds will jump from Box 1 or Box 3 (odd numbered greyhounds from Box 1 and even numbered greyhounds from Box 3).
  • In the event of a scratching(s), the reserve runner(s) shall take the place of the scratched greyhound(s).
  • The fastest greyhound over the first sectional split of the Golden Chase final race shall receive a bonus payment of $2,000.
  • The fastest greyhound over the third sectional split (run home) of the Golden Chase final race shall also receive a bonus payment of $2,000. In the event of identical sectional times which cannot be split by Formpro the bonus payment shall be split between the two runners.
  • The overall winner of the race will be the greyhound with the fastest official time, with overall placings decided in ascending time order.
  • The overall winner (1st) shall receive a stake of $12,375, the overall second (2nd) place-getter shall receive a stake of $5,170, the overall third (3rd) place-getter shall receive a stake of $3,135, and the overall fourth (4th) place-getter shall receive a stake of $1,320.
  • All remaining greyhounds placed fifth (5th) through eighth (8th) will receive a stake of $500.
  • In the case of any equipment malfunction during the match races the race impacted on will be determined with times officially provided by Formpro and their decision will be final. In the event of identical race times which cannot be split, the dead heat rules shall apply and the relevant stakes payment shall be split between the two runners .
  • GRNZ will reserve the right to not proceed with the City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase if nominations do not reach 20.
  • The final race for the City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase will be penalty free.


Any exceptions or oversights raised under these terms and conditions, shall be decided upon with a final decision being made by Greg Kerr (GRNZ Head of Racing) in conjunction with the RIU and the Chairman of the GRNZ Rules of Racing Committee (Robert Death).

Race conditions

The City of Palmerston North Golden Chase is an Invitation race:

  • The City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase shall be open to all greyhounds graded C1 and above who are registered to race in New Zealand at 4pm on Thursday January 31st 2019.
  • Entries will be accepted by the Palmerston North GRC and confirmed with GRNZ prior to being published to ensure all dogs are registered to race in NZ as at the closing date/time.
  • Entries will close with Palmerston GRC at 4pm on Thursday January 31st 2019.
  • A donation of $200 in respect of each confirmed greyhound entry is payable BEFORE the closing date (being 4pm on Thursday January 31st 2019) as per rule 21.1. These donations/sustaining payments will go towards a charity selected by the Palmerston North City Council.
  • The donation must be accompanied by the prescribed entry form, which can be located at either the Secretary’s Office at Manawatu Raceway or from www.grnz.co.nz.
  • The entry form can be emailed to pngreyhounds@gmail.com or delivered to the Secretary’s Office and the donation paid to the Palmerston North GRC with payment referenced as “Golden Chase” and Trainer and or greyhound(s) name.
  • No late entries shall be accepted in any circumstances.
  • An entry may be withdrawn prior to the entries closing date/time, and in these circumstances, shall be entitled to a full refund of the $200.
  • Withdrawals after the entry closing date/time shall not be entitled to a refund of the donation in any circumstances.
  • Any withdrawals must be advised to the Palmerston North GRC directly.
  • There is no limit to the number of greyhounds who can be entered as long as each entry is accompanied by the $200 donation.
  • To be eligible for the final field all greyhounds must have competed in at least one (1) official tote race at Manawatu Raceway over 457m during the qualifying period.
  • The donation entitles each individual greyhound to one solo trial for City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase qualification purposes at the Manawatu Raceway.

The solo trials shall be conducted in accordance with the following conditions from Monday 4th February 2019 until and including Monday 18th March 2019.

  • Notification must be given to the Palmerston North GRC at least 48 hours in advance of the solo trial
  • Solo trials can only be undertaken on a raceday.
  • All solo trials must be conducted AFTER the last race at the meeting.
  • If the Club is forced to cancel the trial for any reason, the qualifying solo trial may be rescheduled.
  • If after scheduling their solo trial the trainer withdraws the greyhound there will be no penalty, but the trainer will not be able to reschedule the trial.
  • All qualifying times (both race and trial) will be electronically timed. In the event of any equipment malfunction or dispute, Formpro will be referred to, and their decision on times will be final.
  • Greyhounds trialing for the City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase will be kennelled and trialed under normal pre-race conditions, and may be subject to being swabbed.

Final field will be:

The final field shall comprise the eight (8) fastest greyhounds entered, based on race times recorded at Manawatu Raceway, and/or trial times recorded at the same venue from Monday 4th February 2019 to and including Monday 18th March 2019 (the qualifying period).

Please note: To be eligible for the final field all greyhounds must have competed in at least one (1) official tote race at Manawatu Raceway over 457m during the qualifying period.

In particular, the final field shall comprise the following:

  • The quickest eight (8) nominated greyhounds at the completion of the qualifying period and cleared to race when fields are selected on Monday 25th March 2019 and whom have competed in at least one tote race at the Manawatu Raceway over 457m during the qualifying period.
  • Two reserves, which shall be the next two (2) fastest times recorded during the qualifying period and as above.
  • In the event of any identical times which cannot be split by Formpro, a ballot shall be conducted where necessary under RIU supervision.
  • The final field will be declared prior to the box draw on Monday 25th March 2019.
  • A manual box draw for the final will be conducted on DogZone Live on Monday 25th March 2019 under RIU supervision.
  • If there are more than two scratchings from the final field, then any remaining greyhound in a match race will be required to race solo against the clock.
  • The exceptions or oversights committee will make the final decision if any race conditions need to be changed.


Golden Chase Trophy