Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) today confirm significant further investment in prize money levels across its five greyhound stadia. From 1 September 2021, prize money across all meetings at Central Park, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sunderland and Perry Barr will be both enhanced and standardised.
In addition to the industry leading injury recovery scheme, which is in place across all five stadia, ARC will cover Greyhound Retirement Scheme (“GRS”) Bond payments for all contracted trainers during the remainder of August and throughout September.
ARC Greyhound Operations Director, Rachel Corden, said, “We are very pleased to confirm significant investment across all five of our stadia from 1 September. The last eighteen months have been tremendously difficult for everyone across the industry. We were keen to review our commitment to owners and trainers and I’m delighted that we are able to announce our new structure.”
“We will be meeting with our attached trainers across all five stadia over the next week to take them through the full details, including additional contractual benefits that we will be looking to make available to them.”
“Our injury recovery scheme, which we have been proud to implement across all of our stadia, ensures that any greyhounds that are injured in competition receive expert veterinary treatment, through our veterinary partners and our financial support. In addition, we will support the GRS Bond scheme which has been an excellent step forward by the whole industry to assist with homing on retirement from racing.
“Our extensive Open Race schedule is already in place for the rest of 2021, and we are looking forward to working on an exciting open race schedule for 2022 in due course.
“We remain, as ever, committed to supporting the sport and hope that investment both in prize money and welfare provision will be for the benefit of everyone involved, going forward.”