Origin Series Returns In June

THE successful State Of Origin greyhound series returns in 2019 with some terrific prizemoney on offer across the respective events as NSW and Queensland battle it out for bragging rights.

Adam Dobbin

12 May 2019

The Origin Greyhound Series is returning to Albion Park on 6 June 2019.

The format will remain unchanged in 2019 with the following events:

  • $60,000 Origin Sprint 520m ($40k to the winner)
  • $60,000 Origin Distance 710m ($40k to the winner)
  • $30,000 Origin Match Race 520m ($25k to the winner)

Eligibility to be selected in the Origin Greyhound Series will be as per the conditions of the Nationals, with a greyhound required to be domiciled in either QLD or NSW for a period of not less than 76 days out of the 150 days immediately prior to 6 June 2019.

The teams will be selected by a Panel of experts from each state, Chaired by a representative from Racing Queensland and Greyhound Racing New South Wales respectively.

Terry Hill (NSW) and Chris Walker (QLD) have been re-signed as ambassadors for the series. The Mark Hughes Foundation will also continue as a charity partner.

Key Dates:

  • 16 May 2019 – Origin Squads for both QLD and NSW announced.
  • 31 May 2019 – Origin Teams for both QLD and NSW announced.
  • 3 June 2019 – Origin Box Draw conducted.
  • 6 June 2019 – Race night.

Each greyhound that is selected to compete in the 2019 Origin Greyhound Series will be allocated a single ticket for the trainer (or other representative) to attend Game 1 of the State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium on 5 June 2019.

The undercard for 6 June 2019 will feature two support events:

Emerging Origin Stars 520m

  • Total prizemoney $18,375
  • For QLD bred greyhounds whelped on or after 6 March 2017.
  • The order of entry will be from highest prizemoney earners to lowest.
  • Preference will be given to greyhounds that have won a race in the sprint distance category, or had at least one start at the track and distance.

Regional Origin Challenge Final 520m

  • Total prizemoney $18,375
  • For greyhounds that have not won a city class event.
  • QLD heats at Ipswich (520m) on Friday 31 May 2019.
  • NSW heats at Casino (484m) on Friday 31 May 2019.
  • Top four qualifiers plus one reserve from each state to progress to the final.
  • Eligibility to compete for QLD or NSW as per Nationals rules.