The Phoenix 2022

The Phoenix 2022

Wow! She did it again!

‘Sportsbet’ and ‘Wow She’s Fast’ go back to back in the second ever running of The Phoenix.

Victorian champion Wow She’s Fast became the first greyhound in the world to surpass $2 million in prize money when she went back-to-back in the $1.65 million Phoenix (525m).

Her victory in the inaugural race had attributed $750,00 to her winnings, however this year she and Sportsbet were chasing a winners cheque of $1 million. Many were calling it a ‘race within a race.’ Three sprinters were striving to create history by becoming the first greyhound to break the once unthinkable $2 million prize money barrier – McInerney (representing RSN), She’s a Pearl (representing TAB) and Wow’s She’s Fast (representing Sportsbet). It was a hot field with some astonishing  history to be made.

And it did not disappoint the huge crowd who watched on or the historians who needed to add a new record to their books!

Race Details

DATE: Saturday December 17 2022
Wow She’s Fast (29.843 sec)
TRAINER WINNER: Jacqueline Greenough

The Phoenix Field & Placings 2022

1st: Wow She's Fast - Sportsbet

Jacqueline Greenough

2nd: Amron Boy - SEN

Brooke Ennis

3rd: She's a Pearl - TAB

Jodie Lord

4th: McInerney - RSN

Brendan Pursell

5th: El Dorado - Peter Sadler Removals

Darryl Holmes

6th: Tyanna Belle - Queensland Racing

7th: Zippy Tesla - Neds

Bradley Keel

8th: Paddy Wants Pats - Keeping Zipping Syndicate

Kelly Bravo

The Dream Chasers Festival of Racing begins

On Monday (17 October 2022) GRV and Sportsbet launched the 2022 Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival at in Melbourne.

Off the back of The Phoenix, and the interest generated by the inaugural race in 2021, GRV saw an opportunity to enhance the Victoria greyhound racing product with a metropolitan festival of 5 massive race nights. The Phoenix was highlighted as the major race on the final night of the festival. The launch included a group of star-studded greyhounds. Eight of the sports best chasers joined in on festivities including Fernando Bale, Orson Allen, Up Hill Jill, My Redeemer, Koblenz, Hard Style Rico, Aston Rupee and Aeroplane Eric.

The World’s richest festival ($4.1 million) in prize money was offered and chased for across five scintillating Saturday nights of elite greyhound racing from November 5 – December 17 2022.

Get a taste of what the phoenix phenomenon is all about.