The Bob Payne Sprint was first run in 1961 as the Winter Stake over the 457m at Harold Park.
Following the retirement of the GBOTA chairman Bob Payne in 1985, the race was renamed in his honour, and became the Bob Payne Winter Stake.
Following Harold Park’s closure in 1987, the event moved to Wentworth Park, and would eventually undergo another name change to become the Bob Payne Sprint.
Over time the race has been won by numerous smart sprinters including: Woolley Wilson (1972), Snow Report (1985), Camden’s Ghost (1986), How’s The Fort (1992), and Go Wild Teddy (2000).
In 2019, five months before he would win the world’s richest greyhound race the Million Dollar Chase, the Frank Hurst-trained Good Odds Harada defeated 2018 Chase runner-up Jamella Jet to win the Boy Payne Sprint.