Warrnambool Cup night is one of Victorian greyhound racing’s most coveted events, being held in the midst of the town’s famous May racing carnival. Held at Wannon Park on a Wednesday evening in early May, the night includes two Group 2 finals – the Warrnambool Cup and the rich Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Classic – the latter open only to greyhounds registered for the series as young, untried pups and boasting enormous prize money.

Warrnambool Cup night has grown in recent years as many of the thousands of people in town for the thoroughbred carnival also attend the greyhounds on the Wednesday night. In 2017, for the third straight year, the Warrnambool Cup will incorporate a Rock ‘N Race theme, with live music to keep the crowd entertained in between the exciting racing action.

The Warrnambool Cup has a rich history, first being run in 1972 when won by Tien Shan. Some of the champion greyhounds to win the race include Tempix (1980), Bomber Gleeson (1992), Kantarn Bale (2000 & 2002), El Galo (2008), Black Magic Opal (2014) and Zambora Brockie (2016).

2017 WARRNAMBOOL CUP

Nominations close: Friday 21 April at 11:00 am
Heats: Wednesday 26 April (Night)
Final: Wednesday 3 May (Night)

Prize money in Final

$67,000

(1st – $47,000; 2nd – $13,350; 3rd – $6,650)

WARRNAMBOOL CUP RECENT WINNERS

Zambora Brockie
2016

2015 Ronray Spirit
2014 Black Magic Opal
2013 Ronan Izmir
2012 Dyna Bert
2011 Arsonist
2010 Nova Surf

WATCH: Zambora Brockie wins the 2016 Warrnambool Cup.

2017 MACEY’S BISTRO WARRNAMBOOL CLASSIC

Nominations close: Thursday 13 April at 8:00 am
Heats: Tuesday 18 April (Twilight) & Wednesday 19 April (Night)
Semi-finals: Wednesday 26 April (Night)
Final: Wednesday 3 May (Night)

Prize money in Final:

$106,500

(1st – $75,000; 2nd – $21,000; 3rd – $10,500)

MACEY'S BISTRO WARRNAMBOOL CLASSIC RECENT WINNERS

One For Me
2016

2015 Nunya Tron
2014 Magic diva
2013 Premier Event
2012 El Brooklyn
2011 Compacto
2010 Cosmic Chief

WATCH: One For Me wins the 2016 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Classic.

2016 GALLERY