Arm chair guide to the world’s richest greyhound race

It’s TAB Melbourne Cup night! Greyhound racing’s night of nights, starring the fastest greyhounds in the land chasing the $420,000 winner’s cheque.

But the action isn’t restricted to the track – as well as exciting racing action on the track, there’s a ton of entertainment off it with a heap of prizes and giveaways off it.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the biggest night in the sport of greyhound racing.

Where: Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, View Road, Springvale
How to get there:
Drive: Free parking is available on View Road, and on Lightwood Road opposite the Sandown Park train station.
Train: Sandown Park station is on the Dandenong/Pakenham/Cranbourne line. The track is a two minute walk from the station
Time: Gates open at 5pm, Dave Carlson and James Van de Maat calling
TV: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526)
Radio: RSN – Racing and Sport (927am or stream online here)
Race caller: Brendan Delaney
First race: 6.47pm
TAB Melbourne Cup: race 8 at 9.28pm
Distance: 515m
Race record: 29.16 (Dyna Double One, 2015)
Prizemoney: $600,000 (1st $420,000 + trophy and rug), 2nd: $120,000, 3rd: $60,000. Each finalist also won $12,000 for winning their heat last week
Chance to win: One lucky patron will spin the Sandown Super wheel for the chance to win $1million!
Plus heaps of other prizes and give aways
For punters: There is a $1m projected TAB quaddie pool on tonight’s meeting. First leg is race 5 at 8.08pm
Place a Fixed Odds win bet on the TAB Melbourne Cup with your TAB account, and if your dog runs second or third, TAB will refund your stake with a Bonus Bet back up to $50
Form guide: Click here
Latest market: TAB Melbourne Cup
Dissect the Cup: Click here to watch the special TAB Melbourne Cup edition of the Racing Pulse on RSN – Racing and Sport break down the world’s richest greyhound race
Quaddie preview: Form expert Troy Little runs through his thoughts on the quaddie

It’s million dollar night: The group 1 Bold Trease, featuring the mighty Fanta Bale aiming for her seventh group 1 title. If she runs in the first three, she’ll become the third greyhound in history to pass $1m in prize money. Click here for the latest market

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  • First run in 1956, this is the 62nd edition of the great race
  • Only two of the last 13 TAB Melbourne Cups have been won by the favourite
  • Box 1 is the most successful with 15 wins, though none since 2005
  • No greyhound has won from box 3 since 1995
  • Box 6 is the least successful box with just four victories
  • This will be the 9th time Up Hill Jill and Striker Light have met on the track. The current ledger stands at 4-4
  • This is one of the youngest TAB Melbourne Cup field ever. Bewildering is the oldest runner at 33 months of age
  • Te field has combined for $1.7m in prize money, and has won 138 at a strike rate of 50.7%
  • Up Hill Jill, Striker Light and Raw Ability are the only finalists to have won at group 1 level previously
  • Aston Dee Bee is lining up in his 9th group final. He has been placed in his last 5 but is yet to win at that level
  • Up Hill Jill is lining up in her 11th group final. She has won twice and finished 2nd on seven occasions
  • This is race caller Brendan Delaney’s second TAB Melbourne Cup. His other call was in 2015