The Phoenix will rise to a new level of phenomenal race based entertainment in 2024

We invite you to be part of the world’s richest greyhound race.

If you thought 2023 and the third edition of The Phoenix was big, then you ain’t seen nothing yet! 2024 will see this phenomenal race event rise to an even higher level.

Whether you’re eager to apply for one of the eight racing slots and be a slot holder, have your chaser in the race or want to be on course to witness this phenomenal racing and entertainment, you won’t have to wait much longer. Below is The Phoenix Program for 2024, inclusive of all key pre-race activities, with the big dance to take place on the evening of Saturday December 21 at ‘The Meadows’.

The Phoenix Program 2024

Slot Applications Open: Monday July 22nd

Slot Applications Close: Monday September 2nd

Slot Holders announced: Tuesday September 10th

Final Field announced + Box Draw: Sunday December 15th

Reserves confirmed/Final Field: Wednesday December 18th

The Phoenix 2024: Saturday 21st December

The fourth running of the Phoenix promises to be a phenomenal event. Every year this race event, and its build up, has grown. It now anchors GRV’s Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival, as the final night of the Festival. The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association will further add to this event with a host of new activations and hospitality packages that will breath more life into the phenomenon this world-class race and event has quickly become.

Be part of the world's richest chase

Buy a place in the race

There are a number of exciting ways you can be part of the the worlds’s richest greyhound race – however only one lets you be in the mix for a share of the $1.65 million in prize money and the $1 million first place winner’s cheque.

1. Apply for a slot

Whether you're a business, a greyhound lover, club, organisation or a group of friends – you're welcome to apply and be in the race for the $1 million prize cheque and the $1.65 million in prize money. Anyone can apply, however, should you be one of the eight chosen by the Melbourne Greyhounds independent Phoenix Racing Panel, you'll need $100,000 to secure your place.

What is well known by all past slot holders and their own experiences, is the lead up to the race, the exposure and the chance to make your fortune is real. And prize money is paid all the way down to 8th place, with places 5, 6, 7 and 8 each receiving $50,000.

2. Pick your chaser

When you head out to the 'The Meadows' to watch world-class greyhound racing, you can choose to place on a bet on any runner you like. Slot holders too have the same freedom – they get to choose who'd they'd like to have run on their behalf in the race.

The opportunity to select your very own chaser puts the odds in your favour. Either pick a proven champion or an in form up and comer, and come race night, you'll be on your selection! Plus, enjoy the chance to work with your chosen greyhounds' trainer to form a formidable team and map out a plan on how to have your runner cherry ripe on the big night.

Take a look at the 2022 Phoenix Slot Holder 'Peter Sadler Removals' video about their experience as a slot holder and the process of choosing their chaser Eldorado and working with trainer Darryl Holmes.

Don't miss this phenomenal event

It won't be long before you can be part of 'The Phoenix' 2024. Entertainment packages are now being finalised and will go on sale soon, as will the chance to apply for one of the eight heralded slots in the race.

The best way to ensure you are the first to know about these releases is to stay in touch by adding you name to our email subscribers list (scroll down to our MGRA subscribers form).

Do it now and you won't miss the chance to be part of world's richest greyhound race, The Phoenix in 2024.

The Phoenix - Phenomenal Fun

We understand, buying a slot in the world's richest greyhound race is not for everyone. However, trust us when we say being on track to watch it is!

Last year saw over 2500 people roll into 'The Meadows', arguably the biggest crowd on an Australian greyhound race course since 'The Meadows' opened in 2000. The concourse, terraces and dining room were awash with people enjoying a phenomenal Melbourne Greyhounds hospitality experience. 2024 promises to see The Phoenix rise to a new level.

A history full of 'wow' moments.

First run in December 2021, The Phoenix is the newest, most exciting race to hit the greyhound racing calendar in recent memory. In 2022 the event become the richest greyhound race in the world, with total prize money hitting $1.65 million, including $1 million going to the winning slot holder.

The first two editions of The Phoenix saw unprecedented media coverage and the Jackie Greenough trained ‘Wow She’s Fast’ go back-to-back, elevating her as the highest prize money earner of all time. Then it was a pizza shop owners turn with ‘Schillaci’ and Labrokes Racing Club to flip the script and bring to light that fortunes can be made by anyone!


The 2024 GRV Dream Chasers Festival. Light up your night.