Following on from our recent press releases setting out our commitment to open racing in 2021 we can confirm that the dates have now been approved by the GBGB for all of our Open Race competitions for 2021:
|Puppy Derby||480m||Category 1||17, 24, 31 March|
|Northern Flat||480m||Category 1||5, 12, 19 May|
|BGBF British Bred Maiden||480m||Category 2||2, 9, 16 June|
|Angel Of the North||480m||Category 2||14, 21 July|
|All England Cup||480m||Category 1||15, 22, 29 December|
|BGBF British Breeders||500m||Category 1||8, 15, 22 March|
|Puppy Classic||500m||Category 1||16, 23, 30 August|
|Select Stakes||500m||Invitation||30 August|
|Eclipse||500m||Category 1||15, 22, 29 November|
|National Sprint||305m||Category 2||6, 13, 20 December|
|The Laurels||480m||Category 1||8, 15, 22 April|
|John Lambe Birmingham Cup||480m||Category 1||16, 23, 30 September|
|St Leger||710m||Category 1||16, 23, 30 September|
|Scurry Gold Cup||275m||Category 2||14, 21, 28 October|
|Grand Prix||640m||Category 2||6, 13, 20 April|
|Puppy Trophy||450m||Category 2||8, 15, 22 June|
|Classic||450m||Category 1||2, 9, 16 November|
Greyhound Operations Director at ARC, Rachel Corden said, "It’s great to be able to announce the dates for our 2021 Open Race Schedule.
Owners and trainers can now plan and look forward to some Classic competitions. The Select Stakes has been hard to schedule due to congestion in the calendar and will run this year alongside The Puppy Classic on August Bank Holiday Monday, which is sure to make for a fantastic meeting, and we will be finishing off the year on an open race high with a later than normal All England Cup’.
"Overall, we have a good spread of events across our stadia and are really looking forward to welcoming owners and the public back in May. In the meantime there are The BGBF Breeders Stakes, The Northern Puppy Derby, The Laurels and The Grand Prix to look forward as the Government road map out of lockdown works through".