The Bendigo Cup is nestled in the midst of winter, strategically lending itself to a relative point of isolation on the Victorian group racing calendar.
This ploy by the Bendigo GRA is designed to attract elite greyhounds, which boosts the profile of the event.
Being placed in the key Friday night time slot also provides an opportunity to maximise wagering opportunities.
The Bendigo Cup was first run in 1957, when won by a greyhound named Cantee.
2016 Bendigo Cup Key Dates
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Distance: 425 metres
Heats: Sunday 26 June (night) Results click here
Final: Friday 1 July Box draw click here
Prize money breakdown: $47,000 (1st); $13,350 (2nd); $6,650 (3rd)
Total prize money in final: $67,000
Major supporting feature races on Bendigo Cup night:
- $14,000 Winter Cup Final (660m)
- $10,710 GRV Vic Bred Maiden Final (425m)
- $8,000 Ready 2 Race Mid Year Final (425m)
2016 Bendigo Cup
2016 Bendigo Cup Feature Races
Bendigo Cup 2016 Photo Gallery
Recent Bendigo Cup winners
2015 Fernando Bale (pictured)
2014 Paw Licking (1) & Warrior King (2)
2013 Ronan Izmir
2012 Peggy May
2011 Enry Walt
2010 Latifi Jiam
WATCH: 2015 Bendigo Cup replay
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