Trialling Information

As off 1 August 2020 all trials conducted on Victorian greyhound racing tracks are FREE.

 

Trainers are advised of the need to continue to ensure you book the correct number of trials required AND use the number of trials you have booked to avoid action being taken. The BGRA has and will continue to provide as many opportunities as possible to trainers to be able to trial and appreciate the co-operation of trainers when booking and attending trials.

Arm trials are available by previous booking and run:

  • Saturday (9:00am – finish unless otherwise advertised) – note 8am start in daylight saving period
  • Tuesday (9:00am – finish unless otherwise advertised)

 

You can make you bookings online or over the phone.

 

Online Bookings Open Times:

Trial Day Open Time Period
Saturday 9:00am – finish Wednesday 6:00pm – Friday 12:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – finish Saturday 6:00pm – Monday 12:00pm

 

Phone Bookings Open Times:

Trial Day Open Time Period
Saturday 9:00am – finish Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm if not booked out prior
Tuesday 9:00am – finish Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm if not booked out prior

Pen trials are available by previous booking and run:

  • Wednesday (after races)
  • Friday (after races)
  • * pen trials are conducted after ALL race meetings unless otherwise advertised *

 

Pen Trials Cannot Be Booked Online

 

Phone Booking Open Times:

Trial Day Open Time Period
Wednesday Wednesday 9:00am – Race 8
Friday Friday 9:00am – Race 8

Education trials are run solely from the 660m boxes for the purposes of educating young dogs.

 

Education trial sessions are held:

  • Monday (starting approx 10:00am)
  • Thursday (starting approx 10:00am)

 

Education Trials Cannot Be Booked Online

 

Phone Booking Open Times:

Trial Session Phone Booking Times
Monday Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday Wednesday 9:00am to 6:00pm

BGRA HOT WEATHER TRIALS POLICY
Arm trial sessions:
Should, for the date of the arm trial session, the Bureau of Meteorology be predicting a temperature of 36 degrees or above on the day the trial bookings open then the trial session will be a restricted session with no trials will be conducted after 12 Noon.
Example: If the forecast temperature for a Saturday in Bendigo is 36 degrees on Wednesday prior then that Saturday trial session will conclude at 12 Noon.
Note: The BGRA has the discretion to cancel or alter the trial session in the case of extreme heat prior to or on the day. Further, as per the GRV Hot Weather policy relating to race meetings, should the forecast temperature for the trial session be 38 degrees or higher at 12 Noon the day prior then the trial session will be cancelled.  (NB: A trial session is the start and end time of the proposed trial session plus 2 hours either side for traveling.)
After race meeting trial sessions:
Should a twilight or day race meeting be rescheduled by GRV to a morning meeting as a result of the predicted temperatures under GRV’s Hot Weather Policy then there will be no trials after the race meeting on that day.
The BGRA reserves the right to cancel after race meeting trials at twilight and day meetings when circumstances warrant. Any decision to cancel after race meeting trials will be done so no later than 9am the day of the meeting (earlier where possible).
TRAINERS NOTE: The trial kennels situated in the old office/kennel block are air conditioned and are available for use for both race days and trial days as are the shaded empty/cool down yards and hose bays and bath tub in the same area.

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