Why you should attend The Phoenix

Put simply, to see the world’s most thrilling greyhound race, an excellent support card and be a part of an epic night out!

The Phoenix

Dream Chasers

14 Dec

Put simply, to see the world’s most thrilling greyhound race, an excellent support card and be a part of an epic night out!

The Phoenix made its debut in December 2021, and has quickly become a pinnacle of excitement. Last year it solidified its place in history by becoming the richest greyhound race worldwide, boasting an astonishing $1.65 million prize pool, including a $1 million winner’s cheque.

In 2023, the third running builds on everything the first two years established; the finest greyhounds on the planet, including the winner of the first two editions of The Phoenix – Wow She’s Fast. She’s won more prizemoney than any other dog in the world (almost $2.4m), and if she makes it three-from-three she could claim the title of ‘Greatest Of All Time.’ Seeing her run in what may be her swansong should be on every sports fan’s bucket list

Add in Group winners Hector Fawley, Jay Is Jay, Alpha Zulu, Schillaci, Big Energy; plus NZ pin-up dog Postman Pat and exciting prospect Pass The Buck (8 wins from 10 starts), and it’s the race of dreams.

What's happening on the night?

  • FREE General Admission giving you access to the Midas Café, public bars and all outdoor entertainment.
  • Party all night with DJ Chloe Wilson, Sammy on percussion and Jarrad Lees on sax.
  • Food trucks on course
  • Giant screens so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
  • Gates open from 5:30pm, first race at 6:36pm
  • Group 1 Silver Chief Final (525m) at 9:07pm (Race 8)
  • Match race between Aussie Rocks and Transponder at 9:28pm (Race 9)
  • $1.65 million Phoenix at 9:50pm (Race 10)

Can't make it to The Phoenix?

  • Catch the extensive coverage on from 6.15pm on Saturday with Gareth Hall, George Farrugia, Mitch Ebeyer, James Van de Maat and Kelsey Browne.
  • Channel 78 free-to-air, Channel 529 Foxtel, digital channels (app and website).


The Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival is back!

With over $4.1 million in prize money up for grabs, The Meadows and Sandown Park again play host to these blockbuster events, including the $1million Group 1 Sportsbet Melbourne Cup and the most exciting race in greyhound racing, The Phoenix.



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