South-west runners are expected to benefit from a new Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club fixture.
The Wannon Park club will host an afternoon meeting on Monday.
Club general manager Craig Monigatti said it could become a fortnightly addition, complementing its weekly Thursday night meetings.
"It will be a trial period for the next few months and if we get consistent nominations, it should be a consistent (fixture) from there," he said.
Monigatti confirmed the first Monday meeting would feature 12 full fields.
He said the format would give lower-grade runners a chance to compete close to home.
Greyhound racing has three levels - one, two and three.
"Our (Thursday night meetings) are usually level two and this will give level three a chance to run locally instead of travelling around the state," Monigatti said.
"It's a chance for up-and-comers, to give them more experience and improvement, and ones who have had a lengthy career.
"Like any athlete they fade a bit and this is a grade to come back to."
Monigatti said the majority of prize money was expected to remain locally.
"It's great for us and great for the south-west," he said.
Monday's meeting starts at 2pm and will be finished by 6pm. It is closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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