Operator

The Safechase™ Greyhound Lure system has been specifically designed around reducing the risk of injury to nearby animals and people. Safety is our highest priority, therefore is it essential that the Safechase™ Greyhound Lure system is operated by trained and experienced people.

Steriline Racing and Covey Associates provide a comprehensive training session to its customers which includes a Safety Risk Assessment, Theory, Practical and Demonstrated skills assessment. We have developed a professional license system consisting of specially approved assessors to ensure the Safechase™ Greyhound Lure is always in qualified hands.

 

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The following link provides a list of the current authorised operators for the Safechase™ Greyhound Lure:

 

Authorised Operator Register (Click to follow the link)

 

 

 

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Features of the Safechase Lure System

The Safechase™ Greyhound Lure system has had safety at the forefront of every design decision especially for the greyhounds that chase it – hence the name. The Safechase™ Lure features the following:

  • Advanced lightweight high capacity lithium battery pack which can safety complete up to 50 races (32km) with approximately 30% battery life remaining.
  • Charge the battery pack from 30% to full in approximately 3.5 hours with the standard charger or approximately 2 hours with the rapid charger.
  • Quick-change battery docking system that takes less than a minute to change a battery.
  • Optimised rail guide wheel arrangement for low rolling resistance meaning increased battery life and rapid acceleration.
  • Control system designed to have a similar feel of operation to traditional greyound lure systems for ease of driver training and transition.
  • Operate the remote control on battery for up to 20 hours per charge or with a direct plug pack into a standard wall socket.
  • Programmable auto-start feature to match individual track requirements.
  • Internal data logging system for tracking run time and total distance travelled.
  • Secure and reliable radio system with dual high gain antennas which provides a safe 500m range.
  • Regenerative braking embedded into the control system (a brake that converts the kinetic energy into extended battery life)
  • Remote-controlled hydraulic emergency brake with an adjustable braking force which is capable of safely stopping the lure from race speed (66km/h) in less than 30m.
  • Automatic brake activation for the end of straight tracks.
  • Remote-controlled high intensity LED locality lighting for assistance with poor visibility on bad weather days.
  • Robust design to handle the varied Australian climatic conditions and exposure to rain and sand kicked up by racing greyhounds.
  • End of straight track emergency impact buffers successfully tested to 70km/h.
  • Fully customisable lure arm dependent on the individual greyhound track requirements.
  • Can be retrofit to any Australian rail but can also be customised if an alternative rail profile has been utilised.

Benefits of the Safechase Lure System

Some of the many benefits over the traditional cable and live electric contact systems include:

  • Countless savings based around revenue loss due to failures as all tracks are supplied with 2 Safechase™ Greyhound Lures and they are interchangeable in a matter of minutes in comparison to the traditional systems where a failure could see the loss of a whole race meeting.
  • A reduction of up to 50% in maintenance and operational costs over 5 years.
  • Removes the safety and animal welfare issue of a 70km/h cable failure at the perimeter of the track.
  • Reduced infrastructure for new tracks by not requiring cable rollers every 3m and avoiding 3 phase power demand for a 30-45kW electric motor.
  • Less track length and therefore capital required for straight tracks due to the minimal run-up required for acceleration and braking.
  • Safechase™ Greyhound Lure can navigate tight rail curves of down to 14m radius without jeopardising acceleration rates meaning limited land required for straight track run-ups.
  • Infrastructure is safe from vandalism as the Safechase™ Greyhound Lure is easily removed from the track at the end of each race day.
  • Allows easy use of the inner oval/space where available or required.
  • The Safechase™ Greyhound Lure system uses approximately 87% less energy than the cable system which saves on running costs and delivers a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Clean operation with no rail or track contamination (grease).
  • Future options utilising the on-board power supply for lure cam (live broadcasting), artificial noise and additional lighting.