Gosford

Ryan Freedman- Manager Gosford Operations
Gosford GBOTA Greyhound Track
Showground Road, Gosford, NSW 2250
Gosford GBOTA PO Box 543 Gosford NSW 2037
Phone: (02) 4323 4423
Fax: (02) 4323 4406
Email: gosford@gbota.com.au 
Website: gbota.com.au



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Racing

Distances

400, 515, 600 and 731 metres.

Surface and Lure

Gosford is is a loam surfaced track with a cable lure system

Nomination details

Nominations for Tuesday meetings at Gosford close Thursday prior at 9 am.

Nominate with GRNSW: Fax: (02) 8580 5301 (24/7) Phone Nomination on 1300 664 565 between 8am and 9am Monday to Friday. You can also register Online to Nominate through the GRNSW website at www.thedogs.com.au.

Box Draw

The box draw is conducted by the GRNSW following close of nominations. Box draw is typically released Thursday afternoons following grading and can be found on this website, under racing info tab, or alternatively at www.thedogs.com.au

Scratchings

Scratchings are taken by GRNSW on 1300 797 538. Phone between 8am and 10:00am daily. DEADLINE FOR SCRATCHINGS 9.00am the day of the race meeting. Scratchings that are faxed WILL NOT be accepted.

Kenneling & Kennels

There is a veterinary service available at all race meetings. The kennel block is air-conditioned and the kennels are on one level.

Kenneling Times
Open 90 minutes prior to the advertised starting time for race 1 and 
Close 45 minutes prior to the advertised starting time for race 1

Swabs

Gosford follows GRNSW swabbing procedures and prizemoney greater than $6000 is withheld when swabs are undertaken. Prizemoney is paid following clearance of swab sample.

Trials

Race Day Trials 

After the last with four (4) dog field trials, solo and hand slips permissible. Tickets must be purchase prior to Race 9. 

Non Race Day Trials

Wednesday Night
Start: 6.30pm
Maiden and Puppies - 4 Dog fields only are conducted first. Papers must be produced.
Solo, slips, field trials  follow Maiden and Puppy trials. Tickets on sale from 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Thursday Morning
Start: 8am 
Solo, slip, field trials. Tickets are on sale from 7.30 - 9.00am

Trial Prices
Field Trials (4 dogs) $6.00 per greyhound
Solo/ Handslips $11 per greyhound
Wednesday and Friday $5.00 for extra greyhound.

Travel & Entry

Admission

Entry to Gosford race meetings for Adults is $6.60 including GST. Concession $3.30 including GST Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parking

Parking is available within the grounds and is free for participants and patrons.

Driving

NSW GBOTA provides the following driving suggestions. No responsibility is taken for traffic or tolls en route. Please use GPS or other devices if concerned. 

From Sydney's West
After driving up the F3 Freeway, turn off at the Gosford interchange and proceed down the Kariong Hill, keep going until you arrive at the second set of lights which will lead you to a left hand turn into Racecourse Rd. Drive past the Gosford Racecourse and Gosford Golf Course on your left-hand side. Proceed to roundabout with Gosford High School on your left. Turn left at the roundabout into Showground Road, proceed approx. 500 metres with Gosford Showground/Greyhound track on your left. Entry is via Glennie Street, the first street on theleft past the Showground.


From North
After driving down the F3 Freeway turn off at the Ourimbah/Gosford interchange. Proceed along Old Pacific Highway until you reach the main street of Gosford. Look out for the set of lights with a used car sales yard on the left hand side (with a Beaurepairs Tyre yard on the right.) Turn right at the lights, which will have you in Racecourse Road. Proceed 100 metres and turn right at the roundabout, this will bring you into Showground Road. Proceed approx. 500m with the Showground/Greyhound Track on your left hand side. Entry is via Glennie Street, the first street on the left past the Showground. 

Public Transport

Public transport to the racecourse is limited. The Gosford track is approximately 10- 15 minutes walk from the Gosford train station.  

General Information

Feature Races 

Gosford's feature race program includes the Group 2 Woy Woy Poultry Supplies Gosford Cup over 515 metres, open to the best 32 greyhounds nominated plus reserves, with $40,000 to the winner.

Other features include:

Gosford Goldmine 5th grade heats over 515m with the final worth $10,000 to the winner.

Track Records

 Distance Greyhound  Time  Date 
 400m Cawbourne Havoc 22.47 21/10/2014
 515m Avondale Al 29.14 30/09/2014
 600m Space Star 34.21  15/07/2014 
 731m Ritza Ruby 
42.89  02/06/2015

Catering & Bar

Gosford offers patrons a diverse range of meals in their restaurant. Two fully licensed bars, one which incorporates a coffee shop, cater for all patrons' needs.

Wagering

Gosford GBOTA currently has one bookmaker operating on local racing, with full TAB Totalisator services in the main building.

The NSW GBOTA advocates responsible wagering. Know your limits. If gambling is a problem for you, please call 1800 858 858 or head to www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au.
 
Any bookmaker offering odds against a greyhound shall be compelled to lay such odds if demanded by the taker, but so that the bookmaker shall not be compelled to lose more than $500 on any one wager.

Smoking

Under NSW Health legislation, smoking is not permitted in spectator areas nor (from July 6, 2015) within 4 metres of entry to or exit from the licensed premises.  Please speak to staff on course as to designated smoking areas.

Eftpos

Gosford GBOTA has EFTPOS facilities oncourse through the appropriately marked TOTE operator.

Race Sponsorship 

Gosford offers race sponsorship. If you are interested in an individual race sponsorship for an upcoming birthday, farewell, company celebration, contact the office on (02) 4323 4423. Gosford also offer Sporting Club sponsorship packages and interested clubs and associations are invited to contact the track for further information. Full meeting or feature race sponsorship is also available -  ask how when you contact.  

Other  

Powered caravan sites are available for travelling trainers. However, there are no kennels available for greyhounds.
 
There are also replays of all races available to owners and trainers through Red TV contactable on 0450 550 886.

Photos of race finishes are available from Steve Whalland Race Images phone 0415 146 721 email Doggypix@bigpond.com