2020 sees the Healesville Greyhound Association launch the Healesville festival, a 6-week racing festival featuring the best straight track greyhound racing in Australia because at Healesville Straight is great.
With no Crowds being allowed on course due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, you can catch all the action across the Healesville Festival LIVE and FREE on the Watchdog Racing App.
Straight is Great Super Sprint Heats and final
- Sunday 2 August (Heats) and Sunday 9 August (Final)
- Racing over the 300m distance, winner to receive $3,000
- The Super Sprint gives trainers and greyhounds a chance at a last-minute look at the track before the GCV Straight Track Championships and the 2020 TAB Healesville Cup
GCV Straight Track Championship Heats and Final
- Sunday 16 August (Heats) and Sunday 23 August (Final)
- Event has been conducted at Healesville for 5+ years and in 2019 became a National event
- Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the national championship grand final in Capalaba Queensland will not occur this year.
- The event is conducted over 350m and the winner of the final has exemption straight into the 2020 TAB Healesville Cup heats.
- Winner will receive $5,000 + rug and trophy
2020 TAB Healesville Cup
- Sunday 30 August (Heats) and Sunday 6 September (Final)
- Healesville Cup was first run in 1990. This year will be the 31st running of the event. It is conducted over 350m.
- The event has Group 3 status, but will be paying Group 2 prizemoney of $47,000 + rug and trophy
- Proudly sponsored in 2020 by TAB
Castle of Mey Cup consolation
- Sunday 6 September (Final)
- In 2020 Healesville Greyhound Association will host the second running of the Castle of Mey since adopting the event from the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club in 2019.
- The 350m consolation event is for greyhounds from the Cup Heats.
- The event started at Albury, NSW (track now closed) and then moved to Traralgon (track currently closed)
- The concept behind the event came from two gentlemen that ran the Albury Coursing Club and it is in honour of the late Queen Mother and named after her favourite castle.
- The winner receives trophy and $5,000