Sale Greyhound Track Information 

SALE GREYHOUND TRACK 

SALE TRACK INFORMATION

Sale Greyhound Racing Club is located within Sale Showground, two and half hours’ drive east of Melbourne’s Central Business District. All meetings are broadcast to Sky Racing and admission to the venue is generally free of charge, with races predominantly held in a Twilight time slot.

 

Upgrades to the venue in recent years have established Sale Greyhound Racing Club as a first class establishment for entertainment and dining options. Both the bistro and café provide patrons with a variety of options, while the club also facilitates functions for groups between 10 and 250.

 

In line with many other Victorian tracks, the Sale track surface is sand based and typically holds provincial grade racing over distances of 440m, 520m and occasionally 650m.

SALE KEY RACES

Sale plays host to the Group 1 Sale Cup over 650 metres run on Boxing Day each year as part of the Gippsland carnival, one of only two G1 races held on a provincial track in Australia. The most recent edition of the Sale Cup was taken out by WA superstar Quick Jagger, upstaging Fanta Bale, a winner of the Australia Greyhound of the Year award.

SALE TRACK RECORDS

Sale only holds three track records, over the current racing distances of; 440m, 520m and 650m. A list of the Sale track records can be found below;

Distance Time Greyhound Date
440m 24.295 Aston Bolero 24/07/2016
520m 28.97 Shooting Star 30/03/2008
650m 36.665 Burn One Down 06/07/2017

NOTABLE PAST WINNERS AT SALE 

Despite Sale holding status as a provincial track, the track still plays host to the Group 1 Sale Cup each year and can be an important stepping stone for up and coming greyhounds. A number of successful Greyhounds have run the Sale track including; previous Melbourne Cup Winner Whisky Riot; three-time Group One winner Dundee Osprey and the 2010 victor, front running stayer Symmetry.

SALE BOX STATISTICS

Over the years, all of the boxes at Sale have played relatively evenly. This is most likely due to the set up of the track, which allows greyhounds to sort their order out before the first turn and may also be attributed to the slightly better quality of Greyhound racing that occurs at the track, as opposed to that of some other Australian tracks. 

Winning % by Box Number

Year Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6 Box 7 Box 8
2019 13% 12% 13% 10% 13% 11% 13% 15%
2018 14% 15% 12% 10% 12% 10% 13% 14%
2017 15% 12% 11% 12% 9% 9% 13% 19%
2016 14% 23% 11% 13% 10% 11% 13% 15%
2015 18% 13% 12% 10% 10% 11% 12% 15%