Arena Racing Company (“ARC”), can today confirm the provisional fixture schedule from Monday 1 June for the five tracks it operates, along with other Greyhound Media Group (“GMG”) stadia and Pelaw Grange.
Subject to the further lifting of national lockdown restrictions, which will see sporting and cultural events allowed to take place behind closed doors, a digital service of six fixtures Monday to Saturday and four on Sunday will be provided to bookmakers. This represents a total of forty greyhound fixtures per week.
Following a successful first week, trialling will continue at all of the tracks involved, to give the greyhounds the opportunity to return to full race fitness ahead of Monday 1 June.
All tracks will operate behind closed doors throughout this time, with access on site strictly limited to the minimum number of people required to operate the fixture. In addition, a number of steps have been taken to ensure the safety of those on site.
ARC Greyhound Operations Director, Rachel Corden, said, “We are very pleased to have put this schedule together with our GMG colleagues and Pelaw Grange .
“The suspension of racing has obviously been very difficult for everyone across the Greyhound Racing industry, but we hope that by getting back racing from Monday 1 June and continuing to work closely with our partners in the bookmaking industry, we will be able to start the process of getting back on our feet.
“We are confident in our ability to operate safely behind closed doors in line with Phase Two of the GBGB Operational Plan”.
The fixture schedule across ARC and GMG tracks from Monday 1 June is as follows:
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