TAB Melbourne Cup night – trainer information

Congratulations on having a runner on TAB Melbourne Cup and Bold Trease heats night!

In order to ensure the week leading into the biggest night of greyhound racing of the year is a memorable experience, we ask you to consider the following ahead of Friday night’s heats, and with luck, beyond.

Heats night
We ask that the winner of each heat be available for an interview for Sky Racing at the starting boxes immediately following the conclusion of the race. We will then be taking a number of promotional photos of each finalist, handlers and connections. With this is mind, please ensure that anyone who is likely to come on track for photos with winning greyhounds are suitably dressed (smart casual at a minimum).

Box draws
The box draw for both finals will be conducted in the marquee at Sandown Park at 10.30am on Sunday 18 November. Please be at Sandown Park by 10.00am for a briefing on how the draw will take place.

The draw will be broadcast live on Sky Racing and simulcast on RSN – Racing and Sport. This is an excellent promotional opportunity for the race and the sport and is therefore imperative that the trainer and/or owner for each finalist is represented at the box draw. We will also take this opportunity to compile interviews and promotional pieces for various outlets so a smart casual attire (ie collared shirt and jeans for men, in keeping for ladies) is mandatory for this event. A free lunch and beverages will be provided afterwards so feel free to bring family and friends.

Melbourne Cup lunch
All TAB Melbourne Cup finalists are invited to join us at the TAB Melbourne Cup lunch at Crown Casino on Thursday 22 November.  The lunch has quickly become the social highlight of the week as celebrities and dignitaries and invited guests from around the country come to Melbourne for a celebration of the world’s greatest greyhound race. It’s an event not to missed! There are two tickets allocated for each finalist.

TAB Melbourne Cup night
Connections of each TAB Melbourne Cup finalist are allocated four complimentary seats in the View Room on Cup night, with connections of Bold Trease finalists allocated two seats. A strictly limited number of additional seats are available for purchase, however dining arrangements must be confirmed by the box draw. We ask that you give consideration now to who will be dining on the night (should you make the final) in order to confirm numbers as soon as possible following the heats.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Mick or Jason at the Sandown office on 03 9546 9511.

Good luck on Friday night!