Topgun 2023

Topgun 2023

Take a ride into the danger zone

Greyhound Racing Victoria’s 2023 Dream Chasers Series will again kick off with the Sportsbet Topgun Sprint and Topgun Stayers Invitational Races.

This is the chance for the racing elite to showcase their class ‘in form’ runners. In addition, making it a treble of Group 1s, The Meadows very own Hume Cup will also be run and won!

All the action is set to take place on Saturday November 11 as The Meadows gets lit up to host a spectactular night of world-class greyhound racing. There’s no doubt that trackside fences, terraces and the grandstand will be heaving as everyone hits the Meadows to DINE, CHEER & PARTY the night away.

2022 saw GRV launch the Dream Chasers Festival, a high octane five week racing series. 2023 will again put the spot light on the world’s richest greyhound racing series. Don’t miss the chance to be witness these three top-line Group 1 races and a brilliant night of racing entertainment.

Event Details

DATE: Saturday November 11 2023
TIME: Gates open from 5pm
COST: FREE General Admission
HOSPITALITY PACKAGES:  Premium Dining. The Flight Deck. Club Shout.
GROUP 1 RACES:  Sportsbet TOPGUN Sprinters (525m). Sportsbet TOPGUN Stayers (730m). HUME CUP (600m).

Top Flight Race Night Event Packages 2023

There are a number of exciting ways you can be part of the the Topgun and Hume Cup. Explore the race night packages below and book your spot before they sell out. Those looking to purchase four or more tickets to ‘The Flight Deck’ can obtain a group discount. The more you book, the bigger the discount. Please call the Melbourne Greyhounds or send us an e-mail to obtain pricing.

The Flight Deck: $80

Take a ride into the dangerzone and watch the Topgun from our most 'uber cool' space on track. 'The Flight Deck' at The Meadows sits right next the race start-boxes and is a 'happening' indoor and outdoor private entertaining area, with it's own bar and amenities. Package includes Grazing Food Platters and four hours of beverages, along with plenty of 'deck only' entertainment (and a few surprises we're keeping under our hat). If you want to DINE, CHEER & PARTY the night away – do it on The Flight Deck!

> Signature City View Bistro inspired Grazing Finger Food Platters.
> Four hour beverage package (Beer, Wine, Cider & Soft drink). Spirits available for purchase.
> Live music & entertainment between races.
> Giant race screens.
> Access to all outdoor entertainment and on-course activations.
> Track Entry & Racebook.


The Club Shout: $20

If general admission isn't enough, then upgrade it for a 'lobster' and get admission to 'The Club Shout' terrace and a host of cool inclusions. This private trackside area, topped with marquees and its own private bar, is located on the first turn near the finish line. It's the perfect location for a group of friends to ride into the dangerzone on the Dream Chasers Topgun race night. Enjoy over $45 in value for only $20.

> Dream Chasers Topgun event-branded stubby holder.
> 3 FREE Beverage Vouchers (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
> $10 Meadows Lawn Food Van Voucher.
> Melbourne Greyhounds Cap.
> Private Terrace Bar.
> Terrific view of Main Race Screen, plus TV broadcast screens in the Marquees.
> Access to all outdoor entertainment and on-course activations.

Premium Dining: $100

Enjoy the three big Group 1s from the best seats in the house. The Temlee Dining Room at The Meadows offers unparalleled track and city skyline views, grandstand seating access and race broadcast screens all in a modern dining room setting. Package includes a seated signature City View Bistro Dinner with beverages. It's the perfect on course opportunity to DINE, CHEER & PARTY the night away in style.

> Signature City View Bistro Dinner. Shared table entrees, delicious main meal (alternating plates) & dessert (alternating plates).
> 4-hour beverage service (Beer, Wine, Cider & Soft drink).
> Live acoustic music performer & entertainment between races.
> Exclusive wagering facilities.
> Access to all outdoor entertainment and on-course activations.
> Tables from 2 to 12 people.
> Track Entry & Racebook.

Light Up Your Night: FREE General Admission

Experience the thrill of the first night of the 2023 Dream Chasers Festivals by joining us for the Group 1 Sportsbet Topgun Invitationals & Hume Cup. General Admission on the night is FREE, allowing everyone to walk in and revel in what will be a masterful night of world-class greyhound racing and entertainment.

> Food trucks and festoon lit outdoor eatery and bar area with giant race screens.
> Party into the night with an 'After the Last' musician/DJ.
> Live music & entertainment between races.
> On course wagering facilities.
> Midas Room Bar Drinks Specials: 5pm to 7pm.
> FREE Track Entry, Parking & Racebooks

Chase your Dream on Topgun night

Across each night of the 2023 Sportsbet Dream Chasers Festival, GRV are giving one lucky winner the chance to 'chase their dream' and share in over $100k in cash and prizes.

It’s free to enter and all you have to do is get along to 'The Meadows' and 'Sandown Park' and be on track for the draw.

If your name is drawn and your dog wins, you’ll select a box to reveal your prize, which could be a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, return flights for 2 to Los Angeles with spending money and tickets to see the LA Lakers and LA Kings, $10k cash or a $5k fuel and grocery vouchers.

Make sure you’re on course at the Topgun on Saturday November 11 to 'Chase your Dream'.

A history that's hard to top.

The Topgun, as the name suggests, is a search for the ‘gun’ sprinters and stayers in the nation. An invitational race, dogs are selected by a panel of experts see who reigns supreme. The first Topgun was run back in 1993 and has since seen champions El Grand Señor (2010), Buckle Up Wes (2014), Fernando Bale (2015), Up Hill Jill (2017) and Shima Shine (2020) salute in the 525m sprint.

The race was honoured as a Group 1 in 1999 and sees greyhounds race for a first prize of $150,000. Usually run in early November, this race lights up The Meadows crowd like no other race on the calendar. 2023 sees it again kick off the GRV Dream Chasers Series.


Dreaming of seeing more world-class racing? Join us for The Phoenix December 16 - the last night of the Dream Chasers Festival 2023. FREE General Admission.