Greyhound racing is one of the mostly followed sports in Australia, especially those who are into betting and wagering. Online betting has made greyhound and horse race betting a lot easier due to greater accessibility and convenience for avid online gamblers.
One of the popular greyhound racetracks mostly visited by people in Perth is the Mandurah Greyhound Track. It is just about 64 kilometers south of the Perth city center, specifically at Kanyana Park on Gordon Road just off Fremantle Road at Mandurah, West Australia.
The Mandurah Greyhound track features surface lure distances of 302, 405, 490, 530 and 647 meters. The track has a total measurement of 599 meters in circumference with a radius of 72 meters in both turns and follows the anti-clockwise direction. The Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association (WAGRA) is the governing body that operates the track since its establishment in 1979, after the Cannington Race Track was established at 1974 and before Northam Race Track, which was established later in 1996.
Mandurah Racing Track holds meetings every Thursday and Friday nights of the week during winter season. It also holds provincial class racing two times a week, on Tuesday and Friday nights, and country class racing on Thursday nights.
Recently, transformations have been made in the Mandurah Greyhound Racing Track amounting to as much as $3.8 million in costs. This development is part of the state government’s regional racecourse infrastructure grants program with a total of $25 million. The Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association also contributed over $3 million for Mandurah’s upgrade. The plan is to transform Mandurah Racing Park to a state-of-the-art greyhound racing venue. Under this project, a new track was constructed outside the original tracks allowing races to be held even during its construction. Also included in the transformation were new kennel blocks, new track lighting, starting boxes, judges tower and a lure system.
Mandurah Greyhound Track is the only freehold racing venue in Western Australia under the supervision of WAGRA. The transformation made it one of Cannington’s strong rivals as the premier greyhound racing park in the entire WA state.
The Mandurah Park gates open at 6 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with races starting at around 7 pm and last races commencing at 10:30 to 11 pm.