Safechase News

The Safechase™ Greyhound Lure is a state of the art battery powered remote controlled greyhound lure specifically developed for greyhound racing. 

The Safechase™ Greyhound Lure system has had safety at the forefront of every design decision especially for the greyhounds that chase it.

Richmond Straight Track taking shape

Steriline Safechase Case Study Lure System - Greyhound Racing SA Annual Report 2019-20

Case Study:


In 2014, Greyhound Racing SA (GRSA) initiated a project with local engineering firm, Steriline Racing, to design a modern and innovative replacement for existing cable and bramich lure systems. With the assistance of Covey Engineering, the first steps were taken towards developing a self-propelled, battery-operated lure carriage, operated by remote control, that could be used on existing lure rail infrastructure. The unit eliminates the need for a high-speed cable to propel a lure, thereby mitigating one of our most significant operational risk elements for both racing greyhounds and raceday (human) operatives. GRSA’s commitment to build a new facility in Murray Bridge provided the perfect opportunity to progress this new lure technology and introduce it on the new straight track. Over many months, the teams at Steriline Racing and Covey Engineering worked in unison with the staff at Murray Bridge to refine the technology to a point wherein it was ready for trialling and racing. On 24th July 2019, the new remote/ battery lure was successfully launched at the first ever race meeting conducted on the Murray Bridge straight track. Given the overwhelming success of this new technology, GRSA has embarked on a program of progressively rolling out the SafeChase lure to all SA tracks.

Support of the ongoing development of remote-controlled (battery-operated) lure technology in conjunction with locally-based firm, Steriline Racing, with a view to rolling out that technology to all SA tracks.

Chase News - COVID did not halt innovation and change

GRSA launched a new remote / battery lure at the first race at the new Murray Bridge straight track.   Working with local engineering firms, Steriline Racing and Covey Engineering over many years, the GRSA team designed a modern and innovative replacement for cable and bramich lure systems – a self-propelled battery-operated lure carriage operated by remote control that could be used on existing lure rail infrastructure.

Future Proofing our Tracks - Greyhound Racing NSW Annual Report 2020

The new Grafton facility will feature a state-of-the-art greyhound race circuit, racing infrastructure and kennel building. The track and kennels will also be the first built to the Minimum Standards for Track Design and Construction and Facilities and Amenities. In line with GRNSW’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan, work also commenced in the second half of 2020 to construct the first straight track in NSW, which will be a 360m straight track located at the Richmond club and feature the latest Safe Chase cable-less lure system.