Correct nominating procedures

\"\"As RQ moves to 100% online nominating by the start of 2022, it is important that trainers understand optimal nominating procedures when using the OzChase system.

Nominations need to be clear and concise and contain no ambiguity that could cause confusion and lead to a greyhound being drawn in an incorrect race. The use of the preference boxes is the correct method of nominating as this clearly states the races the trainer prefers and the order in which they prefer them.

All preferences should be displayed using the drop down preference boxes and not written in the comments box. Most of the time, a comment is not required, as the preference boxes are sufficient, however if there is something specific you’d like the grading department to be made aware of, the comment box is the space to do so.

For normal graded races and mixed grade races, including heats of these races, all comments for specific races e.g., ‘5th grade only’, ‘no Best 8’ etc. will be disregarded by the grading department as per the grading policy.

Unacceptable comments include:

  • ‘5th grade only’
  • ‘No best 8 – 3/4 only’
  • ‘No mixed grades’
  • ‘Pathways preferred’
  • ‘Masters preferred’
  • ‘Inside box only’

Acceptable comments include:

  • ‘Masters only’ or ‘Masters or graded’
  • ‘Novice only’ or ‘Novice or graded’
  • ‘Pathways only’ or ‘Pathways or graded’
  • ‘Early race request – bad kennel dog’

If you would like further clarity regarding correct nominating procedures, please refer to the grading policy or contact the grading department at grading@racingqueensland.com.au or call 1800851155.

Upcoming Feature Races

The Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club have again secured a Thursday night class 1 meeting for both the heats and final of the Group 2 Ipswich Cup. The $113,000 feature will headline a fantastic card of racing which includes the Ipswich Cup Consolation ($12,600), the Past Members Trophy Open 630m ($12,600) and the final of the Ipswich Sprint 431m ($12,600). The heats of the Ipswich Cup will be run on Thursday 4 November 2021, with the final on Thursday 11 November 2021, carrying Group 1 level prizemoney for a third consecutive year.

The Dave Brett Memorial Maiden series ($17,800) will kick off with heats on Wednesday 17 November, with the final run the following Thursday 25 November 2021, sure to bring out the best youngsters in Queensland.

To round out November, feature racing returns to Townsville with heats of the North Queensland Cup run on 23 November and final the following week, Tuesday 30 November 2021, worth $17,800. To be eligible for the series, greyhounds must have been domiciled between postcodes 4570 and 4999 for at least 76 days from 26 June 2021 to the date of the heats.

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