Open Race Competition Dates 2021


25 February 2021

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 480mCategory 117, 24, 31 March
Northern Flat 480mCategory 15, 12, 19 May
BGBF British Bred Maiden480mCategory 22, 9, 16 June
Angel Of the North 480mCategory 214, 21 July
All England Cup 480mCategory 115, 22, 29 December
BGBF British Breeders500mCategory 18, 15, 22 March
Puppy Classic 500mCategory 116, 23, 30 August
Select Stakes 500mInvitation30 August  
Eclipse 500mCategory 115, 22, 29 November
National Sprint 305mCategory 26, 13, 20 December
Perry Barr   
The Laurels 480mCategory 18, 15, 22 April
John Lambe Birmingham Cup 480mCategory 116, 23, 30 September
St Leger 710mCategory 116, 23, 30 September
Scurry Gold Cup 275mCategory 214, 21, 28 October
Grand Prix 640mCategory 26, 13, 20 April
Puppy Trophy 450mCategory 28, 15, 22 June
Classic 450mCategory 12, 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".

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