Allen Hertz Out of Melbourne Cup

Lara greyhound Allen Hertz has been ruled ineligible to compete in the Melbourne Cup series despite originally being drawn into a heat.

Only greyhounds that have won a Group 1 race or a Country Cup are automatically seeded into the heats, with all other nominations needing to have competed in at least one of the many Melbourne Cup Preludes that have been conducted at Sandown Park in recent weeks to become eligible.