Wanganui Selection Criteria

Updated 12/11/2013

Greyhounds are allocated points from the following table for each of their last four starts provided all such starts are within the three months immediately prior to the date of nominations closing. The order of entry will be in descending order of points earned, except for rule 10


Place        Points

1st             10

2nd                     8

3rd               7

4th               5

5th               4

6th               3

7th               2

8th               1




  1. Any starts that are not within 3 months are awarded 4 points, so a Greyhound with no form within 3 months gets 16 points, a Greyhound with only one start in that period gets 12 points plus the points from the sole start within 3 months, and so on


  1. Greyhounds with less than 4 raceday starts are awarded 4 points for each start not had, a Greyhound having its first start gets 18, a Greyhound with only one start in 3 months get 12 points from the sole start and so on. A first starter is selected ahead of other Greyhounds on 18 points


  1. Downgrading Greyhounds are allocated the higher of 18 points, or the actual points earned from their last 4 starts (within 3 months) for the downgrade start only. If that start is recorded as “F” or “B” then the Greyhound gets 18 points for the next start in the lower grade. Usual point earnings apply thereafter. Downgrading Greyhounds are selected ahead of other Greyhounds on the same points.


  1. Entry into Restricted Age, Invitational, and other restricted races will have the highest graded Greyhounds entered first. This points system is then applied to determine the order of entry for the remaining available place in the field.



  1. Distance form will only count towards Distance races. Distance races will be selected on points earned in the last 4 Distance starts within the 3 months immediately prior to nomination date. Any starts not within 3 months are awarded 4 points,  a Greyhound with less than 4 distance starts is awarded 4 points for each start not had. The order of entry for Greyhounds on equal points is determined first by the middle distance grading where the highest Middle Distance grade will determine the order of entry, and secondly by condition 6 below. A first starter over the distance is selected ahead of other Greyhounds on 18 points


  1. If two or more Greyhounds are on equal points then the order of entry may be determined by points earned from the most recent start irrespective of when the last start occurred. If the last start comparison is also equal then the previous start is used, and so on. Where there is still no difference then the selector may use his/her discretion to select.


  1. Imported Greyhounds will have form from their previous country (as provided by NZGRA) used to determine points. Each start not advised or older than 3 months gets 4 points as shown above.


  1. Any “F” or “T” in a Greyhounds form will not be recognised, and the previous start is used to determine points


  1. Any time where the selector uses his/her discretion this will be the final decision


  1. Any greyhound that nominates at Wanganui, and fails to get a start after three (3) consecutive nominations when a race in the greyhound’s current grade has been carded, shall be guaranteed a tote start when a race for that greyhound’s grade is next carded provided. See rule 11. Noms older than 3 months are ineligible. If there are more dogs than required on 3 the miss rule the order of entry will be on the points gained in the last start or on a countback if they are equal, refer rule 6


The onus shall be on the greyhound’s trainer to notify the Wanganui GRC Secretary of the three (3) dates the greyhound has failed to gain a start by 11.30am on the closing date of the nominations so there is time to check eligibility for a start.


  1. Group 1 meetings, group and any club feature races are not included in this policy; these will be selected strictly on points.


  1. T2 Racing.




  • Stake money is $500.00 ($300, $125, $75) with no petrol vouchers


  • Field size must be 10 greyhounds


  • Club will select from extra nominations at their discretion but emphasis is on dogs that will struggle to get a tote start. The dogs must have nominated for other races at the meeting to be eligible for T2 start. That is select Tier 2 racing as their “B” preference.


  • No dog winning a TIER TWO race will be regraded up or down.


  • From 1 February 2014 when possible tote betting will be taken on T2 racing in a bid to reduce costs, but the races must be at the end of the program so they are not exported to Australia. The NZRB will reschedule the Quaddie and Pick6 if required.


  • Dogs must be kennelled, weighed and the weight recorded and all conditions will be the same as for Totalisator racing in accordance with GRNZ rules.


  • Maidens will not be eligible.







Clubs will include T2 form in their field selection criteria according to their preferred method and advise GRNZ so it can be communicated to all stakeholders.


The conditions for T2 races will be the same regardless of Totalisator betting being taken on them.





Tier 2 Races will be considered as an official start (whether it is a Tote or Non-Tote race) and cannot be used as a ‘missed start’ towards your 3 misses.