Some of the biggest kennels in Australia will be making tracks to Wagga for the Million Dollar Chase heats on Friday night.
Wagga will play host to three heats of the lucrative series, the 12th of the 15 regional venues allocated to take part.
This year Wagga the only venue in the Riverina selected to be part of the statewide and the club's racing manager John Patton is thrilled with the quality fields they've been able to draw.
"They are terrific heats," Patton said.
"They are the best dogs out of Victoria.
"These are the best dogs Wagga has seen for a long, long time."
Andrea Dailly is the most successful trainer in the country this year and will have dual attack with Reiko Ablett and Lucy's Milo making the trip from her Anakie base.
Jason Thompson also has Deliver and Black Opium across the heats.
Patton believes it is exciting to have such big names in the sport racing at Wagga.
"The Daillys and the Thompsons hold the key in each heat but there a few good dogs from other training champs from Victoria and NSW which will give it a nudge as well," he said.
Patton was also pleased to have assembled three heats.
They only ran two last season and while they weren't enough nominations for three full heats
"We are really excited to get three heats," Patton said.
"It is terrific for the series.
"The average around the state has only been two heats so we are pretty happy with that."
Locals caused boilovers in last year's heats with Brian Honey's Lace Monster and Ben Talbot's Myrniong Magic stealing some of the strong visiting kennel's thunder.
However group one winner Blue Sky Riot went on the win the regional qualifier for Anthony Azzopardi.
Talbot will again be trying his luck with Chew The Fat, who has been runner up in his last four starts.
San Isidore trainer Julie French will be represented by Sunlit Conswala while The Rock's Brian Smith has Ultimate Speed in.
Harden trainer Graham Thurkettle has the in-form Fire And Smoke, who has won his last two starts on the Wagga track, drawn in box one is the second of the heats. while Young trainer Gary Kimber has Strickland back for another attempt.
The remaining greyhounds in the field will race on the track for the first time.
Wagga's qualifier will run next Saturday before the semi-finals at Wentworth Park.
The first four next week progress to the next stage on October 11.
The $1 million-to-the-winner final on October 18.
With a very rare Saturday night meeting allocated for next week, Adam Harvey will entertain the crowd during the meeting and afterwards.
Face painting and jumping castles will be available for the kids.
Televisions will also broadcast the AFL grand final before the meeting while Jason Lincoln will be trackside interviewing participants for broadcast on Sky.