THE Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association plays host to the annual Great Chase Series on Friday.
The Great Chase series offers community groups caring for the intellectually or physically disable an opportunity to experience the thrill of greyhound racing, while cheering on a greyhound that is representing them.
The BGRA will play host to eight local community groups with Headway Bendigo, Amicus Group, Kalianna Specialist School, Scope Fenton Street, Score Weeroona Avenue, Scope Individual Services, Women's Acquired Bran Injury Support and Activity Group and Vahland Complex all taking part in the 2014 series.
The groups have been allocated runners in each of the three heats, which are races four to six inclusive, and prizemoney is on offer for the groups.
The group allocated the eventual grand final winner will also receive the equivalent of 10 per cent of their greyhound's prizemoney earned for the next 12 months.
It is expected that more than 90 clients and carers of the Bendigo-based groups will be in attendance at Lord's Raceway enjoying a meal, drink, Great Chase merchandise and a great day out at the greyhounds.
On the track, a strong field of stayers has been drawn in the Goldfields Catering distance event, with My Jack Rabbit the runner to beat.
After scoring an all the way 34.24 Sandown victory on August 3, My Jack Rabbit finished a solid fourth at Sandown last start and he is drawn nicely off the track in box six.
My Jack Rabbit's main opposition is likely to come from in-form runner Grifter Bale, who is chasing a hat-trick after scoring Bendigo and Shepparton wins at his past two starts.
The consistent Sarsha, who has only won once but been placed five of her nine career starts, is also a strong chance.