The road to the world’s greatest race – the TAB Melbourne Cup – starts this Thursday night with the first Prelude Series.
We will be treated to three Preludes featuring quality chasers including three-time-group 1 runner up Hasten Slowly, group 1 Maturity runner up Orson Allen and exciting newcomer Blue Striker, who who has been backed from $51 to $16 to win the Cup after his brilliant 29.203 in a Speed Star Consolation.
Other contenders beginning their Cup campaign include the versatile Neo Cleo, Benali, Blue Sky Riot and 2017 TAB Melbourne Cup reserve Not Available.
Greyhounds must contest a Cup Prelude to be eligible for the TAB Melbourne Cup. The winner of each Prelude guaranteeing a berth in heats of the world’s greatest greyhound race.
Remaining Prelude Series’ will be run on Thursday October 11, Thursday October 25 and Thursday November 8.
There is $1,000,000 in prize money up for grabs on TAB Melbourne Cup night drawing together Australia’s best greyhounds in a showcase of the best the sport has to offer.
The TAB Melbourne Cup will be run on Friday November 23.