Victorian triple country cups bonus back on

Greyhound Racing Victoria has reintroduced its $50,000 triple country cups bonus for 2012.

Initiated for the first time in 2011 when captured by Gippsland superstar El Grand Senor, the $50,000 bonus is available to the first greyhound to win three Victorian country cups in a calendar year.

Geelong greyhound Mystic Apple won Victoria’s first country cup in 2012 last Sunday when capturing the Cranbourne Cup, a group 2 event worth $40,000 to-the-winner.

Another 10 country cups will be run in Victoria in 2012, one at each of the state’s remaining provincial tracks.

GRV Chairman Peter Caillard said GRV had little hesitation in reintroducing the bonus.

“GRV’s $50,000 country cups bonus was initiated in 2011 to help boost the profile of country racing, and to entice a greater number of quality greyhounds to race on the provincial circuit.”

“Last year champion sprinter El Grand Senor attracted a lot of interest in our sport from many non-racing people, and winning three country cups and snaring the inaugural triple cups bonus was a big part of that,” Caillard said.

Last year El Grand Senor became the first greyhound to win three Victorian country cups in a calendar year since Whisky Assassin in 2004.

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