Participants Information

Ellen Harris - Operations Manager
Wentworth Park Sporting Complex
Wentworth Park Road, Glebe, 2037
GBOTA PO Box 485 Glebe NSW 2037
Phone: (02) 8587 1210
Mobile: 0403 802 022
Fax: (02) 9649 7440
Race Day Ph: (02) 9660 6232 (after 4.00pm)
Email: ellen@gbota.com.au 


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Racing

Distances
520 and 720 metres. 

Surface and Lure
Wentworth Park is a loam surface with a cable lure system.

Nomination details
Public holidays can affect nomination closing times:  Amended nominations closing times apply around various public holidays and trainers should carefully check GRNSW notifications which are issued from time to time.

Nominations for Saturday meetings at Wentworth Park close Tuesday prior at 9 am. Wentworth Park is listed as first drawn and therefore should always be listed as top preference where participants are nominating for Wentworth Park / Richmond / Gardens. 

Nominations for Wednesday meetings at Wentworth Park close Monday prior at 9am.  Wentworth Park is listed as first drawn and therefore should always be listed as top preference where participants are nominating for Wentworth Park / Dapto / Maitland.  

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.

Please note order of preference information is available here

Box Draw

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

Scratchings

Scratchings are taken by GRNSW on 1300 797 538 call between 8am and 4pm Mon - Fri and 8am and 10am weekends.  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 at all race meetings. The kennel block is air-conditioned and the kennels are on one level.

Kenneling Times Friday and Saturday 
Open 75 minutes prior to the advertised starting time for race 1
Close 30 minutes prior to the advertised starting time for race 1

Where 11 races are drawn, no reserve trials will be conducted

Swabs

Wentworth Park follows GRNSW swabbing procedures and withholds prize money greater than $6000 when swabs are undertaken. Prize money is paid following clearance of swab.

Other  

There are no camping facilities for travelling trainers, nor are there kennels available for the greyhounds.
 
There are available for owners and trainers replays of all races.  To order phone Michael at Redden Video on (02) 9542 8028 or 0418 466 142. 

Photos of race finishes are available from Craig Youll on (02) 4739 6105 or 0417 080 234.


Trials

Race Day Trials

Wednesdays:

Following last race field or solo trials, including slips, into the pen open to all participants. Tickets must be purchased from the Race Night Office prior to Race 8.

Saturdays:

Following last race field or solo trials, including slips, into the pen open to trainers which have a runner/s engaged in the meeting. Tickets must be purchased from the Race Night Office prior to Race 8.

Non Race Day Trials
Tuesdays: (and special sessions during Golden Easter Egg Carnival - separate announcements will apply)

Solos and slips into the pen between 6.00-7.20pm.

Tickets are sold on first come first served basis behind the 520m boxes on the night, between 5.30-6.15pm.  Tickets must be purchased in this time.

Finish on trials from 7.25 pm  and are by booking only through Head Office. Bookings must be made by 3pm day of trials call 02 8587 1202. Last trial time is 9.45pm - no trials will be booked after this time. 

Conditions apply to the use of skins and squeakers and trainers should discuss this aspect at the time of booking. 

Solos/hand slips $13 per trial

Field (race nights only)  $5.50 per greyhound

Arm trials: $16 per trial

Trial times are now available for download here.


Travel & Entry

Admission

Entry to Wentworth Park race meetings for Adults is $6.00. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Accommodation

Ashfield Motor Inn
63 Liverpool Rd
Ashfield NSW 2131
Phone: (02) 9798 0333
Fax: (02) 9716 6802
Email: host@ashfieldmotorinn.com.au 
Web: www.ashfieldmotorinn.com.au



Parking

Parking is available adjacent to the grounds - entrance off Wentworth Park Road.  Parking fee of $15 applies. (GOBTA members are admitted free to this area on production of current membership card).

If anyone who uses the car park feels anxious about leaving the track, the car park staff are available to escort them to their vehicles. Please approach the staff directly when you leave the track and they will  provide this service.

Trainers using this car park are asked to assist in the following matters:
1 Comply with directions of staff 
2 Park in the designated areas only
3 Clean up after your dog to ensure that droppings are not left in the area, so that other users of this public space are not inconvenienced.

NOTE: Council has indicated that Rangers will be employed from time to time to ensure compliance and fines are likely for offenders.

GBOTA also provides for race night trainers to park internally via Wattle Street gate. Parking fee GBOTA members $5, including admission of two people. For non-GBOTA members $10, including admission for two people.

Wagering

Wentworth Park GBOTA currently has up to four bookmakers operating on Fridays and Saturdays with full TAB Totalisator services in the bistro and  ground floor. Depending on demand, TAB Totalisator facilities will be provided for the level 1 function centre.,

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 $1500 on any one wager.

Smoking

Under NSW Legislation, smoking is not permitted in spectator areas. Please speak to staff on course as to designated smoking areas

Eftpos

Wentworth Park GBOTA has an EFTPOS service located on the Ground Floor in the grandstand. Inquire at the appropriately marked TOTE window.