Maitland

Tony Edmunds- Manager Maitland Operations
Maitland Greyhound Track
Maitland Showgrounds
Blomfield Street, Maitland, 2320
Phone: (02) 4933 7095
Fax: (02) 4933 9875
Email: maitland@gbota.com.au
Website: maitlandgreyhounds.com.au


Racing

Distances

400, 450, and 565 metres.

Surface and Lure

Maitland is a loam surfaced track with a cable lure system

Nomination details

Nominations for Thursday meetings at Maitland close Monday prior at 9 am unless otherwise advertised. 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 released 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 9:00am 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

Maitland follow GRNSW swabbing procedures and withholds prizemoney greater than $6000 when swabs are undertaken. Prizemoney is paid following clearance of swab sample.

NON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TRIAL TIMES (winter trial times)

 

Summer times (where daylight savings apply)

MONDAY

8am - 9.15 am Tickets on sale from 7.30am-8.30am 
Booked trials - finish ons from 9.30am.

With arm trials to follow by booking through the office.

FRIDAY

8am - 9.15 am Tickets on sale from 7.30am-8.30am  Booked trials - finish ons from 9.30am.

With arm trials to follow by booking through the office.


Winter times

MONDAY

9am - 10 am Tickets on sale from 8.30am

With arm trials to follow by booking through the office.

FRIDAY

9am - 10 am Tickets on sale from 8.30am

With arm trials to follow by booking through the office.


ARM TRIALS 

Booking through the race office

Price $15 per trial

Trainers requiring to not muzzle their dogs must use own (synthetic) skin or squeaker but these must be approved first by the starter – staff will attach to arm. Those choosing to muzzle may use track squeaker.


No trials Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Anzac Day


Prices

Field Trials $6 per greyhound, Solos $11 
2 greyhounds or more $6 per greyhound

Arm trials $15 per trial


Travel & Entry

Admission

Entry to Maitland race meetings for Adults $6.60 incl.GST concession $4.40 incl. GST. Children under 16 FREE when accompanied by a responsible adult 

Parking

Parking is available onsite with ample parking around the kenneling area.

Driving

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

From Sydney / Central Coast 
Continue to the end of the F3 Freeway. At the end of the Freeway continue straight ahead (at Roundabout) exit marked F1 to Brisbane (Weakleys Drive). Take left off ramp onto New England Highway. Follow along New England Highway (becomes Newcastle Street) following signage to Maitland/Muswellbrook. Newcastle Street becomes Les Darcey Drive follow and turn right into ANZAC's St (Railway station on Right hand side). At the end of ANZAC's st turn right onto Blomfield and then left into Evans st to enter showground.  

From the North Coast
After crossing Hunter River at Hexham, turn right on New England Highway and follow through East Maitland. Turn left at ANZAC St. (Caravan Park on the corner), then follow perimeter of Showground to the Evans Street entrance.

From Muswellbrook/Tamworth
Follow New England Highway through Rutherford. At Maitland Railway Station roundabout take Newcastle Exit along Les Darcy Drive. Railway line is on the left. Take the second turn to the right into ANZAC St (Caravan Park on the corner), then follow the perimeter of Showground to the Evans Steer entrance.

Public Transport

Maitland Showground is located a 10 minute walk to the South Maitland (high street) train station. Service run between Newcastle and Dungog/Scone running through South Maitland. Timetables and further information are available from CityRail.


General Information

Feature Races 

Maitland conduct 3 feature races per year.

PPK Group Limited Maitland Gold Cup over 450 metres, conducted in (2016) on March 31 (heats) and April 8 (final).  Open to the best 64 greyhounds nominated plus reserves worth $40,000 to the winner (Group 2) 

Maitland Gold Collar 400m best greyhounds nominated excluding maidens, with number of heats according to nominations received, worth $5,000 to the winner, conducted in early March.

Future Stars Maiden Series 400m (final during October). Open to all Maiden greyhounds worth $7,000.

Track Records

 Distance Greyhound  Time  Date 
 400m Winsome Jacko     21.98 23/10/2014
 450m Winsome Prince  24.79 13/11/2014
  Big Tee Rex    1/10/2015
 565m Knocka's Return 31.55  14/08/2014

Catering & Bar

Maitland GBOTA has canteen facilities serving hot meals and a fully licenced bar available for patrons on race days. Currently there is no bookmaker operating at the track.

Wagering

Maitland GBOTA has an oncourse NSW TAB outlet operating on local and away meetings at race meetings.

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.
 
Should any bookmaker be operating that bookmaker, when 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 venue.  Please speak to staff on course as to designated smoking areas.

Eftpos

There are EFTPOS facilities available through the oncourse tote facilities at Maitland race meetings. 

Race Sponsorship 

Maitland offers race sponsorship. If you are interested in an individual race sponsorship for an upcoming birthday, farewell, company celebration, buck or hen's party contact Fred on 0418 481 396  or maitland@gbota.com.au . Full meeting or feature race sponsorship is also available, ask how when you contact Fred.  

Other  

There are limited camping facilities for travelling trainers, with no kennels available for the greyhounds.
 
There are also replays of all races available to owners and trainers.